“Cruciferous” may sound like a type of vegetable you don’t want to eat—but you should! They are a group of vegetables that are a rich source of sulfur-containing compounds.
There are many health benefits of green cabbage and even more in red cabbage. This recipe is a healthier version of a traditional coleslaw. It is packed with nutrients and fiber with a bit of a kick from fresh garlic and Dijon mustard. Like most slaws, make it a day ahead and use as a go-to side any time of year!
A great way to expand our meal options is to try recipes from other cultures. It’s also a great way to introduce new spices and decrease reliance on salt for flavor. Try this super simple Greek favorite!
Pasta dishes are a quick weeknight meal, but we are often at a loss for creating something different. This Greek Chicken Pasta dish is so flavorful and, most importantly, simple to make! It uses the classic garlic and olive oil of many Greek dishes with the unique flavor of marinated artichokes and the freshness of lemon. Try whole wheat linguine to make it even healthier!
Oatmeal meets the 21st century. Overnight oats are all the craze! The beauty of this concept is you make individual servings so everyone in the family can have their own tailored to preferences and dietary needs. Cow’s milk, almond milk or soy, they all work well. They are delicious, and oatmeal is high in soluble fiber and essential minerals.
These cookies are to die for, and seriously, they are healthy too! Well, as healthy as a chocolate chip cookie gets! By using half the fat of a traditional chocolate chip cookie and adding low fat yogurt and oats, this version comes in at only 83 calories and 4 grams of fat. They are moist and full of chocolate flavor. Try using a mix of semi-sweet and dark chocolate chips to boost your antioxidants.
If you looking for a protein-packed, high fiber, nutrient-rich and low fat dinner option with minimal prep time, there is nothing better on a fall evening than a hearty soup! This “copycat” version of Carrabba’s minestrone soup fits the bill. It’s high in vitamins C and A. It’s also a versatile recipe that lends itself well to adding whatever vegetables you have in the fridge!
1/5 of an avocado (1 oz. serving) has 50 calories, 4.5 gm fat and nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Although avocados have more fat than any other fruit, they are heart-healthy mono and polyunsaturated fats that may help reduce cholesterol levels and heart disease risk when consumed in moderation.