Tag: vegetable

Healthy Recipe Essentials: Soups

by in Healthy Recipes, March 11, 2011
Healthy Chicken Soup Recipe
Classic Chicken-Vegetable Soup

We gave you tips on mix-and-match healthy stir fries; this time we’re tackling soups. Soups are inexpensive and there are seemingly endless varieties once you learn the basic soup-making technique.  We’ll walk through the basics to get you started, and give you fun and exciting ideas to play with in the kitchen.

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Why We Love Chili

by in Healthy Recipes, Healthy Tips, Meal Makeovers, November 3, 2010
30-Minute Turkey Chili
30-Minute Turkey Chili

This classic comfort food is the perfect end to a cold day. Its versatility can make it suitable to most taste preferences and although many think it’s unhealthy, chili is really full of nutritious ingredients. But those aren’t the only reasons we love chili.

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Reading List: The Gluten-Free Hype, Massive Egg Recall and Heart-Healthy Chocolate

by in Food News, August 20, 2010

eggs

In this week’s nutrition news: Rare heirloom veggies up for auction, gulf seafood finally being thoroughly tested and the should you start a gluten-free diet?

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Reading List: Grocery Store Showdown, Detox Truths & Hershey’s New Candy

by in Food News, February 19, 2010

In this week’s nutrition news: How to detox safely, the story behind Kellogg’s tainted waffles and new reports show up to 10% of college students have high cholesterol.

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Spotlight Recipes: Soul-Warming Stews

by in Healthy Recipes, October 19, 2009

Chicken Stew
Feeling that cool-weather chill? Cozy up to warm pot of stew. For a change of pace, try chicken, lamb, beans or seafood as the main attraction. Stews contain a variety of veggies — carrots, potatoes, onions and celery — that add immunity-boosting vitamins.

Buyer Beware: "Healthy" Boosted Juice Drinks

by in Grocery Shopping, Healthy Tips, July 21, 2009

juice
My clients are always telling me about these new juice drinks they find at the supermarket. You know the ones that say they pack in multiple servings of fruits and veggies or they’ll make you smarter, lower cholesterol or even boost your immunity. Many times folks fall for the hype and start drinking 2 or 3 bottles a day (they think more is better!). But before you take a sip, find out what these bottled beverages are really made of.

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Spotlight Recipe: Vegetable Sushi Rolls

by in Healthy Recipes, June 15, 2009

Vegetable Sushi Rolls
Ever made your own sushi? If you’re a newbie, try this vegeterian, kid-friendly version. The raw fish is switched with a variety of vitamin-packed veggies — radishes, carrots, scallions, peppers and some avocado. Don’t forget about nori (sushi’s green wrapper). This traditional Japanese sea vegetable is high in fiber, potassium and vitamins A and C (both antioxidants). Sushi makes for an easy work or school lunch; I pack cucumber and avocado rolls in my first grader’s lunch box every week!

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Make It A Meatless Monday

by in Food News, Healthy Tips, May 11, 2009

Soba Noodles
Today, skip the meat course and amp up your veggie servings in honor of Meatless Monday. Don’t worry — this isn’t a campaign to make you go veg, but more a way to promote better foods that help prevent the big 4: heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. Better still, ditching meat once a week reduces your costs at the checkout.

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Spotlight Recipe: Rainbow Chopped Salad

by in Healthy Recipes, April 22, 2009

Rainbow Chopped Salad
Taste the rainbow and get your daily dose of vitamins from this chopped salad. The EatingWell recipe calls for broccoli, bell peppers, carrots and radishes, but if you find other fresh veggies at the farmers’ market or in your CSA box, toss them in instead. Top it off with two tablespoons of dressing, and you’ve got a simple starter for tonight’s Earth Day dinner.

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Healthy Debate: Frozen vs. Fresh Veggies

by in Healthy Tips, March 16, 2009


And the winner is… fresh veggies! Direct-from-the-farm fresh, if possible. But that doesn’t mean you should count out the frozen ones. There’s a time and place for them too. Find out the advantages of each and how the nutritional benefits vary.

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