How to Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes
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How to Make Perfect Mashed Potatoes

This easy mashed potato recipe will rival the Thanksgiving Turkey or Holiday Ham at your next family gathering. Light, smooth, and whipped to perfection with just a few simple ingredients makes for the perfect holiday or weeknight side dish. The centerpiece to Thanksgiving may be a turkey, however, you can expect some pushback from family…

Vegetarian Minestrone Soup [with Vegan options!]
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Vegetarian Minestrone Soup [with Vegan options!]

This classic Minestrone Soup is made vegetarian and vegan with a few simple twists. This one-pot soup is the perfect way to welcome colder weather this fall without feeling weighed down. Now grab your biggest pot and let’s get cooking! What is Minestrone Soup? Classic Minestrone Soup, developed in the 1870s out of England, is…

Crustless Pumpkin Pie with Marshmallows
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Crustless Pumpkin Pie with Marshmallows

Crustless pumpkin pie may soon become one of your favorite easy slow cooker recipes! Topped with marshmallows and a rich chocolate fudge sauce, it’s a make-ahead, gluten free Thanksgiving dessert recipe that will kick traditional pumpkin pie to the curb. I’ve always been a huge fan of using slow cookers to fix delicious food.  I think…

Low Carb Chicken Casserole with Spaghetti Squash
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Low Carb Chicken Casserole with Spaghetti Squash

This low carb chicken casserole is one of my favorite chicken dinners! Featuring juicy chicken breast, spaghetti squash, mushrooms, tomatoes, green peppers, and lots of cheese. It’s healthy comfort food that’s low carb, gluten-free, and kid-friendly! It’s an easy meal prep idea and perfect for freezer meals, too. What are casseroles? Basically, a casserole is…

Garlic Herb Oven Roasted Chicken
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Garlic Herb Oven Roasted Chicken

Oven roasted chicken with garlic and fresh herbs is one of our favorite chicken dinners! This heart-healthy recipe creates a juicy, delicious chicken dinner in under an hour! It’s classic comfort food for a Sunday supper, yet simple enough to make for a weeknight dinner. This chicken recipe is gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, and Whole30 compliant, too!…

Cold Cucumber Soup
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Cold Cucumber Soup

Cold soup can be the refreshing star at your spring brunch or summer picnics! Cold Cucumber Soup is a blender soup recipe made with cucumbers, Greek yogurt and fresh herbs. Perfect for a refreshing appetizer, healthy lunch, or meatless meal, the chilled soup is Weight Watcher’s friendly, vegetarian, low carb, and gluten-free! Ways to Serve Cold Soup Chilled soups are really versatile….

Parmesan Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Muffins
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Parmesan Asparagus Quinoa Quiche Muffins

Quiche muffins made with protein-packed quinoa, Parmesan cheese, and asparagus are delicious, fluffy egg muffins. These crustless quiche muffins are delicious for any holiday brunch or even breakfast or lunch on the go. They’re gluten-free, vegetarian, they freeze well, and they’re a Weight Watcher’s friendly breakfast, coming in at just 2 Smart Points per muffin! Protein Packed…

Homemade Strawberry-Apple Coleslaw {no mayo}
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Homemade Strawberry-Apple Coleslaw {no mayo}

Apple coleslaw is a healthier coleslaw with apples, strawberries, cabbage and dried cherries. This strawberry-apple slaw has a sweet taste, without added sugar!  What makes the strawberry-apple coleslaw dressing recipe healthier is that it’s made without mayo. Instead, this healthy side dish recipe has a fruity balsamic vinaigrette dressing! Disclosure: In exchange for writing this post, I received a free Chef’s…

Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Muffins | blender muffins recipe
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Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Muffins | blender muffins recipe

Gluten Free, Healthier, Chocolate Chip Banana Blender Muffins, recipe from ItsYummi.com

Click over to the virtual kitchen to get the recipe for gluten free, healthier, chocolate chip banana blender muffins. They’re lower in sugar, have no oil, and no refined flour! – I love these quick bread muffins, because the batter is made in a blender, so there’s less mess, and they bake up in about 15 minutes.

Vegetable Quinoa Salad
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Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Vegetable quinoa salad is packed with fresh garden vegetables, loads of protein, and a lot of flavor.  It would make a great side dish or even a stand-alone lunch.

In my combined effort to eat healthier and clean out my fridge, I put together this fresh vegetable quinoa salad. It was the perfect way to use those little bits of fresh veggies that seem to hang out in my refrigerator produce drawer until they rot.

I have to ask: Is it just me that forgets about the delicious produce hiding in my refrigerator, or does that happen to you too? I really need to sharpen my long term memory skills.
Anyway, if you’re not familiar with quinoa, allow me to fill your brain with some food fuel.

Vegetable Quinoa Salad - A delicious and healthy side dish recipe from itsyummi.com