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7 Fall Vegetable Recipes

  Summer veggies and fruits are on their way out to make room for fall’s top picks. You’re going to be seeing lots of pumpkins, squashes, beets, kale, arugula, and more. A bit unsure on how to cook these delightful treats? It can be a little daunting if you haven’t tackled them before, which is why you should try out these easy recipes that will have you feeling like a superstar chef. Food & Wine Roasted Carrots Using colorful carrots with the tops on makes for quite the visually stunning dish.   The Spruce Eats Acorn Squash with Glaze After cutting and de-seeding the squash, all you have to do is glaze it and pop it into the oven. The touch of sweetness will feel very comforting.   Bon Appétit Avocado-Tomatillo Salsa Verde From...

7 Healthy & Delicious Bring to Work Lunches

  Eating out can add up every month. Not only that, but it’s much easier to stray and get pizza and cookies over something healthy if you don’t pack your own lunch for work. Check out these delicious and nutritious meals that are perfect for eating cold or heating up quickly in the break room microwave. As a matter of fact, they’re so tasty that you’ll look forward to eating your packed lunch over anyone’s pizza and cookies at the office! Ambitious Kitchen The Best Healthy Turkey Chili Not only is this turkey chili filling and flavorful, but we suggest ladling it over a grain like white rice or brown rice to get in some carbs for energy.   Food Network Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos Burritos are perfect for...

1 Protein, 5 Dishes

Lots of people are meal prepping now to eat healthier, but it gets to a point where it can get boring eating the same thing every day. Then once you get tired of eating one thing, it’s much easier to get sidetracked and order take out or eat something you shouldn’t be. If you find yourself in that boat, then this is the post for you! One thing that we find that works well for us is to simply make the protein for the meal, and use that protein in a variety of dishes. It will still save you on cooking time since the protein is made already, but you can to eat it many different ways and change to fit your cravings at the...

What to Do With Overripe Bananas

At Healthy Smart Living, we hate wasting food. That’s why when we’ve let our bananas ripen a bit too much, whether due to not being home or plain forgetfulness, we still want to put them to good use. Check out these tasty overripe banana recipes that you will find yourself using over and over again. Chasing James Beard Banana-Mango Nice Cream Nice cream is an ice cream made with a frozen banana base. When your bananas are getting too well done, just peel them, break them into chunks, and freeze them. Then when you want a healthy dessert that tastes amazing, blend it with frozen mango. The result is a tropical soft serve that is hard to stop eating.   The Kitchn Icebox Banana Cheesecake It’s so hot outside! That’s...

Recipe Time: Feast on These Hearty Salads

Salads are one of our favorite things to eat right now. Vegetables and fruits are plentiful during the warmer months and their flavor is fantastic and bright. Add on nutritious and delicious additions like chicken, beans, cheese, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and more for a complete meal. They all also make for great dishes to serve at barbecue and potlucks. Try out one of the below recipes for any of your salad cravings and check out this adorable Instagram video by Jennifer Garner with her salad fixing tips too. The New York Times Via Carota’s Insalata Verde One of the writers at The New York Times calls this the best green salad in the world. You know that kind of makes you want to try it!   Skinny Taste...

Get to Cooking: Delicious Summer Fruit Recipes

Sweet strawberries, flavorful cherries, juicy peaches, and so much more! Summer is the season to really embrace fruit at its peak. While nature’s candy tastes fabulous on its own, there are a multitude of ways to enjoy them from using them to make easy ice pops or baking them in a mouthwatering cobbler. Try each of these recipes before the season is over! Bon Appétit Tomato Pie If you’ve never had a tomato pie before, you are missing out! Tomato pie is chock full of fruity (yes, it is a fruit) and cheese goodness. You may not want to share any of it, it is that good.   Jessica Gavin Fruit Popsicles Stay cool in the hot weather with flavors like peach-strawberry-yogurt, minty watermelon, and blackberry lemon. It’s a great...

In Season: Tasty Recipes with Fruit

The brighter sunshine and warmer weather means an abundance of fresh fruit! While they taste fantastic on their own and in smoothies, there are also many different ways to utilize fruit in recipes to create vibrant meals that are memorable. Whether it’s just a squeeze of lemon or using whole fruits on a plate, check out these beautiful recipes that all include fruit. Taste of Home Blackberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich We’re no strangers to mixing sweet and salty, which is why we’re on board to trying this magical concoction.   Martha Stewart Whole Grilled Fish Lemon adds lovely flavor and zest to a whole fish dish. Serve with lemon halves too so that diners can squeeze some fresh juice on if they wish to.   Real Housemoms The Best Fruit Salad With the...

Healthy Picks at Fast Food Restaurants

Can it be? Can you actually get healthy food options at fast food restaurants? Yes! It is possible. Now, if you’re out and about and need something quick or if you’re out with friends and don’t want to derail off of your diet progress, here are some dishes you should consider getting.   McDonald’s Artisan Grilled Chicken Sandwich: You’ll still get flavor with this grilled chicken breast even though it isn’t fried. It’s made with an artisan roll and has a vinaigrette dressing.   Burger King BLT Garden Fresh Salad: With only 230 calories, you won’t need to feel guilty about adding dressing to these greens.   Taco Bell Power Menu Burrito (Chicken): This hearty burrito is packed with 26 grams of protein to help get you through your day. Customize it with everything...

Delicious Smoothie Recipes Chock Full of Goodness

Drinking a smoothie just automatically makes us feel healthier. Actually, if we’re being quite honest, just carrying one in our hand and walking around with it does too. Be careful when drinking those pre-packaged concoctions or when ordering one from a smoothie bar because depending on the ingredients that are used, it may not be as healthy as it seems to be. If you have the time, it’s best to make your own or find a place that uses fresh vegetables, fruits, and juices. Here are some smoothie recipes to make or to use as inspiration. [Pro-tip: Always keep cut, frozen bananas in your freezer. A lot of recipes end up calling for them.] Yay for Food Pineapple & Kale Smoothie Kale and pineapple seem to be a...

Keto Meal & Snack Ideas

The Keto (Ketogenic) Diet has been gaining so many fans these past few years. It is a diet based around eating low carb and high fat. Even multiple celebrities like Halle Berry, LeBron James, and Tim Tebow have touted their love for Keto. And these three definitely have the bodies to show why! If you’re getting started on this plan, check out these easy Keto recipes to try out today. Plus! We’ve included some snack ideas in case you get hangry during the day or night. Skinny Taste California Spicy Crab Stuffed Avocado How incredibly creative is this recipe? It’s a play on sushi, but without the rice. Make the crab mixture ahead of time and simply cut the avocado when you are ready to serve and...