Tag: quinoa

Inside Scoop: Hot New Foods

by in Food News, October 18, 2011
new foods
Hot new foods to look for at the grocery store.

Is your head swirling with all the newest “healthy” products you see on market shelves? I just attended the annual Food & Nutrition Conference and Expo in San Diego, California where I was able to check out several hot new items. Here are my top 7 tasty finds.

pom juice1. Lite Pom
Who doesn’t love the goodness of pomegranate juice? But many folks find juice in general to be overly sweet with too much sugar. Pom Light contains 75 calories per 8 fluid-ounce serving and 18 grams of sugar. That’s 50 percent fewer calories and almost half as much sugar than the regular version of Pom juice. Yes, light juices exist but Pom cuts down on the sugar by mixing it with water. Sound crazy? Think about this: Many folks who find juice too sweet or they want to cut down on calories mix juice with water at home. And since you’re getting less juice, the cost is cheaper too. Pom Light comes in really fun flavors like dragonfruit, black currant, blackberry, and pomegranate (the dragonfruit was particularly tasty).

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Grain Salad 5 Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, June 22, 2011
Ellie's Wheat Berry Salad
Ellie's Wheat Berry Salad

Shake up your summer sides with a new take on a wholesome classic: grain salad. Couscous, quinoa, bulgur, brown rice and wheat berries are just some of the grains widely available in markets. Give these 5 grain-filled recipes a try.

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Meet This Grain: Quinoa

by in Healthy Recipes, March 30, 2011
Scallops With Citrus Quinoa
Scallops With Citrus Quinoa/ Image Courtesy Food Network Magazine

You cook it up just like other whole grains, but this quick-cooking, nutrient-packed goodie has more protein than any other. Find out how to work some in to your weekly meals.

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Reading List: Foods of the Future, Breast Milk Cheese & Raw Food Safety

by in Food News, March 12, 2010

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In this week’s nutrition news: Soda taxes help shed pounds, how to choose the right nutrition expert and cheese made from breast milk — would you eat it?

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Spotlight Recipe: Sweet Potato Quinoa

by in Healthy Recipes, October 31, 2009

sweet potato quinoa
Make the roasted sweet potatoes the night before and store in the refrigerator for a super-easy prepartino of a nutritious, seasonal lunch.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: 4 Get-You-Going Breakfasts

by in Healthy Recipes, September 27, 2009

Katie's Breakfast Cookie
You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again — breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating it kick-starts your metabolism, improves your concentration and can even help you maintain a healthy weight.  But, yes, busy schedules mean we don’t always make the time.

Your day’s first dish doesn’t have to be elaborate — just make sure it packs a powerful punch. If you’re breakfast wary, check out four of my favorite standbys for the busy workweek.

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Top 5 Pantry Must-Haves

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, July 23, 2009

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Even with loads of fresh produce coming into season now, you still need to keep your pantry stocked with some go-to staples. In addition to standards like brown rice and whole-wheat pasta, here are some other pantry must-haves that are affordable, healthy and easy to find.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: Cooking with Quinoa

by in Healthy Recipes, July 5, 2009

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Most folks call quinoa (pronounced “keen-whah”) a grain, but it’s actually a seed — one that originated thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains. Dubbed “the gold of the Incas,” it’s treasured because of it’s nutritive value (more protein than any other grain or seed!). I love it for its yummy nutty flavor.

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Spotlight Recipes: Healthy & Delicious Grain Salads

by in Healthy Recipes, June 26, 2009

Tabbouleh
I’m not just talking about brown rice. Many lesser-known grains have been around for centuries (even millennia!) and are finding their way back into our kitchens. Quinoa, bulgur and barley are just a few I keep on hand. Here are some recipes featuring these nutritious, versatile and inexpensive grains.

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Spotlight Recipe: Katie's Mediterranean Grain Salad

by in Healthy Holidays, Healthy Recipes, June 6, 2009

Ask and ye shall receive. One of you requested my Mediterranean Grain Salad recipe. Well, here it is. This is a versatile dish — make it with couscous, wheat berries or quinoa. Or try it with a medley and reap all their whole-grain benefits.

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