Post-Partum Granola Bars

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Whether you’re cooking to feed yourself or a friend who’s a new parent, these soft and chewy granola bars are quick to make and packed with nutrition. They’re an ideal, energy-boosting snack to bridge between mealtimes for nursing moms. Tip: Brewer’s yeast is different than nutritional yeast and can be found with the natural baking […]

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Citrus Bliss Buddha Bowl

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If you’re new to the “Buddha bowl” trend, they’re basically single-bowl vegetarian meals that are served cold. Done right, they’re downright delicious, as this recipe will demonstrate.

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Mediterranean Layer Dip

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Two popular dips join forces to create this simple, delicious and nutritious appetizer. Dietitian’s Tip: For the best flavor and texture, make this layer dip closer to when you plan to serve it. Dietitian’s Fun Fact: Just 1 serving of this dip contains 25% of your recommended daily intake of Vitamin C!

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Southwestern Rice Salad

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Rice salads make excellent lunches. The hearty grains absorb flavors as they sit in the fridge and don’t get soggy as green salads can. This simple flavor profile is easy to make from pantry ingredients. Tip: Cooling rice properly before storing is important for food safety, so don’t skip the step of spreading the rice […]

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Mexican-Spiced Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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Avocado is a great base for a lightly sweet mousse, bringing a powerful nutritional pack to the dessert table. Cinnamon and cayenne pair with chocolate here for a lively, well-balanced treat. Tip: This mousse can keep in the fridge for up to two days.

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Pumpkin Sage Muffins

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These savory vegan muffins are the perfect accompaniment to hearty soup or stew in the middle of winter. Don’t feel confined to sage: rosemary and thyme also make excellent additions to the flavor of pumpkin.  

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Rajma (Red Kidney Beans)

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The best thing about this recipe, other than the depth of flavor, is how versatile it is! Don’t have kidney beans on hand? Try using black-eyed peas or garbanzo beans. Want to pack in a few more veggies? Add a bell pepper (red, green, or mixed) during step 3 and allow it to become tender […]

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