Arugula, Farro and Pistachio Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Add a healthy, flavorful spin to homemade vinaigrette with convenient frozen raspberries, and then toss the dressing into this nutrient-packed salad made with arugula, pistachios, farro, goat cheese, chickpeas, avocado, carrots… and raspberries! 

Arugula, Farro and Pistachio Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette via #salad #RedRazz

In case you don’t have a ‘favorite’ go-to salad, we’re here to fill your salad void with a new recipe made with greens, grains, and a dressing featuring frozen red raspberries. It’s as flavorful as it is gorgeous! {We created this recipe in partnership with the National Processed Raspberry Council. We were compensated for our work, and all ideas are our own.}

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A Healthy and Gorgeous Green Smoothie Bowl

Energize your family’s day with this Gorgeous Green Smoothie Bowl. Made with kiwi, baby spinach (or kale!), frozen banana, and other good-for-your-family ingredients, you can serve this for breakfast or as an after-school snack.

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Scroll down for the recipe, or check out in our free download of The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook.

The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook via

We loved this recipe so much, that we chose it for the cover of our book.

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Cottage Cheese, Orange, and Pomegranate Protein Bowls – {The Recipe Redux}

Power up your your morning with this protein-packed breakfast bowl made with low-fat cottage cheese, pistachios, hemp seeds, orange slices, pomegranate arils, and coconut chips. Kid friendly? You bet it is!

Cottage Cheese, Orange and Pomegranate Protein Bowl via #protein #breakfast

I always tell my children that the best part of my day is my morning cup of coffee. Can you relate? It’s warming and gives me the jolt I need to get the day going. While my boys can’t relate (just yet), they can relate to being hungry in the morning. Heck, they’re hungry all the time. Growing kids, and all of us for that matter, should eat a nutrient-rich meal in the morning (especially protein), but more times than not, breakfast is sort of forgotten or gobbled up quickly in the form of a piece of toast or a bowl of cereal.

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Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl for a Healthy, Fiber-Rich Breakfast or Snack

Combine frozen raspberries and fresh mango with Greek yogurt and chia seeds for this colorful, healthy, and perfect-for-breakfast-or-snack smoothie bowl.

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The new 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans encourage everyone to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, limit calories from added sugar and saturated fats, and reduce sodium intake, and this Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl fits right into those recommendations.

This Frozen Raspberry & Mango Smoothie Bowl is from our newly-released book, The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook. It’s low in sodium, contains no added sugar, and it has just 1 gram of saturated fat. Each serving provides a much-needed 9 grams of dietary fiber, which can help maintain a healthy weight, reduce risk of diabetes and heart disease, and keep our digestive systems running smoothly.

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Gluten-Free Amaranth Cashew Burfi — A Dessert Makeover {Recipe Redux January Challenge}

This Amaranth Cashew Burfi treat is a healthy twist on a traditional Indian dessert. Made with amaranth, cashews, raisins, oats, ground flaxseed, honey, and cardamom, it’s easy to make, vegan, and gluten free.

Amaranth Cashew Burfi via #GlutenFree

We participate in The Recipe Redux blogger cooking challenge, and this month’s assignment was to pick a new ingredient that you’ve never used before and to create something with it. 

We worked with our intern, Lauren, on this recipe and post, and chose AMARANTH as our experimental ingredient! 

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Brighten Up Winter with this Tropical Twist Smoothie Bowl

Start your day or satisfy your afternoon snack craving with this calcium-rich Tropical Twist Smoothie Bowl made with milk, yogurt, frozen tropical fruit, and unsweetened shredded coconut.

Tropical Twist Smoothie Bowl via #milk #smoothiebowl #glutenfree

Winter has finally kicked in here in New England, so we decided to brighten things up a bit with our Tropical Twist Smoothie Bowl! We partnered with New England Dairy and Food Council to create this recipe for our new book: The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook, which you can download for free from our home page. (Add your email to the sign-up box on the home page and we’ll send you a link to the book download.)

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Easy No-Bake Snickerdoodle Date Balls for a No-Sugar-Added Holiday Dessert {Recipe Redux December Challenge}

No-Bake Snickerdoodle Date Balls are easy to make, have no added sugar, and are a healthy dessert for the holiday season or any time of year. Made with pecans, dates, cranberries, and coconut these more-ish mouthfuls are naturally sweet and guilt and gluten free!

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Most months we participate in The Recipe Redux blogger cooking challenge. To celebrate 54 months of The Redux, this month’s challenge was to grab the nearest cookbook and ReDux (make over) the recipe on page 54 or 154. We had a similar theme last year, and I reduxed a Sausage and Mushroom Breakfast Strata from Joy of Cooking

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Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl + The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook

This luscious pumpkin smoothie bowl is made with pureed pumpkin and Greek-style yogurt, so it packs a one-two nutrition punch with immune-boosting vitamin A and bone-building calcium and vitamin D.

Pretty Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl via #smoothiebowl #pumpkin #adultcoloring

We partnered with Cabot Creamery and used their 2% Greek-style yogurt to create this recipe, and we included it in our new book: The Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook: Healthy Recipes and Playful Mandala Food Designs for Kids & Adults! We were compensated for the recipe, which helped to bring the book to all of you for free 🙂

Smoothie Bowl Coloring Cookbook via #adultcoloring

Visit The Cabot Blog for the complete Pretty Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl recipe.

And to hear all about the cookbook and the recipes, tune in to Cooking with the Moms, our podcast on iTunes.

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Healthy Homemade Applesauce with Ginger and Raspberries + Lazy Latkes for Hanukkah

Celebrate Hanukkah with latkes, and top them with this naturally sweet, healthy homemade applesauce made with fresh ginger and raspberries.

Apple, Ginger Raspberry Sauce via #applesauce #healthy #hanukkah

One cup of frozen raspberries has a whopping 9 grams of fiber, and one medium apple (with the skin) has about 4.5 grams. So much good nutrition in just a few small bites!

Apple, Ginger Raspberry Sauce via #applesauce #healthy #hanukkah

The traditional toppings for latkes in my house are plain Greek yogurt (we prefer it to sour cream) and applesauce — preferably homemade.

Apple, Ginger Raspberry Sauce via #applesauce #healthy #hanukkah

But for this applesauce recipe, I decided to add a less-than-traditional twist by cooking the apples with fresh ginger, honey, and fiber-rich frozen raspberries.

Apple, Ginger Raspberry Sauce via #applesauce #healthy #hanukkah

I love recipes with simple ingredients, easy directions, and flexibility. When the applesauce is cooked, you can blend it up for a smooth sauce or mash with a fork or potato masher for a chunkier option.

Apple, Ginger Raspberry Sauce
Whether it's Hanukkah or any other time of the year, this simple applesauce can be served with latkes or as a side dish for roasted chicken or even a burger! Applesauce is kid friendly, and it's has always been one of the easiest ways to get more fruit into my family's diet.
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4 to 6
  • 3 medium-size apples, cut into ½-inch pieces (4 to 5 cups)
  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1½ teaspoons fresh chopped ginger
  • 2 pinches kosher salt
  1. Place the apples, raspberries, water, honey, ginger, and salt in a medium pot and stir to combine. Place over medium-high heat, cover, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and cook at a low boil, covered, until the apples are very tender, about 25 minutes. Stir occasionally. Let cool about 20 minutes.
  2. Place the cooked fruit in a blender and blend until smooth and the peels are incorporated. (If you don’t have a blender and plan to mash the fruit with a fork or potato masher, you may want to slice off the peels first before cooking for a nice, smooth texture.)

I make latkes once a year at Hanukkah. To be honest, they’re not my favorite thing to make, but they are one of my favorites things to eat. Latkes are time consuming (and messy!), so this year, I found the ultimate Hanukkah hack that I simply couldn’t resist. (Thank you, Suzanne.)

Apple, Ginger and Raspberry Sauce

Even though I cooked up these Baby Cakes instead of shredding potatoes and turning them into luscious latkes, I did overachieve with the applesauce! Yes, I’m feeling a little bit of Jewish guilt over the latke hack, but I think the applesauce more than makes up for it 🙂

Another hack that caught my eye this Hanukkah season is a recipe for Tater Tot Latkes, which I saw over at Mashable.

What’s your favorite way to make applesauce? Do you have a Hanukkah hack you want to share?

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