Green Machine Smoothie

Green Machine Smoothie

I know it’s technically winter. But, here in California (well, some parts) it is sunshine and springtime outside. All this good weather gave me a HUGE craving for a citrusy, bright, crisp smoothie. You know the kind you drink and feel proud that you’re doing something good for your body. A self-love smoothie, if you will. This recipe is TOTALLY a self-love smoothie! It is packed with spinach (that’s good for you), tangerines (hella good for you), mango (real good for you), and Greek yogurt (freakin’ good for you). But, more importantly, it tastes really good.

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Meal Prep Protein: Copycat Chipotle Chicken

Meal Prep Protein: Copycat Chipotle Chicken

My search for a delicious, savory chicken meal prep recipe has finally ended. Disclaimer: You’re going to marinate chicken, but don’t worry. You could blend up the marinade on a Saturday night (you know you’re not busy), and then cook the marinated chicken breasts on Sunday afternoon for maximum flavor. Trust me when I tell you this recipe creates smoky, slightly spicy, savory, juicy chicken breasts that you will want to eat for lunch and dinner every single day.

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15-Minute Chicken Burrito Bowl

15-Minute Chicken Burrito Bowl

Cook this tasty and filling meal in just 15 minutes! Perfect for those nights when you can’t bear to make anything that requires you to stand for even one episode of The Office. The grocery shopping is super simple and easy, plus you’ll have enough for leftovers tomorrow!

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Spicy Sautéed Chickpeas

Spicy Sautéed Chickpeas

Add a pop of plant-based protein to your meals with these spicy savory sautéed chickpeas! The recipe comes together in under ten minutes from start to finish and is super simple! These are great to add to salads, grain bowls, tacos - anywhere meat can go, these garbanzo beans can go!

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10 Spring Side Dish Recipes (Written by Dietitians)

10 Spring Side Dish Recipes (Written by Dietitians)

Don't be left without a great healthy side dish this holiday weekend! Celebrate with some of these great spring sides all created by Registered Dietitians (so you know they're legit)!

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Green Glow Smoothie

Green Glow Smoothie

If you're in need of some smoothie inspo, however, look no further. This Green Glow Smoothie is bright, refreshing, and truly makes you feel like a healthy fit person no matter what else you've eaten today (or how many episodes of The Office you've watched without moving).

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Lemony Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables

Lemony Quinoa with Roasted Vegetables

This lemony quinoa recipe is my go-to when I need to clean out my fridge! I gather up all of my fresh vegetables that are just on the verge of going bad and roast them up. While they're cooking, I rinse my quinoa and cook it until it's light and fluffy. While the quinoa is fluffifying (no, this is not a word; yes, I will continue to use it) I whisk up the super fresh citrus dressing that makes this dish great. I like to garnish with basil, feta, and thin, wispy ribbons of fresh spinach, but of course you can add whatever you want. 

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Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Spaghetti Squash

Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Spaghetti Squash

Yes, "Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomato Spaghetti Squash" is a mouthful. A delicious, tomatoey, veggie-packed mouthful. Spaghetti squash tastes slightly sweeter and has more moisture than typical pasta. If you haven't had it before, this recipe is a perfect place to start.  The inherent squashy sweetness is complimented by the caramelized onions and balanced out by the umami flavor of the tomatoes and the savory garlic and sautéed spinach. 

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Healthy Gameday Cowboy Caviar

Healthy Gameday Cowboy Caviar

Unfortunately, these dairy-filled dips aren't always an option for everyone at the gameday celebration. Fortunately, there is this protein-packed, flavorful dip lovingly called, "Cowboy Caviar" by Midwesterners. It tastes great on a tortilla chip or wrapped up in a tortilla as a taco meat substitute!

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Easiest Ever Veggie Fried Rice

Easiest Ever Veggie Fried Rice

This recipe is only fast and easy under one condition: you already have leftover cooked, cold rice (or quinoa, etc.) in the fridge. There are no amounts listed because this is a throw together dish - put whatever you have in it. Takes 20 minutes max.

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The Best Ever Easy Salad Dressing

The Best Ever Easy Salad Dressing

I am a firm believer in making your own salad dressings. They're super quick and easy to make, plus you are in control of every ingredient that goes in it! This recipe is the best, because it can be tweaked endlessly depending on what flavors you're craving. 

This vinaigrette is tangy, fresh, and tastes great on anything. Seriously, I even ate some on my steak last night and floated up to tastebud heaven. 

Whipping up this salad dressing takes about three minutes, depending on how fast you can mince, measure, and mix.

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Savory Sweet Potato Spinach Buddha Bowl

Savory Sweet Potato Spinach Buddha Bowl

This is not the meal I intended to make. I had my sights set on a quinoa, chickpea, spinach bowl with a tangy, citrus, olive oil dressing. As I started to cook (aka pulled out a pot), I realized I didn't buy quinoa. Okay, no worries, can totally do without it - I'll just switch it to a hearty sweet potato black bean bowl. Started to get going on that (aka grabbed the can of black beans), when I realized that the kitchen I'm using doesn't have a can opener... slightly bigger problem. I considered taking a stab at opening the can with a knife, but visions of slicing my hand open quickly took me in a different direction.

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Feel the Glow Buddha Bowl

Feel the Glow Buddha Bowl

Let me set the scene: it's Sunday. Your head throbs from a lingering hangover, and your face is puffy from the alcohol and the messy fries and the Domino's cheesy bread and the free vodka shots that you got because the bartender was in one of your classes freshman year. Not that I would know or anything. But it's Sunday, and the whole week is ahead of you. And you actually have some time today to cook something other than a microwaved veggie burger, and boy oh boy, are you feelin' extra. 

So this is what you do.

Make this b-e-a-u-tiful buddha bowl and post it on your Snapchat story and let everyone know that you not only survived the darty AND the night at the bars, but now you are THRIVING.

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