Monday Meals: Healthy Oven Roasted Chickpeas

Many of us have a can of neglected chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans) in the pantry. Don’t let that delicious fiber and protein go to waste! Make yourself a quick and delicious snack that you can feel virtuous about. A bowl of hummus, the smooth and delicious mediterranian dip, …

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Monday Meals: Cauliflower for the Cauliflower Haters

Cauliflower is everywhere! You may have noticed that in the last 5 years the crunchy, white cruciferous veg has jumped from the crudités platter to the center of the entree. Its ability to masquerade as rice or mashed potatoes propelled it to fame during the low-carb craze and many adventuring chefs …

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Monday meals: Hummus Roundup!

Whether you prefer to dip your veggies in it, spread it in a sandwich or eat it straight off the spoon, hummus is satisfying, healthful and delicious. If you are buying yours pre-made from the store, you may be surprised to learn how easy it is to whip up at home. It …

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Monday Meals: Healthy Carrot Muffin

If you are looking for a quick, delicious morning meal that is more breakfast than dessert consider this wholesome handful. Carrots, walnuts and raisins provide a satisfying density. Spices give them a warm zing and whole wheat flour ups the fiber. Enjoy these muffins as a grab-and-go breakfast, after school snack, or …

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Monday Meals: Gluten Free Spinach and Feta Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Whether you are avoiding gluten or simply looking for a quick and delicious alternative to a pastry crust, the addition of sweet potato to this quiche recipe is a sweet idea. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, vital for vision, immune function, fertility and gene regulation. High in …

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Monday Meals: Grilled Lemon Chicken Salad

As the seasons change and the days warm up, many of us are craving lighter, fresher flavors. Take advantage of this urge and the sudden availability of bunches of fresh asparagus to make this bright and easy meal. The technique of grilling the lemon adds complexity, depth and a little sweetness …

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Monday Meals: Freekeh, Chickpea and Herb Salad

Ancient grains have enjoyed an explosion in popularity in the last several years. They have benefitted from an expanding curiosity about world cuisines, a growing market for gluten-free grains and an appetite for whole and “super” foods. Among the rediscovered grains is the form of wheat called freekeh. The young wheat …

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Monday Meals: Slow Cooker Beef Lettuce Wraps with Quick Pickles

Just because it’s warming up outside, this is no time to retire your slow cooker. In fact, it’s the perfect time to free yourself up from kitchen duty. Prep your meals ahead of time, let them cook all day and enjoy a walk before dinner instead of a frenzied hour …

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The Life-Saving Reasons Women Need to Limit It to One Drink Per Day

The most recent dietary guidelines for Americans say that women should drink up to one alcoholic beverage a day, while men can drink up to two. This is what is considered moderate or healthy drinking, and is meant to be a daily limit—not as an average over several days. (Pregnant …

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Monday Meals – Benefits of Bitter Greens!

“Take the bitter with the sweet…” It’s more than just an old proverb, good advice to remind you that life is full of ups and downs. It’s also a directive from Mother Nature – and it’s speaking to your digestion!  From our earliest days as hunters and gatherers we knew …

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