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White Bean Dark Chocolate Oat Bar

Makes 20 (2.5-ounce servings) A bean bar that delivers both flavor and nutrition. This nutrient-rich white bean bar is packed with deep-rich dark chocolate flavors, crunchy pumpkin seeds and delicious...

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Smokey ground tofu makes the perfect filling for a satisfying, plant-centric taco. Topped with your favorite vegetables and condiments to create a balanced meal.

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Bat Energy Bites

Easy and healthy, these Bat Energy Bites are the perfect snack to make this spooky season – full of oats, protein, cocoa powder, and other energy boosting ingredients!

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Toasted Pepita Pesto

Pesto can be made with almost any nut or seed one desires; this recipe uses pepitas. Toasting the pepitas releases their oils and deepens their flavor for a delicious take on the classic. Serve over whole wheat pasta thinned with a bit of pasta cooking water and topped with halved cherry tomatoes, torn fresh basil leaves, and a sprinkling of Parmesan.

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Incorporate homegrown or local zucchini into your breakfast or lunch routine with these zucchini and chickpea fritters. Served warm, enjoy these fritters as-is, with a drizzle of yogurt, or topped with a poached egg.

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Mother’s Day Fruit Hand-Pies

Materials Large heart shaped cookie cutter (or your favorite shape!) Baking sheet Parchment paper Fork Suggested Ingredients  1 portion pie dough (you can make your own, use a store bought...

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Give tofu a chance — it takes on the flavors of what it’s cooked in! A combination of savory seasonings with a slightly sweet orange sauce, will make this tofu recipe a favorite.

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Do you deglaze? Browning cauliflower in skillet with aromatic shallots, capers, and fresh herbs leaves wonderful bits that are perfect for a pan sauce deglaze. Serves: 4 2 teaspoons oil...

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Cocoa Banana Steel Cut Overnight Oats

Take action the night before to fuel a day of healthy choices. Overnight oats are a no-cook way to set yourself up for a nutrient-rich breakfast with minimal prep work. Make a large batch to fuel your week.

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Take a moment to rejuvenate yourself with a spicy and slightly sweet “golden milk” latte made with turmeric, ginger, and cinnamon. This yellow, or “golden,” latte is full of antioxidants...

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Winter Reindeer Snacks

These adorable reindeer are fun for kids of all ages — and we’re using the term “kid” loosely — to make. Take a break from gingerbread making and cookie decorating to try this healthy holiday snack that’s almost too cute to eat!

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Nutritional yeast is a unique protein-rich ingredient that lends the cheesy flavor to this modern take on macaroni and cheese. Adding sweet potatoes and kale boost the fiber and antioxidant content making this a hearty vegetarian entrée or side dish at your holiday table.

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Turkey Time Treats for Everyone

Bring some cheer to your Thanksgiving with these fun, simple holiday snack-making activities. Want to print them for little ones to see? Get the PDF Turkey Snack Platter It’s super...

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Spooky Snacks for Halloween

Is your Halloween feeling a little more “boo hoo” than “boo!” this year? Here’s a fun activity to do with any kids in your life — and that includes your...

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Chocolate-Date Energy Bars

Many energy bars come with a long list of ingredients and high dose of sugar. Skip the uncertainty and make your own. Naturally sweetened by dates and loaded with almonds for extended energy, these bars are sure to satisfy when hunger strikes.

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Celery and Cauliflower Leaf Salad

Don’t toss those leaves! Celery, carrot, and cauliflower leaves are actually edible and add a pop of flavor to your meal. Use them in place of greens like in this celery and cauliflower leaf salad.

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Beet and Frisée Salad with Smoky Pistachio Dust

Antioxidant-loaded beets are transformed with a quick-pickle that lends a sharp, yet sweet flavor. Served over a fresh frisée salad and sprinkled generously with pistachio dust, this salad is healthful, full of flavor, and may just look too pretty to eat. The smoky pistachio dust is adapted from Ripe: A Fresh Colorful Approach to Fruits and Vegetables by Cheryl Sternman Rule

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Classic Home-Cured Sauerkraut

If you’re not already eating fermented foods, what are you waiting for? Good for your gut and made with just a few ingredients, sauerkraut is a good place to start. Use it to top a grain bowl, tacos, a bean burger, or try one of the many other suggestions made below.

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Eggplant with Coconut, Mint, and Pistachio

The combination of crunchy pistachios, nutty coconut, and spicy cardamom, brightened up by fresh mint, provide a wonderful punch of flavors. As simple as it is delicious, the thin slices of eggplant create shell-like structure, turning each into a bite-sized treat.

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Watermelon Gazpacho

Forget what you know about soup. This watermelon gazpacho is a little sweet, a little savory, served cold — and is extremely refreshing. The watermelon makes it perfect for keeping hydrated on a hot summer day.

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Green Beans with Chopped Eggs and Olives

Although readily available year-round, seasonal green beans really take the spotlight. For a quick and easy lunch or side dish, fresh green beans are blanched to retain their beautiful vibrant color and are paired with chopped hard-boiled eggs and briny olives.

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