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Wineberry Crisp 2.0, now healthified

Allergen-Free Heart-Healthier Wineberry Crisp, at Polka Dot Cottage

This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, dairy-free, low-sodium, and (even after all of that) really quite good. You can use raspberries if you can’t get wineberries.

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It’s Wineberry Season!

Wineberry Season, a roundup at Polka Dot Cottage

Wineberries grow wild in my yard, and maybe yours too, if you’re in eastern North America. It’s picking time, and I’ve got photos and a mini-roundup of recipes and information to share.

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Power bar infatuation

Making Power Bars at Polka Dot Cottage

I’m eating healthier lately: green smoothies, salads, and power bars. Let me tell you a little bit about that.

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Top o’ the Mornin’ Muffins

Green Tea Banana Muffins, at Polka Dot Cottage

Green muffins for St. Patrick’s Day, and not a drop of food coloring in sight. These suckers are super healthy.

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Green smoothies, again

Make-Ahead Green Smoothie recipe at Polka Dot Cottage

I’ve been drinking green smoothies for the last few weeks, and I don’t hate them. In fact, I really like them. I’m a convert! Check out my recipe.

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Let’s talk about meat substitutes

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What’s your favorite meatless hot dog alternative?

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Low-Salt, Low-Fat, Heart Healthy Freebies

Five (more) Low-Salt, Low-Fat, Heart-Healthy recipes from Polka Dot Cottage

Psst! Would you like a free downloadable cookbook with 5 heart-healthy recipes inside? Here, take two! They’re small :-)

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Diet food

Iced Candy Cane Green Tea

Wherein I talk about strawberry butter on toast and peppermint iced tea in a blue mason jar. But not at the same time.

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Saturday in June

Rhubarb + Strawberry Pops @lclarke522

I visited the farm, made some delicious ice pops, and took about a million photos of the process (because cooking is so much more fun when there’s a camera in one hand and a wooden spoon in the other).

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The butter dilemma

The challenges of heart-healthy meal planning when avoiding processed foods

Every year at this time, I take a look at our diet and think about reducing the amount of processed foods we consume. In some ways, the guidelines we now have to follow for a heart-healthy diet have made whole(er) foods meal-planning even more challenging.

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