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!
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.
Looking for a healthy meal that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner? A frittata is the way to go, as it is so versatile! This easy recipe can be part of your meal prep for the week. Pair with 1 cup of berries or melon and a slice of your favorite whole grain bread for a well-balanced meal. Read More
Let’s face it, most Americans do not get enough omega-3 fats in their diet. Omega-3 fats are a type of unsaturated fat that is essential in the diet, meaning we must obtain it from food sources.
Ever wonder what to make with canned tuna other than mixing it with mayo for a sandwich? This is a perfect high protein and fiber salad that’s delicate and satisfying, plus it is loaded with heart-healthy fats! Pair with some spring greens for added vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
This snack is easy to prepare and everyone in the family can enjoy! Try adding chia seeds for added fiber and heart-healthy omega-3 fats. Remember, when buying peanut butter aim for something natural with peanuts and salt as the only ingredients to cut down on added sugars and oils.
Watch community nutrition educator Bridgette Bostic, R.D.N., make energy bites: