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National Sauce Month

National Sauce Month

It’s National Sauce Month, but many of your favorite store-bought sauces have a lot of sugar and preservatives in them. Make these homemade, healthy sauce recipes as a replacement instead.

First up is a lightened BBQ sauce recipe that’s sweet and savory without all the sugar.

 

Whip up any of these 7 Easy Stir-Fry Sauce Recipes for a family stir-fry night.

Image and Recipe via Sweet Peas and Saffron
 

Lighten up a family favorite with this rich and creamy Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce.

 

With grilling season coming up fast, this Easy and Healthy Teriyaki Sauce will be a favorite.

Image and Recipe via Brewing Happiness
 

Even if you’re vegan, you can still get your nacho fix with Vegan Cheese Sauce.

 

Skip the jarred alternative with this easy and delicious San Marzano Tomato Sauce.

Image and Recipe via A Simple Palate
 

Lighten up dessert without anyone noticing with this Healthy Date Caramel Sauce.

Sugar Awareness Week Recipes

Sugar Awareness Week Recipes

It’s Sugar Awareness Week, and we’re helping you cut back on the sugar that comes in some store-bought staples with these low-sugar Sugar Awareness Week recipes.

Skip the canned soup. Instead, make this Thick Vegetable Soup for the Freezer and still have it on hand for easy dinners.

Thick Vegetable Soup for the Freezer
Image and Recipe via Just a Pinch

 

Bottled smoothies are generally full of extra sugar, but making them homemade is quick and easy with these 8 Staple Smoothies.

8 Staple Smoothies
Image and Recipe via Wholefully

 

Try these Low-Sugar Sweet & Salty Cereal Bars with your kids and skip the sugary store-bought versions.

Low Sugar Sweet & Salty Cereal Bars

 

This summer staple can be full of sugar, but these Homemade Baked Beans are just full of flavor.

Homemade Baked Beans Image and Recipe via The Healthy Chef

 

Granola is only a health food if it’s not full of sugar! Make this Healthy Banana Bread Granola.

Healthy Banana Bread Granola

 

Fruit yogurts from the store are typically full of added sugar, but these 5 Make-Ahead Fruit & Greek Yogurt Parfaits are easy, full of protein, and light on sugar.

5 Make-Ahead Fruit & Greek Yogurt Parfaits

5 Make-Ahead Fruit & Greek Yogurt Parfait Ideas to Try for Breakfast

 

Protein bars are filling, but generally too sugar-filled. Make these 15 Low-Sugar, No-Bake Energy Balls instead.

15 low sugar, no bake energy balls you NEED in your life!

Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month

Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month

It’s Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month. Gluten-free diets are commonly used to treat Celiac disease, sensitivities, and allergies. If you or your loved ones need this kind of diet, these recipes can help this holiday season.

First up is a transformed comfort food, Gluten-Free Zucchini Chicken Parmesan Bundles.

Gluten-Free Zucchini Chicken Parmesan Bundles

Gluten Free Zucchini Chicken Parmesan Bundles

 

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Oatmeal is ideal for family gatherings during the holidays.

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Oatmeal
Image and Recipe via The Blissful Balance

 

Whip up a perfect fall dinner with this Gluten-Free Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili.

Gluten-Free Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili
Image and Recipe via The Conscientious Eater

 

This Gluten-Free Creamy Mushroom Risotto makes an impressive light dinner for guests.

Creamy Mushroom Risotto (Vegan + GF)

 

Lighten up grab-and-go breakfast with these Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins.

Gluten Free Paleo Pumpkin Muffins with Almond Flour

 

Making pasta at home doesn’t have to be a challenge! Try Gluten-Free Ravioli with Spinach and Cheese.

Gluten-Free Ravioli with Spinach and Cheese:

Gluten Free Ravioli with Spinach and Cheese

 

These soft Healthy Gluten-Free Pumpkin Cookies will be a hit this holiday season.

Healthy Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Rye Month

Rye Month

It’s Rye Month, and if you’ve never played with the classic whole grain, we can help you get started with healthy rye recipes.

Make the classic at home with this recipe for Spelt & Rye Sourdough Bread.

Spelt & Rye Sourdough Bread
Image and Recipe via In the Mood for Food

 

These Healthy Cherry Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chunks are made with whole grain rye flour.

Healthy Cherry Muffins with Dark Chocolate Chunks
Image and Recipe Hey Nutrition Lady

 

Don’t skip the bread with this Steak and Rye Panzanella salad.

Steak and Rye Panzanella
Image and Recipe Woman’s Day

 

Impress guests with a fancy cheese platter and homemade Crispy Rye Crackers with Seeds.

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Image and Recipe Jerne J Kitchen

 

Lighten up your family’s favorite comfort food with Cauliflower Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Rye Crumbs.

Cauliflower Mac ‘n’ Cheese with Rye Crumbs
Image and Recipe Healthy Food Guide

 

Salmon Tartare & Avocado on Rye is the perfect light and easy meal for warm summer nights.

Salmon Tartare & Avocado on Rye
Image and Recipe House & Garden

 

Whip up a healthy Dark Chocolate Chip & Rye Banana Bread for the perfect weekend brunch.

Dark chocolate chip & rye banana bread

National Panini Month

National Panini Month

It’s National Panini Month, and you can lighten up your lunch with these homemade, healthy panini recipes.

First up is a classic combination in this Apple, Cheddar, and Turkey Panini.

Apple, Cheddar, and Turkey Panini
Image and Recipe via The Novice Chef

 

Go meatless with this light and satisfying Vegan Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Panini.

Vegan Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Panini
Image and Recipe via Serious Eats

 

Skip the lunch takeout at your local bakery with this homemade Southwest Avocado Chicken Panini.

Southwest Avocado Chicken Panini Recipe

 

Get a taste of classic Italian with this Spinach, Artichoke, and Sun-Dried Tomato Panini.

Spinach, Artichoke & Sun-dried Tomato Panini

 

Perfect with soup or a salad, whip up a Grilled Chicken Pesto Panini for a hearty lunch.

Grilled Chicken Pesto Panini

 

This Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini is a great replacement for your go-to egg salad sandwich.

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini

Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini

 

Get a taste of the holidays year-round with a Turkey, Brie, and Cranberry Mustard Panini.

Turkey, Brie, and Cranberry Mustard PaniniImage and Recipe via Just a Little Bit of Bacon

National Raisin Month

National Raisin Month

It’s National Raisin Month, and the childhood favorite is more versatile than you know. It can add the perfect punch to all kinds of dishes. Make the most of them with this week’s healthy raisin recipes.

First up is a Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Walnuts and Raisins that’s a savory summer side.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Walnuts and Raisins

 

Skip the store-bought with this rich Cinnamon Raisin Paleo Breakfast Bread.

Cinnamon Raisin Paleo Breakfast Bread
Image and Recipe via Paleo Running Momma

 

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Pine Nuts, Raisins & Feta is a light take on your favorite summer side salad.

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Pine Nuts, Raisins & Feta
Image and Recipe via Yummy Beat

 

Grab Oatmeal Raisin Overnight Oats and feel like you’re eating a cookie for breakfast.

Oatmeal Raisin Overnight Oats
Image and Recipe via Smile Sandwich

 

These Moroccan Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese, Pistachios, and Golden Raisins will impress guests.

Moroccan Roasted Carrots with Goat Cheese, Pistachios and Golden Raisins

 

Reinvent your PB&Js this summer with homemade Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter.

Cinnamon Raisin Almond Butter
Image and Recipe via The Beach House Kitchen

 

Whip up this healthy and tasty Kale, Raisin, Mushroom, and Sweet Potato Quinoa for any meal.

Kale + Raisin + Mushroom + Sweet Potato Quinoa

Ditch the Unhealthy Snack Food

National Snack Food Month

It’s National Snack Food Month, and we want to help you snack smart and ditch processed snacks with healthy snack food recipes.

First up, skip the snack aisle and make Clean and Fudgy Dark Chocolate Frosted Brownies.

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Image and Recipe via Amy’s Healthy Baking

 

If you’re a dipper, you have options with these 29 Healthy Hummus Recipes.

29 Healthy Hummus Recipes
Image and Recipe via Dr. Axe

 

Make Healthy Chocolate Pudding Pops that your kids will love after school.

Healthy Chocolate Pudding Pops
Image and Recipe via Make the Best of Everything

 

Skip the grocery store granola bars with these homemade Strawberry Oat Bars.

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Image and Recipe via My Fussy Eater

 

Ditch the store-bought bags for this Healthy Trail Mix that’s easy and tasty.

Healthy Trail Mix
Image and Recipe via Mom Spotted

 

You’ll feel like you’re eating candy with Chocolate Banana Frozen Yogurt Bark.

Chocolate Banana Frozen Yogurt Bark
Image and Recipe via My Fussy Eater

 

Skip cookies and eat No-Bake Loaded Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites on the go.

No Bake Loaded Oatmeal Cookie Energy Bites
Image and Recipe via Cotter Crunch

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