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Fresh Healthy Pea Recipes

Healthy Pea Recipes

Unless you’re a gardener, you may not know that April is the perfect time to eat fresh peas! So this week in food, we gave you delicious, healthy pea recipes.

First up for Meatless Monday was a Fresh Pea and Garlic Gazpacho that is perfect for spring and summer meals.

Fresh Pea and Garlic Gazpacho

 

This Green Goddess Salad of Quinoa, Avocado, Peas, and Pistachios is a perfect healthy and filling lunch.

Green Goddess Salad
Image and Recipe via Journey Kitchen

 

This Barbecue Salmon and Snap Pea Slaw recipe is a fun take on summer classics that clocks in at just 268 calories.

Barbecue Salmon and Snap Pea Slaw

 

If you’re a beginner to cooking Thai food, this Easy Thai Green Curry is a great starter recipe, and you can use also use frozen peas to make it year-round.

Easy Thai Green Curry
Image and Recipe via The Collaboreat

 

Trick your kids into eating their peas with this tasty appetizer of Pea Pesto Crostini that makes the vegetable into a cheesy and smooth dip.

Pea Pesto Crostini

 

Newfangled Peas and Carrots are the perfect side dish for gardeners, using the tender sprouts of the plant.

Newfangled Peas and Carrots

 

This Slow-Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken and Vegetables is a rich and creamy stew featuring pea pods.

Slow-Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken and Vegetables

Slow-Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken & Vegetables

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Serving Up Healthy Pizza

Healthy Pizza

This week in comfort food, we wrapped up March with the ultimate in takeout, homemade and healthy pizza.

First up was a Four-Cheese Pizza that is rich and yet, only 370 calories.

Four-Cheese Pizza

 

Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza lets you indulge with everyone’s favorite meat and get your vegetables.

Bacon, Tomato, and Arugula Pizza

 

Make these Individual White Chicken Pizzas, and freeze the rest for your next weekend craving.

Individual White Chicken Pizzas

 

This Kale, Pepper, and Red Onions Pizza uses whole wheat pizza dough so it’s healthy from start to finish.

Kale, Peppers, Red Onions Pizza

 

Instead of having a salad on the side, pile the greens on top with this Prosciutto-Arugula Pizza.

Prosciutto-Arugula Pizza

 

These Quick BBQ Chicken Pizzas use rotisserie chicken, so that this meal is easy anytime.

Quick BBQ Chicken Pizzas

 

Fresh Tomato-Feta Pizza is light, tasty, and has your favorite pizza toppings, like olives.

Fresh Tomato-Feta Pizza

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Healthy Dessert

Healthy Desserts

This week in food, we helped you indulge without breaking your diet with healthy desserts.

This Fresh Coconut Cake is a delicious show-stopper.

Fresh Coconut Cake

 

Try these rich Broiled Banana Splits for your next ice cream craving.

Broiled Banana Splits

 

This Blueberry-Peach Cobbler uses fruit that isn’t ripe, so it’s easy to make year-round.

Blueberry-Peach Cobbler

 

At just 80 calories a serving, these Mocha Phyllo Cups will help your chocolate fix.

Phyllo Dough

 

These Lemon-Earl Grey Squares are a perfect afternoon treat with a hot cup of tea.

Lemon-Earl Grey Squares

 

Make this Lemon Cake with Lemon Meringue Frosting for a special dessert that won’t ruin your healthy eating.

Lemon Cake with Lemon Meringue Frosting

 

These Gingered Blueberry Shortcakes are the perfect dessert for when you’re missing summer weather and flavors.

Gingered Blueberry Shortcakes

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Sharing Healthy Dinners

Healthy Dinners

This week in food, we helped you stick to your resolutions with some plans for healthy dinners.

First up were Spinach and Parmesan Soufflés for Meatless Monday that make rich fine dining, but at only 163 calories.

Spinach and Parmesan Soufflés

 

Try these rich Chicken Cutlets with Mushrooms and Pearl Onions that are ready to eat in 40 minutes.

Chicken Cutlets with Mushrooms and Pearl Onions

 

Pork Tenderloin and Canneillini Beans will be a hearty winter favorite in your house, especially when it’s on the table in under 30 minutes.

Pork Tenderloin and Canneillini Beans

 

Spiced Chicken Thighs with Garlicky Rice make for a flavorful 40-minute dinner any day of the week.

Spiced Chicken Thighs with Garlicky Rice

 

Make this Sesame Albacore Tuna for a weekend meal that feels special, but is still healthy.

Sesame Albacore Tuna

 

Mustard-Molasses Flank Steak will be a hit with the whole family, and leftovers are great on a salad for you workday lunch.

Mustard-Molasses Flank Steak

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Healthy Thanksgiving

Save these healthy Thanksgiving tips and recipes we shared on social media this week, and always be prepared. You can also find healthy recipes year-round on our Pinterest!

Cooking fires double on Thanksgiving Day! Make sure you have a smoke alarm in your home, and that it is tested regularly.

Make sure you thaw your turkey safely, in the refrigerator, in cold water, or in a microwave oven, to keep it out of the temperature range where it grows bacteria!

If you’re baking things ahead, or making the bird on the big day, make sure you check on the oven regularly and use timers.

Don’t leave the kitchen unattended while your burners are going, and avoid loose sleeves while over the stove.

After your guests leave tonight, make sure you check the house to ensure all candles or fires are out. Start packing up leftovers within 2 hours.

Make sure you removed all the stuffing from the inside of your turkey, and store the two separately.

Don’t leave leftovers in their serving dishes with plastic wrap or foil coverings, transfer them to smaller, airtight containers.

Leftovers in your fridge are good for 3 to 4 days. If you have a lot, freezing leftovers is a great option, and they will keep for 3 to 4 months.

First, we had a savory recipe for Maple-Cider Brined Turkey with Bourbon-Cider Gravy.

Maple-Cider Brined Turkey with Bourbon-Cider Gravy

 

And Ciabatta Stuffing with Chesnuts and Raisins to go inside.

Ciabatta Stuffing with Chesnuts and Raisins

 

If you want something that will wow your guests, make this Truffled Pommes Anna instead of mashed potatoes.

Truffled Pommes Anna

 

And try this light Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms that is only 173 calories.

Green Bean Casserole with Madeira Mushrooms

 

 

Make these delicious Meringue and Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes this holiday and skip the marshmallows.

Meringue and Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

 

And whip up this Cranberry Sauce with Apple Cider with ingredients you already have on hand.

Cranberry Sauce with Apple Cider

 

Got leftovers? You can make this Sweet Potato Buttered Rum Flan with your leftovers and things in your pantry.

Sweet Potato Buttered Rum Flan

 

You can never have too many recipes for your leftover turkey. Try this Mexican Turkey Stew that won’t remind you of your holiday meal.

Mexican Turkey Stew

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Thanksgiving Desserts

Healthier Thanksgiving Desserts

This week in food, we gave you healthy Thanksgiving desserts, with plenty of pumpkin, that will be perfect after your big meal, or all holiday season long. And don’t forget to check our Pinterest for more desserts  and Thanksgiving recipes.

First up, is Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies you can make ahead and keep on hand for the kids.

Flourless Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Image and Recipe via Chelsea’s Messy Apron

 

Double-Cherry Upside-Down Cake is a delicious holiday twist on a classic.

Double-Cherry Upside-Down Cake

 

If pecan pie is your weakness, try this Bourbon-Pecan Tart with Chocolate Drizzle to end your meal.

Bourbon-Pecan Tart with Chocolate Drizzle

 

Try this Pumpkin Pound Cake with Buttermilk Glaze for a lighter pumpkin dessert fix than the traditional pie.

Pumpkin Pound Cake with Buttermilk Glaze

 

If you prefer cheesecake to pie, try making this No-Bake Cheesecake with Pecan Caramel for your holiday dessert.

No-Bake Cheesecake with Pecan Caramel

 

Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving must. This year, try this lighter Vanilla-Bourbon Pumpkin Tart.

Vanilla-Bourbon Pumpkin Tart

 

If you’re feeling especially adventurous, try serving it with this healthier Coconut Whipped Cream.

Coconut Whipped Cream

 

Make these decadent, individual Chocolate Chunk Bread Puddings this season.

Chocolate Chunk Bread Puddings

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Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers for the Holidays

Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers

This week in food on social media, we gave you easy, delicious recipes for Thanksgiving appetizers to help you start planning your holiday menus.

First up was Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta, which you can prepare in advance of the big meal.

Fig and Goat Cheese Bruschetta

 

Clams Casino with Pancetta is decadent and satisfying, but just 61 calories apiece.

Clams Casino with Pancetta

 

Ricotta, Gorgonzola, and Honey Spread is a perfect, easy appetizer for your holiday meal.

Ricotta, Gorgonzola, and Honey Spread

 

Guests can dip into luscious Warm Cranberry-Walnut Brie while you finish cooking.

Warm Cranberry-Walnut Brie

 

Make Loaded Sweet Potato Skins, a hearty holiday appetizer that could substitute for the classic side.

Loaded Sweet Potato Skins
Image and Recipe via Sally’s Baking Addiction

 

Keep a basket of Honey-Almond Focaccia on the table as a tasty pre-meal snack.

Honey-Almond Focaccia

 

Potato-Apple Latkes are a perfect recipe for an appetizer or to save for Christmas breakfast.

Potato-Apple Latkes

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