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1 Hour Recipes

Cleaned Up Dirty Rice

Dirty Rice makes a delicious side dish. This version is much lighter in calories than the traditional Cajun version, but just as delicious.

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Fragrant Lentils with Roasted Beets, Feta and Fresh Herbs

August beets are naturally rich and sweet, loaded with hard-to-find betalains and iron. Lentils are a high-protein, high-fiber legume which cooks more quickly than any other and requires no soaking ~ perfect for summery meals. This fragrant dish makes the perfect light entrée for a hot August night. It’s deeelicious ☺

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Fresh Artichokes with Herbed Dip

Artichokes are intimidating for some people, but they are actually super-simple to prepare, as you will see. Plus cooked artichoke hearts, placing at number seven overall, are the highest ranking vegetable in The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry’s top 100 foods for total antioxidant content, so get eating!

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Nut ‘n Berry Baked Oatmeal

This baked breakfast is a warm, sweet, crunchy and earthy crowd-pleaser. There are 4 distinct layers that provide a serving of fruits, egg, whole grains and nuts in one bowl. It makes a wonderful dish to share on a cozy holiday morning.

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Orange Yam Pie

This rich, fragrant pie is not only dense and satisfying, but also quite high in fiber and protein and completely gluten-free. Most of the sweetness comes from the yams themselves rather than actual sweeteners, so choose your taters wisely. Despite their name, garnet yams are actually a variety of sweet potato rather than a true yam. They are more cylindrical in shape than traditional sweet potatoes, tapering to points on the ends, with smooth, pale orange skins and dark orange flesh. They are so sweet and creamy that they need very little additional sweetness to transform them from a savory dish to a dessert. The orange juice and touch of vanilla stevia in this recipe are perfect complements to the garnet’s natural flavor. Though you can find them year-round, their peak growing season is fall through winter. TIP: If your holiday table is grain-free, this dessert can be served as part of the meal to help your diners hit that key satiety point.

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Tamale Chili Bake

Great fall or winter dish when you're in the mood for low-fuss Mexican fare. It is high on the satisfaction scale as its loaded with protein, fiber and even a hit of good fat from the olives and the cheese, if you use it. All you need is a green side salad and dinner is served.

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