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emily's fresh kitchen, eat heal thrive, grain free chicken strips, gluten free chicken strips

Parmesan Chicken Strips

There are many people today who cannot tolerate gluten or certain grains. It can be difficult to find substitutes for favorite foods, especially for children. Having worked in school food service and having two children of my own, I know how popular chicken strips are with kids.

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Salmon Kebabs

These healthy salmon kebabs are easy to make and loaded with flavor. I love the peppery punch from the horseradish and the brightness of the lemon and chives in the marinade. The combination is delicious.

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Macadamia Nut Crusted Walleye

Walleye is a popular fish in the Great Lakes Region of North America. So much so that Minnesota designated walleye as the official state fish. Not only is it a fun fish to catch, it is delicious to eat. We are fortunate to have some good friends who are avid fishermen so we have been treated to walleye fresh from the lake.

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Emily's Fresh Kitchen, lentil bowls

Lentil and Cauliflower Rice Bowls

This is one of my all-time favorite meatless dishes. It is inspired by Mujadara, which is a Lebanese dish made of lentils, rice, and caramelized onions. In this recipe I substitute cauliflower rice for the rice and top the mixture with Lemon Garlic Tahini Sauce. It is the ultimate comfort food and perfect for enjoying on a cold winter day.

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Emily's Fresh Kitchen, eat heal thrive, beef tenderloin recipe

Make Ahead Beef Tenderloin

Roast beef tenderloin is a special occasion dish that’s perfect to serve during the holidays. It is the most tender cut of beef and always a crowd pleaser. With this recipe you can roast the meat a few hours ahead of time and store it in a cooler until you are ready to serve it.

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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Guacamole

We eat a lot of tacos at our house. All varieties—shrimp, carnitas, fish, veggie, etc. They are all delicious and everyone loves them. One of our favorites are these grilled chicken tacos with guacamole.

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Emily's Fresh Kitchen, Eat Heal Thrive, Barbecue Bacon wrapped shrimp, paleo, scd

Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Shrimp

When I was growing up, my family took a few vacations to the Gulf Coast of Florida. Many of the restaurants we went to offered barbecue bacon wrapped shrimp on their menus. It became a popular entree for members of my family to order.

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Grilled Asian Chicken Thighs

Grilled Asian Chicken Thighs are on the dinner rotation at my house year round. They are a guaranteed hit. I always make extra to add to salads or wraps for my family’s lunches the next day.

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emily's fresh kitchen, eat heal thrive, lamb, lamb lollipops, grilled lamb

Grilled Lamb Lollipops

This recipe is on repeat at our house in the summer. I fire up the grill as often as I can after our long Minnesota winters. These little lamb lollipops cook up quickly and are always a crowd pleaser.

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Avocado Burder

Avocado Burgers

These are honestly the best burgers. I have yet to meet someone who has not loved them. My mother made these often when we were growing up and they are still a favorite for everyone in my family. Be sure to use 85% or 90% lean beef. A higher fat content than that will cause the burgers to fall apart on the grill. For those of you who like more fat in your ground beef, don’t worry. The avocado adds enough fat to keep them tender and juicy. At my house, we like to eat these wrapped in lettuce with tomato. If you eat bread, they are also incredible on a toasted, buttered bun. Enjoy!

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