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Raspberry Chia Pudding

Chia seeds deliver so many nutrients into your meals! You could easily sprinkle them into smoothies, oatmeal, yogurt, etc. Or: you can make CHIA PUDDING. Check out my previous chia pudding recipe, made with turmeric and pineapple here. Nutrition Benefits Recap ◊Excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids◊ ◊Excellent source of fiber (~10 grams per 2… Continue reading Raspberry Chia Pudding

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Nutrition Student Goes Grocery Shopping

Hi there! Perhaps you are hoping to gain some new insight into healthy eating or perhaps you are completely new to a healthy lifestyle. To share what I learn in school, I try to to include nutrition information in my recipes and other blog posts. But today, I'd like to try something different. I thought it… Continue reading Nutrition Student Goes Grocery Shopping

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Spicy Salsa Shakshuka

Do you love eggs at any hour of the day?If yes, keep on readin'! This recipe is a fun Mexican twist on a classic dish. While there are thousands of shakshuka recipes floating around, this one gets it spice from jalapeños! The combination of jalapeños, tomatoes, and onions mirrors the vibrant flavors of salsa. Serve… Continue reading Spicy Salsa Shakshuka

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Edamame & Pesto Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is perfect for a Meatless Monday, or really any day of the week! There is plenty of protein in this meal with the edamame and hemp hearts. Balanced off with fat from the pesto and carbohydrates from the pasta, it is well-balanced and satiating for hours. Easy to make, nutritious, and delicious!… Continue reading Edamame & Pesto Pasta Salad

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Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Nice Cream

I'm sure by now you have heard of "Nice Cream." It's essentially a healthier alternative to ice cream, made out of frozen bananas. Depending on the mix-ins, nice cream can be a delicious and nutritious snack! Ingredients: 2 frozen ripe bananas 3 tbsp natural peanut butter 1/4 of an 85% cacao dark chocolate bar, chopped… Continue reading Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate Nice Cream

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Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

Today might be the day dedicated to peanut butter appreciation, but in my heart it's peanut butter day everyday!To commemorate peanut butter's special day, here are some quick nutrition facts to help you appreciate the queen that peanut butter is. One serving of PEANUT BUTTER will provide: 2 grams of fiber, which helps keep you full… Continue reading Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

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Post-Workout Berry Smoothie

What do you usually eat after exercise? After any workout, I MUST eat. I am not the kind of person who can wait long for a meal or snack after exercising. Over the years, I have tried many different snack and meal options for after a workout. While what I choose ends up depending on… Continue reading Post-Workout Berry Smoothie

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Lentil Soup with Whole Grain Rotini and Veggies

Plant-Based Eating Made Easy Eating a plant-based meal does not have to be intimidating or difficult. But sometimes it seems that way, at least for me it did in the beginning. Now, I eat a plant-based dinner at least twice a week. Whole grains and legumes are complimentary proteins, meaning that these two foods together… Continue reading Lentil Soup with Whole Grain Rotini and Veggies

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Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

I love snacking. Who doesn't, right? Especially on busy school days, I want to eat something quick, easy, and of course- delicious! Chickpeas are a nutrition powerhouse. I will not bore you by listing every single nutrient that chickpeas contain, here are just a few major players: Phytochemicals Protein Fiber Polyunsaturated fats Folate Iron Phosphorous… Continue reading Spicy Roasted Chickpeas