A Fit and Flavorful Fourth of July as Featured on Arizona Midday

It’s a holiday weekend, but heavy party food can really weigh you down in the summer heat. I’ve got your Fourth of July covered with an appetizer idea, a light-but-flavorful grilled chicken dish and a cocktail with an ingredient list that doubles as dessert! Dips...
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Garlic and Smoke Homemade Microwave Popcorn Mix

Homemade microwave popcorn recipe

This popcorn mix is big on complex savory smoky taste with 4 grams of filling fiber and 6 grams of satisfying protein per serving. Plus it is low in sodium to help beat the bloat. Garlic and Smoke Popcorn Mix 3/4 cup premium popping corn 1 teaspoon...
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Creamy Rosemary-Chive Cashew Spread

Nutritious breakfast spread options are typically limited to vegan buttery spread and traditional nut butters. I am also a fan of mashing fresh avocado on toast. Here is another savory topping to add to the mix that provides you with nearly a half serving...
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Creamy Vegan White Bean Ranch Dip

Ranch dressing….what’s not to love? The complex blend of herbs, spices and salt. The acidic tang of buttermilk. Its versatility on vegetable crudités, French fries, and dare I mention bad pizza crust? But the downside: 2 tablespoons delivers 145 calories, 13% of the Daily...
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Easy Grilled Artichokes with Roasted Garlic-Dijon Puree

There are two ways of doing things in the kitchen: the restaurant chef’s way and the easy way. When I cooked at the five-star Mary Elaine’s, I was in charge of the artichokes, trimming them by the case. First I cut off all of...
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Banana Coconut Cream Bars with Almond Crust

A couple of months ago, I was trying out a gluten-free diet, which I am no longer on. I was “jonesing” for something crusty, carby and sweet, and I couldn’t get banana cream pie off my mind, so I came up with this dessert....
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Healthy Snack Recipes As Seen on Arizona Midday

Here is the information presented in clean eating expert Michelle Dudash’s healthy snack segment on Arizona Midday on March 4, 2013. Cooking Class at Loven’ the Kitchen Recipes: Red Lentil Hummus with Cumin and Sriracha Creamy Ginger-Orange Smoothie with Almond Butter California Raisin Peanut Butter Spread Scarlet-Approved Lemon Cilantro Edamame...
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Oven-Fried Onion Bloom with Tangy Dipping Sauce

If you’re like me, you love a good deep fry. I was born and raised in Wisconsin, after all, where I was no stranger to Friday fish fries and deep-fried cheese curds. I’ve enjoyed the deep-fried onion blooms found on restaurant menus across the...
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Red Lentil Hummus with Cumin and Sriracha

I’m not over exaggerating when I say that my husband and I eat hummus every. Single. Day. Usually I purchase commercially made varieties, but it just dawned on me while writing this that if I make my own batch of hummus weekly, none will...
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