Guilt-Free Holiday Treats Round Up

pumpkins for halloween

We’re always on the lookout for kid-friendly snacks that do double duty as holiday treats that are healthy and easy to make. We think we’ve found some outstanding recipes that your family will definitely want to to try this year. As with any food, holiday or not, there are a few things that don’t change…

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Dried Mushroom Brown Rice Risotto

mushroom risotto

What is risotto? It’s a creamy, satisfying, slow cooked rice dish. Here it’s made healthy by using brown rice, which is a whole grain, full of fiber. The creaminess comes from the rice’s natural starches, not the addition of a lot of fats like cream or butter. Cooked with fragrant dried mushrooms, available at the…

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Lunchtime Quinoa Protein Bites

meatballs

These easy to make and affordable bites are filling and filled with protein. You can add any veggies you’d like and they freeze and store well. Reheat them in the oven and wrap in tin foil for lunchbox surprise or serve as a healthier snack. Ingredients:1 cup of uncooked quinoa, rinsed or 2 cups cooked…

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Protein Packed Stuffed Mushrooms

stuffed champignon mushrooms

These stuffed mushrooms are meaty in texture, hearty and satisfying and make a great vegetarian main dish option. In addition to being super easy to make, they pack in the protein and calcium with walnuts and low fat ricotta or cottage cheese in the stuffing, plus a hidden green – spinach. Ingredients:4oz shelled walnuts or…

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Healthy One Pot (or Pan) Wonders

broccoli

The schedule’s getting tight and everyone comes home, well…just tired. We get it. Same goes for most of our staff here at AllStride. We promised ourselves that we are sticking to our advice and carving out that family meal time no matter what. We all decided that this week is a “one pot wonder” week…

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Blender Benders! Cool, Protein Packed Smoothies

green smoothie

Protein smoothies are the easiest way to get in a full spectrum of nutrients and vitamins with whole fruits and vegetable, and to keep yourself feeling fuller, longer! Here are  three delicious protein smoothie recipes for you to try, especially during the warmer summer months. They are easy, quick ways to feel full longer and…

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No Cook, No-Peanut, Kid-friendly Pad Thai

tofu pad thai vegetarian dish

This “no-cook” recipe is also dairy-free, gluten-free and nut-free. It’s light but really satisfying and you can use any of your favorite vegetables and get creative! Ingredients1/2 lb or about 1/2 of a 14oz package of dried rice noodles1/2 cup prepared tahini (sesame paste)2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce1/2 teaspoon tomato paste (for color)1 tablespoon…

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Egg White Bites To Go

mini quiches

 These egg white bites are so easy and quick to make on busy mornings. Bake them in lined cupcake tins for a portable, healthy and protein-filled breakfast. Ingredients: 1/2 cup egg whites (pre-packaged, liquid egg whites in the carton, or separate your own eggs)3 sliced cooked turkey bacon, crisped and chopped into small pieces1/2 cup…

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Breakfast Pizza with Unbelievable Cauliflower Crust

pizza alla bismarck

This is so easy and unbelievably delicious and you’ll be asking yourself why you didn’t try this sooner. Use this pizza crust as a healthy, “hidden” veggie. Ingredients: Cauliflower – 1 medium sized head head, rawLow-fat mozzarella cheese – 1/4 cupGarlic powder – 1/2 teaspoonItalian herbs – 1 teaspoonParmesan cheese – 1 tablespoonEgg – 1…

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Creamy Hidden Spinach Pasta

spinach fettuccine with chicken basil pesto and cream

INGREDIENTS: 8oz frozen spinach, thawed and drained 1/2 cup diced onion *Optional1/2 cup diced mushrooms *Optional 1 teaspoon granulated garlic or 2-3 3 fresh, minced garlic cloves 2oz low fat cottage cheese, can use low fat ricotta 1oz reduced fat cream cheese 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan Salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil…

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