Category Archives: Healthy Eating

Chocolate Chip Cherry Granola

If you like granola + chocolate + cherries, this Chocolate Chip Cherry Granola just may be the granola of your dreams! 🙂 It makes a nice healthy snack around Valentine’s Day too, if you’re trying not to eat so much candy. This granola is sweetened with honey, sweetened coconut flakes, dried cherries, and mini semi-sweet chocolate chips. So it will satisfy your sweet tooth, but still has healthy things in it like oats, almonds, pecans, and sunflower seeds.

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Zucchini-Vegetable Soup

Soup is a favorite winter meal of mine—a big hot bowl of soup on a cold day is just so warm and comforting! And if you like veggies, this Zucchini-Vegetable Soup is a good one to try. In addition to zucchini, it’s also made with green beans, chopped onion, and sliced carrots, all cooked until tender in a tomato–vegetable broth (or you can substitute chicken or beef broth instead).

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Cranberry-Orange Smoothie

I usually have a few bags of frozen cranberries in my freezer this time of year. During the holidays, I buy a some extra bags of fresh cranberries and freeze them so I can use them later, for random recipes I come across. Like this Cranberry-Orange Smoothie, which I found at Williams-Sonoma. The cranberry-orange flavors in this smoothie are so good together and I used honey to sweeten it instead of agave nectar, which was used in the original recipe. It has just the right amount of sweetness and if you like cranberries, I’m sure you will love this smoothie!

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Slow Roasted Tomatoes and Slow-Roasted Tomato Sauce

This is the first recipe I ever tried for roasting tomatoes several years ago and it’s a good one! But you’ll want to make sure you’ll be home for awhile, because the roasting takes 7 1/2 hours! It’s a great recipe to make on a cold day though, because with all that roasting time, your kitchen will be warm and cozy! You’ll just have to plan ahead a little to give yourself enough time!

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Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

As the weather gradually gets more chilly, I like making soup—all kinds of soup! And this is a soup you may not have tried yet—Pumpkin Black Bean Soup. It’s a savory-flavored soup that tastes a little like chili. So if you like chili and black bean soup, I’m sure you’ll love this!

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