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November 6, 2016

It's crock pot season at my house, how about at yours? Anyone else get into a rut of making the same things over and over again? Well, here is a recipe roundup of 27 HEALTHY crock pot recipes from Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, compiled by our dietitian friend at Family Food Fiesta! Which one is your favorite? Do you have a recipe you'd add to this list?

Check out her post with all of the recipes here: http://www.sarahkoszyk.com/27-healthy-crockpot-recipes-from-dietitians/ 

November 4, 2016

This post’s theme, “Plant Protein Power Bowls,” inspired this seasonal creation.  I happen to love bowls, mainly for their variation in flavor and texture.  These bowls emphasize both, and are truly nutritional powerhouses.  They will be the perfect way to get you back on track after Thanksgiving.

These bowls are packed with fiber and antioxidants, yet don’t fall short on flavor.  Using plant-based protein (cannellini beans) is both an economical and healthy way to boost the protein content to keep you feeling full.  I like to prep and then store the components separately at the start of the week, assembling them for each lunch and dinner throughout the week.

Ingredients (Makes 4 Bowls)

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved

  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed into 1/2″ cubes

  • 2 roasted beets, peeled and diced

  • 3 cups lacianato (dinosaur) kale, ribs removed and chopped

  • 2 cups cooked wild rice

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

  • salt & pepper to taste

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