Have you been looking for a healthier protein option for the grill? This sweet and spicy grilled tofu will hit the spot. Tofu is a heart-healthy plant-based protein made from soybeans that is packed full of nutrients. If you haven’t eaten tofu before, this might be the recipe to try! Pair with some grilled corn and a fresh salad for a well-balanced meal.
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.
I am often asked what the best diet is to follow, and my response is always the same. No short-term diet will lead to long-term weight management and health. And, for the third year in a row, U.S. News & World Report agrees.
Have you heard of Cowboy Caviar? This particular recipe is power packed with nutrients and fiber, and it makes a great dip as well as a nutritious side dish. Use low sodium canned beans to help reduce sodium content. It tastes even better the second day!
Who doesn’t like pizza for lunch? This easy snack idea is ready in minutes. Leftovers make a great lunch option too. Let you children individualize their pita pizza by adding their own toppings. Increase the fiber content by choosing whole wheat pita.
These whole-wheat banana pancakes will become your family’s “go-to” pancakes. Sprinkle with dark chocolate mini chocolate chips and berries, and you’ve got a great dessert. They’ll never ask for regular white flour pancakes again … they are that good! You can also substitute ½ whole wheat flour for white flour in your traditional pancake recipe.
Homemade granola bars are a fun snack to make with and for your kids! This recipe is made from fresh ingredients and contains no artificial flavors or preservatives. The recipe can be modified for gluten sensitivity or nut allergies by substituting some of the ingredients.