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New Year, New Smoothies

Did you make a new year’s resolution to get in some healthier eats for your diet? Or maybe you didn’t and just love smoothies? We’ve come up with a roundup of nutritious smoothie recipes that incorporate both vegetables and fruits so that you can get in your vitamins and fiber to start off 2020 right. And you don’t have to just reserve smoothies for breakfast. We love drinking them, any time of the day! I Love Vegan Power Smoothie Spinach is a great green veggie to add to smoothies because it isn’t overpowering and it is chock full of iron, calcium, and magnesium. We love the addition of hemp seeds as well for some bonus protein.   Ambitious Kitchen Wellness Smoothie Turmeric root is thought to help with inflammation, while...

Hearty & Cozy Winter Recipes

It is getting colder a lot faster than we anticipated. With the temps dropping so fast, we just want to tuck into a meal that is hot and filling. A roster of hearty meals is exactly what we need to stay fueled and warm during the colder months. Check out these recipes that are perfect for now and the upcoming winter season. Mr. Food Better Baked Ziti We love a great ziti. Plus, we love the leftovers too! This ziti is chock full of cheesy goodness that will have you eating up seconds in a jiffy.   Pinch of Yum Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie With flavorful mushrooms, carrots, and gravy, you won’t miss the meat in this delicious shepherd’s pie. It has a classic mashed potato topping that is wonderfully mouthwatering.   Gimme...

Pumpkin, Much? 8 Tasty Fall Pumpkin Recipes

Do you find yourself craving pumpkin spice lattes starting in August? Then this is the post for you! From pumpkin spices to canned pumpkin, we’ve rounded up some delicious pumpkin recipes from the web. Make these for yourself, cook them up for a dinner party, or whip them up for any upcoming Thanksgiving potlucks that you might have. Inspired Taste Pumpkin Spice Latte We had to get this one out of the way first. For all of you pumpkin spice latte lovers out there, now you can make them in the convenience of your own home. It would be so cute served in a punch bowl at parties too. We definitely would not judge if you wanted to spike it up a little bit.   Bigger Bolder Baking Pumpkin...

Kale Recipes That Don’t Suck

Chilly days are coming around hardcore and if you want to keep eating fresh produce, kale is a great way to go. Considered to be a superfood, it packs a punch when it comes to giving your body nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants. This hardy vegetable will be around through the cold weather, so you’ll be able to get a lot of use out of these recipes.   Bon Appétit Kale and Ricotta Grandma Pie How can you say ‘no’ to pizza? This ricotta and kale pie topped with crushed red pepper flakes looks divine. Just be sure to massage the kale beforehand as the recipe calls for.   ChefSteps Simple Kale Salad Tossed with delicious parmesan, golden raisins, and dressing, you’ll love eating this kale salad as a main or as...

What I Eat In A Day Videos

If you’ve ever gotten suck into an endless cycle of What I Eat In A Day videos, we totally get it. If you haven’t discovered them yet, beware, you may become addicted to them. YouTube is full of a ton of these videos, some jaw-dropping, some insane, but many inspirational as well. Whenever we are looking for some inspo, whether for vegan meal plans, how to eat keto, or what a celebrity’s eating habits might entail, it seems that there’s a What I Eat In A Day out there for it. Sophia Esperanza Those abs! This former Vine personality who was known for posting gag and humor videos has reinvented herself as a vegan fitness vlogger. From filling smoothies to hearty sandwiches, this girl keeps full and...

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...