Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

People rely on indoor and outdoor grills to prepare foods all year long. Not only can menu items made on the grill taste delicious, but they also may be healthier than foods cooked via other methods. When done correctly, grilling is a versatile way to cook tasty foods relatively quickly.…
Remember ROYGBIV? This mnemonic device is how many of us learned the colors of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Nowadays I use the acronym to represent the colors of food I should be eating. March is National Nutrition Month, and “eating the colors of the…
Aside from the occasional sandwich, many people think turkey is solely for the Thanksgiving dinner table. However, turkey is much more than a holiday centerpiece. Anyone concerned about healthy eating would be wise to learn more about the health benefits of turkey and find ways to include it in their…
As we fully embrace this winter season, I find myself longing for the fresh taste of herbs from my garden to season the foods I eat. Obviously, we cannot simply slip outside and snip a sprig of thyme, oregano, or harvest a cayenne pepper so it is time for us…
Ingredients Strawberries A banana Cottage cheese A black gel icing pen Directions Take the top off a strawberry (i.e. the leaves) Slice a second slice from the top of the strawberry Slice a disc from a banana Spread one side of the banana with cottage cheese (relatively thick, as this…
Ingredients Serves: 4 1 tablespoon olive oil 12 ounces of 93 percent lean ground turkey breast 1 cup pre-chopped onion 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1 cup unsalted chicken stock 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice 11/2 ounces Beanitos chips,…
Ingredients Serves: 4-6 1 head cauliflower, cored and chopped ½ red onion, sliced 1 cup sweet potato, cubed 2 tablespoons coconut oil 2 teaspoons curry powder 1 clove garlic, minced ¼ cup chopped parsley ¼ cup chopped pecans Sea salt and pepper to taste 4-6 cups leafy greens of your…
Society as a whole is starting to pay more attention to what we are feeding our bodies and considering the idea of food as a medicine. Food sensitivities have stepped into the spotlight as more and more people are identifying the direct connection between what we are eating and how…
Ingredients Servings: One 1 tablespoon butter 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 cup red and yellow cherry (or grape) tomatoes, some halved, some left whole 1 fresh salmon fillet 1 tablespoon fresh herbs (I use thyme and oregano) 1 teaspoon capers Juice from half a lemon Coarse salt…
Ingredients 2 large zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch diagonal slices 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning (or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil and oregano) 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon dried garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste) 2 tablespoons lemon juice 1 teaspoon olive oil…
Vegetarian, Gluten free - Serves 4 Ingredients ½ cup pre-rinsed quinoa 1 cup water 3 cups (15 ounces) watermelon, diced in ½ inch cubes ½ cup crumbled feta cheese ½ cucumber, weighing 5 ounces Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette ½ cup loosely packed fresh cilantro ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice ¼…
Ingredients Serves 2 as a main dish or 4 as a side dish 3/4 to 1 pound seedless cucumber, washed and chopped into chunks 2 thin scallions, or 1 regular scallion, thinly sliced 1 large avocado, pitted and diced 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt Juice of half a lime, plus more…
Ingredients 1 head cauliflower 1 egg white 1/4 cup shredded skim mozzarella Salt Pepper Olive oil Directions Boil cauliflower until soft, process/mash until it becomes rice-like. Squeeze liquid out. Add salt, pepper, egg white. Add shredded mozzarella. On a baking sheet, spread olive oil to coat pan. Mold cauliflower mixture…
Ingredients 3 medium sweet potatoes 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (about 2 small) 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated 3 whole chipotle peppers, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon cumin 2 teaspoons chili powder Salt and pepper to taste…
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