Looking for a twist on typical tuna salad? Look no further! My version uses yogurt, herbs, and celery to create flavor and crunch without all the added fat and calories from mayonnaise. This basic recipe also works well with salmon, chicken, or hard boiled eggs. Take your lunch up a notch, your belly will thank […]

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Gazpacho is a simple, cold pureed soup made from a variety of fresh vegetables. My version has an abundance of flavor and nutrients from ingredients such as tomatoes, celery, fennel, and cumin. This gazpacho is perfect as a main dish for lunch on a hot summer day, as an appetizer for your next gathering, or […]

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It’s almost picnic season, which means sun, fun, and lots of food! Picnic Day is April 23, so this month’s Recipe Redux showcases our favorite picnic recipes. Here at CNC, we love protein-based salads. However, traditional salads are often drowning in mayonnaise, containing hundreds of unnecessary calories. To lighten it up a bit, I’ve swapped […]

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Eating a rainbow of colors is a great way to ensure you’re getting a variety of nutrients and can be fun for the whole family! This bean salad tastes great and has a ton of color and crunch. Perfect for lunchboxes or a light dinner. Peppers are chock full of vitamins C and A, as […]

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Traditional chicken salads are often drowning in mayonnaise, which contains hundreds of unnecessary calories. Instead, a few flavorful ingredients help bring out the delicious flavor so you can feel good about eating chicken salad again. This chicken is perfect for lunch or dinner and a great addition to lunchboxes everywhere! Healthy Chicken Salad Yield Serves […]

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This month’s Recipe Redux challenge is to “Beat the Heat with the Slow Cooker/Instant Pot/Pressure Cooker” – some of my favorite summertime cooking methods! I used my Instant Pot to create this Vegetable Curry – a delicious, easy meal to make midweek. Enjoy! Vegetable Curry Yield: 6 servings Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 onions, […]

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Spring is here and with that comes an array of amazing fruits and vegetables. Kicking off the season is the humble radish, one of my favorite veggies. It’s hard to beat the peppery crunch of a radish, a great addition to a variety of dishes. The typical radish is red on the outside with bright […]

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Just in time for Memorial Day, this week’s recipe round-up winner is the Buffalo Turkey Burger with Blue Cheese Yogurt. Turkey is a great source of Vitamin B3 (niacin), which supports cell growth and helps regulate metabolism. Serve this burger with the blue cheese yogurt sauce and add some vegetable sides – you’ll have high […]

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One of my favorite things is simple roasted vegetables. I’m not picky or specific about which, I love them all! And something magical happens when you roast a vegetable – fennel mellows out, carrots sweeten up, beets develop even more earthiness… I received a box from Chef’s Garden with a gorgeous variety of seasonal vegetables, […]

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This week I had the pleasure of touring an AeroFarms facility in Newark, New Jersey. Founded by a former Professor at Cornell University (Go Big Red!), AeroFarms is a non-GMO, environmentally sustainable way to grow greens locally. Their modular, vertical growing system is adaptable, turning any building into a local farm (this one used to […]

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