Recipes

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...

Olive oil really is the healthiest oil for frying foods, scientists find

While frying is considered a generally unsafe way to prepare food, a number of studies have demonstrated that frying can be healthy, as long as you use olive oil to do it. According to Rachel Adams, senior lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom, cooking with high heat triggers changes in oils that alter their aroma,...

6 Things You Should Know Before Trying To Lose Weight On The Whole30

Oodles of people are trying the Whole30 program these days—the 30-day clean-eating plan is built around whole foods and promises to reset your system by cutting out sugar, grains, dairy, legumes, and (gasp!) alcohol over the course of a month. While the program can help you lose weight, the Whole30 is meant to reshape your overall...

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...

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...

Buffalo and Sweet Potato Tacos

Top with cilantro, sour cream, cheese, or salsa. You can substitute ground turkey for the buffalo.INGREDIENTS1 pound ground buffalo 2 tsp taco seasoning Generous dash or two chili powder 1 lime 1 cup sweet potato (peeled and diced) 1 small onion 1 red bell pepper (diced) corn or flour tortillasDIRECTIONSWrap tortillas in...

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...

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...

ABC Detox Drink: Why Apple, Beetroot and Carrot is a Great Combination

Lately, the trend of detoxificationhas become very popular amongst health enthusiasts. Starting your day with an invigorating detox drink not only makes you feel refreshed, but also keeps you energetic all day. The ABC detox drink is the perfect choice as it has multiple health benefits due to the three most important constituents in...
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