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Chickpea Artichoke “Crab Cakes”

Chickpea Artichoke “Crab Cakes”

These plant-based “crab cakes” get their flaky texture from mashed chickpeas and artichokes and their fishy flavor from crushed nori and Old Bay seasoning. The inside is tender and moist from silken tofu and the exterior is golden and crispy

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Lentil Walnut Cocktail “Meatballs”

Lentil Walnut Cocktail “Meatballs”

    These are the perfect one-bite appetizer to serve at a dinner or holiday party. The hearty and nutty “meatballs” are filled with a savory garlic flavor and dipped in a sweet and tangy sauce. The “meatballs” are rich

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Mini Pumpkin Pies

Mini Pumpkin Pies

These mini pumpkin pies are perfectly portioned so you can enjoy a delicious dessert while still keeping calories in check! They are rich and satisfying but still made with wholesome ingredients. The crust of the pies is sweet, nutty, and

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Thanksgiving Quiz By Lisa Drayer, MA, RD

Thanksgiving Quiz By Lisa Drayer, MA, RD

According to at least one estimate from the Calorie Control Council, an average holiday dinner can cost you 3,000 calories! And that doesn’t take into account another few hundred calories from alcoholic drinks consumed before and after the big meal.

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DIY Grain Burger

DIY Grain Burger

Plant-based burgers are gaining popularity, but many of the options at the store are not much healthier than a standard beef burger. This meat-free burger that you can make on your own is loaded with vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and

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Matcha Blueberry Muffins with Walnut Crumb Topping

Matcha Blueberry Muffins with Walnut Crumb Topping

These muffins taste as if they are straight out of a fancy bakery. The cake has a subtle herbal flavor from the matcha and is fluffy and moist and studded with juicy blueberries. The crunchy walnut topping tastes like the

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Chocolate Orange Farro Pudding

Chocolate Orange Farro Pudding

If you ever have leftover farro in the fridge and are craving a chocolatey dessert, make this single serve recipe. This dessert tastes like a chocolatey version of rice pudding with a bit more chewiness from the farro and tanginess

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Cinnamon Almond Butter Granola Yogurt Cups

Cinnamon Almond Butter Granola Yogurt Cups

Granola and yogurt are two go-to breakfast items among people who are trying to eat healthy. But granola can often be loaded with sugar and oil. These granola cups incorporate the flavors and textures of granola into a portable cup

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Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Dark Chocolate Zucchini Cake

This decadent cake has a vegetable hidden inside! Shredded zucchini goes completely unnoticed in this cake except for adding moisture without the need for any added oil. A typical chocolate cake can contain over 350 calories in one slice, while

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Bulgur Mediterranean Bowl with Parsley Almond Pesto

Bulgur Mediterranean Bowl with Parsley Almond Pesto

Embrace the flavors of the Mediterranean with this easy, plant-based lunch bowl. Chewy and nutty bulgur wheat, tender lentils, lightly spiced roasted eggplant and carrots, and creamy hummus make a flavorful and filling meal. A drizzle of fresh parsley almond

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