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Vegan Taco Filling

I have to admit I love Mexican food!!! Unfortunately, good Mexican food is hard to come by in Mississippi. I just have to be honest, y’all. Once a month, I try to get my taco fix at Food Truck Friday in Jackson, because those are the best tacos in the state in my opinion.

But I also cook plenty of dishes at home that are inspired by Mexican cuisine. I recently made this vegan taco filling. If you’re a true fan of Mexican food, you might be rolling your eyes right now, but I encourage you to give these a try. You won’t even know there is no meat in your taco.

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Chicken & Artichoke Bowl

What image comes to mind when you think of a salad? For many people that is iceberg lettuce with some watery tomatoes and a few cucumbers thrown in. Not a very appetizing image, is it? And this kind of salad is not satisfying or nutritious at all. No wonder, many people scrunch their nose when they hear the word salad. But let me tell you, those are the salads of the past. I want you to expand your definition of a salad and try something new.

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Egg Roll in a Bowl

As I mentioned before, bowl recipes are one of my favorites, because you throw everything together into a bowl and serve it. There is something comforting about it - just me, my bowl and a fork. LOL.
I am a big fan of this one, because I used to love egg rolls but haven’t been able to enjoy them because of my gluten sensitivity. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

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The one thing I make every week - shredded chicken

Yup, that’s right. I make shredded chicken every week. It’s so easy to make and so versatile. I can pair it with some veggies, I can throw it in a buddha bowl, or it can go on top of a salad.
Here are 2 ways to prepare it - on the stovetop or in a slow cooker. I am partial to the slow cooker version, because I can just walk away and it works with frozen chicken, too.

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Thai Turkey Burger - a new twist on an old classic

Turkey Burgers have been around for a while now. At first they were an alternative to regular beef for folks who were a little more health conscious. However, today we know that it’s not so much about the beef but rather about the quality of the meat. But don’t give up on turkey burgers quite yet. Here is a fresh, new twist you will love.

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The best glutenfree bread I have made so far

When I found out I had a problem with gluten a few years ago, I went on the hunt for a good gluten-free bread recipe. Well, you probably know that there are a gazillion gluten-free bread recipes on the web. Some were way too complicated, so I didn’t even attempt to make them. Some were total failures (it’s like I made a brick and not a loaf of fluffy bread. LOL). And some have become new go-to recipes, like this one.

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For breakfast, lunch or dinner - it's up to you!

This is one of my favorite recipes. I’m sharing it, so you can eat nutritious and delicious while at the same time taking concrete steps to reverse your prediabetes.
 
This recipe is super-versatile, too, and can be enjoyed any time of the day. The frittata is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Now that's my kind of cooking!

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Blueberry Kale Salad

I love salads that combine veggies with fruit. There is just something about a slightly sweet and salty combination that I really enjoy. Take this Blueberry Kale Salad for example. You have hearty and earthy beets and kale, together with sweet and tangy blueberries, and some pumpkin seeds for a crunchy kick. It is sugar-free and low glycemic. So if you are prediabetic or have problems with insulin resistance, give this salad a try!

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One Pan Breakfast Hash

When I was growing up, we mostly ate cereal for breakfast during the week. It was quick and easy. We would even set the table with bowls and spoons and all the cereal boxes the night before, so all we had to do was get out the milk and start eating. Did any of you do that?

Now that I read the nutrition labels, I have yet to find a cereal that I would eat on a regular basis. It's tough to find one that isn't loaded with sugar unfortunately. I have also learned of the importance of making sure you have some protein with your meals/snacks. Protein will increase your metabolism, it aids in burning calories and it will keep you full longer.

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