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Eggs and Hash Browns

Sometimes you just want breakfast for dinner.  Or maybe you just want some really crispy Hash Brown Potatoes for breakfast, without all the fuss!I love Hash Browns but I don’t always love what’s in the prepared frozen ones, so I was delighted when I found the Simple Truth brand variety at Fred Meyer.  They’re organic

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Open-Faced Havarti Sandwich

One of Denmark's most famous cheeses, Havarti is a semi-soft cheese with a mild and creamy, almost buttery, flavor.   It is similar in taste to Gouda, although not as strong.  It comes in different varieties and is often made with caraway seeds, dill, or other spices.  And, it makes a great open-faced grilled sandwich!  Give

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Open-Faced Turkey, Cheese, and Avocado Sandwich

Sometimes simple is better, especially in the summer when you just want to be outside playing!  This open-faced sandwich makes a great breakfast, lunch, or dinner.  It provides protein, healthy fats, fiber, and a few carbs.  Choose gluten-free bread if that’s your preference (there are many good ones available now) and nitrate-free turkey to reduce

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Super Easy Italian Chicken

This recipe is SO easy and fast.  It’s very versatile too.  You can eat it “as is” or serve it over rice or pasta.   It’s also great over sourdough bread as an open-faced sandwich.  If you’re watching your carbs and trying to increase your veggie intake, try it over steamed broccoli or cauliflower.  It’s also

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Bunny Bowl Bok Choy Salad

Bok choy (sometimes referred to as white stem cabbage) is a member of the cruciferous family and is one of the highest nutritionally ranked vegetables around.  It provides good, very good, or excellent amounts of 21 nutrients as well as the antioxidant mineral zinc.  You can consume virtually all of the parts of bok choy,

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Flax Bread Grilled Cheese Sandwich

If you’re looking for a low carb, gluten free alternative to bread, try this flax recipe to make your next grilled cheese sandwich.  Crispy on the outside, gooey and cheesy on the inside! Ingredients (per sandwich): 3 TBS ground flax¼ tsp baking powderPinch of salt1 egg1 TBS water1 TBS coconut oil, melted½-1 tsp butter 1

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Chickpea Salad

Although legumes are known for their fiber, chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans) are especially beneficial for supporting digestive health.  Each cup contains about 12 grams of fiber and about 2/3 of it is insoluble.  This fiber typically passes all the way through our digestive tract unchanged, until it reaches the colon.  There, the bacteria break it

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Pea Pods, Purple Cabbage, and Onion Stir-Fry

This quick and easy stir-fry features vibrant colors as well as marvelous nutrition!  To make it easier, purchase stir-fry beef already sliced and a prepared sauce.   Start the rice, chop the veggies, and in less than 30 minutes you’re ready to serve.  Remember to make extra so you have healthy leftovers for lunch.  Ingredients (adjust

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Avocado “Nachos”

Sometimes traditional breakfast foods get boring!  Try this variation on nachos for a quick, healthy and very satisfying breakfast.  Also works for lunch or dinner!  The avocados provide lots of heart healthy fats and fiber (about 8 grams per avocado), the cheese provides fats and protein, and  the chips provide carbs – and the crunch!  

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Swiss Chicken and Shredded BBQ Chicken

One thing that makes dinnertime easier is to plan ahead and cook enough food to make the leftovers a second meal.  This works especially well for the meat/protein portion of the meal as that is what tends to take the longest to prepare. Start with some Swiss Chicken the first night and use the leftover

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