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Crunchy Fried Grains
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Crunchy Fried Grains

Photo: Hélène Dujardin, Styling: Nathan CarrabbaIf you keep the oil temperature as hot as specified, the grains don’t absorb much oil: This does not take whole grains into unhealthy territory. More importantly, frying turns whole grains into the crunchiest, most wildly delicious little nuggets with amazing recipe versatility.

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Olive Salt

YieldServes 96 (serving size: 1/2 teaspoon)This is no ordinary sea salt! Sprinkle on food right before serving to add concentrated flavor and a crunchy, briny taste of the sea. We especially like Olive Salt on fresh tomatoes.IngredientsPitted kalamata olivesMaldon sea salt flakesNutritional InformationCalories 3Fat 0.
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Strawberry Sugar

The flavors of these sugars are concentrated, so you only need to use a little to pack quite a punch. They& 39;re great for rimming cocktail glasses (think of this as a way to fun-up mocktails at a baby shower, too), sprinkling over oatmeal or yogurt, or decorating cookies and quick breads. Check out the how-to video to see how they’re made.
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Spaghetti Squash Shakshuka

Shakshuka, a traditional Israeli breakfast food, is a skillet of spiced tomatoes, peppers, and onions with baked eggs. In this version, we swapped out our trusted cast-iron skillet for the walls of a spaghetti squash boat. Spaghetti squash adds a creamy texture and sweet flavor to this low-carb spin on a breakfast hash.
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Spatchcock Chicken, Hasselback Potato, and Zucchini Fries Dinner

Step 2Combine rosemary, lemon zest, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and garlic in a small bowl. Place chicken, breast side down, on a cutting board. Using kitchen shears, cut along both sides of backbone; discard backbone. Turn chicken breast side up; press firmly against breastbone with the heel of your hand so that the bird is splayed open, butterfly style.
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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte

Call us basic, but warm, foamy pumpkin spice latte is just the beverage that we& 39;re craving during the fall months. Here, we made a pumpkin spice simple syrup that you can make with easy, at-home ingredients and none of those preservatives that you& 39;ll find in your PSL from Starbucks. Strong brewed coffee and whisked milk allow you to mimic the flavors of a latte without any of the heavy-duty cafe equipment.
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Poached Pear Bread

Total Time1 Hour 45 MinsPoached Pear Bread combines sweet fruit and tender quick bread together in one pan. The bread is remarkably easy to make, we promise—watch our how-to video and see how it’s done. For this recipe, we use our Maple-Stout Quick Bread batter, whose flavors we absolutely love with the pears.
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Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

& 34;I could never give up cheese.& 34; is probably one of the phrases that vegans hear the most. But there& 39;s no need to miss out on creamy & 34;cheesy& 34; nacho sauce when living a plant-based lifestyle. This rich and spicy & 34;cheese& 34; sauce is totally free of dairy thanks to a base of soaked cashews and nutritional yeast.
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Sweet Potato Hash Breakfast Bake

Breakfast casseroles can streamline a morning routine like none other. Since most can be prepared in advance, day-of prep time is minimal, and the end result is a hearty, nutrient-rich dish everyone will adore. Grated sweet potatoes create a sturdy base that mimics traditional hash browns. Bell peppers, spinach, and a dash of cayenne pepper level out the sweetness of the potatoes and add wonderful flavor.
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Orange Sugar

Yield12 (serving size: about 1 teaspoon)The flavors of these sugars are concentrated, so you only need to use a little to pack quite a punch. They& 39;re great for rimming cocktail glasses (think of this as a way to fun-up mocktails at a baby shower, too), sprinkling over oatmeal or yogurt, or decorating cookies and quick breads.
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Matcha Coconut Latte

Matcha may boost energy, reduce stress, and promote overall health. What& 39;s not to love? This refreshing matcha latte is light, simple, and a delicious way to enjoy this antioxidant-rich green tea powder. Keep in mind that matcha imparts a mild, grassy flavor so make sure to taste it as you add it to avoid going overboard.
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Butternut Squash Crown Roast

How to Make ItStep 1Preheat oven to 450°. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Wrap aluminum foil around the bottom detachable portion of a 10.5-inch springform pan.Step 2Place 2 butternut squash halves cut-side down in an 8x8” microwave-safe baking dish; fill with ½ inch of water. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave on HIGH until just tender enough to pierce with a skewer, about 5 minutes.
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Salmon in Coconut-Matcha Broth

Though we often think of matcha in sweet recipes, it can also be delicious in savory applications. Here, it lends depth to a broth made with coconut milk, lemongrass, and shallots.Ingredients1 lemongrass stalk, trimmed2 medium shallots, quartered1 (1-inch) piece ginger, peeled and cut into thin slices1/2 cup unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson)1 (13.
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Cheesy Leek Pasta

Thick and chewy whole wheat orecchiette is the perfect shape to pick up a creamy coating of the rich, yet light, sauce. Combined with fresh leeks, spinach, and parsley, it is a flavor-packed dinner that will leave the whole family licking their bowls.Ingredients10 ounces whole wheat orecchiette pasta1 teaspoon unsalted butter1 large leek, trimmed and thinly sliced2 cloves garlic, minced1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1 teaspoon white whole wheat all-purpose flour1/4 cup low sodium chicken stock1 tablespoon ⅓-less-fat cream cheese1/3 cup shredded aged white cheddar cheese2 cups packed baby spinach leaves1 teaspoon chopped Italian parsleyNutritional InformationCalories 332Fat 6.
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5-Ingredient Pecan Pie Baked Apples

Combine two holiday season favorites, pecan and apple pies, into an adorable and simple recipe. This idea will take less than 30 minutes to put together, and everyone gets a slice of happy, stress-free sweetness. Using just five ingredients, most of which you& 39;ll probably already have, means that you won& 39;t have to run out to the store for specialty items.
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Almond Butter Nice Cream

A blend between frozen yogurt and ice cream, & 34;nice& 34; cream is the easiest and healthiest way to satisfy your sweet tooth. There& 39;s nothing better than the salty and sweet combination of nuts and chocolate. We& 39;ve elevated this classic combo with creamy almond butter and high quality cocoa powder for 5.
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Greek Spaghetti Squash Toss

YieldServes 1 (serving size: 3 cups)ByCarolyn Williams, RD, PhDJanuary 2017Spaghetti squash is a great lower-calorie, lower-carb alternative to pasta. It’s a neutral tasting veggie that absorbs all the flavors of this simple skillet, so be sure to toss well to coat every strand. The end result is a veggie-based meal in a bowl that you can quickly throw together—a nice alternative to salads when you want to fill up on vegetables.
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Almond Cherry Oat Balls with Vegan Caramel Drizzle

How to Make ItStep 1Preheat oven to low broil. Pour oats out evenly on a baking sheet in a single layer. Toast the oats until they are golden with a slight nutty aroma. Set aside and let cool.Step 2In a medium bowl, combine honey, almond butter, vanilla, and coconut oil. Microwave on high for 30 seconds, or until the coconut oil is liquefied.
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Mocha Pudding with Red Wine Jelly

Wow your dinner party guests with grown-up parfaits that feature rich, silky pudding topped with a decadent boozy layer. Check out the video to see how to make them. For this version, use the Mocha Pudding recipe, but chill it instead of serving it warm.IngredientsMocha Pudding (see note above)2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin2 tablespoons water1 cup syrah, zinfandel, or other spicy, fruity red wine2 tablespoons sugarNutritional InformationCalories 290Fat 6.
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Butternut Breakfast Tacos

Yield2 tacos (1 per serving)Do yourself a favor and treat yourself to some breakfast tacos. Opting for the smaller, whole wheat tortillas makes you feel like you’re getting more bang for your breakfast buck. Plus, packing more vegetables into the egg scramble makes the cheesy sprinkle go farther.Ingredients1 ounce Kielbasa style smoked sausage, sliced1 teaspoon unsalted butter1/4 cup cubed butternut squash1/4 cup white onion, sliced2 eggs, beaten1 teaspoon low fat milk1 ounce shredded swiss cheese2 (4 inch) whole wheat tortillas2 sprigs cilantro, for serving (optional)Nutritional InformationCalories 188Fat 8.
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Matcha Yogurt Butter

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we took our Whole-Grain Irish Soda Bread a step further with a smattering of matcha yogurt butter. Greek yogurt adds a fluffy, creamy tang to decadent salted butter, while matcha adds earthy, grassy, GREEN beauty to this hearty bread.
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