Author: Mackenzie Burgess

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Fall Produce–Your Guide to the Season’s Top Picks

Ahh, fall. The air is cooler, the leaves are changing and new foods are in season.  Celebrate autumn by heading to your local market and filling your basket with these seasonal gems. Fresh fall produce is a great source of fiber, antioxidants and phytochemicals, which promote health and can be protective against disease. The variation […]

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Healthy Ramen Stir Fry

Elevate your instant ramen with this easy, 6-ingredient ramen stir fry! Simply sauté veggies of your choice, add your cooked ramen, and garnish with extras. Plus, learn about ramen noodle nutrition and better-for-you options to try. Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Mike’s Mighty Good Craft Ramen. All opinions are my own; I never […]

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Fall Charcuterie Board

Say hello to the seasonal snack platter of your dreams! This fall charcuterie board includes a mixture of fresh fruit, cheeses, crackers, nuts, and healthy mini “donuts”. Perfect for thanksgiving, family gatherings, or weekend snacking. Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by 2Betties. All opinions are my own; I never feature a brand that I […]

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Mushroom Toast

This mushroom toast recipe is the perfect savory breakfast or quick and easy lunch. Plus, all you need is 4 ingredients—including creamy avocados and flavorful caramelized mushrooms! How do you make mushroom toast? This recipe is so simple to throw together.  First, mash your avocado. I recommend scooping out the avocado with a spoon then […]

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High Protein Vegetarian Meals

Want to eat more plant-forward but worried about not getting enough protein? Read on for 10 plant-based protein sources to add to vegetarian meals. We’ve also included 60+ recipe ideas to give you inspiration! (This post is written by Cheerful Choices contributors, Corrin Coons and Sydney Coons.) Why is protein important? Protein is used for a […]

Sharp cheddar, muenster, and asiago makes for an indulgent, three cheese Homemade Breadcrumb Baked Mac and Cheese. Some simple healthy recipe swaps help reduce the fat, maintain the protein and increase the fiber content of this classic recipe.
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Three Cheese Mac and Cheese – Baked with Breadcrumbs!

Sharp cheddar, muenster, and asiago makes for an indulgent, three cheese mac and cheese. Sprinkle on homemade breadcrumbs and bake to perfection! This post was first published on May 15, 2021. It was updated on July 27, 2022. I’ve been making this homemade three cheese mac and cheese ever since I was a little girl. In my […]