Food of the Week: Carrots!

This week’s featured food of the week is CARROTS! Carrots are a nutritional powerhouse packing over 400% Daily Value of vitamin A. They are also a great source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and many more essential nutrients. Carrots are an extremely versatile ingredient and can be used in a variety of different ways. We recommend buying full-sized organic carrots.  If your local grocer carries the multi-colored carrots don’t be scared to pick some up. They can be used just like their orange cousins and provide you with some different nutrients from pigments not found in normal carrots.

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Chocolate-Banana Protein Pancakes

A healthier version of your typical breakfast pancakes, these chocolate-banana protein pancakes are sure to curb your sweet craving, satisfy your hunger and give you energy to take on the day!

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Banana Cinnamon Hemp Protein Smoothie

Not only is this smoothie a DELICIOUS way to start your morning, but it is a nutritional powerhouse. Hemp protein is loaded with protein, fiber, iron, zinc, omega-3 fatty acids and all 21 amino acids!

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Roasted Honey Mustard Cauliflower

I Love cauliflower –it’s so versatile! It’s great raw in salads, sautéed in stir-fry recipes, made into pizza crust, and roasted! This sweet and savory side dish is a great addition to any meal.

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Roasted Red Pepper Balsamic Chicken

I made this chicken as a meal prep for the week! I like to use boneless skinless thighs when I meal prep because they’re not as dry as breast when you eat them cold. This chicken is SO good hot, cold, in salads, pretty much any way you eat it!

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Homemade Chili Powder Blend

Use this delicious Homemade Chili Powder in your favorite Chili recipe (obviously), on rice and beans, eggs, vegetables and in salads! Making your own spice blends is not only cheaper but healthier! This recipe contains no silicon dioxide as opposed to many store-bought spice blends.

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Herb-Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is loaded with Vitamins B6 and K and is high in calcium, zinc and magnesium. It also contains a prebiotic called inulin that promotes a healthy digestive tract. Fresh asparagus is one of the easiest vegetables to prepare. It pairs well with grilled fish or chicken.

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3-Ingredient Banana Chai Ice Cream

This guilt-free, dairy-free ice cream flavored with warm chai spices doesn’t require an ice cream maker or any fancy equipment. It also doesn’t require any patience. This recipe is the PERFECT way to almost instantly satisfy your sweet craving without feeling guilty afterward! For an added touch, make your own Homemade Chai Spice Blend using this recipe!

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