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Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes

3 small sweet potatoes (about 2 lbs.) 1 1/2 tbsp. olive oil 1/2 tsp. dry mustard 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary 1/2 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 450° F. Peel sweet potatoes; cut each potato lengthwise into 8 wedges. In a large bowl, combine sweet potatoes and remaining ingredients; toss well to coat. Arrange potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake potatoes at 450° F for 30 minutes or until soft and lightly browned, turning wedges after the first 15 minutes. Serve immediately. Serves 4 NUTRITION: 218 calories; 6g fat (22.9% calories from fat); 3g protein; 40g carbohydrates; 5g dietary fiber; 0mg cholesterol; 288mg sodium. LIVE IT TRACKER: 1/2 cup vegetable, 1 tsp. healthy oil This recipe taken from Healthy Happy Cooking, available now in the FP4H store here.

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Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia Sandwiches

Cornmeal Crusted Tilapia Sandwiches

HEALTHY HACK: The bigger the plate, the more you eat. Invest in smaller plates and bowls, or serve dinner on salad plates. Another trick: Spread food, rather than mound it. It looks like a lot when it’s not. 4 3-oz. whole-grain sub rolls 1 tbsp. light mayonnaise 1 tbsp. plain fat free Greek yogurt 1 tbsp. cider vinegar 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided 2 cups packaged coleslaw 1/3 cup shredded peeled jicama 1/3 cup shredded peeled Fuji apple 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped 1/3 cup stone ground yellow cornmeal 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup 2% reduced-fat milk 4 4-oz. tilapia fillets 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil Preheat broiler to high. Hollow out top and bottom halves of bread, leaving a 1/2- inch-thick shell. Place bread, cut sides up, on baking sheet, and broil for 1 1/2 minutes or until toasted. Place mayonnaise, yogurt, vinegar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt

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Berry Cobbler Smoothie

Berry Cobbler Smoothie

“Just five ingredients and you are out the door with a healthy breakfast and a full day of fruit.” 1/2 cup non-fat milk 1/2  cup blueberries, fresh or frozen 1/2 cup strawberries, fresh or frozen 1/2 cup blackberries, fresh or frozen 2 to 3 dates Add ingredients to blender one at a time and blend thoroughly until smooth. Serves 1 NUTRITION: 189 calories; 1g fat (4.8% calories from fat); 6g protein; 43g carbohydrate; 9g dietary fiber; 2mg cholesterol; 69mg sodium. LIVE IT TRACKER: 2 1/2 cups fruit, 1/2 cup milk This recipe taken from Healthy Happy Cooking, available now in the FP4H store here.

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Creamy Chicken Soup with Jalapeno

Creamy Chicken Soup with Jalapeno

Ingredients 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 Tbs olive oil 2 jalapenos, seeds removed and diced 1 small onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp cumin 1 Tbs chili powder 1.5 cups salsa 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 3 cups chicken stock 1/2 block cream cheese InstaPot Directions Press the sauté function on the Instant Pot. After its hot, add the olive oil.  Add the onion, garlic, jalapeno, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Cook for 2-3 minutes. Stir often. Press cancel to turn off the sauté feature. Add chicken, salsa and chicken stock to the pot. Secure the lid, turn to seal, and set the pot to pressure cook for 5 minutes. Carefully quick release the pressure or let the pot naturally depressurize. Shred the chicken with forks. Add in the cream cheese and stir until melted and incorporated into the soup. Turn the sauté function

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Vegetable Soup with Hamburger

Vegetable Soup with Hamburger

Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean) 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 cups V8 juice 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes 2 cups coleslaw mix 2 cups frozen green beans 2 cups frozen corn 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Instructions In a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. In a 5-qt. slow cooker or dutch oven, combine the remaining ingredients. Stir in beef mixture. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours or until the vegetables are tender. Serves 10 Nutritional Information: 145 calories, 4g fat, 28mg cholesterol, 507mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 11g protein.  

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Classic Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms

Classic Beef Stew with Carrots and Mushrooms

Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided 1 pound small mushrooms Cooking spray 2 cups chopped onion 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 2 pounds lean beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided 1 cup beef broth 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 2 (14-ounce) cans less-sodium beef broth 1 bay leaf 2 cups (3/4-inch) cubed peeled white potato (about 1 pound) 1 1/2 cups (1-inch) slices carrot (about 12 ounces) 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Fresh thyme sprigs (optional) Instructions Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, and sauté for 5 minutes or until mushrooms begin to brown. Spoon mushrooms into a large bowl. Lightly coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion; sauté 10 minutes or until tender and golden brown. Add garlic; sauté 1 minute. Add onion mixture to mushroom mixture. Place flour in a

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Creole Pinto Beans

Creole Pinto Beans

Ingredients 2 lb. pinto beans, rinsed 10 quarts water 6 whole garlic cloves 1 large onion, coarsely chopped 1 tbsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. Creole seasoning 1 tbsp. Goya Adobo Seasoning 1 tbsp. Cumin 1 tsp. salt 2 medium bell peppers, coarsely chopped 4 firm tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 large yellow onion, coarsely chopped 1 bunch cilantro, rinsed and tied together (discard before serving). Instructions Bring first 8 ingredients to boil in 3-gallon pot. Boil gently 1 1/2 hours; taste for seasoning; add more if desired. Continue boiling gently 3 1/2 hours more. Add remaining ingredients last 30 minutes.  Serves 16.   Freezing Tip: Freeze in a muffin tin, placing a serving of beans in each tin. After they’re frozen, move to freezer-safe bag.   Nutritional Information: 221 Calories; 1g Fat; 13g Protein; 41g Carbohydrate; 15g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 217mg Sodium.

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Creamy Avocado and White Bean Wrap

2 tbsp. cider vinegar 1 tbsp. canola oil 2 tsp. finely chopped canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce ¼ tsp. salt 2 cups shredded red cabbage 1 medium carrot, shredded ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed 1 ripe avocado ½ cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 2 tbsp. minced red onion 4 8-10-inch whole-wheat wraps or tortillas Whisk vinegar, oil, chipotle chile and salt in a medium bowl. Add cabbage, carrot and cilantro; toss to combine. Mash beans and avocado in another medium bowl with a potato masher or fork. Stir in cheese and onion. To assemble the wraps, spread about 1/2 cup of the bean-avocado mixture onto a wrap (or tortilla) and top with about 2/3 cup of the cabbage-carrot slaw. Roll up. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut the wraps in half to serve, if desired. Serves 4. Nutritional Information: 346 calories; 17 g total

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Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats

Blueberry Almond Overnight Oats

1/3 cup oats ½ cup milk 1 tsp. chia seeds ½ tbsp. maple syrup 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 tbsp. slivered almonds ½ medium banana, sliced 1/3 cup blueberries In an airtight container, mix oats, milk, chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla. Seal the container and place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, stir oats and top with slivered almonds, sliced banana, and blueberries. Serves 1. Nutritional Information: 341 Calories; 9g Fat; 97mg Sodium; 54g Car­bohydrates; 9g Protein Live It Tracker: 1 oz.-eq. protein, 1 oz.-eq. grain, 1 cup fruit, 1 tsp. healthy oil

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One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies

One-Pan Pesto Chicken and Veggies

2 tbsp. olive oil 1 lb. chicken thighs boneless and skinless, sliced into strips 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes drained of oil, chopped 1 lb. asparagus trimmed and cut in half 1/4 cup basil pesto 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved Heat a large skillet on medium heat, add 2 tbsp. olive oil, sliced chicken thighs. Season chicken generously with salt. Add half of chopped sun-dried tomatoes and cook on medium heat for 5-10 minutes, turning a couple of times, until the chicken is completely cooked through. Remove the chicken and sun-dried tomatoes from the skillet, leaving oil. Add asparagus, sea­soned with salt and remaining half of sun-dried tomatoes. Cook on me­dium heat for 5-10 minutes until the asparagus is cooked through. Remove asparagus to serving plate. Add chicken back to the skillet. Add pesto and stir to coat on low-medium heat until chicken is reheated, 1 or 2 minutes. Remove from

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