Summer Side Dish: Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Tabbouleh

This gluten-free, vegan tabbouleh is made with cauliflower “rice” instead of the usual bulgur wheat and luscious cubes of roasted sweet potatoes. It’s perfect for family picnics and summer camp lunches.

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Purple Power Smoothie Bowl + The Heart-Healthy Power of Purple Grape Juice {Podcast Episode #270}

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This Purple Power Smoothie Bowl is chock full of heart-healthy ingredients. We made it with 100% grape juice—which thanks to the Concord grapes, supports a healthy heart—as well as banana, Greek yogurt, frozen fruit, baby spinach and chia seeds. Serve with a variety of nutritious toppers for a colorful bowl of goodness for your family. [more]

Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Bowls + How to Make a Smoothie Bowl

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Bowls via #SmoothieBowl #PeanutButter

When you blend together frozen banana, soymilk, cocoa powder, chia seeds, and peanut butter, what you get is a rich, nutritious, and satisfying smoothie bowl with an impressive 10 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber.  Try this Peanut Butter and Banana Smoothie Bowl for your family’s next breakfast or snack. Smoothie bowls come [more]

Apple Pie Gets a Healthy Makeover with Apple Pie Deconstructed + Recipe Redux June Challenge

Apple Pie Makeover: Apple Pie Deconstructed via #healthy #apple #pie

There’s nothing more all-American than apple pie, but at well over 400 calories in a slice (and that’s without the vanilla ice cream!), I decided to give this classic dessert a healthy makeover … while keeping all the great, time-honored flavors. The filling for this Apple Pie Deconstructed relies on the natural sweetness of apples, blueberries, [more]

Farm-to-Table Dining at the Spring House Hotel on Block Island, RI

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I’ve lived in New England for a half century and have never been to Block Island, a 10-square mile island off the coast of Rhode Island. All of that changed this week when I was invited to spend two nights with my husband, Don, at the Spring House Hotel. Disclosure: My stay at the Spring House [more]

Creamy Broccoli Soup Gets a Healthy Makeover

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Spoiler alert: The secret ingredient in this creamy, cream-less broccoli soup is cannellini beans. Rich, flavorful, and light in calories, this healthy cream of broccoli soup makeover gets it’s creaminess from beans and no actual cream at all.  Every spoonful of this soup tastes like summer. For #MeatlessMonday try this Creamy Broccoli Soup Makeover (secret ingr. [more]

Grilled Salmon and Veggies with California Avocado Cilantro Sauce, Summer Entertaining with Healthy Fats + CA Avocado Giveaway {Podcast #269}

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Fire up your backyard grill and give our new recipe for Grilled Salmon and Veggies with California Avocado Cilantro Sauce a try. This dish is easy to make, celebrates the brightest, freshest flavors of summer, and brings a plateful of good-for-you fats to the table. Disclosure: We created this recipe for the California Avocado Commission. We were compensated [more]

Frozen Chocolate-and-Hemp-Smothered Banana Bites + Hemp Seed Nutrition + Free THRIVE Market Membership {Podcast #268}

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These frozen chocolate-covered banana bites are made with semi-sweet chocolate chips and a crunchy coating of nutty-flavored hemp seeds, unsweetened coconut, and chopped pecans. It’s a gluten-free dessert with a healthy twist that your family will love! First there was quinoa; then there were chia seeds; and now hemp seeds have made their way into The Meal [more]

Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon, Tomato, and Egg + Lunch at Russ & Daughters

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This nutritious Avocado Toast with Smoked Salmon, Tomato, and Egg is a modern makeover of the lox and cream cheese on a bagel of my youth. The recipe was inspired by a recent lunch with my family at Russ & Daughters on the Lower East side of Manhattan. After eating a dream-come-true lunch at Russ & Daughters (more [more]

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