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Healthy Hoppin’ John

Now that is one heck of a name, if that doesn’t catch your attention then I don’t know what would! This is a super simple, but delicious on the go. Best part is meal prep my friends. Special thanks to Lindsay Ford at Skyterra Weight Loss Spa!

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 2 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1 14-ounce can vegetable broth
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 15-ounce cans black eyed peas, rinsed
Directions
  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, bell pepper and celery. Cook until the vegetables soften, 3 to 4 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook 1 minute.
  4. Add broth, barley, thyme, lemon juice, crushed red pepper and salt; bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until the barley is done, 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and stir in black-eyed peas. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve hot.
  7. If desired serve with sautéed collard greens.


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5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups

In the spirit of all that is Merry and Bright, we are compiling our very favorite Holiday Recipes! Keep up with us all month long as we post a new recipe each week. For Caprese lovers, this appetizer is a no-brainer. With only 5 ingredients, preparation for this appetizer is easy – leaving you more time to work on the main dish! Each bite is just as fresh and delicious as the one before. Happy Cooking and Enjoy!
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5-Ingredient Caprese Phyllo Cups

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 (15-count) package mini phyllo cups
  • 15 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced or torn into small pieces
  • 4 large fresh basil leaves, torn into small pieces

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


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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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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.


WATCH NOW ON PBS –  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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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.


WATCH NOW ON PBS –  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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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” 

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

Our valuable partnerships make this show possible.  A special thanks to;

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Chef Spotlight – Jen Welper


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Jen Welper is a small town girl from southeast Minnesota with a big passion for flavorful, healthful cuisine. She loves to teach as much as she loves to cook and as the executive wellness chef at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program, her passion is to change the way people think about “healthful” cooking.  By incorporating real ingredients, volumes of vegetables, lean meats and lots of natural flavor within her recipes, she transforms the way guests think about cooking healthfully and teaches them how to prepare simple, practical meals that are bold and flavorful. Chef Jen received her culinary arts degree at Johnson & Wales University, Providence, RI.

To take a class with Chef Jen you can visit her at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

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Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Protein Balls

Happy October! In need of a pick-me-up? Get your pumpkin fix and more energy! Follow this recipe for 5-Ingredient Soft and Chewy Pumpkin Protein Balls that will knock your socks off. You’ll love the easy prep too – just mix all of your ingredients together, shape them in to balls on a cookie sheet and chill. Happy cooking and enjoy!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup quick oats
  • 1 scoop (30g) vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp smooth almond butter
  • 2 tbsp canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice

For detailed preparation instructions, you can find the original recipe on Carrots N’ Cake. Love what you taste? Follow Carrots N’ Cake on social media: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


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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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