Recipes

The Beginner’s Guide To Going Vegetarian Without Getting Sick

It's understandable why many people give up meat in an effort to improve their health. Studies show that vegetarians tend to have lower rates of diabetes, obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure, and may even live longer.But earning your healthy living badge isn't as simple as ditching burgers and chicken tenders. Adhering to a vegetarian...

Fantastic Fish: Heart Healthy Salmon Salad Wrap

INGREDIENTSASIAN DRESSING: 3 tablespoons 2% plain Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium wheat-free tamari 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder cayenne, to taste SALAD: 2 cans (5 ounces each) wild salmon, drained 3 tablespoons finely chopped celery 2 tablespoons shredded carrot 2 tablespoons chopped...

Five Uses for Pumpkin Seeds

It's that time of year! The smell of fall leaves, the kid's costumes and all things pumpkin. Pumpkins are the star of the month of October. Carving pumpkins, pumpkin patches, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin candles, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread and pumpkin seeds.Typically, we squish these slimy seeds through our fingers as we gut...

3 Juicy Grilled Steak Recipes Perfect for Summer

You can serve it in tacos, on a salad, or as a main dish, which is why grilled steak is one of the most versatile summertime foods.Along with your side dishes, kabobs and skewers, and burgers, these steak recipes will round out your complete grilling menu:Vietnamese Steak SandwichesPhilly meets the Far East in this spin on the...

Healthy Recipe: Green Ginger-Peach Smoothie

When temps start to warm up, hot breakfasts can lose their appeal, which makes spring and summer the perfect time to get inventive with green smoothie recipes. A frosty, produce-packed shake is a refreshing and nutritious way to start your day, plus you'll never get bored with your breakfast since there's no end to the...

Cheat Day: Piggie Muffins With Caramelized Bacon

Bacon and #CheatDay are pretty much synonymous, no? We think so. That's why there's no better way to celebrate this weekly indulgence than with the all-around fan favorite. It seems to go with everything (dates, pizza, Brussels sprouts, you name it), so you better believe it's also a great addition to our breakfast muffins.These piggie muffins are filled with...

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies for the Win!

Breakfast cookies! Why not? These large breakfast cookies taste like carrot cake and are as hearty as a bran muffin. They include lots of nuts to stick with you for several hours.I prefer quick-cooking oats here because they disappear into the rest of the batter, but offer all of the same health benefits as...

A Gut-Healing Blueberry Protein Smoothie

Tender and nutrient dense, spinach is a mild-tasting green to sneak into your breakfast foods. Blueberries and sweet-tasting stevia will mask any slight veggie taste, making it a good option to share with family members who don't always eat their veggies.  Or for a flavor swap, use a half teaspoon almond extract in place of the cinnamon.Blueberry Protein...

All Hail the Sweet Potato: Why You Should Eat More of this Super Food

The Sweet Potato Ah yes, the sweet potato. The broccoli of root vegetables, the sweet potato eludes the diets of most people because of a poor marketing campaign.It’s terribly misunderstood, which is quite because it’s one of the healthiest tastiest foods available. Many people associate sweet potatoes with the holidays either in a candied form or whipping into...

5 Green Tea Smoothies That Wake You Up Better Than Your Favorite Brew

Green tea can provide that jolt you need to get going on tired mornings, but if it's the only thing that passes your lips before you head out the door, you'll hit an energy slump before you even put a dent in your office inbox. To stay focused and satiated, blend an antioxidant-packed tea...
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