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Welcome to The Green Forks! A blog that I created to document my family’s transition into a healthier lifestyle : )

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Peachy Green Smoothie

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Dave had the whole morning off yesterday. He didn't have to go in to work until 4pm. This was a win-win for me. I was able to see him all day and spend some quality time with him while Scarlett... Read More

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

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I'm an any-time of the year sweet potato gal. They may not be in season but I still flock to them every time I walk down the produce aisle. Probably ranking them as my #1 choice vegetable. No, not probably. Definitely.... Read More

What to do with Leftover Almond Milk Pulp?

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Make Almond Pulp Cookies of course! Yesterday I shared with you How to Make Homemade Almond Milk. Today I am going to share with you the one issue I have with homemade almond milk- the leftover pulp. What a waste... Read More

How to Make Almond Milk

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Not too long ago I came into possession of a Vitamix. For months I went back and forth as to whether it was worth the expense or not, whether I would actually use it or not, or whether to bring it... Read More

Homemade Taco Seasoning

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I haven't used a store-bought taco packet in I don't know how long... long. After I realized that they had all sorts of preservative type stuff in them, along with sometimes MSG, the idea of homemade seasoning just started to... Read More

Sweet Potato Soup With Ginger, Leek and Apple

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You like that empty glass in the background here? Haha. I know. I'm creative. I've been on the search for some really great healthy recipes lately. Like recipes that just SCREAM with nutrients. Sometimes I try and play certain dishes... Read More

Enfrijoladas

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I stumbled upon this recipe one afternoon while on the search for something healthy and vegetarian to make for lunch. I am a big fan of beans so this recipe instantly appealed to me. Of course, I had no idea... Read More

Healthy Mounds Bars

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I've recently started a love affair with coconut oil. I went on a shopping spree at vitacost.com and purchased a TON of super healthy seeds, teas, powders, etc. Coconut oil was one of the many items that ended up in... Read More

Italian Vegetable Stew (Ciambotta)

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I made this stew in hopes of getting something healthful and nutritious into my diet. It tends to be quite the challenge to do that when I am constantly looking at buttery, sugary desserts and delicious dinners to make for... Read More

Pasta Salad with Balsamic Basil Vinaigrette

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I've had a severe lack of vegetables in my diet lately. Like I struggle to get in a serving a vegetables a day kind of diet. Now it's not entirely my fault. I have been doing a lot of traveling... Read More