Apple Pie Smoothie

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This tart, but sweet, cinnamon smoothie is reminiscent of an apple pie. (A much healthier apple pie) This smoothie is quick and easy to make and will fill you up thanks to the fiber and protein. This smoothie includes maple extract which should not be confused with maple syrup. It also includes hazelnut extract. You can find maple and hazelnut extract in the seasonings and spices section of your grocery store over by the vanilla extract. If you can’t find maple extract you can omit (although we love the taste with it) and the hazelnut extract can be substituted for almond extract. This recipe can be used as breakfast while on the diabetes or weight loss program. Enjoy! Continue reading


(Green) Orange-Vanilla Smoothie

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This breakfast smoothie is packed with 14 grams of protein and healthy greens. This smoothie has quickly become a family favorite and tastes similar to an orange creamsicle. If you haven’t tried making a smoothie with tofu you will be pleasantly surprised. The tofu adds creaminess to the smoothie and gives it a healthy serving of protein. This recipe can be used for breakfast for the diabetes or weight loss program. Continue reading

Chicken and Black Bean Soup

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This soup comes together quickly and is easy to prepare. Black beans offer so many health benefits such as being  full of fiber, calcium,, magnesium, copper,, zinc, manganese and phosphorus. These properties are excellent for maintaining bone health. Black beans are also a good source of potassium, folate and vitamin B6 to help maintain a healthy heart. We hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do! Continue reading

3 Bean Chili

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This hearty chili is bursting with flavor while still being extremely healthy. This recipe is very easy to make and can also be customized to your preference. Want more heat? Add a sliced jalapeno or increase the pepper. You can also top with avocado, cilantro or sliced green onions for some additional texture. We hope you enjoy! Continue reading

Easy Teriyaki Noodle Bowls

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Some days you just need something quick to make for dinner. This recipe comes together quickly and is very satisfying. You can also customize this easily according to your preferences with your favorite vegetables or by adding chicken, tofu or ground turkey breast. One thing we recommend keeping the same is the cabbage as this vegetable is full of vitamins and nutrients and is often overlooked. Continue reading

Spicy Red Pepper Bean Dip


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This bean dip is ready in about 20 minutes and has a wonderful smokey and deep flavor. This recipe is great to make ahead and portion out as snacks for the week. It has just a touch of spiciness but you can always adjust if you like extra heat. We like to eat this with fresh cut-up veggies and tortilla chips. (Be sure to get Non-GMO). You can also use this as a spread to a sandwich or wrap. Continue reading

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie

This smoothie gets its name thanks to the powerhouse ingredients such as turmeric, greens, fresh ginger and pineapple which are full of anti-inflammatory properties. You also get a boost of protein in this smoothie thanks to the protein nut milk, making this a great post workout smoothie.

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