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pecan pie muffin

Pecan Pie Muffins

Nothing says “Welcome to the South” better than a delicious pecan dessert! Pecan pie muffins from River Road IV cookbook are a unique variation to the typical assortment of muffins.

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Power Berry Smoothie

We all lead busy lives, so eating healthy is not always as easy as it sounds. Keeping frozen fruits in your freezer makes it easier to make a breakfast or post-workout smoothie. And by using Earthbound Farm Organic frozen fruits, you’re getting an extra serving of good nutrition!

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Spinach Quiche Re:cipe

Re: Salad Dressing & Marinade adds a welcome zest to this versatile dish. Substitute broccoli florets for the spinach, or use green onions instead of yellow.

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Perfect Peach Smoothie

If you prefer to drink your fruits and veggies – or just need a nutritious way to cool off in the summer heat, try this smoothie combining bananas, strawberries, and peaches in a recipe from Deliciously Ella, a food blogger who focuses on whole, plant-based foods for optimal health.

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Summer Vegetable Frittata

Italian for “egg-cake,” frittatas offer a meatless yet protein-packed way to break your fast. Add local, seasonal vegetables, and the omelets become garden-fresh gourmet. This 2010 Cooking Light recipe is a weekend morning savory treat – and a boon to anyone trying to follow a 100-mile diet or master an Eat Local challenge.

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Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Newly gluten-free? Eager to introduce healthier treats to sugar-addicted kids or have a reluctant partner following you down the Paleo path? This light and fluffy breakfast food or after school snack from elanaspantry.com scores on all three counts. High in fiber and protein, it contains no refined grains or sugars but is a sweet treat […]

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Almond Pancakes

Pancakes make for a great power breakfast, especially when they’re grain-free, low-carb, clean, and full of protein. This basic recipe from Julia Mueller at theroastedroot.com is delicious and easy, and can be modified slightly by the addition of blueberries, raspberries, or even dark chocolate chips. If cooked plain, garnish with fresh berries of any variety. […]

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Mini Baked-Egg Casseroles

This baked breakfast treat requires just four ingredients and 15 mintues. Adapted from Wheat Belly 30-Minute (Or Less!) Cookbook, the kid-friendly dish is also wheat-free, low in carbs, and high in protein.

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Chia Pudding

If you like strawberry banana smoothies (think Angel Food from Smoothie King), you’ll love this easy 3-ingredient pudding. It’s nondairy, all natural, vegan, clean – and delicious! In addition to supplying two of five recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables, this breakfast dish (or anytime snack) includes chia seeds, known as the “running food” […]

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Breakfast Egg Souffle Muffins

Mornings are hectic but you’re tired of processed, prepackaged foods? Consider baking these easy-breezy bacon-and-egg muffins the night before and microwaving in the morning: They’re easy to grab as you head out of the door. They are also low-cal, low-carb, and low-fat, but pack nearly 7 grams of protein in each one. But since the […]

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Apple Cinnamon Raisin Crockpot Steel Cut Oatmeal

Imagine a meal that cooks itself – while you sleep! It comes from Julia Mueller, the vegetable-obsessed outdoor enthusiast and cookbook author whose blog (theroastedroot.net) carries the subtitle “Eat well, eat often.” Mueller apparently does, and she kicked off 2014 with this warm wake-up call for everyone welcoming (or wearily easing back into) a weekday, […]

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Low-carb GF Pancakes

A family friend loves our store’s gluten-free section but regrets that so many gluten-free products are also high in carbs – a problem for diabetics. While some low-carb, GF dishes can be bland, Libby liked this one served with a low carb topping.

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Fresh Fruit with Minted Honey

“If you feed them, they will come,” Joan Chastain tells the editors of Louisiana Cookin’ in their July/August issue. A mother of four, Chastain is referring to a strategy certain to get teen and young adult children to gather at your house – before and after leaving the nest. This fresh fruit dish is a […]

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Breakfast Quinoa & Fruit

As easy to make as oatmeal, but healthier – and fully vegan. Try different fresh fruit toppings to keep it interesting.

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Pain Perdu

Better known as “Lost Bread” in South Louisiana because it makes great use of stale bread, this is a Cajun take on French toast. Our matriarch loved this recipe as a child, cooked it regularly when her kids were young, and still enjoys preparing it for the grandkids.

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