Recipes

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BEST Vegetarian Crock Pot Chili I love chili because it’s easy, and everyone has their own secret ingredient that makes it perfect for them. We recently asked The Fresh 20 Community about their favorite add-ins and the answers amazed me, from savory flavors like unsweetened cocoa powder, canned pumpkin, and shredded broccoli (which is genius) [...]

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Instant Pot applesauce

Instant Pot Recipes are becoming a staple in my kitchen.  This simple homemade applesauce recipe takes advantage of the fall season and is made with only three ingredients.  I love to keep it on hand this time of year for adding to smoothies, topping pork chops and enjoying as a healthy snack. There are so [...]

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Homemade Peach Sorbet

Make Your Own Sorbet Only four main ingredients (peaches, coconut milk, apricots and  dates) to make a simple and refreshing summer dessert. It’s a dairy-free, sugar-free treat anyone with a good blender can make. No ice cream maker required! I’ve been trying to move my family away from dairy made ice cream but it’s been [...]

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Why Make Homemade Ketchup Homemade condiments are surprisingly easy to make, easily customizable and healthier than store bought versions.  Years ago, when I started reading more food labels, I found out how much sugar is in a a leading brand’s ketchup. Four grams of sugar! I couldn’t really understand why four grams of sugar was [...]

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Simple & Delicious Breakfast Smoothie Recipe A quick and healthy breakfast recipe with very little prep.   Only four essential ingredients for balanced nutrition – oranges, rolled oats, almond milk and bananas.  No milk in the creamsicle smoothie? Here’s the thing. It’s not about the milk, or even the dairy milk alternative you use. I [...]

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Drinking enough water Stay hydrated with our favorite infused water recipes. Getting enough water is critical to maintaining health but here’s the thing about water. We all know how important it is to drink enough on a daily basis but for many of us, it’s a struggle. If there was one magic bullet to improving [...]

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Top Summer Smoothies The best smoothie recipes are satisfying AND healthy.  Grapes, lemons and a hint of parsley make this a simple smoothie recipe you can make any time of year but it’s so, so good when it’s hot outside.  The Blender Girl whipped up this summer drink to keep us cooled down and quench [...]

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Homemade Watermelon Mint Popsicle Recipe

MAKING FRESH FRUIT POPSICLES There are only 3 simple steps to making your own healthy frozen popsicles. Puree fresh fruit Pour into molds Freeze The variations are limitless and it’s easy to customize to your family’s personal tastes. Better yet, let everyone mix up their own flavors. Summer days mean kids wandering from fridge to [...]

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I like to keep things as fresh as possible and this no sugar margarita is a great way to celebrate without the overly sweet store bought mix.  This weekend is Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of Mexico’s underdog defeat of the powerful French army in 1862 and a reminder for some of just how many [...]

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Beef Nachos are one of life’s greatest comfort foods.  Simple to make, a healthy nacho platter you can feel proud about serving on Super Bowl Sunday or anytime you want to entertain a hungry crowd. Festive gatherings are just as much about food as they are about the game.  I’ve taken control of my health [...]

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