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Make-Me-Over Mojito Smoothie from the I Quit Sugar Cookbook.

[This recipe is one in a series of posts I’ll be sharing from the I Quit Sugar Cookbook. If you’d like to be kept up to speed with all of them, please join our week mailing list — recipes and

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meatless monday meal plan #3

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garlicky chard with leeks.

I love chard. Sometimes even more than I love kale. I know. Blasphemy.  There is something about the unique flavor (and seriously beautiful stalks of the rainbow variety) that make it a lot of fun to cook with. And look

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kale kelp salad.

This is a deliciously quick throw-together lunch or dinner, and particularly perfect for days following intense weeks of eating (*Thanksgiving). It’s packed with several nutrient-rich ingredients, including: kale (vitamins A, C, K, calcium, and a surprising amount of protein for

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greentastic asian-inspired stir-fry.

I’ve been feeling a little grained-out lately and have been on the hunt for fun ways to combine loads of veggies in meals (namely where grains might otherwise appear).  This quick stir-fry (actually, more of a stir-steam, as I didn’t use

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coconut lentils with roasted cauliflower.

It’s Meatless Monday! Woohoo! It’s a great reason to explore some plant-based eating, and to omit animal products for the day. It’s easier than it sounds (and super delicious, especially with recipes like this one…) Today’s recipe is one that

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green rocketfuel smoothie.

This is pure rocket fuel. Pre-workout, post-workout, or just to fuel your busy day, this smoothie is a quick, portable breakfast, packed with all kinds of great-for-the-body goodness: healthy saturated fat from coconut oil and avocado – these help promote

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staples and spice day 4: chinese five-spice.

Spices: Anise, cinnamon, clove, fennel, pepper. Staples: Brown rice, chickpeas, kale. There’s nothing quite like Chinese food when it comes to unique flavor and texture. It’s quintessential takeout, right? Minus the little white containers, this make-your-own version is a pretty

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healthy fridge feature #4 [lesia].

This week’s healthy at-home fridge is courtesy of the inspirational Lesia in Toronto! It’s particularly fitting that her feature goes up today: it’s Earth Day and Lesia is one of the most eco-conscious people I know! She is an eco-pastry

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a side of greens: spinach walnut mushroom sauté.

Good morning everyone! I wanted to share some culinary inspiration first-thing… if you’re planning for meals later on today, consider this beautifully simple, very green side dish! It makes a great accompaniment to just about anything [or eat it on

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demystifying protein [day six] – the many effects of this macronutrient

Protein has a number of really terrific effects on the body, especially when it comes to satiety, weight management, and cravings. It increases thermogenesis (the internal production of heat, more commonly known as metabolism) – often for hours after a

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