Even if you aren't making your way to watch (or run!) the Boston Marathon this weekend, you can still enjoy the flavors of the region with these classic New England recipes.
Easy Classic Lobster Rolls
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Flourless Apple Cider Doughnuts with Maple Glaze
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Apple cider, especially in doughnut form, is a staple at New England bakeries. This recipe makes them a touch healthier by baking them without grains, dairy, or refined sugar. You won't miss the sugar when you taste the maple glaze on top.
Get the recipe: Flourless Apple Cider Doughnuts with Maple Glaze
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Rosemary and Garlic Roast Beef
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The only thing better than a famous North Shore roast beef sandwich is this recipe: The beef is rubbed with rosemary and garlic herbed butter before roasting for a tender cut of meat, then served with a mushroom sauce.
Get the recipe: Rosemary and Garlic Roast Beef
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Boston Cream Pie Banana Oatmeal
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Boston cream pie is somewhere between a cake, a custard, and a chocolate pie but one thing is for sure: It's incredibly decadent. Combining the classic flavors, coconut milk, vanilla protein powder, and melted dark chocolate into an oatmeal—swoon. (Not feeling the sweet stuff? Try these savory oatmeal recipes.)
Get the recipe: Boston Cream Pie Banana Oatmeal
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5-Ingredient Low-Carb Clam Chowder
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Another must-have when visiting New England is clam chowder. This version has cauliflower, clams, almond milk, and chicken broth for a low-carb (no potato!) version. Even better: It has only 228 calories per serving.
Get the recipe: 5-Ingredient Low-Carb Clam Chowder
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Blueberry Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins
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Blueberry muffins are popular fare in Maine and the baked good has made its way down the East Coast. This recipe utilizes Greek yogurt, oats, and almond milk to keep calories low and protein high (for a muffin).
Get the recipe: Blueberry Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins
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Traditional Boston Baked Beans
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It's right there in the name: When in Beantown, you must try a helping of Boston baked beans. White or navy beans are combined with molasses, dry mustard, and often bacon for the sweet and savory flavor of the classic dish.
Get the recipe: Traditional Boston Baked Beans
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A French-Canadian tourtière, or meat pie, is a nod to the descendants in many areas of Massachusetts. Ground pork, beef, vegetables, and potatoes are mixed with sage, thyme, cinnamon, cloves, and cayenne before being scooped in a pastry shell to bake. Traditionally, it's served around the holidays, but it's so good you won't mind indulging year round.
Get the recipe: French-Canadian Tourtière
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Bacon and Goat Cheese Popovers
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Popovers are classic New England fare that can be served sweet or savory, and the airy feel makes them the perfect treat for spring. This variety is filled with bacon, goat cheese, and fresh chives—chow down while enjoying all the inspiring marathon finishes.
Get the recipe: Bacon and Goat Cheese Popovers
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