Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

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Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa
Slow Cooker Garlic Mushroom Quinoa is a creamy, cheesy, mushroom filled quinoa dish that is made in the slow cooker wiht just about 5 minutes of prep time. I am always trying to create new slow cooker vegetarian dishes since it is something that can be hard to find and after playing around with quinoa […]
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Garlic Parmesan Shrimp

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Garlic Parmesan Shrimp
Garlic Parmesan Shrimp come together in just 15 minutes and pack in the delicious flavors or garlic, butter, Parmesan cheese, and Italian spices for a simple shrimp dish that that tastes amazing. Am I the only one who can’t think about shrimp without thinking about Forrest Gump. Every time I think about making it, this […]
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Healthy Mongolian Beef

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Healthy Mongolian Beef
Healthy Mongolian Beef is better than take-out and it won’t hurt your waistline or wallet. Taking classic Asian take-out dishes and figuring out a healthier way to make them at home is one of my favorite kitchen challenges. Partly because I am almost always in the mood for any type of Asian take-out and also […]
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Israeli Chopped Salad

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Israeli Chopped Salad
Israeli Chopped Salad is one of those dishes that I make on repeat all year long. I love all the crunchy veggies and the fact that it will last in the fridge for a couple of days. Plus it’s a salad that everyone in my family will eat without complaint, that’s a big win around […]
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Garlic Lemon Shrimp Kababs

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Garlic Lemon Shrimp Kababs
Garlic Lemon Shrimp Skewers can be made on the grill of in the oven for a quick and easy meal that is packed with lemon and garlic flavor. It pains me to say that currently I am the only one at home who eats shrimp. My husband doesn’t eat any seafood and we haven’t introduced […]
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Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Bacon

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Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Bacon
Sauteed Kale and Garlic and Bacon is a healthy, flavor packed side dish that has so much flavor and is Paleo, Low Carb, and Whole30 friendly. This easy side dish of bacony, garlicky kale couldn’t be more delicious. The kale is sauteed is the bacon fat and tons of garlic. It couldn’t really get any […]
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Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast

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Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast
This sweet and savory Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Roast clocks in at only 225 calories and will quickly become a family favorite. There are some meals that become family favorites the very first night you prepare them. This was one of those meals. Everyone loved it and we were fighting over the leftovers for lunch […]
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Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Okra Stew

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Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Okra Stew
This Slow Cooker Creole Chicken and Okra Stew is full of traditional flavors without all the extra fat and calories. Plus it is Low Carb, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly. The flavors of a traditional Creole Chicken Stew packed with spice, lots of okra, and tender, fall of the bone chicken can’t be beat. And lucky […]
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Turkey Moussaka

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Turkey Moussaka
Turkey Moussaka is a Greek inspired take on eggplant lasagna, with a Greek yogurt sauce replacing the traditional bechamel and it tastes amazing. As someone who loves eggplant, moussaka is a dish I have always loved. Eggplant, ground meat, potatoes, and a cheesy sauce – you can’t really go wrong. Unfortunately the traditional version is […]
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Microwave Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin

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Microwave Blueberry Oatmeal Muffin
Microwave Blueberry Oatmeal Muffins are warm, tasty, and the perfect thing for a busy morning since they are ready in less than five minutes. We are always on the look out for fast and healthy breakfast options since no matter how hard we try, mornings are hectic. Recently I stumbled across these oatmeal microwave muffins […]
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Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini

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Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini
Turkey Fajita Stuffed Zucchini may just be my new favorite healthy lunch. Who would have ever believed that stuffing a zucchini with ground turkey, peppers, onions, spices, and cheese would taste so good and decadent? They are seriously something I love to eat and they taste like a mash up of chicken fajitas and pizza. […]
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Healthy Greek Nachos

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Healthy Greek Nachos
Healthy Greek Nachos are quickly becoming a staple in our house, especially now that the weather is heating up and I want something fresh and light. In full disclosure, I have eaten these three times for lunch already this week. I am slightly obsessed but they are just so good. Crispy Flatout chips covered in […]
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Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs

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Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs
Easy Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs make the best weeknight dinner with virtually no cleanup since everything is cooked on one sheet pan. Plus the homemade honey mustard sauce made with honey olive oil, garlic, whole grain mustard, and thyme couldn’t be more delicious. In my opinion, it’s hard to beat anything that is covered in […]
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Portobello and Poblano Tacos with Avocado Herb Salsa

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Portobello and Poblano Tacos with Avocado Herb Salsa
Portobello and Poblano Tacos need to make an appearance at your next taco Tuesday. No one will even miss the meat in these delicious vegetarian tacos. Even though today I am a full fledged carnivore, for about 10 years I was a vegetarian. Unfortunately during that time I also didn’t cook very much, so let’s […]
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No Bake Brownie Balls

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No Bake Brownie Balls
Nothing better than a gooey brownie, right? How could there be? Brownies are laden with butter, sugar, eggs, chocolate—all the good stuff. Unfortunately, that means that a typical brownie is packed with calories and fat and should definitely be indulged in only on a very occasional basis. But what if I told you that you […]
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Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins

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Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins
Broccoli Cheddar Egg Muffins have been part of our breakfast routine for years now and make the best on-the-go healthy breakfast. I have been making all kinds of egg muffins for years but recently realized I have shared the one that I make most often on the blog, these ones packed with broccoli, cheddar cheese, […]
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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken

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Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken
Slow Cooker Jerk Chicken is the perfect meal as we approach warmer spring and summer months. Not only is all the work done by the slow cooker meaning you never have to turn on the stove, the mango salsa screams summer with its bright and fresh flavors. I have been making versions of this dish […]
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Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms

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Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms
Roasted Balsamic Green Beans and Mushrooms are a healthy and tasty side dish that will get everyone to eat their veggies. Plus the leftovers are delicious and can be utilized all week. It seems like I often get stuck in a rut, making the same simple side dishes over and over. Usually a salad. Now, […]
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Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts

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Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts
Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Breasts have all the flavor of your favorite Thai curry but is much healthier than your favorite take-out version. Recently I have had some friends ask about simple ways to start eating healthier all week. They don’t all have time to cook every night, may be on a limited budget, […]
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Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Chopped Shrimp Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is the perfect way to celebrate the warm weather with a cool, refreshing, and flavor packed meal. We live about a block away from a delicious Greek restaurant, but every time we go I end up ordering their chopped shrimp salad. It’s my favorite thing on their menu even […]
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Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes

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Three Ingredient Sloppy Joes
Everyone who knows me knows that I am a bit of a slow-cooker fanatic. Every now and then, however, there are a few recipes that I just have to pull out my skillet for. It’s a sacrifice I am willing to make for just the right recipe. I can’t explain it, but sometimes I just […]
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Mushroom Barley Bowls

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Mushroom Barley Bowls
These hearty vegetarian Mushroom Barley Bowls make a hearty and filling meatless main course or side dish plus it only gets better after a night in the fridge. Lately I have been trying to expand the whole grains that I consume on a regular basis. For a long time it’s been a pretty regular rotation […]
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Garlic and Thyme Roasted Carrots

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Garlic and Thyme Roasted Carrots
These Roasted Carrots with Garlic and Thyme make the perfect healthy side dish full of garlicky herbs with just a hint of balsamic. Lately I have been having weird cravings for a Thanksgiving style meal – like the whole nine yards. I want the turkey, the stuffing, the cranberry sauce, and all the fixings. But […]
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Stovetop Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna and a Giveaway!

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Stovetop Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna and a Giveaway!
This post is brought to you by Lagostina but all opinions are 100% my own. Before we get into today’s recipe, I have to tell you about the amazing Lagostina Nera Nonstick 5-Qt. Casserole with Lid we are giving away today. For a long time, I have been in search of a pan that could […]
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Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Blueberry Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
This blueberry quinoa salad post is sponsored by The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council  A fresh tasting salad with frozen blueberries, quinoa, walnuts, avocado and watercress leaves. After combining all of these amazing ingredients, toss them in a simple lemon and olive oil dressing! Lately I’ve been really into grain bowls as opposed to a salad… […]
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Baked Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Summer Squash Wedges

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Baked Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Summer Squash Wedges
This will quickly become your new favorite healthy side dish – Baked Garlic Parmesan Zucchini and Summer Squash Wedges that are cheesy, crispy, and delish. If you have someone you love that turns their nose to veggies, make these garlicky, panko and Parmesan crusted, zucchini and summer squash wedges immediately. The coating is crunchy, cheesy, […]
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Salmon Wrap with Quinoa Black beans and Corn

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Salmon Wrap with Quinoa Black beans and Corn
A healthy Salmon Wrap using Flatout Multigrain Flax Wraps stuffed with salmon, quinoa, corn, black beans and a peanut butter dressing. This is high in protein and loaded with flavor. There’s a sandwich shop close to me that stuffs their salads in a wrap. This to me is genius because I still feel like I’m… […]
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Slow Cooker Shredded Orange Chicken and Brown Rice

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Slow Cooker Shredded Orange Chicken and Brown Rice
The classic Orange Chicken made in the slow cooker and served with fluffy brown rice on the side. Feed the family with this healthier version of the famous takeout! I know, crispy battered chicken usually always tastes awesome. I get that, but sometimes it’s okay to lighten up one of the most popular Chinese takeout meals… […]
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Asian Charred Broccoli Quinoa Bowl

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Asian Charred Broccoli Quinoa Bowl
This Asian Charred Broccoli Quinoa Bowl is filled with nutritious goodness. Roasted broccoli, spinach, purple cabbage, carrots and quinoa, topped with green onions and chopped peanuts. The easy and creamy sesame dressing seals the delicious deal. Prepare to fall in love. This is what happens when one cleans out an overly stuffed vegetable crisper. I just wanted to […]
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Cinnamon Quinoa Bowl with Berries

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Cinnamon Quinoa Bowl with Berries
This hearty Cinnamon Quinoa Bowl with Berries is a healthy alternative to your morning oatmeal. As much as I love oatmeal sometimes I just need a break from it. However I don’t like to give up the hearty, fiber filled, staying power of oatmeal. It always keeps me full all morning, which is tough for […]
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Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Stew

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Slow Cooker Lentil and Vegetable Stew
A hearty and creamy Slow Cooker Vegetable Lentil Stew made with squash, potatoes, carrots, celery, and lentils. Last night it was so cold, which is really unusual for Los Angeles. Normally people are pulling out their parkas and hats when it drops below 65, but last night it was New England cold. Luckily, I had […]
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Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes

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Slow Cooker Tuscan Lentil Sloppy Joes
I am always trying to create slow cooker vegetarian dishes that aren’t soups or stews. Not that I don’t love a good soup, but it seems like that’s all there is to make if you are a vegetarian and want to use your slow cooker. Lately I have been experimenting with slow cooker vegetarian sloppy […]
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Review: Potato Mushroom Stew

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Review: Potato Mushroom Stew
Well, it has definitely turned fall here now. We have chilly, wet days and the trees have spectacular colors. With this change in weather, we really appreciate warm comforting stews and soups. We enjoyed this meal created by Molly at apolloandluna.com. The fennel seeds really add a nice flavor to the stew. Recipe: Potato Mushroom […]
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Vegetable Ravioli and Mushroom Salad with Kale, Walnut Pesto

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Vegetable Ravioli and Mushroom Salad with Kale, Walnut Pesto
This is a delicious main meal salad. Very hearty and filling. We enjoyed it as a winter lunch, it would also be lovely in the summer at suppertime. Serving Size: 4 Ingredients for the pesto: 1 cup walnut pieces 2 garlic 3-4 cups kale, cleaned and cut from the stems 1/4 cup olive oil 3 […]
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