Cabbage tends to be an overlooked vegetable. Because it is part of the cruciferous family, it has anti-cancer properties and is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Making a slaw is a great way to utilize this nutritious vegetable to eat on its own or pair with a lean protein. Enjoy!
Do you love cheesecake but don’t like the calories associated with it? Try these mini strawberry cheesecake bites that are made out of non-fat Greek yogurt and low-fat cream cheese for a healthier alternative that will still satisfy. Kids will love these too!
Corn is the hot item in the summer, and a corn chowder is oh-so-satisfying and comforting. Pair this with some grilled shrimp or chicken and a side salad for a well-balanced meal. You can always substitute the heavy cream for low-fat milk to reduce the fat and calories; however, it will not be as thick. Enjoy!
Ever have a chocolate and peanut butter craving? These easy no-bake cookies are quickly put together to satisfy your sweet tooth and could be a fun recipe for kids. Remember, there is absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying a sweet treat now and again! Eating healthy is all about moderation, not about restriction. Making your own cookies at home versus buying pre-packaged cookies also reduces the amount of processing, additives and ingredients.
Everyone loves a crunchy French fry, but they are not always the healthiest choice. Try out these crunchy baked zucchini curly fries as an alternative. Zucchini are always available in the summer, and it is fun to try new ways to cook this delicious vegetable. Enjoy!
Oysters on the grill are a nutritious and easy appetizer to make. One serving, or 3 ounces, of these tasty little guys provide 567 percent of our daily value of B12, which helps with better brain and cognitive health, especially for older adults. They also provide 128 percent of our daily value of zinc, a mineral to help with immunity, male health and wound healing.
Summer is the time for fresh, in-season tomatoes. One way to spice up your life is to make homemade salsa, which is so much better than the stuff you buy at the grocery store! By roasting the vegetables first, you develop more of a smoky flavor, sure to be a crowd-pleaser. This goes great over tacos, scrambled eggs or with your favorite tortilla chip.
Making homemade granola isn’t as difficult as it might seem, and making a larger batch can last for weeks in an airtight container. This granola might help with any chocolate cravings you have and would be great over some Greek yogurt to up the protein for breakfast. You could also try it with low fat milk or high protein plant milk with added chia seeds for extra fiber. Enjoy! Read More
This plant-based salad is loaded with fiber, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! Adding blueberries to this salad gives a hint of sweetness and a very important antioxidant called anthocyanin that gives fruits and vegetables their deep red-orange and blue-violet colors. Research has shown anthocyanins may reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, help prevent cancer and improve cognitive function. This salad also contains edamame, a soybean high in fiber and protein.
Zucchini are easy to find and are a great fresh vegetable for summer Ever try zucchini noodles, or zoodles, before? Well, this is your chance! This recipe also includes shrimp, which are low in calories but high in nutrition, including antioxidants and omega-3s. Research shows that eating seafood regularly can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.