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Turkey and Oat Burgers

September is national whole grains month! Try this healthy turkey burger mixed with oats and served on a whole wheat bun for a double whole grain rich meal! Perfect for a late summer backyard barbecue. Serve with grilled veggies or a fresh fruit salad for a complete meal.

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Ingredients:
1 cup regular oats
1 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, drained well
1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
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6 (2-oz) whole wheat sandwich buns, toasted
tomato slices, and lettuce leaves for topping Continue reading

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Black Bean Corn Salsa

A delicious salsa packed full of fresh summer vegetables! Not only served as just a dip with corn chips, but also great on top of grilled chicken or in a salad.

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Ingredients:
1 (15oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
1/2 cup chopped bell pepper
1 medium-large tomato, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
8 small green onions, chopped
1 jalapeño, chopped
3 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cumin Continue reading

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Oven Roasted Tomato Ravioli

A quick to prepare meal using ready made ravioli. Perfect for a weeknight dinner – serve with a fresh salad to make a complete meal.

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Ingredients:
1 pound cherry tomatoes
2 shallots, cut into wedges
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3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
12 oz cheese ravioli (found in the refrigerator or freezer section)
2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil Continue reading

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Balsamic Vinaigrette Marinated Grilled Vegetables

Did you know that today is National Eat Vegetables Day? Here is a delicious recipe for a veggie side dish! Pair with some grilled chicken or fish for a delicious and light meal.

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Ingredients:
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
4 garlic cloves, minced
4 plum tomatoes, halved
2 zucchini, cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
1 (1-pound) eggplant, cut crosswise into 1-inch thick slices
1 red bell pepper, cut into 8 wedges
1 onion, cut into 2-inch thick wedges
1 small bunch kale (about 8 oz)
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Black Bean & Tomato Quinoa Salad

A light and refreshing side dish to a summer meal! Great as leftovers, too. Quinoa is a whole grain packed with fiber and protein. Serve this dish with a spiced grilled fish or chicken for a perfect meal. 

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Ingredients:
2 tsp grated lime zest
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 tsp sugar
1 cup quinoa
1 (14 – 15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 medium tomatoes, diced
4 scallions, chopped
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

Serve this simple crock pot meal over polenta or pasta. Serve with some steamed vegetables for a complete meal.
This dish is great as leftovers too — can easily transform the leftovers into a soup by shredding the chicken and adding chicken broth, diced zucchini, diced carrots, and any other veggies you may have — just simmer all together until veggies are tender. 

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Ingredients:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs (or breast)
1 Tbsp olive oil
3 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped red bell pepper
6 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup tomato puree (or 2 Tbsp tomato paste)
2 Tbsp capers
1 tsp crushed red pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp black pepper
1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley Continue reading

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Tomato and Mozzarella Risotto

A fresh meatless dinner option perfect for a spring evening. Serve with a salad made with mixed vegetables for a complete meal.

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Ingredients:
3 1/4 cups vegetable broth
1 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic
1 1/4 cups uncooked Arborio rice
3/4 cup canned crushed tomatoes
2 oz chopped fresh mozzarella cheese
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups torn fresh baby spinach
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided Continue reading

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