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Transport Your Tastebuds: Mediterranean Greek Bean Burger

Dreaming of escaping to an exotic destination? While dropping everything and booking the next flight to somewhere warmer sounds delightful, it’s not always practical. Instead, transport your tastebuds to savor the flavor of a different country by making some Mediterranean Greek Bean Burgers. If you’re intimidated by making an international dish– don’t fear! This vegan-friendly and gluten-free find is not too complicated to master. Be sure to share your thoughts and success in the comment section below!


Photo from C It Nutritionally


Ingredients: (4-5 Servings)

  • 1 flax “egg” (1 tablespoon ground flax seeds mixed with 3 tablespoons water)
  • 1 15oz can white cannelloni beans
  • ½ cup [packed] zucchini, shredded
  • ¼ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup quick oats
  • 4 kalimata olives, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sun dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 ½ tablespoon dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Red chili flakes, to taste (optional)
  • Freshly ground black pepper (I used 8 turns)
  • Salt, to taste
  • Extra virgin olive oil or nonstick spray for cooking
  • Optional: ¼ cup feta cheese

For detailed directions that explain how to prepare this Mediterranean dish, visit C It Nutritionally.

This recipe was originally penned by Chelsey, for her healthy eats blog C It Nutritionally. As a kitchen enthusiast and aspiring dietitian, Chelsey loves developing recipes that are conscious of a healthy diet and delicious. Connect with Chelsey and follow her ventures with C It Nutritionally on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Cilantro Lime Chicken: Simple and Healthy

More often that not, its far too tempting to stop by a local fast food restaurant for a quick family dinner instead of  circling around a dinner table. Though it may seem inconvenient at times, the best way to ensure that your family is eating healthy is to make your own meals. This Cilantro Lime Chicken is a great example of a dish that is as simple as it is nutritious. In only 30 minutes, your family will be beyond satisfied! Add this recipe to your repertoire and you’ll be able to whip up this dish in a pinch on busy days to come.


Image from Clean Eats for my Sweets

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Ingredients: (2 Servings)

  • 1 Lb Chicken Breasts
  • 2 Limes
  • 1 Large Handful Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 Cup Oil, Avocado Oil was originally used
  • 1/2 tsp Paprika

For detailed directions that explain how to prepare this dish, visit the blog Clean Eats For My Sweets.

This recipe was originally penned on Clean Eats For My Sweets, a haven for recipes that are taste tested and approved for a healthy family. Be sure to follow Clean Eats For My Sweets on Facebook and Pinterest.

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Banana Brown Betty: A Cozy Slow-Cooker Dessert

Don’t let winter get you in a rut with your culinary craft, whip up some Banana Brown Betty to top off a cozy day spent indoors! Slow-cookers are a great kitchen tool for those that prefer to prepare meals in advance. As a more economical option, slow-cookers are great for maintaining the moist quality needed for this dish as well as limiting the risk of burning. Patience is a virtue and this delight will definitely be worth the wait. In just two hours, your house will be full of a lovely aroma and your bowl full of some Banana Brown Betty.


Photo: Amanda / Pickles & Honey

Banana Brown Betty

Ingredients: (Serves 4)

  • 1⁄3 cup pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups cubed white bread (see Note)
  • 4 ripe bananas, peeled and chopped
  • 1⁄3 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1⁄3 cup packed light brown sugar or granulated natural sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brandy or rum or 1 teaspoon brandy or rum extract

For detailed directions that explain how to prepare this healthy sweet, visit Pickles & Honey.

Original recipe published on the blog Pickles & Honey.
Pickles & Honey has a self-proclaimed simplistic take on healthy recipes, they feature a wide range of vegan recipes that are unbelievably tasty. Connect with Amanda and follow her kitchen adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Gluten-Free Eggplant Pizza

Gluten-free diets have become a popular trend in the health and wellness world; so much so that many families have made the switch to adopt a gluten-free lifestyle. An abundance of gluten-free recipes exist, but sometimes it may be difficult to weed out those that are family-friendly. This recipe takes a classic family dish and amps it up with a gluten-free redo!


Image from Eat Good 4 Life 


Eggplant Pizza


  • 2 large eggplant, sliced 1 inch thick
  • 24 oz jar tomato sauce
  • 20 slices provolone or mozzarella cheese
  • 3-4 oz fresh cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 1/2 tsp himalayan salt
  • Pepper flakes, optional

For detailed directions that explain how to prepare this new dinnertime favorite, visit Eat Good 4 Life.

Original recipe published on the blog Eat Good 4 Life.
Miryam is a dietitian that loves eating healthy with her lovely family. Her blog,  Eat Good 4 Life hosts a collection of stellar recipes and superior advice on nutrition. Connect with Miryam and follow her healthy eating ventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Mix Up Some Love: Valentine’s Day Cookies

Love is most assuredly in the air this week as Valentine’s Day approaches! If you are looking for a healthy option to satisfy your family’s sweet tooth, this recipe fits the bill without costing too many calories. What I love about these cookies in particular is the balance of healthy ingredients and an incredible taste. This recipe calls for honey which acts as a natural sweetener and dark chocolate M&M’s which are full of antioxidants. Grab your sweetheart and start mixing up a batch of these adorable Valentine’s Day cookies!


Photo from Chocolate and Carrots

Valentine’s Day Cookies

Ingredients: (Makes about 30 cookies)

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup wheat germ
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Candies (I used the Valentine’s Day M&M’s)

For detailed directions that explain how to prepare this healthy sweet, visit Chocolate and Carrots.

Original recipe published on the blog Chocolate and Carrots.
This recipe was originally penned by the adorable Caroline Edwards of the blog Chocolate and Carrots. Her blog consists of recipes and musings of a new mother. Connect with Caroline and follow her adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Zucchini Lasagna: A Healthy Spin On A Dinner Time Favorite

You don’t have to be a kitchen connoisseur to love finding healthy spins on your favorite recipes. Though it may not be national lasagna day quite yet (no really, it’s celebrated on July 29th), there is always a reason to dig in to this dinner time favorite.  In this recipe, Zucchini acts as a substitute ingredient, but it shines by adding a dose of flavor and color. Feel free to choose your own adventure with the recipe’s meat sauce, vegetarians may want to skip out. Happy cooking!



Photo from Oh Sweet Basil

Zucchini Lasagna

Ingredients: (3-4 Servings)

  • 6 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 heaping cup of cottage cheese
  • 4 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 6 teaspoons parmesan cheese
  • Sauce Ingredients
    • 1 lb 60% ground chuck mixed with 40% ground brisket** optional
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 teaspoon olive oil
    • 1 red bell pepper, minced
    • 1 yellow bell pepper, minced
    • 1/2 cup onion, minced
    • 1 large clove of garlic, minced
    • 1 (6 ounce) can of tomato paste
    • 2 (15 ounce) cans of tomato sauce
    • 1 (15 ounce) can of good quality diced tomatoes
    • 2 teaspoons basil, chopped
    • 2 teaspoons of italian seasoning
    • 3 shakes of red pepper flakes
    • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
    • salt and pepper to taste

For detailed directions that explain how to prepare this new dinnertime favorite, visit Oh Sweet Basil.

Original recipe published on the blog Oh Sweet Basil.
This recipe was originally penned by Carriann, a kitchen enthusiast and recipe developer. Her blog, Oh Sweet Basil aims to reinvent dinnertime into an unforgettable daily experience. Connect with Carriann and follow her ventures with Oh Sweet Basil on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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Perfect Paleo Puttanesca

If you’re craving a dish that’s packed full of flavor, this puttanesca sports a zesty punch. One mouthful is enough to combat bored tastebuds and keep you eager to take another bite. For those maintaining a paleo diet, this recipe falls perfectly in line with the guidelines. As an added bonus, the spiraled parsnips in this dish will act as a much healthier version of spaghetti. Eat up, enjoy, and be sure to comment below to share what you love about this recipe!


Image from Grok Grub

Paleo “Pasta” Puttanesca

Ingredients: (4 Servings)

  • 4 medium parsnips
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp red chili flakes
  • 4 anchovy fillets
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp capers
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Handful flat-leaf parsley
  • Black pepper to taste

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare this perfect Paleo Puttanesca, visit the blog Grok Grub.

Original recipe published on Grok Grub
This recipe was originally penned by Rachel, a healthy eats expert that calls San Fransisco home. She considers cooking her true passion and loves developing recipes for her blog  Grok Grub. You can connect with the food-maven on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.