Warm Tuscan White Bean Dip

Warm Tuscan White Bean Dip


Impress your guests with this Warm Tuscan White Bean Dip with sun-dried tomatoes, savory garlic, and fresh rosemary.

Tuscan White Bean Dip

Whether it’s a holiday gathering, a party at your place or a work potluck, this dip is sure to please.

We love the combination of savory garlic and sun-dried tomatoes, the distinctive fresh rosemary, the creamy white bean puree and the silky drizzle of olive oil on top. Though we’ve never been to Tuscany, this is what we imagine we’d be noshing on along with good wine and local vegetables or homemade crusty bread. We can guarantee that this Warm Tuscan White Bean Dip will be a hit at your next special gathering!

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Another spectacular thing about this recipe is that it comes together quickly and can be prepared up to 3 days in advance. We love easy, prep-ahead recipes!

A food processor is what we suggest for making this recipe. However, a high-powered blender could do the trick, too. You may just need to scrap the sides of the blender a few extra times.

If prepared in advance, it will just need a quick reheating before serving to bring the flavors back to life. While not as “pretty” to serve it this way, a small slow cooker works great if you plan to keep this dip out for a longer period of time. Simply set it on low (or warm), get it nice and warm and let the snacking begin!

That being said, this dip is also tasty when served cold as it has a similar texture to hummus. Try it in place of mayo or mustard or as a tasty addition to your next turkey sandwich. Or just stand in front of the fridge and scoop it up with whatever veggies you have kickin’ around. No judging here.

Tuscan White Bean Dip

Serve it up with a large platter of fresh vegetables and your favorite crackers for nibbling.

We love our vegetables! Not only do they add to the aesthetics of this appetizer, but what better way to get this dip into your mouth than on a carrot stick, radish slice, bell pepper strip, etc.? We know it can be hard to sneak veggies into your diet every day, especially during the holiday season when everything is so hectic and you’re surrounded by cookies, cakes, and other less virtuous snack options. So serving an assortment of veggies with this Warm Tuscan White Bean Dip is a great way to add some color to your plate and nutrients in your body. Sure, you can absolutely go ahead and add your favorite crackers, too. We love Simple Mills and Mary’s Gone Crackers (pictured).

Tuscan White Bean Dip

Flavorful, fiber-rich, gluten-free and vegan-friendly!

Thanks to the beans, this dip is high in fiber and protein. Both the fiber and protein increase feelings of satiety meaning you’ll be less likely to go face down in the dessert tray at the end of the night! We call that a win. In addition, this recipe is also gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free making for a tasty option for your guests who are in need of something allergy-friendly or following a vegan lifestyle.

Tuscan White Bean Dip

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Warm Tuscan White Bean Dip

Whether it’s a potluck with friends or a party at your place, this dip is sure to please. We love the savory flavors of rosemary, garlic and tomatoes, the creamy white beans and the silky drizzle of olive oil on top.

  • Author: The Real Food Dietitians
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: Serves 10 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
Tuscan White Bean Dip

Ingredients

  • 2 (15 oz.) cans white cannellini or white kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 green onions – white & green parts, finely minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tsp. fresh rosemary, minced (or ½ tsp. dried rosemary)
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive or avocado oil + extra for drizzling
  • Sea salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. of olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Sauté onions until they begin to soften for about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add minced garlic and sauté for another 30-60 seconds.
  4. Stir in sun-dried tomatoes, lemon juice, white beans, 2 Tbsp. water and rosemary. Cover skillet and heat for 1-2 minutes
  5. Transfer to a food processor, add the remaining 1 Tbsp. of oil and blend just until smooth. Add hot water if needed to reach desired consistency (smooth and creamy) – about 1/4-1/2 cup.
  6. Once smooth, transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with minced green onions and a drizzle of olive oil.
  7. Serve warm with fresh vegetables, crackers or tortilla chips for dipping.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/10 recipe (~1/4 cup)
  • Calories: 105
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 240 mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 16 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 5 g

What’s your favorite party appetizer? Tell us about it — the good, the bad, the not so healthy — we just want to hear what you love in the comments.

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About Stacie Hassing

Stacie is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian from rural southern Minnesota where she and her husband reside on 5 acres with their two pups, Walter & Lucy. She’s a creator of simple and wholesome recipes, a lover of nature, a crossfitter, a seasonal runner, and she’s on a mission to inspire as many as she can live a healthier and happier life from the inside out.





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14 Must-Have Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes

14 Must-Have Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes


Celebrate National Cookie Day (or any day ending in -y, for that matter) with these 14 Must-Have Gluten-Free Cookies!

This post was created in partnership with our friends at Organic Valley. 

 

INTRO

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The Best Monster Cookies

These soft and chewy peanut butter-oatmeal cookie studded with chocolate chips and candy-coated chocolate pieces are gluten-free, made all in one bowl and truly the best!

Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free | Nut-Free Option

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Paleo Soft Batch Molasses Cookies

These Paleo Soft-Batch Ginger Molasses Cookies are sweetened ever so lightly with coconut sugar and molasses. They’re the perfect holiday treat and with only 5 grams of sugar per cookie, you could even enjoy them as part of a healthy breakfast.

Grain-Free | Dairy-Free | Nut-Free Option

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Breakfast Cookies

These nut-free, gluten-free cookies are as equally suited for breakfast as they are for a healthy after-school treat.

Gluten-Free | Vegan | Nut-Free

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Oat Cookies

Enjoying cookies for breakfast seems a bit decadent, but don’t worry. These gluten-free Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Oat Cookies are both healthy & decadent and perfect for grab-and-go.

Gluten-Free | Nut-Free | Egg-Free Option

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossoms 

We brought back an old-school holiday favorite with these Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blossoms (and made them egg-free, too)! Try to resist the urge to nibble the cookie around the edges before popping the chocolate candy kiss into your mouth…we bet you can’t do it!

Gluten-Free | Egg-Free

Better yet, dunk them into a cold glass of Organic Valley Ultra Milk and take a delicious tri rip down memory lane.

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Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies

These gluten-free, egg-free Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Cookies are made with a secret ingrdient…butternut squash! But they’re so good no one will ever know.

Gluten-Free | Egg-Free | Vegan

Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Here’s our healthier take on Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies. Made without flour, less sugar, dark chocolate chips, and natural peanut butter they’re every bit as crave-worthy as the less healthy version.

Gluten-Free | Dairy-Free

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

If you prefer the cookie dough over the baked cookies then these no-bake, chocolatey, nutty cookie dough bites are going to be your new favorite treat. Paleo & vegan-friendly and dipped in dark chocolate to make them even more incredible.

Grain-Free | Vegan | Egg-Free

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Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies

When you’re craving a little somethin’ sweet, but avoiding grains, dairy, and refined sweeteners these Paleo Almond Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies hit the spot. You can even make them egg-free and replace the almond butter with seed butter for an allergy-friendly, school-safe treat.

Grain-Free | Vegan | Dairy-Free

Paleo Lemon Poppyseed Cookies

These soft & scrumptious Paleo Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies have a pop of tartness that will keep you coming back for more and are a delightful treat when you’re craving a little something sweet.

Grain-Free | Dairy-Free | Nut-Free

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Grain-Free Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies

When ginger snap meets molasses cookie you get these grain-free, egg-free Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies that literally melt in your mouth.

Paleo | Vegan | Egg-Free

Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

When it comes to cookies, sometimes you just need to go big or go home – and that’s exactly what we’ve done with these Soft Pumpkin Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Gluten-Free | Nut-Free | Egg-Free Option

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Gluten-Free Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Tender, crisp, melt-in-your-mouth, buttery and just the right amount of lemon…That’s exactly how we’d describe these Gluten-free Lemon Shortbread Cookies.

Gluten-Free | Egg-Free | Nut-Free

Gluten-Free Russian Tea Cakes

Buttery, melt-in-your-mouth Gluten-Free Russian Tea Cakes deserve to be enjoyed with your next cup of coffee or tea! They’re also great for holiday cookie trays or cookie exchanges.

Gluten-Free | Egg-Free

Try them served with coffee and a splash of frothed Organic Valley Ultra Milk for a special treat.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed the 14 Must-Have Gluten-Free Cookie Recipes. There’s something for everyone here. If you make a recipe please tag us @therealfoodrds on social media so we can see what you’re making.

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Sheet Pan Cauliflower Fried Rice

Sheet Pan Cauliflower Fried Rice


When time isn’t on your side, this super quick and easy Sheet Pan Cauliflower Fried Rice has your back.

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Make it quick or don’t make it at all.

That’s literally the mantra running through my head right now as we’re barreling into the holiday season and I’ve got eleventy-million balls in the air between work, life and family.

Sound familiar?

Seriously though, being super busy (and truly busy, not just busy for the sake of being busy) is exhausting and it often means cutting corners more often than you’d like. Case in point: weeknight meals and meal prepping.

Neither of which is rocket science, but they do add to your overall burden when you’ve already got too much on your plate. And if you can’t make them quick you might not make it happen at all.

I’ll be the first to admit that we’ve dined out more times in the last month than we have in the past 6 months prior because, well, let’s be honest. I didn’t plan ahead. But thankfully with this Sheet Pan Cauliflower Fried Rice, I really don’t have to do all that much advance planning. A 10-minute trip through the store for some produce, a rotisserie chicken (or other leftover protein in my fridge), a few pantry staples, and I’ve got a veggie-packed dinner on the table in less time than it takes to run across town for takeout.

The super-easy sheet pan dinner that’s a win-win all around.

I already told you this Sheet Pan Cauliflower Fried Rice was quick and easy but what I didn’t tell you is how incredibly delicious it is. Like, can’t-stop-shoving-forkfuls-into-your-mouth delicious.

It’s really good and in addition to being quick and easy and meal prep-friendly, it definitely scratches that itch for greasy Chinese takeout fried rice, but does so with a healthy dose of veggies.

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So many ways to make it your own.

And it’s endlessly adaptable so you can use what you’ve got on hand. For example:

  • Substitute frozen peas and carrot for the fresh diced carrots and sliced sugar snap peas.
  • Substitute finely diced onion for the green onions.
  • Leave out the eggs for a 100% plant-based meal or side dish.
  • Add your favorite cooked protein about 5 minutes before cooking time is up – chicken, salmon, pork, shrimp, ground turkey, bacon or ham are all great options.
  • Toss in any of your favorite veggies (cut into small cubes or slices) – zucchini, broccoli, cabbage, bok choy, bell peppers. It won’t be as ‘authentic’ but then again, you’re not using real rice, so it wasn’t all that authentic to start with, right?

 

Do yourself a favor and make this Sheet Pan Cauliflower Fried Rice soon.

I guarantee it’ll make you feel like a super kitchen ninja even when time is really tight. Plus, it’s a great way to clean out the crisper as the end of the week draws near.

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Sheet Pan Cauliflower Fried Rice

  • Author: Jessica Beacom
  • Prep Time: 10 mins.
  • Cook Time: 20-23 mins.
  • Total Time: 30-33 mins.
  • Yield: Serves 4 1x
  • Cuisine: Paleo, Whole30, Dairy-Free

Ingredients

  • 4 cups riced cauliflower, uncooked (~16 ounces)
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 small carrots, peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice 
  • 1 cup sugar snap peas, thinly sliced 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. coconut aminos (may substitute 1 ½ Tbsp. tamari + 1 ½ Tbsp. water if not Whole30)
  • ½ tsp. fish sauce (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. avocado oil (may substitute olive oil or other oil of choice)
  • 1½ tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced; green and white parts divided
  • Optional: 8-12 ounces leftover cooked chicken, turkey, ham or shrimp

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375℉. Spread the riced cauliflower onto a large rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. 
  2. Add carrots, snow peas, the white part of the onions, garlic, and cooked protein (if using) to cauliflower on the pan. 
  3. In a small bowl, combine coconut aminos, fish sauce (if using), whisking to combine. Pour over veggies and ‘rice’ on the sheet pan and toss well to coat evenly. 
  4. Place pan in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. 
  5. Remove from the oven and drizzle whisked eggs over veggies and ‘rice’. Toss lightly and return pan to oven for an additional 5-8 minutes or until veggies are soft – not soggy – and egg is fully cooked.
  6. Taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed. Stir green parts of onion into the rice and serve immediately or allow the rice to cool on the counter awhile before packing it into containers with lids. Store in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: ¼ recipe
  • Calories: 148
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Sodium: 353mg
  • Fat: 8g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Protein: 7g

What’s your tried and true ‘go-to’ meal when time is tight? Share in the comments below.

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About Jessica Beacom

Jessica is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Boulder, CO with her hubby and two daughters. She’s been described as a ‘real food evangelist’ and loves sharing her knowledge with others to help them break free of the diet mentality and find their own food freedom. In her spare time she enjoys CrossFit, telemark skiing, mountain biking, teaching herself how to play the banjo and camping out under the stars.





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The Best Monster Cookies – The Real Food Dietitians

The Best Monster Cookies – The Real Food Dietitians


A soft and chewy peanut butter-oatmeal cookie studded with chocolate chips and candy-coated chocolate pieces. These Monster Cookies are gluten-free, made all in one bowl and truly the best!

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A longtime family favorite recipe.

Why I’m JUST now sharing this recipe after 4 years of this blog’s existence beats me! But lucky for you, because today is the day. These Monster Cookies have been a favorite in my family since I started making them back in high school (a long time ago). Over the years, I’ve tweaked the recipe that I first started with (likely found on allrecipes.com) several times which evolved into what I’m sharing today. My Monster Cookies are a recipe I make all year round – especially during the holidays. They come together quickly and can be made all in one bowl. All you have to do is add the ingredients to a bowl, give them a stir, transfer to a cookie sheet and bake them. In no time at all, you’ll be sinking your teeth into warm, peanut butter-y, oatmeal cookie goodness!

 

These Monster Cookies can be made peanut- or nut-free with one simple substitution.

Now if you’re looking for a cookie option that’s peanut-free, you can simply substitute almond butter or cashew butter for the peanut butter. Both of these nut butters have a neutral flavor and will work well in this recipe. If you want to make the cookies completely nut-free, you can substitute sunflower seed butter for the peanut butter. This will change the flavor of the cookies a bit, but they’ll still be totally delicious!

A close up The Best Monster Cookies studded with colored candy pieces and fresh from the oven.

 

A quick note about candy-coated chocolate pieces.

Though this post is not sponsored, I do want to give a quick and well-deserved shout-out to Little Secrets! The makers of the candy-coated chocolate pieces you see used in this recipe. If you’re looking for a dye-free, better-for-you alternative that’s similar to M&M’s, you’ll want to check them out! The chocolate pieces are made with non-GMO, Fair Trade Certified chocolate and no artificial colors (food dyes) or corn syrups. In these Monster Cookies, I like to use a combination of the Little Secrets Dark Chocolate Pieces and Little Secrets Peanut Butter Pieces. So good! You can browse and shop all of the Little Secrets products, here OR see where they’re available in a store near you here.

Overhead view of The Best Monster Cookies with a package of Little Secrets peanut butter candy-coated pieces.

Add a stash to your freezer.

A cookie stash in your freezer is always a good idea! For many reasons:

  • Something delicious to offer to a surprise (or planned) guest.
  • The perfect treat to bring to a new mom, a neighbor or a special someone “just because.”
  • Something to have on hand for those last-minute situations – a treat to bring to a holiday gathering, birthday party, work potluck, etc.
  • You just never know when you’ll have a mad craving for a cookie!

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If you plan to add a stash of these scrumptious Monster Cookies to your freezer, I recommend doubling or even tripling the recipe.

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It’s time to whip up a batch of The Best Monster Cookies! Who’s with me?

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The Best Monster Cookies

A soft and chewy peanut butter-oatmeal cookie that’s studded with chocolate chips and candy-coated chocolate pieces. These Monster Cookies are gluten-free and made all in one bowl! They’re truly the best.

  • Author: Stacie Hassing
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies 1x
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free option

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350ºF. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients except for the candy-coated pieces and chocolate chips. Stir to combine. 
  3. Once combined, fold in candy-coated chocolate pieces and chocolate chips. 
  4. With a small cookie scoop, spoon a heaping amount of dough and place on prepared baking sheets. Repeat until dough is gone. You will end up with about 18 cookies.
  5. Oil hands and press dough down to flatten slightly (about 3/4-inch thick). 
  6. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden brown. 
  7. Leave on baking sheet for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to one week. May also freezer for later.

Notes

*Substitute sunflower seed butter for nut-free

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 11 g
  • Sodium: 145 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 5 g

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About Stacie Hassing

Stacie is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian from rural southern Minnesota where she and her husband reside on 5 acres with their two pups, Walter & Lucy. She’s a creator of simple and wholesome recipes, a lover of nature, a crossfitter, a seasonal runner, and she’s on a mission to inspire as many as she can live a healthier and happier life from the inside out.





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Top 3 Supplements for Active Women

Top 3 Supplements for Active Women


Are you a woman who’s always on the go? Here are our Top 3 Supplements for Active Women to keep you going strong.

This post was created in partnership with our friends at New Chapter.

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You give, give, give and go, go, go. 

That sounds like just about every woman I know these days. From work to home to the gym and everywhere in between, you’re giving it your all, but at the end of the day are you giving back to yourself?

I know that self-care is important and that it’s something we should all be doing for ourselves regularly, but sometimes it’s hard to fit it in or allow ourselves to partake without guilt. Add to that the fact that what’s one person’s idea of “self-care” may not be another’s. And budget and time and childcare logistics – all of these things shape our ideas of what’s our preferred mode of self-care. Even if you don’t have the time or money to spend on spa days or the luxury of bubble baths without kids, you can start to think of small, healthy habits that you can do daily to support your overall health and wellness as self-care. 

For example, choosing a handful of high-quality, well-chosen supplements designed to support your active lifestyle is a small, but mighty action when it comes to caring for yourself. It’s easy to do and takes just a minute of your time each day (and doing it at the same time every day makes it easier to remember) so that when you do have the time and space to enjoy that hike with friends, a massage, or an extra yoga session followed by a pedicure, you can do so rather than saying, “If only I had the energy to ____.”

Remember, self-care is not selfish. 

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You deserve to feel your best.

We’ve partnered with New Chapter to help make this small daily self-care ritual one that’s simple yet effective with our Top 3 Supplements for Active Women. I personally take just a few supplements each day to support my healthy, active lifestyle. And while I’d love to think that my balanced, whole food-focused diet alone is enough, the fact is that as a mom, wife, business owner, content creator, and sport and exercise enthusiast, it’s probably not enough, which is why I’m sharing the three supplements I personally use to “fill in the gaps” when my diet isn’t enough. 

Why New Chapter®?

Great question. We choose New Chapter supplements because they’re a pioneering vitamin and supplement company from Vermont with Certified B Corp designation, so we know they’re as invested in their products as they are in the social and physical environment. 

In addition to working for social change, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose, their goal is to support your ever-changing self-care journey with vitamins, supplements, and herbs designed with purpose and precision and grounded in proven science to provide you with superior supplemental nutrition that actually works.

Their supplements are formulated using Non-GMO, organic fruits and vegetables and other whole foods, and they are fermented with whole foods to improve their absorption.

 

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Here are our Top 3 Supplements for Active Women

You don’t have to be an elite athlete to have a focus on supplements that support your performance and recovery. Every healthy woman who’s active and enjoys moving with the intent of improving her health can benefit from these top 3 supplements for active women, which are formulated with your health in mind and for your specific needs.

 

Multivitamin

When convenience and ease matter, Every Woman’s One Daily Multivitamin or Every Woman’s One Daily 40+ Multivitamin makes it easy to “fill in the gaps” with nutrients for immune*, beauty*, and energy support* with just one gentle-on-the-stomach tablet a day. Made with whole-food ingredients that are fermented for improved absorption, they’re scientifically proven to deliver enhanced benefits at a cellular level – so what you take is what you get. No more paying for vitamins that just get excreted.

New Chapter 40+ Every Woman's One Daily Multi and Every Woman's One Daily Multi are part of our Top 3 Supplements for Active Women.

Probiotic

Science tells us that our gut microbiome is made up of thousands of strains of bacteria and in an attempt to replicate that, many companies will try to cram as many strains as possible into one pill, but as it turns out, more isn’t always better. New Chapter Women’s Daily Probiotic is an optimally formulated probiotic supplement with clinically studied and DNA-tested strains made to deliver the benefits you want with the strains you need, while supporting vaginal and urinary tract support*, digestion and immune support*, and hormone balance*.

In addition to key probiotic bacteria strains, you’ll also find Prebiotics + Probiotics + Targeted Herbs to amplify benefits you want such as Chaste tree to help balance hormones*. 

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Active Lifestyle Support

While New Chapter Daily Workout + Recovery is not formulated for women specifically, this is one of my favorite supplements because it’s designed to help build endurance*, maintain muscle* and support pain relief after exercise*. Anyone who puts in the time in the gym, pursuing their sport of choice, or moving with intention knows that what you put in is what you get out, but sometimes we push too hard. Though it won’t cure everything that ails you and promise you’ll never be sore again, it’s another tool – along with mobility, stretching, solid nutrition and rest days – to help you continue to move well and enjoy doing so. 

New Chapter Daily Workout + Recovery is an important part of our Top 3 Supplements for Active Women.

Support to go the extra mile 

We all know that to care for others we need to first care for ourselves, but that’s sometimes hard to do when our plates are so full. Taking just a few minutes each day to do something for yourself – whether that’s a walk, a workout, coffee with a friend, or reading a book – can go a long way toward preventing burnout. 

Supplementing smartly with these Top 3 Supplements for Active Women is a great addition to your daily self-care acts and one that’s easy to do.

Where to find New Chapter vitamins

You can find New Chapter vitamins in stores and online from your favorite retailers including: 

  • Whole Foods
  • CVS
  • Amazon
  • Thrive Market
  • Local health food stores

 

Tell us, what self-care acts are non-negotiable for you? We’d love to hear what keeps you going strong – share in the comments below. 

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

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About Jessica Beacom

Jessica is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Boulder, CO with her hubby and two daughters. She’s been described as a ‘real food evangelist’ and loves sharing her knowledge with others to help them break free of the diet mentality and find their own food freedom. In her spare time she enjoys CrossFit, telemark skiing, mountain biking, teaching herself how to play the banjo and camping out under the stars.





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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Apple Bake

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Apple Bake


This Cinnamon Sweet Potato Apple Bake is a perfect addition to your real food table this time of year. 

Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato Bake

A simple side dish made with less than 5 ingredients.

Eating real food doesn’t have to be complicated or require hours upon hours in the kitchen. Consuming a real food diet can be done in a simple, delicious and sustainable way, and it’s our goal to teach you just that. This Cinnamon Sweet Potato Apple Bake can be prepped and in the oven in less than 10 minutes. You can use the time it’s in the oven to prepare the rest of the meal you’re serving and you may even have enough time to clean the kitchen or hang out with your family. As a new mom and much less time for cooking, I’m on a mission to continue to share real food recipes that are made with less than 10 ingredients and don’t require a lot of time.

Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato Bake

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Apple Bake is perfect for your holiday table OR could make a great addition to easy weeknight meals.

Just because this recipe is incredibly simple to make, doesn’t mean it can’t belong on a holiday menu. In fact, this side dish will make the perfect addition to your holiday menu. It will bring ease to your day and add flavor to your meal. Just imagine it served up with a big ol’ roasted turkey, Roasted Brussels with Feta and Cranberries, Massaged Kale Salad and Slow Cooker Mulled Wine. OK, I just inspired myself to make that meal for the upcoming holidays!

I also like to serve Cinnamon Sweet Potato Apple Bake as part of a quick weeknight meal. It makes for a tasty side dish that can be paired with a choice of protein such as pork tenderloin or baked chicken thighs and a veggie of your choosing – perhaps steamed green beans or roasted Brussels. If you have leftovers, you can even enjoy those for breakfast along with a couple of our Turkey Apple Sausage Patties.

Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato Bake

No need to add sugar – this recipe is Whole30-friendly!

This recipe has absolutely no added sweeteners. The apples are sweet enough, my friend! Because there are no added sugars, this recipe is also Whole30-friendly!

But whether you’re doing a Whole30 or not, this recipe is one you want to try and one your entire family will love. Additionally, it provides a good source of soluble fiber and is rich in vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients!

If you’re not in search of a no-added-sugar recipe and would like to add a touch of maple syrup, you absolutely can. The maple adds such a delicious flavor especially in addition to the chopped pecans, which are also optional.

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Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato Bake

What kind of apples should you use in this recipe?

Great question! Apples come in several different varieties – different colors, textures, sweetness, and overall taste. Some are better for baking and some are better for eating. Because there are no added sweeteners in this recipe, Cinnamon Sweet Potato Apple Bake is made best with a sweet, crisp apple. Pink Lady, Honey Crisp, Gala and Fuji all work great! Apples are best to be purchased organically and that’s because of the high amounts of pesticide residue on conventionally grown apples.

It’s time to gather the ingredients and get this Cinnamon Sweet Potato Apple Bake in the oven.

Bonus: It will make your home smell AMAZINGLY “fall-like!”

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Cinnamon Sweet Potato Apple Bake

A perfect fall side dish for your real food table.

  • Author: The Real Food Dietitians
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
Cinnamon Apple Sweet Potato Bake

Ingredients

  • 2 medium apples, sliced (fuji, gala or honey crisp work great)
  • 2 medium (8-9 oz. each) sweet potatoes, peeled and sliced into 1/8th-1/4-inch. rounds
  • 3 Tbsp. ghee or butter, divided (for vegan-friendly, sub coconut oil)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • Sea salt
  • Optional – 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Optional – 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375℉.
  2. In a 9×13 inch casserole dish, combine the sweet potatoes, apples, 2 Tbsp. melted ghee or butter, water, and cinnamon.
  3. Mix until apples and sweet potatoes are evenly coated.
  4. Cover with foil and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
  5. After 40 minutes, remove foil, add optional pecans, stir and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until sweet potatoes are cooked through to your liking.
  6. Remove from oven, toss or drizzle with 1 Tbsp. melted ghee or butter and dash with cinnamon and a little sea salt.
  7. Optional – Drizzle with a little maple syrup and top with additional chopped pecans.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 75 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 22 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 1 g

What’s your favorite variety of apples? Comment below!

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Photo Credit: The photos in this blog post were taken by Jess of Plays Well with Butter. 

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About Stacie Hassing

Stacie is a Licensed and Registered Dietitian from rural southern Minnesota where she and her husband reside on 5 acres with their two pups, Walter & Lucy. She’s a creator of simple and wholesome recipes, a lover of nature, a crossfitter, a seasonal runner, and she’s on a mission to inspire as many as she can live a healthier and happier life from the inside out.





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