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Recipe of the Week: Mediterranean Salad

Recipe of the Week: Mediterranean Salad

Mediterranean Salad

Mediterranean Salad Recipe:

Did you know that tahini is made from ground sesame seeds? It’s a great source of essential minerals like copper, for nerve, bone, and metabolic health, and iron, for anemia prevention. This combination makes this Mediterranean salad recipe a must try! Makes 4 servings.

Mediterranean Salad Ingredients:

Dressing Recipe

  • ½ cup farro
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons za’atar
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil

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Recipe: Halibut Soup

Recipe: Halibut Soup

Halibut Soup

Halibut Soup Recipe:

Halibut is a good fish to try if you find salmon too “fishy”. It contains omega-3 fatty acids and holds together well when cooked making it a favorite with seafood chefs. Give this halibut soup recipe a try as the weather turns colder! Makes 4 servings.

Halibut Soup Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 leeks (white and light green parts), chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small fennel bulb, sliced
  • ⅓ cup dry sherry
  • 1 28-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound halibut fillet or other firm white fish, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • ½ cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped

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Recipe: Artichoke and Red Pepper Pizza

Recipe: Artichoke and Red Pepper Pizza

Red Pepper Pizza

Artichoke and Red Pepper Pizza Recipe:

Actually the bud of a flower, artichokes are a good source of folate, dietary fiber, and vitamins C and K. They are also packed with antioxidants. This makes this a tasty and simply healthy recipe! Makes 2 pizzas.

Artichoke and Red Pepper Pizza Ingredients:

  • 2 prepared gluten free pizza crusts
  • 1 cup prepared pesto sauce
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup water packed artichokes, quartered
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, sliced
  • 1 cup red onion, thinly sliced

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Recipe: Crispy Roasted Okra

Recipe: Crispy Roasted Okra

Recipe of the Week: Crispy Roasted Okra

Roasted Okra Recipe:

This uniquely shaped vegetable contains a load of fiber called pectin that helps lower cholesterol. There are even more types of fiber in okra which help to prevent constipation and maintain a healthy digestive system. This makes this roasted okra recipe a perfect addition to any meal or snack! Makes 4 servings.

Roasted Okra Ingredients:

  • 1 pound okra
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice flour
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper

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Recipe: Chocolate Hummus

Recipe: Chocolate Hummus

chocolate hummus recipe

Chocolate Hummus Recipe:

A chocolatey snack that has protein, fiber, and no white sugar? With an irresistible consistency and taste somewhere between chocolate pudding and cookie dough, you have to try this chocolate hummus recipe! Smear it on strawberries, bananas, or just nibble off of a spoon!

Chocolate Hummus Ingredients:

  • 1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • ¼ cup sunflower seed butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 6 medjool dates, pitted,soaked 15 minutes, drained
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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Recipe: Zucchini Quinoa Fritters

Recipe: Zucchini Quinoa Fritters

Zuchini Quinoa Fritters Featured

Zucchini Quinoa Fritters Recipe:

These spicy patties are a good source of plant protein and fiber. Serve with liberal amounts of the creamy, citrus-flavored lemon cream. This winning flavor combo will keep you satiated and your blood sugar levels in check for hours. This simple recipe makes 16 fritters.

Zucchini Quinoa Fritters Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ pounds zucchini
  • ½ cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil

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Recipe: Tutti Frutti Matcha Smoothie

Recipe: Tutti Frutti Matcha Smoothie

Matcha Smoothie

Matcha Smoothie Recipe:

This combination of exotic nectarines, plums and banana will take you to tutti frutti island with extra health benefit of Organic Green Tea Matcha Powder! But what exactly is matcha? Matcha is a form of green tea and thus contains a hefty assortment of antioxidants. Compare it to other antioxidant powerhouses according to BodyBuilding.com:
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