Category Archives: Fruit – Vegetables – Legumes

Fruit, vegetables or legume based recipes.

Winter Jeweled Vegetables

A perfect side of roasted vegetables that will compliment any winter dish. I made a platter of the winter jewels to serve along side our Christmas dinner. Not only was it very good tasting but it also look quite lovely and festive. (more…)...
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Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs

While we all want to make healthy food choices, it can be tough and time consuming to identify the best ingredients. Fortunately, making one or two changes can have a big impact on the nutritional value of a dish. (more…)

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18 Fun Ways to Eat Apples

Apples can be as small as a cherry or as large as a grapefruit. Some varieties have an aftertaste of pears, citrus, cinnamon, cloves, coconut, strawberries, grapes, and even pineapple. Have you ever tried adding a thin slice of apple in your turkey sandwich? It's really good. Experiment with different varieties and find a few...
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Summer Squash Ribbons with Lemon Herb Dressing

These pretty squash ribbons are easy to make and simply flavored with aromatic herbs and zesty lemon. Summer squash are low in calories and rich in cancer-protective fiber and nutrients including lutein and zeaxanthin. These carotenoids are especially beneficial for your eyes. Herbs and lemon zest also provide a plethora of antioxidants in this too-hot-to-cook,...
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Summer Grilled Balsamic Veggies

Fresh vegetables are a colorful addition to your summer barbecue. This versatile recipe is simple, flavorful and our new grilling go-to. Made with a variety of bell peppers, summer squash and mushrooms, your version can use any seasonal produce. A marinade of olive oil and balsamic reduction adds a light sweetness and enhances your body’s...
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Roasted Spiced Chickpeas

Healthy snacks can add important nutrients to your diet and help keep your hunger satisfied between meals. These roasted chickpeas are a great make-ahead option that packs fiber, protein and other beneficial phytonutrients. Sprinkle on salads, in soups or enjoy them all on their own. (more…)...
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Maple Cayenne Pecans

Having healthy snacks on hand can help fight hunger throughout the workday. This easy, portable mix is quick to make and lasts all week. Pecans pack healthy fatty acids and protein that keep you full longer. This hot and sweet spice blend adds a kick of flavor to satiate your midday cravings. Read more

Simple Cranberry Beans

Celebrate the International Year of Pulses with a splashy pulse that is becoming very popular - cranberry beans. Also known as borlotti, romano or Roman beans, these cream colored beauties with crimson swirls, streaks and speckles become a pretty pink-brown color when cooked. Convenient canned cranberry beans are quickly simmered with aromatic onion, garlic, thyme,...
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