Side Dishes

Favorite Bacon and Cheddar Macaroni Salad

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This macaroni salad is creamy, it has a tangy bite and it is loaded with bacon and sharp cheese. The preparation of the noodles is what sets this macaroni salad apart. The noodles are boiled, drained (not rinsed!) and while still warm, gently tossed with apple cider vinegar.

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1 c. milk
1 c. mayonnaise
2 tsp. sugar (alt. you could use brown sugar)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 black pepper
8 oz. elbow macaroni
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar (no substitutes)
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 ribs of celery, thinly sliced
1 cup small cubed sharp cheddar
1/2 pkg bacon, cut it very small, cooked and drained
1/4 cup finely diced red onion
Whisk together milk, mayo, sugar, salt and pepper. Set aside. Boil the pasta for about 13-15 minutes, until the elbow macaroni is soft. Drain and drizzle with the apple cider vinegar while still hot. (Do...
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Nutritions

Calories
148

Sodium
227mg
9% DV

Fat
6g
10% DV

Protein
6g
13% DV

Carbs
15g
5% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV

Harvest Chicken Casserole Recipe

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Cooking spray
1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ( divided )
2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
Kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper
1/2 onion ( chopped )
2 medium sweet potatoes ( peeled and cut into bite-sized cubes )
1 pound brussels sprouts ( trimmed and quartered )
2 cloves garlic ( minced )
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves ( or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves )
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup ow-sodium chicken broth ( divided )
2 cups uncooked wild rice
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup sliced almonds
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  1. Using a fine mesh sieve, rinse rice well for 1-2 minutes under cold water. Transfer rice to medium saucepan. Add 3 ½ cups water and 1 tablespoon of oil. Cover and cook over medium heat until...
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Nutritions

Calories
433

Sodium
217mg
9% DV

Fat
12g
18% DV

Protein
31g
62% DV

Carbs
49g
16% DV

Fiber
6g
24% DV