The Best Ham and Navy Bean Soup ~ GF, low fat & high fiber
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The Best Ham and Navy Bean Soup ~ GF, low fat & high fiber

  This is without a doubt the best ham and navy bean soup I have ever made. It is incredibly simple and our absolute favorite way to use up leftover holiday ham. Any leftover ham will work, spiral, honey, or smoked…it makes no difference. Let’s face it our bodies need fiber! One cup of navy…

Quinoa Zucchini Breakfast Cookies
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Quinoa Zucchini Breakfast Cookies

Now on the healthier side of things…here’s a new idea for a breakfast cookie, Quinoa Zucchini Breakfast Cookies. But don’t just save them for breakfast! I like to freeze them and pack them in my lunch for a mid-morning or afternoon snack. There are defrosted by the time I’m ready to eat them. These healthy…

Gluten-Free Quinoa & Oat Waffles
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Gluten-Free Quinoa & Oat Waffles

Gluten-free quinoa waffles with oats and oat bran. No added sugar or fat. This recipe has been a standby for me for over 23 years. I use these waffles for breakfast, snacks, and travel. They don’t have to be refrigerated so they pack well. They are a healthy, low-fat, high-fiber, gluten-free, plant-based waffle that I…

Banana Bread – Gluten, dairy, and egg-free options
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Banana Bread – Gluten, dairy, and egg-free options

If you like banana bread…you are going to love this recipe! This banana bread is a favorite at our house and can easily be made gluten, dairy, or egg-free. The crunch from the walnuts and the sweetness from the bananas perfectly blend with the rich buttery flavor. We worked hard to get this recipe just right….

Lentils and Rice Casserole ~ GF with a soup option
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Lentils and Rice Casserole ~ GF with a soup option

  This savory lentils and rice casserole is gluten-free, low-fat, and makes into one of my favorite soup recipes too.     I have always liked this lentil and rice combination, maybe it’s the nutmeg and bay leaf together. Vegetarians may choose to top this dish with a little cheese, vegans may want to sprinkle…

Three Cheese Manicotti ~ Meatless Monday
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Three Cheese Manicotti ~ Meatless Monday

I’m excited to share another family favorite recipe, Three Cheese Manicotti. Manicotti can be kind of a pain to make, to be quite honest, but this recipe is fairly quick and painless. I personally think not having meat in the filling makes it easier when filling the shells. It also speeds up the preparation because…

Quick Homemade Dinner Rolls ~ Gluten-free option
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Quick Homemade Dinner Rolls ~ Gluten-free option

Wow…hard to believe fresh homemade dinner rolls in 30 minutes from prep time to the table! And more great news…these have no added fat! I’ve made these with all whole wheat flour, half whole wheat & half unbleached all-purpose flour, and whole wheat pastry flour. My husband likes them best with unbleached all-purpose flour. They…

Morning Glory Muffins ~ Gluten-Free & Vegan Options
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Morning Glory Muffins ~ Gluten-Free & Vegan Options

Morning Glory Muffins are hearty, wholesome, and robust filled with apples, carrots, coconut, and pecans. They are also very good! The variety of ingredients in these muffins easily reeled me right in; all the flavors blend perfectly. I don’t know about you, but I enjoy muffins for breakfast, brunch, and snacks. This recipe makes delicious…

GF Banana, Oat & Applesauce Breakfast Cookies
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GF Banana, Oat & Applesauce Breakfast Cookies

GF Banana, Oat & Applesauce Breakfast Cookies are simple and healthy cookies you can feel good about feeding your family… and yourself!! Isn’t it nice having another option for all those extra bananas? One thing is for sure, I never seem to be lacking in my supply of overripe bananas by the end of the…

Pleasantly Pumpkin – Applesauce Muffins ~ No sugar added, low fat
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Pleasantly Pumpkin – Applesauce Muffins ~ No sugar added, low fat

Pleasantly Pumpkin – Applesauce Muffins are low-fat and sweetened only with the unsweetened applesauce and optional raisins.   Pumpkin bread was always a favorite of mine growing up. These muffins have a very nice, mild pumpkin flavor. You could always add about 1/8 tsp nutmeg and 1/2 – 1 tsp cinnamon, but I found the flavor…