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Healthy Nopales Recipes

Healthy Nopales Recipes

As it gets warmer, you may be craving spicy foods perfect for summer, and these healthy nopales recipes will satisfy that craving while making the most of the in-season cactus paddles.

First up, make sure you’re preparing them correctly with this easy guide on How to Cook Nopales.

Image and Recipe via Mexico in My Kitchen

 

This light Summer Nopalitos Salad is a perfect side dish during warm weather.

These quick Nopales Slaw Tostadas with Pickled Red Onions are also vegetarian.

Boost your fruit or green smoothie with nopales cactus in your favorite flavors.

Why& How to Add Cactus to Your Next Smoothie
Image and Recipe via Care2

 

Grilled Cactus and Corn Salad is a tangy side dish perfect for summer barbecues.

Spice up your family gathering with Jalapeno and Cactus Tamales.

Jalapeno and Cactus Tamales
Image and Recipe via Nibbles and Feasts

 

This Low-Carb Cactus Salad is also perfect as a salsa substitute with guests.

Gluten-Free Baking Week

Gluten-Free Baking Week

It’s Gluten-Free Baking Week, and if you or a loved one has a wheat allergy or Celiac disease, these light gluten-free recipes are perfect for the holiday season.

Get started with going gluten-free while baking with this Beginner’s Guide to Gluten-Free Flour.

Beginner’s Guide to Gluten-Free Flour
Image and Recipe via Potluck at Oh My Veggies

 

Gluten-Free Vegan Garlic Herb Focaccia Bread is perfect for munching before the big meal.

Gluten-Free Vegan Garlic Herb Focaccia Bread
Image and Recipe via Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free

 

Lighten up the holiday cookies you share with these Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles.

Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles
Image and Recipe via Fake Ginger

 

Gluten-free Chai Spiced Quick Bread is a cozy sweet treat, perfect for serving with tea.

Hearty holiday breakfast is covered with this gluten-free Broccoli Quiche with Bacon.

Broccoli Quiche with Bacon
Image and Recipe via Paleo Running Mom

 

This gluten-free Cherry and Almond Cake with fresh cherries is perfect for your family potluck.

Cherry and Almond Cake
Image and Recipe via Kitchen Sanctuary

 

Get ready to impress guests with this gorgeous gluten-free Vegan Gingerbread Bundt Cake.

Allergy-Friendly Recipes

Allergy-Friendly Recipes

It’s Food Allergy Action Month. These healthy allergy-friendly recipes can help you protect your kids, their friends, and all your loved ones.

First up are these no-bake snacks, Healthy Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars, safe for the kids.

Healthy Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars
Image and Recipe via Happy Kitchen

 

These Gluten-Free and Vegan Goldfish are also lighter than the grocery store staple.

Whip up Gluten-Free Monster Cookies that are also nut-free for the next class event your kids have.

Gluten-Free Monster Cookies
Image and Recipe via The Pretty Bee

 

Need a kid-friendly breakfast for the next sleepover? Try Life-Saving Pancakes that are gluten-free and egg-free.

Life Saving Pancakes
Image and Recipe via Petite Allergy Treats

 

These Allergy-Friendly Brookies are the perfect combo of cookie and brownie, without the allergies.

Allergy-Friendly Brookies
Image and Recipe via nutritionicity

 

Skip the drive thru with these Allergy-Friendly Chicken Nuggets.

Allergy-Friendly Chicken Nuggets
Image and Recipe via Instructables

 

This beautiful Raspberry, Lime, and Coconut Cheesecake is perfect for an allergy-friendly dessert for guests.

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Holiday Food Safety Tips

Are you cooking for a crowd this holiday season? In honor of Food Service Safety Month, we can help you protect your guests with these helpful holiday food safety tips.

Keep hot food hot and cold food cold while serving guests with things like slow cookers and ice trays.

Put leftovers away after eating. Toss perishable foods that are left out for more than 2 hours.

Putting Away Leftovers

 

Make sure you’re cleaning produce properly before you start cooking.

Cleaning Before Cooking in the Holiday Season

Do you know how to cook safely, like avoiding cross-contamination? Brush up for holiday meals.

Safe Holiday Food Prep

Cooking meats to the right internal temperature could be the difference between a happy holiday and a disaster.

Cooking Thoroughly During the Holiday Season

Fight food waste in your leftovers this holiday season by storing food properly, using your freezer, and more.

Making the Most of Holiday Leftovers

How long are all those leftovers and special ingredients good for? We can help.

When to Eat and When to Toss Holiday Leftovers
Coming Together for the Holidays

Healthy Holiday Dishes

This week, we have some healthy holiday dishes for your parties and meals.

First up is a guilt-free appetizer, Turkey Cranberry Meatballs.

Turkey Cranberry Meatballs
Image and Recipe via Six Sisters’ Stuff

 

These easy Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbreads are like holiday pizza.

Roasted Cranberry and Goat Cheese Flatbreads

Cranberry Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls help you keep your holiday portions under control.

Cranberry Pecan Mini Goat Cheese Balls
Image and Recipe via Mom on Timeout

 

One Pan Cranberry Balsamic Roasted Chicken is a simple meal for holiday entertaining.

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Grapes & Figs are the perfect holiday potluck side.

Hearty Caramelized Onion Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash is great for holiday guests.

Hearty Caramelized Onion Apple Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash
Image and Recipe via Paleo Running Mom

 

Make holiday dessert easy with Baked Pears with Honey, Cranberries, and Pecans.

Making the Most of Buttercup Squash Recipes

Healthy Buttercup Squash Recipes

Squash is in season, and this week, we featured buttercup squash recipes. You’ll love these healthy, hearty dishes!

Black Bean and Buttercup Wraps with Chimichurri Sauce are a great burrito substitute.

Black Bean and Buttercup Wraps with Chimichurri Sauce
Image and Recipe via Quite Good Food

 

Roasted Chicken & Buttercup Squash with Herbed Honey Mustard is the perfect fall dinner.

Roasted Chicken & Buttercup Squash with Herbed Honey Mustard
Image and Recipe via Raising Jane

 

Roasted Buttercup Squash & Tahini Dip will be your new fall-favorite appetizer.

Roasted Buttercup Squash & Tahini Dip
Image and Recipe via All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

 

Curried Buttercup Squash Soup is ideal for guests or dinner parties.

Curried Buttercup Squash Soup
Image and Recipe The Pretend Baker

 

These Mini Buttercup Squash Spice Cakes are a tasty dessert for fall cravings.

Buttercup Squash Crumble Bars are a healthy snack your kids will love.

A Healthy Dessert Spread

Secretly Healthy Desserts

This week for Fruit and Veggies–More Matters Month, we have secretly healthy desserts filled with produce that your whole family will love.

First up is a vegan take on the classic, Vegan Carrot Cake.

You’ll never know Dark Chocolate and Avocado Mousse is filled with the healthy fat.

This simple Blueberry Zucchini Snack Cake is perfect for your kids’ sweet snacking.

Blueberry Zucchini Snack Cake
Image and Recipe via The View from Great Island

 

Make this easy Vegan Strawberry Tiramisu for a light take on the classic.

Vegan Strawberry Tiramisu
Image and Recipe via Vegan Heaven

 

Spinach Brownies with Pumpkin Frosting are perfect for your fall get-together.

Spinach Brownies with Pumpkin Frosting
Image and Recipe via I Should Be Mopping the Floor

 

Whip up this tasty Skinny Mocha Banana Crunch Ice Cream for a refreshing dessert.

Skinny Mocha Banana Crunch Ice Cream
Image and Recipe via Whole and Heavenly Oven

 

These Vegan Chocolate Lava Cakes will wow your family or guests.