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    Vegan Scalloped Potatoes!

    Vegan Scalloped Potatoes!

    Vegan Scalloped potatoes!  These are Ah-Mazing and Delicious! Usually, scalloped potatoes and the world "healthy" aren't in the same sentence!  But these are dairy free and only nutrient-dense whole...

    Ginger Carrot Soup

    Ginger Carrot Soup

    Ginger carrot soup is easy and delicious.  Cheap too! This is a great seasonal soup for these cooler fall nights and SO easy! It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and anti-oxidants....

    Wild Rice Stuffing

    Wild Rice Stuffing

    Looking for a healthier alternative to the classic Thanksgiving stuffing? Look no further! This recipe does take some time but is so worth it! It's both lighter and more nutritious than the classic,...

    The Easiest Raw Beet and Carrot Slaw

    The Easiest Raw Beet and Carrot Slaw

    Need a last minute side to bring to Thanksgiving or Christmas? Look no further! No cooking required here! Both carrots and beets are in season and both ingredients are anti-oxidant rich and support...

    Apple-Cranberry Grain-Free Stuffing

    Apple-Cranberry Grain-Free Stuffing

    Apple cranberry stuffing for Thanksgiving, or any fall day you want to nourish your cells! Can you believe it's that time of year already?? This apple-cranberry combo is perfect for the holiday...

    Tomato Basil Zucchini Noodles

    Tomato Basil Zucchini Noodles

    I love zucchini but if you're getting as much of it in your garden as I am, you may be looking for ways to use it up! Look no further- this is a one pot meal you can make in under 30 minutes....

    Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

    Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

    Zucchini noodles are so popular for a lot of reasons right now.  Paleo folks love them because they are grain-free and low-carb. I love them because I have a personal goal to eat as many servings of...

    Lemon and Herb Potato Salad

    Lemon and Herb Potato Salad

    I love this lightened up version of potato salad. I use organic Yukon Gold potatoes as they are creamy and moist, and don't require a lot of dressing and/or liquid like potato salad usually does.  ...

    Tracy’s Killer Mango Salsa

    Tracy’s Killer Mango Salsa

    This is an easy recipe.  And your taste buds will go CRAZY.   It's 100% Johny approved. And I found myself eating it straight out of the bowl when I was done! I've been on a mission to eat more...

    Quick Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

    Quick Cauliflower Fried “Rice”

    Here's another twist on a classic Chinese take-out favorite. Instead of rice it uses cauliflower "rice" to give it the same texture as rice but more health benefits. Cauliflower is loaded with...

    Roasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon

    Roasted Butternut Squash with Cinnamon

    Butternut squash is another fall favorite of mine. It's great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium and fiber. This versatile vegetable is great in soups, as a side, mashed, roasted, or stuffed....

    Pumpkin Dip

    Pumpkin Dip

    The perfect recipe for fall or the holidays! Enjoy this dip with veggies, gluten free crackers, or any other fun ideas you have! It's easy to make and delicious as a stand alone snack or side dish!...

    Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

    A simple weeknight dinner or make ahead lunch for the fall- enjoy! Ingredients: 4 sweet potatoes (scrubbed/washed) 1/2 a red onion, chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, diced 1/2 a red apple, diced 1/2 cup...

    Mashed Parsnips

    Mashed Parsnips

    I made these for lunch the other day and thought they would be a great substitution for mashed potatoes on Thanksgiving. Definitely cook them until very tender though, I think I strained them too...

    Cranberry Sauce

    Cranberry Sauce

     Here's another Thanksgiving classic! See my post on Apple-Cranberry Stuffing too! This recipe is great because there's no added sugar like most cranberry sauce recipes. There is honey in it but you...

    Creamy Tahini Broccoli

    Creamy Tahini Broccoli

    I love recipes with less than 5 ingredients! It makes cooking good food fun and easy! This recipe is so good and only uses THREE ingredients! Tahini is just ground sesame seeds.  Kind of like...

    Baked Beet Chips

    Baked Beet Chips

    Beets are a favorite vegetable of ours in the summer when we can grow our own. We love them roasted, steamed, or raw grated in a salad. And occasionally juiced too! This recipe is quick and easy and...

    Green Beans with Basil Vinaigrette

    Green Beans with Basil Vinaigrette

    I've been getting a ton of both green beans and basil from my garden lately and this was a great way to use some of both! I love making homemade dressings. Red wine vinegar is a pantry must have!...

    Lentil Salad

    Lentil Salad

    This lentil salad is super easy to make. I made it last week and kept it in the fridge and ate it for lunch and served as a side all week! Lentils are a nice source of protein for those of us on...

    Summer Broccoli Salad

    Summer Broccoli Salad

    Yum! Broccoli salad is one of my favorite summer sides! Especially when the broccoli comes straight from the garden! The tricky part of making salads like this is the mayonnaise. We've all heard...

    Simple, Healthy Coleslaw

    It isn't summer if we aren't eating coleslaw right??? At the Konoske house, we LOVE eating our sulfur-containing cruciferous veggies this way.  Crunchy, creamy, a little sweet, and good for you to...

    Peas with Orange and Mint

    Peas with Orange and Mint

    I planted mint in my garden, not realizing that it would take over, so I've been searching around for great recipes using mint! This one makes a great side for any dinner. Mint is a functional food...

    Grain-Free Granola

    Grain-Free Granola

    This is great for breakfast or as a snack. You can eat it alone, serve with berries and your choice of milk, or however else you may like it! Also, feel free to add dried fruit or other ingredients...

    Apple Cider Brussel Sprouts

    Apple Cider Brussel Sprouts

    These brussel sprouts are delicious! It makes a great side with any meal!  As you probably know, brussel sprouts are one of the cruciferous vegetables and they are FABULOUSLY healthy for us!  They...

    Beet and Baby Greens Salad

    Beet and Baby Greens Salad

    This recipe is super quick and easy, especially if you already have some cooked beets on hand.  Costco has been carrying pre-cooked vacuum sealed bags - the brand is "Love Beets" I believe.  I've...

    Red Lentil and Winter Squash Bisque

    Red Lentil and Winter Squash Bisque

    This past week, The Montana Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics held their annual conference. Dietitians from across the state got together to participate in a series of continuing education...

    Amazing (for you) Artichokes!

    Amazing (for you) Artichokes!

    One of the least consumed vegetables is actually one of the most unique, nutritionally therapeutic, and nutrient-dense: the artichoke. In 2004, the USDA conducted a large scale study investigating...

    Marvelous Mushrooms

    Marvelous Mushrooms

    Mushrooms are a good source of phosphorus - thus supporting bone and tooth strength.  They also contain protein, some enzymes, and B vitamins (especially niacin). Mushrooms are also excellent...