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These healthy lunch recipes for soups, quinoa bowls, salads, quesadillas, and quinoa bites are perfect for a lighter mid-day meal.

Slow Cooker Curry Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

This Slow Cooker Curry Butternut Squash Soup Recipe is a great make-ahead healthy meal prep lunch or comfort food Fall dinner with sweet potato, apple, & curry. If you have never had curry and butternut squash together, add this soup to your meal plan ASAP! Trust me. This is a combination that should be right …

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Instant Pot Pasta Fagioli Recipe | Healthy Hearty Soup

This Instant Pot Pasta Fagioli Recipe is packed full of meat, pasta, vegetables, and beans for a healthy and hearty soup. A good friend introduced me to this soup years ago and now every time I make this recipe, I remember the two of us hovered over a pot in her kitchen with tasting spoons …

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Healthier Bread Machine Hamburger Buns

These Healthier Bread Machine Hamburger Buns are made more nutritious by using white whole wheat flour, but they are just as soft and fluffy as the original. One day, my brother-in-law was craving Red Robin hamburgers, but the family just didn’t have time to go to the restaurant. Fortunately, he is not easily discouraged, so …

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Salsa Verde Chicken Quesadillas Recipe

These Salsa Verde Chicken Quesadillas are easy to throw together for a quick lunch and are packed full of flavor and protein. Confession – sometimes I make things for the sole purpose of using it as a medium to eat mango salsa. True story. Costco has always carried the best mango peach salsa. I used …

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Southwestern Chicken Salad Recipe

This creamy Southwestern Chicken Salad full of juicy chicken, black beans, and crunchy corn adds healthy and flavorful pizzazz to your salads, wraps, and sandwiches.  It has finally been warming up in Colorado this week! (Well…it was when I wrote the post, at least. Then it snowed.) I don’t know about you, but I definitely …

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Slow Cooker Ham & White Bean Soup Recipe

This warm, hearty Slow Cooker Ham & White Bean Soup is the perfect way to use that leftover ham bone for a bowl of comfort food on chilly evenings! Do you remember that old infomercial for some rotisserie where the guy emphatically exclaimed, “Set it and forget it!”? I never bought the product, but the catch …

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Cheesy Zucchini Quinoa Bites Recipe

These cheesy zucchini quinoa bites use shredded zucchini and mozzarella cheese it to make a bite-sized, protein-packed healthy snack. Pin This Recipe For Later! This is the recipe that won over my quinoa-hating sister. That in itself is a pretty big deal! She has been wary of my quinoa bites since the beginning since she …

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Turkey Quinoa Bites Recipe

Turkey Quinoa Bites are the perfect way to transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into a tasty and healthy, perfectly poppable protein-packed dish.  Controversial topic of the day – leftovers. Do you love ’em? Hate ’em? Eat ’em? Toss ’em? Re-purpose ’em? Growing up, we always had some kind of leftover in the fridge at all times …

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Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Bites Recipe

These Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Bites bring the flavors of a barbecue chicken pizza into a healthy & protein-packed bite kids and adults will love. Pin this recipe for later! While most people were watching the Superbowl yesterday, I was watching the movie, “Chef.” I’m not much of a sports fan, though I do love the …

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