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Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

This healthy holiday treat is sure to be a hit at your next party or gathering.  The dark chocolate and pomegranates serve a powerful antioxidant punch, while the nuts or seeds provide some protein and/or fiber. Happy Holidays and Enjoy!

Ingredients:
  • 7 ounces dark chocolate
  • ½ to 1 cup of pomegranate seeds
  • OPTIONAL: ½ cup of chopped almonds, pecans, walnuts, pistachios, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds

Directions:
  • Melt the dark chocolate (about two bars worth) in the microwave or a double boiler

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Green Strawberry Pancakes

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Green Strawberry Pancakes

Looking for a healthy breakfast recipe for Christmas morning?  Or really any morning?  Or breakfast for dinner? This awesome green pancake recipe is a tried and true favorite at my house, with no dyes, extra veggies, packed with protein and a sweet taste to satisfy even the pickiest eaters! We love strawberry pancakes, but you can really use any kind of fruit (raspberry, blueberry, peach, apple, etc.) that you desire.  Did I mention it's super easy to make?

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Pumpkin Apple Soup

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Pumpkin Apple Soup

It's going to be COLD out this weekend here in MA.  What better way to warm up than with a delicious cup of hot soup with fun fall flavors! This soup has a tangy flavor from the apples and richness from the pumpkin and it's packed with fiber, Vitamin A and C and other key nutrients to nourish your body!  Warm up and enjoy!

Ingredients:
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
4 cups low-sodium vegetable stock

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Berry Chocolate Trifle

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Chocolate Berry Trifle

Looking for a Thanksgiving dessert that will be light and relatively healthy, but also be a crowd pleaser? Trifles are such an easy dessert with so many variations that you can really make it your own.  My favorite is this berry chocolate trifle using a light angel food cake and vanilla pudding.  

Ingredients:
  • 2-3 cups of mixed berries of your choice (my preference is strawberries and raspberries for this)
  • Organic Angel Food Cake (either store bought or make your own)

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry and Sage

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: Turkey Meatballs with Cranberry and Sage

It’s cranberry season … yay!! Enjoy this healthy festive appetizer with Thanksgiving flavors for a teaser to the actual day. It’s packed with protein, antioxidants, tons of nutrients and big flavor … everyone will be coming back for seconds (or thirds!).

Ingredients: 
1/3 cup pine nuts
1 pound ground lean turkey
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs, soaked in 1 ounce skim milk
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/3 cup packed Swiss chard, spinach or arugula, finely chopped