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Easy Hamburger Chili

by Lisa Knapek, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] As a child, I really did not like chili. I picked out everything except the hamburger and sauce. My parents always told me to try eating it all because … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #181: Sriracha-Blackberry Chicken Wings

by Christina Ellis, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] Chicken wings always seem to be a staple around football season; however, to change up the typical barbeque chicken and to add more fruit and color to your diet … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #180: Greek Turkey Burgers

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by Alison Swenson, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] My 81-year-old grandmother says this is the best burger she has ever had. This recipe originally was supposed to have a sauce on top, but when my mom misread … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #179: Apple Crisp

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by Lisa Knapek, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] With summer coming to an end, cooler days and longer nights are upon us. The change in the season brings fall foods to the table. I have a very … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #178: Tangy Black Bean Salad

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Diana Brostow, Dietetic Intern [University of Minnesota – The Emily Program] I love this salad for so many reasons: it’s easy, it’s fast, it’s CHEAP, and it’s a fabulous meal all on its own. You can make a huge batch … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #177: Creamy Garlic Pasta with Shrimp and Vegetables

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By Amanda Chicoine, Minneapolis VA Dietetic Intern I’m always on the lookout for a creamy pasta recipe without the fat and calories of an alfredo-based creamy pasta. This recipe allows you to enjoy a similar texture and taste but is … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #176: Roasted Cauliflower

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By Nicole Beyer, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Dietetic Intern Growing up, my parents never had to tell me to eat my vegetables; vegetables were, and still are, some of my favorite foods. My all-time favorite vegetable is cauliflower. … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe # 175: Vegetable and Bean Soup

By Erin Lynch, VA Medical Center Dietetic Intern This is one of my favorite recipes. I’ve substituted so many of the vegetables in this soup, from rutabagas and turnips, to chard and spinach, and each time, it turns out wonderful. … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #174: Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

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By Rebecca Romash, University of Minnesota-The Emily Program Dietetic Intern, on rotation with Open Arms When I entered high school, my mother started her own catering company. I became very familiar with some of her first classic recipes featured on … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #173: Stuffed Bell Peppers

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By Katie Zavadil, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Dietetic Intern   This recipe seems to always be a hit – no matter the time of year or the weather conditions. Bell peppers are available in a variety of colors, … Continue reading

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