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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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Weekly Recipe #172: No Bake Energy Bites (Peanut Free!)

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By Lauren Arneson, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Dietetic Intern It’s that time of year again and whether you’re embracing the kids’ summer vacation, learning to adjust to the hot sunny days, or trying to squeeze in more outdoor … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #171: Sweet and Spicy Guacamole

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By: Trish Price, Minneapolis VA Dietetic Intern It’s Fiesta Time! Guacamole is something I can eat all year-round. I don’t even need a fiesta to pull this delectable spread out onto the table! Some of my favorite ways to enjoy … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #170: Tuna and Bean Wrap

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By Michelle Trautz, University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview Dietetic Intern Wraps are a great way to “change-up” the typical, and sometimes boring, sandwich option. This recipe will teach you how to pack your own brown-bag tuna salad! The wrap … Continue reading

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Weekly Recipe #169: Grilled Stone Fruit Salad

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By Trish Price, Minneapolis VA Dietetic Intern With summer just around the corner, I find myself looking for any excuse to get outside and catch some Vitamin D from those warm rays of sunshine. When I say any excuse, I … Continue reading

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