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Festive Pomegranate Guacamole

Happy December! In the spirit of holiday parties, gift giving and peace on the earth, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite holiday recipes! Keep up with the Recipe Redo Blog for the month of December as we share them with you. First up, this Festive Pomegranate Guacamole will charm your guests with a surprising take on classic Guacamole. We suggest serving on a round platter around a bowl of veggies or a dipping item of your choice to form a Holiday Wreath! Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Festive Pomegranate Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 4 medium ripe avocados, pitted and diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ medium red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, mostly leaves, chopped
  • 1 to 2 jalapeños (or 1 serrano pepper), seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium pomegranate, deseeded (about 1 cup worth of pomegranate arils)
  • Entirely optional: ½ cup crumbled feta

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on Cookie and Kate. Want more healthy recipes from Cookie and Kate?  You can follow Cookie and Kate on social media: FacebookTwitter, and  Instagram.


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Skinny Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Are you left Post-Thanksgiving with a fridge full of leftovers? Put that turkey to good use! Instead of simply warming your turkey over, mix up this Skinny Turkey & Wild Rice Soup! You may have some extra carrots and celery lying around too! As an added bonus, this soup is super easy to make. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Skinny Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients:

  • 2 Carrots, Chopped

  • 2 Celery Stalks, Chopped

  • 1 Medium Onion, Chopped

  • 2 Garlic Cloves, Minced

  • 6 1/2 C. Reduced Sodium Chicken Broth

  • 3 Tbsp. Flour

  • 1 C. Long Grain & Wild Rice, Uncooked

  • 1 Tsp. Dried Thyme

  • 1 Bay Leaf

  • 2 C. Turkey Breast, Cooked & Shredded or Cubed

  • 1 C. Fat Free Half & Half

  •  Salt & Pepper to Taste

To find full preparation instructions, visit the original recipe on The Skinny Fork. Want more healthy recipes from The Skinny Fork?  You can follow The Skinny Fork on social media: FacebookTwitter, and  Pinterest.


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Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Kale, Cranberries, and Chickpeas

In search of a healthy alternative to all the Carb crazy Thanksgiving staples? Try something new and find all the wholesome, healthy goodness you are searching for! These Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Kale, Cranberries, and Chickpeas is Vegetarian approved and nutritionally satisfying. Enjoy this perfect fall recipe as you gather around the table with friends and family! Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Stuffed Butternut Squash with Quinoa, Kale, Cranberries, and Chickpeas

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium butternut squash, about 2 1/2 pounds each
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups low sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed and chopped (about 6 lightly packed cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (plus additional for roasting squash)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper (plus additional for roasting squash)
  • 1 (15 ounce) can low sodium chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • Zest of 1 orange, plus 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice
  • 1/3 cup reduced sugar dried cranberries
  • Grated Parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese (optional)

To find full preparation instructions visit the original recipe on Well Plated. Want more healthy recipes from Well Plated?  You can follow Well Plated on social media: Facebook, Twitter, and  Pinterest.


WATCH NOW ON PBS –  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

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“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries

Love your Brussels sprouts and eat them too – it’s harvest season! In the mood for some fall flavor? Try this recipe for Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Cinnamon Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries. It’s sure to do just the trick! Serve it as a side or enjoy as your main course. We think this would make a lovely addition to your thanksgiving table as well. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

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Ingredients:

  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts:
    • 3 cups Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, yellow leaves removed
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • Salt, to taste
  • Roasted Butternut Squash:
    • 1 and ½ pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed into 1-inch cubes (Yields about 4 cups of uncooked cubed butternut squash)
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Other Ingredients:
    • 2 cups pecan halves
    • 1 cup dried cranberries
    • 2-4 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

To find full preparation instructions visit the original recipe on Julia’s Album. Want more healthy recipes from Julia’s Album?  You can follow Julia’s Album on social media: FacebookInstagram, and  Pinterest.


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“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Shrimp Tacos

Cooking for the family is a balance between crowd-pleasing and healthy choices. Today, we are featuring a recipe from Chef Jen that accomplishes both! Fresh ingredients and easy prep these Shrimp Tacos a stand-out recipe.  Want more from Chef Jen? Visit her Chef Spotlight page on Recipe Redo Blog for more healthful recipes! Try them all and let us know your favorite. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!

Shrimp Tacos

Number of servings:

Nutrition Analysis per serving: 233 calories, 6g fat, 2g saturated fat, 15g protein, 34g carbohydrates, 6g sugar, 6g fiber, 566mg sodium

You will need: chef’s knife, cutting board, medium saute pan, potato masher, medium nonstick pan, spatula

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup romaine lettuce

  • 1 cup pineapple

  • 2 Roma tomatoes

  • 4 green onions

  • 2 tablespoons cilantro

  • 2 teaspoons garlic

  • 1 cup black beans

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon tabasco or hot sauce

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil

  • 8 ounces 21/25 shrimp, peeled and deveined 

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 4 (4-inch) corn tortillas

  • ¼ cup feta cheese

Preparation:

  • Shred the lettuce. Chop the pineapple, tomatoes, cilantro, and green onions. Mince the garlic.
  •  In a medium saute pan, combine the black beans, cumin, and tabasco. Mash with a potato masher.
  • Heat a medium nonstick pan to medium high heat; add oil. Once pan is very hot, add shrimp. Then add cilantro, garlic, lime, and salt. Cook until shrimp is bright red.
  • Place ¼ cup of black beans on each tortilla. Top with shrimp, lettuce, pineapple, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, and cheese.

Want more healthy recipes from Chef Jen? You can view her full Chef Spotlight on the Recipe Redo Blog here. You can also follow the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

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“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Whole Grain Dijon and Parmesan Crusted Salmon

This simple dish is astonishingly easy to make! For those seeking to improve their health by preparing heart healthy meals – this recipe is for you! High in Omega-3’s (fatty acids that our bodies can not make themselves) Salmon is at the top of every superfood list. We love this recipe from Chef Jen. You can see her full chef spotlight page here. Can you believe that this meal is only 190 calories per serving? Happy cooking and enjoy!

Whole Grain Dijon and Parmesan Crusted Salmon

Number of servings: 2  Serving size: 1- 4 ounce fillet

Calories: 190; Fat grams: 7 grams

Ingredients:

  • 2 – 4oz. Salmon fillets Or any other type of fish
  • 2 Tbsp. Whole grain dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 Tbsp. Panko
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch Ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Preparation:

  •  Preheat oven to 375˚F.
  •  Coat each fillet with a tablespoon each of mustard, panko and parmesan cheese
  •  Then season each fillet with salt and ground black pepper.
  •  Get a small baking pan.
  •  Spray the pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  •  Lay both fillets in pan.
  •  Then place the pan in the oven.
  •  Bake for about 15 minutes.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce.

Want more healthy recipes from Chef Jen? You can view her full Chef Spotlight on the Recipe Redo Blog here. You can also follow the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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Southwest Taco Salad For Two

Spice up your dinner plans with this delicious recipe for two from Jen Welper, Executive Wellness Chef at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program. What we love about this recipe is it’s well balanced list of ingredients and easy prep! We dare you to take a peek at the nutrition facts below and promise you’ll love what you find! Want more from Chef Jen? You can view her Chef Spotlight on the Recipe Redo Blog here.

Southwest Taco Salad

Serves 2

Nutrition Analysis per serving:  400 calories, 8g fat, 4g saturated fat, 37g protein, 48g carbohydrates, 7g sugar, 16g fiber, 600mg sodium

You will need: knife, cutting board, 2 medium saute pans, spoon

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Romaine lettuce
  • 1 cup red bell pepper
  • 1 cup green bell pepper
  • 2 poblano peppers
  • 1 ounce sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup low-sodium black beans
  • 6 ounces ground turkey breast
  • 2  teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½  teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼  teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼  teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • ½ cup cooked quinoa

Action:

  1. Gather your ingredients. Chop the lettuce and peppers. Shred the cheese and rinse the beans. Heat a medium saute pan to medium heat and lightly spray with cooking spray. Once oil is warm, saute the peppers. Set aside and keep warm.
  2. Heat another medium saute pan to medium-high heat. Once hot, spray pan with cooking spray and brown the ground turkey. Add remaining seasonings, water, and lime juice and cook until seasonings are well combined.
  3. Place the lettuce in a bowl or dish. Top with vegetables, cheese, beans, quinoa, and turkey. Serve with Cilantro Lime Dressing and Pico de Gallo.    

Chef’s Note:

Other whole grains such as brown rice, barley or whole wheat couscous may be used in place of the quinoa. Adding whole grains can replace the ground turkey breast to make the dish completely vegetarian.

Shopping List

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Green bell pepper
  • Quinoa
  • Lime Juice
  • Low-sodium black beans
  • Red bell pepper
  • Poblano pepper
  • Ground turkey breast
  • Sharp cheddar cheese

Check for:

  • Onion powder
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt
  • Cumin
  • Chili powder
  • Oregano 

Food Group       Mayo Clinic Pyramid Servings

Vegetable              2 1/2 servings

Protein/Dairy      2 1/2 servings

Carbohydrate       1 serving


Want more healthy recipes from Chef Jen? You can view her full Chef Spotlight on the Recipe Redo Blog here. You can also follow the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest.


COMING THIS FALL TO PBS STATIONS NATIONWIDE:  The Journey into Wellbeing’s ‘Senior Moments” 

In her quest to “healthify” the nation, Debra K believes there are valuable stories needing to be told.

“We have to do something right now to empower and educate our older population to keep them healthy and in their homes for as long as possible. ‘Senior Moments’ will help older adults and their caretakers set a path toward wellness and stop the crisis we are heading toward as our older population pressures our healthcare system.”   Debra K

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