• STAFF RECIPE FILES – Peppermint Patty Shake from Julie’s Shakeology kitchen Total Time: 10 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 1 smoothie   Ingredients: ·     1 cup unsweetened almond milk ·     1 cup ice ·     ½ scoop chocolate protein powder ·     1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder ·     ½ tsp. pure peppermint extract ·     1 tsp. shaved dark chocolate […]

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  • STAFF RECIPE FILES – Autumn Salad Bowl w/ Honey Ginger Dressing from Karien’s kitchen Serves 4 Salad Ingredients: ·     2 cups cooked quinoa (try organic tri-colored) ·     6 cups organic baby spinach ·     1/4 cup raw pecans ·     1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese ·     1 ripe avocado, sliced ·     1.5 crisp red apples, sliced ·     […]

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  • STAFF RECIPE FILE: “Buddha Bowls” from Julie’s kitchen Buddha bowls, sometimes referred to as glory or hippie bowls, are hearty, filling dishes made of various greens, raw or roasted veggies, beans and a healthy grain like quinoa or brown rice. Sometimes they also include toppings like nuts, seeds and dressings for added texture and flavor.   […]

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  • STAFF RECIPE FILE Teriyaki Salmon Bowl from Meredith’s kitchen  (taken from NutritionAction.com) Ingredients: 1 tsp. minced ginger root 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tsp. + 1 tsp. + 1 tsp. canola oil 1 Tbs. brown sugar 2 Tbs. dry sherry 5 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tsp. cornstarch 2 cups chopped broccoli 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup […]

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  • TRY SEAN’S LATEST DISH – Tex-Mex Vegetarian Quinoa Salad from Sean’s kitchen In his own words: “Just sharing another recipe. I made this last night. Delicious!” INGREDIENTS: • 2 cups cooked Quinoa • 1 10oz bag frozen Corn, or one can corn, drained and rinsed • 1 15oz can Black Beans, drained and rinsed • […]

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  • STAFF RECIPE FILE Paprika Chicken and Chickpeas from Meredith’s kitchen (taken from NutritionAction.com)   Ingredients: 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 6 bone-in chicken thighs, skin and fat removed (NOTE:  I used skinless chicken breasts, enough        to serve 2 with plenty for leftovers) 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 red bell pepper, finely […]

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  • Ingredients 2 tablespoon butter 5 large sweet onions, thinly sliced 1 1/2 tablespoon sugar 4 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 quarts chicken broth(use low-sodium or no-salt to reduce sodium!) 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper Directions 1. In a large pot […]

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  • Black Bean, Kale, and (Almond) Cheese Quesadillas From Meredith’s kitchen   Ingredients: 1/2 cup dried black beans taco seasoning (homemade, see *below) Whole grain tortillas (1 per person) 2-3 handfuls of fresh kale 1/4 sliced onion Trader Joe’s almond cheese, mozzarella style   Directions: For beans: (or just skip this part and use canned beans […]

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