Recipes

Emerson's Favorite Recipes!

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Fun Summer Meals

This list of recipes looks so refreshing. I particularly love the Summer Tomato Tonnato Salad, & the White Bean and Tuna Salad.

    High in Fiber, Side Dish

    Grilled corn is an awesome BBQ side dish for any get together. It's High in Fiber & a healthy carb. Check out the linked article for 3 different ways to grill corn on the cob for your weekend get together!

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      Protein, BBQ

      These Kebab recipes are perfect for hosting summer barbecues! Be mindful of sugar in any sauces you use, and make sure to pare it with a high fiber side.

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        High in Fiber, Meal Base

        I eat a lot of beans through out the week. They are the perfect source of Fiber and Protein and SO GOOD FOR YOU! Serious Eats has created this list of 35 awesome bean recipes. Let me know your favorite!

          Chickpea Salad

          Protein, High Fiber, Meal Base

          Ingredients⁠⁠

          ½ cup plain full-fat Greek yogurt⁠⁠

          3 tablespoons mayonnaise⁠⁠

          2 tablespoons lemon juice⁠⁠

          1 ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard⁠⁠

          1 teaspoon salt⁠⁠

          ½ teaspoon black pepper⁠⁠

          2 teaspoons minced fresh dill⁠⁠

          1 tablespoon parsley⁠⁠

          3 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, rinsed⁠⁠

          1 cup finely diced celery (about 3 stalks)⁠⁠

          optional ½ cup thinly sliced scallions, white and green parts (2 to 3 scallions)⁠⁠

          Directions⁠⁠

          • In a small bowl whisk together yogurt, mayo, lemon juice, mustard, salt, pepper, dill & parsley.⁠⁠

          • Mash a little bit of the chickpeas, but not all the way. Add celery, and the optional scallions.⁠⁠

          • Pour the dressing mixture on top of the chickpea mixture and toss. Top with any additional seasoning you'd like, and let sit for 30 minutes at room temp before serving.⁠⁠

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            Protein, Meal Base

            These easy little "crab cakes" are so delicious! I usually sub the Panko bread crumbs for homemade crumbs from a couple pieces of Ezekiel toast. Served on top of a bed of my favorite leafy greens, these little cakes are always a hit when I serve them up.

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              Protein, Meal Base

              This pork recipe is a go to staple at our household. Slow cooked pork that just falls off the bone. I use the chicken stock instead of the coke, but other than that, this recipe is prefect!

                Sides, Fiber, Meal Base

                Broccoli is one of my go to veggies, it's so versatile and I don't ever seem to get sick of it. But for those who might struggle with the plane old steamed broccoli, this listicle from Serious Eats helps us out. 

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                  Appetizer, BBQ

                  I love to host BBQ's & get togethers. These figs make a deliciously sweet and savory starter. Switch things up at your next BBQ with this yummy healthy snack.

                    Joshua Bousel

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                    Sides, Meal Base, High Fiber

                    I LOVE beans as a base for any meal, but this recipe lets my pressure cooker do all the work for a fast and easy staple like refried beans. I'll use this as my main base, and top it with cheese or sour cream for added fat and extra protein.

                      Chicken, Protein, Dinner

                      I love this recipe so much! I skip the rice & naan and serve this curry over a bed of my favorite veggies. I also leave out sugar in this recipe, & for American's, it's Tomato Puree that you're looking for. 

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                        Side, Appetizer, Vegetables

                        I don’t make the “cream” sauce on the recipe, instead either use a pre-made blue-cheese or ranch dressing. Or, my favorite: full-fat, plain Greek Yogurt, mixed with fresh blue cheese crumbles! 

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                          Artichokes

                          Side, Appetizer, Vegetables

                          One of my ALL TIME FAVORITE summer veggies. It makes a great appetizer or side dish to any meal. 

                          I don't make the sauce in this recipe, I instead use just plain mayo, or a light aioli for some good added fat.

                          Blake Royer

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                            Lentils!

                            Meal Base, High Fiber

                            I LOVE LENTILS! They're one of my favorite meal bases to ensure I'm getting enough fiber in my day. The best thing about them is that they're essentially you can flavor them however you like. I like to season my lentils with a chili onion crunch oil from Trader Joe's. Learn more about how to prepare lentils, and all their variants at the link below.

                            Lisa Bryan

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                              Snacks, Appetizer

                              This is one of my go to party appetizers for every occasion. From Cinco de Mayo to the Summer BBQ