by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, May 11, 2015
by Toby Amidor in Healthy Recipes, May 9, 2015
It’s always great to hear about studies that tout the anti-inflammatory benefits of certain foods. Step it up a notch by combining these anti-inflammatory foods into scrumptious dishes. Here are five ways to do so.
Creamy Broccoli Salad
A March 2014 study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics examined whether consumption of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli may relate to inflammation. Researchers analyzed the diets of more than 1,000 middle-aged Chinese women as part of the Shanghai Women’s Health Study and found those who ate the most cruciferous vegetables had the lowest inflammation compared with women who ate a diet with fewer of these veggies.
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, May 8, 2015
Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day more than waking Mom up with a delicious surprise. Don’t worry, we’ve got those beginner cooks covered (you too, Dad!) with these simple recipes. Read more
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, May 7, 2015
Dessert isn’t meant to be health food per se, but it can certainly have a better-for-you spin. Here are 12 decent treats that will satisfy your sweet tooth without sabotaging your diet. Read more
by Dana Angelo White in Healthy Recipes, May 6, 2015
Want a reprieve from beef and turkey? Experiment with ground chicken — an underappreciated lean protein!
Ground Chicken Nutrition
Check labels carefully, as nutrition facts for ground chicken can vary significantly depending on the ratio of white to dark meat. On average, a 3-ounce portion of raw ground chicken contains 120 calories, 6 grams of total fat, 3 grams of saturated fat and 15 grams of protein. Read more
by EA Stewart in Healthy Recipes, May 6, 2015
You may be comfortable with green veggies like spinach and kale, but how about eating a veggie from another part of the food chain? Find out why the popularity of this sea vegetable is on the rise. Read more
by McKel Hill in Healthy Recipes, May 5, 2015
Kids and adults are likely to agree: Pizza is the perfect lunch, especially when it’s healthy. Kids will dig the fun factor of picking their own muffin mix-ins and parents will love the nutrition content of this easy-to-make, protein-packed lunch. Made with traditional pizza toppings like tomatoes, olives, Italian seasoning and mozzarella cheese, these pizzas are also easy to modify based on your kids’ imaginations; let them add their favorite cheese, seasonings and vegetables. Younger kids will probably nosh on one muffin; older kids will likely want two or more. Pack ‘em up in a lunchbox, then round out the meal with a side of carrots and fresh fruit. A fruit salad of sweet strawberries, juicy oranges and tangy kiwi is a delicious ending to this kid-friendly, parent-approved healthy lunch. Read more
by Cameron Curtis in Healthy Recipes, April 29, 2015
Hooray for Cinco de Mayo, a day dedicated to indulging in food, drink, and having fun with friends and family. You’re probably planning a party with multiple rounds of margaritas, endless bowls of tortilla chips, enchiladas and all things celebrating the delicious foods of Mexico. Read more
by Emily Lee in Healthy Recipes, April 29, 2015
Consumers have been turning to store-bought coffee drinks for their caffeine fix, but with an 11-ounce store-bought Starbucks Iced Coffee + Milk clocking in at 21 grams of sugar, those store-bought blends can be unhealthy. With milk alternatives on the rise, juice brands have entered the coffee market and taken cold brew to the next level by incorporating almond or cashew milk, nuts and even chia seeds into their recipes. Even alternative milk brands like OMilk and Califia have started to play the coffee game by adding espresso or cold brew to their milk bases. But are all of these dairy-free options a healthier way to feel the buzz? Not necessarily. We took a look at a few popular brands and then made our own concoction that’s easy to whip up with a blender at home (no fancy equipment needed). Read more
by Min Kwon, MS, RD in Healthy Recipes, April 28, 2015
Skip store-bought snack bars that are often loaded with sugar and look no further than your own pantry for some from-scratch recipes. Whether you prefer a crunchy, fiber-packed granola bar or a chewier rendition loaded with protein-rich nut butter, there’s a healthy option you can make at home. Read more
Brown-bagging your lunch is friendlier on your wallet and can be better for your waistline. It also allows you to fully enjoy your lunch instead of inhaling it because the majority of your lunch hour was spent waiting in line. But there are some challenges to packing your own lunch, aren’t there?
First, you need to choose a dish that can be eaten as is or easily reheated. Then you need to do a little advanced planning and perhaps some prep. Yes, you can always turn to salads and sandwiches, but sometimes you want something a bit heartier and more satisfying. Read more