Dinner In A Bowl – Lentil Chili, Rice & Squash

Black & Red Lentil Chili with Rice & Squash

I just finished dinner you guys and it was so amazing I had to sit down and post about it right away! The inspiration for this meal came from an incredible meal I had back in November. While visiting my parents in Nebraska my mom and had drove to Omaha and had one of the …

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Food Prep Is The Key To Staying On Plan

Food Prep
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We have all heard that old saying “Fail to plan, plan to fail.” It really is true when it comes to eating a healthy diet. When you no longer rely on processed foods it does require some prep and cooking ahead so you always have something to make a meal from. At first it might …

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Chipotle Burrito Bowl

Chipotle Burrito Bowl
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Happy Cinco de Mayo! Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines. It’s quick,easy,flavorful and healthy. Which means it meets all my requirements to simplify my cooking by spending less time in the kitchen so I have more time for activities. Once our daughter introduced us to the Chipotle Mexican food chain we were hooked. …

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How to Saute Vegetables Oil Free

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No Oil Saute

I love, love, love vegetables! There aren’t too many of them that I don’t like so I have a never ending variety to choose from. Fresh, frozen, steamed, oven roasted or sauteed in a pan – I like them all. Maybe that’s why a plant based diet was so easy to transition to. At first …

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Mediterranean Lentil Salad SOS Free

Mediterranean Lentil Salad
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As the weather warms up I start thinking about different kinds of salads to replace some of the soup meals we enjoy during the colder months. Salads don’t have to be all vegetables. Lentils and beans tossed with some raw vegetables make for hearty flavorful salads that easily stand in for your main entree. Sometimes …

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