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Tomato Lentil Soup

This soup is delicious, healthy and FAST!  You can sauté the veggies before adding to the mixture, or skip that step if you’re in a hurry.  I used tomatoes from my garden (I froze some at the end of the season!) but you could also use canned or fresh ones.  I also tossed in some

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“Fried” Chicken

If you love the taste of fried chicken, but not the hassle and the unhealthy fats, you’ll love this easy recipe! Ingredients: 1-2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins or breastsAbout 1/3 cup ground flax (flax meal)About 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (or white)About 1/3 cup Jiffy corn muffin mixAbout ¼ cup Avocado, olive, or coconut

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Easy Chicken Burrito/Enchiladas

Try this easy-to-assemble meal with just a few ingredients and great taste! Ingredients: 2 cans black beans, drained2 cups brown rice, cooked1 cup chopped steak or leftover meat or canned chicken2 cartons or jars of salsa2-3 cups shredded Mexican blend cheese4-6 flour tortillas Directions: Combine meat, rice, and beans in large bowl and mix well. 

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Fit Families

Help, I'm concerned that my child might be overweight. Addressing weight issues at an early age is crucial.   Look for a higher BMI-for-age, excess weight in the belly area, and/or a skin condition called acanthosis nigricans (a darkening of the skin across the knuckles, the underarm area, the back of the neck, or the

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Crock Pot Roast and Veggies

This recipe is SO easy because you can make so many variations.   If you’ve got tomatoes from your garden, use them up!  If not, use a jar of ready-made spaghetti sauce.  If you have leftover chicken, use that as the meat.  If not, cook up some burger or sausage.  It all tastes great!   Keep the

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Cheese, Crackers, Avocados and Veggies

  Who says you can’t have “appetizers” for dinner?!   This meal is still balanced as the cheese provides protein, the avocado is full of healthy fats and fiber, the crackers contribute a few carbs (go easy if you’re counting yours), and the veggies, of course, are full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.  It doesn’t get

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