Whole Wheat Pancakes
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by Kristina LaRue, RDN
4y ago
Whole Wheat Pancakes made with flaxseed and whole wheat flour and boast of fiber, protein and healthy fats.  We love pancakes around our house. Last night we had breakfast for dinner as I remade this classic recipe that’s been on the site since 2011. What, what. It was buried so I needed to pull it out of the archives and give it some new life. This was a recipe I’d make after running with Eric, way before we had kids.  Oh I miss those sweet running and track days for sure. Here’s a little expert from the original post for the memories…  “Got in a good track workout this morning. Alarm cloc ..read more
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30 Nutritious Snacks for Kids
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by Kristina LaRue, RDN
4y ago
This post is sponsored by CLIF Kid.  If you’re looking for nutritious snack ideas for kids, you’re in the right place. We’ve rounded up our favorite snacks that are easy to pack for school lunch boxes or on the go! Plus, get our step-by-step guide on how to choose a nutritious snack for kids and tips on how to get your kids to eat healthier snacks! “Mama, I’m hungry!” With two growing boys, I feel like I’m dishing out meals and snacks around the clock. I get one meal cleaned up and they’re on to the next. I remember this is something my mom always said too.  And if their appetite today is fo ..read more
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Stuffed Pepper Soup
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by Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD
4y ago
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUSH’S® Beans. All opinions are 100% mine. Pressure Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup is best soup to make this fall. It’s stuffed peppers in a bowl, way easier to eat, faster to prep, and everybody loves this recipe… this is a win all the way around. I must confess… today I’m picking favorites: Pressure Cooker Stuffed Pepper Soup. Ah, and now I’m craving this soup all over again. Who doesn’t love stuffed peppers? Ground beef, rice, beans, and tomatoes all stuffed into a bell pepper and baked in the oven with cheese. Well this is stuffed peppers in ..read more
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Fiesta Fattoush Salad
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by Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD
5y ago
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUSH’S® Beans. All opinions are 100% mine. Fiesta Fattoush Salad made with fried flour tortillas, BUSH’S Black Bean Fiesta, and homemade cilantro lime dressing. If you need an easy weeknight dinner packed with veggies… THIS. IS. IT! You might be wondering, “what is fattoush salad?” An authentic Lebanese fattoush salad recipe is a combo of fresh chopped veggies, lots of herbs and fried pita bread tossed in a citrus dressing. So yum, right? Yep, so much yum we gave this traditional salad a tex mex flair thanks to BUSH’S Black Bean Fiesta. How ..read more
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Instant Pot Jambalaya
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by Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD
5y ago
This post is sponsored by al fresco.  Instant Pot Jambalaya, a healthy jambalaya recipe made with brown rice, andouille chicken sausage, jumbo shrimp, chicken cutlets, lots of veggies and creole seasoning. Easy instant pot recipes are life. Instant Pot Jambalaya Recipe I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it a million times more. I LOVE MY INSTANT POT… because mom life. And when it comes to getting dinners on the table fast, the instant pot is the real MVP.  One of the reasons I love my IP so much is because I can sauté veggies right into the pot. So it builds depth and flavor, unlike the slow coo ..read more
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Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels
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by Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD
5y ago
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUSH’S® Beans. All opinions are 100% mine. Easy pinwheel recipe for kids = Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels. A veggie loaded kid–friendly lunch box recipe made with white bean hummus featuring BUSH’S Southern Style White Beans. Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels It’s back to school for us! We are doing 4 day 4s this year and Parker will be staying for “lunch bunch” several days which means, mama has to pack kid lunch boxes. My best mom self likes to plan out lunches for the boys so that they have variety, I mean it happens every so often but when it does, I m ..read more
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Mexican Chicken Rice Casserole
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by Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD
5y ago
Mexcian Chicken Rice Casserole — an easy cheesy chicken enchilada casserole recipe with chicken, rice, black beans and lots of cheese and bbq sauce.      The post Mexican Chicken Rice Casserole appeared first on Love & Zest ..read more
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Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup
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by Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD
5y ago
Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup is legit fall comfort food chili. Easy chicken enchilada soup recipe is great for meal prep and freezes well. Slow cooker friendly too!  You guys, it’s September!! Which means it’s officially soup and pumpkin season. I’ll hold off on the pumpkin a little bit but even with temps in the 90s here in Florida we are all about soup. And not just any soup…  Instant Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup This soup has all the flavors of your favorite Mexican dish. And I know how much you love your taco soup (<– that recipe is one of the most visited recipes on the L&Z ..read more
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Easy Vegetable Gumbo
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by Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD
5y ago
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUSH’S® Beans. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s end-of-summer and all the yummy summer veggies like okra are super tasty and easy to find, thus this easy vegetable gumbo recipe is a must! Easy Vegetable Gumbo Recipe Let’s call this a Louisiana gumbo recipe because it’s made with a dark French roux, okra and tomatoes and we also use Creole seasonings and BUSH’S New Orleans Style Red Beans. It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of BUSH’SⓇ Savory Beans… they add depth of flavor and keep recipes simple because seasonings are already slow cooked into ..read more
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Gluten Free Monster Cookies
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by Kristina LaRue, RD, CSSD
5y ago
Gluten Free Monster Cookies– a healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipe with m and ms… your favorite monster trail mix in flourless cookie form. Gluten Free Monster Cookies I don’t know about you but m&m cookies take me back… they were inspired by our homemade trail mix we’d take on every family vacation growing up. Pretty much every family vacation growing up was in the RV, and while some may consider this a luxury way of travel (like my dad).   I can assure you as a teen, I most certainly did not. One bathroom for all six of us, in no way was I thrilled. RVs are a lot of work too… we ..read more
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