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: 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 – 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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Monday Meals: Big Avocado Toast Inspiration

Whether you are new to the avocado toast trend or the tasty stack is an old favorite, some fresh ideas for topping your toast are always welcome. Avacados are unique fruits. Their creamy texture is a result of a very high fat content.  That fat however, is the heart-healthy monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acid called oleic acid. …

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Monday Meals: Make-Ahead Oatmeal, a Healthy Morning Treat

Oatmeal has a mixed reputation. A 2008 survey found that Americans consider it the 4th most healthful food, coming in after whole grains, broccoli and bananas. But even with this wholesome reputation, it can be hard to find true oatmeal enthusiasts. Oatmeal is a modest food. While kale enjoys its moment in the …

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4 Life-Saving Reasons Why Women Must Eat More Fiber

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that women get about 14 grams of fiber for every 1,000 calories consumed. Since the average woman eats about 1,833 calories per day, that adds up to about 26 grams of fiber. The Institute of Medicine agrees, recommending about 25 grams …

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Nutrition for Women

Health on the Plate: Nutrition for Women

At least three times a day we have the opportunity to positively affect our health with the food choices we make. Balancing taste, cost, ease, time and nutrition can become unwieldy, but we do our best and hope that we are giving ourselves the basics that we need. Those needs …

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