Recipes

Healthy recipes for a healthy lifestyle. Learn about food substitutions, and get healthy eating options for the whole family. Quick and easy healthy recipes.

Egg casserole

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This is a great recipe for the doldrums of winter. It can  be served hot or cold, and is delicious for breakfast or dinner. It also packs well for lunch. As we’ve discussed before, eggs are great protein packets, and the fat in eggs is perfectly safe to eat, as well as delicious. Because this […]

Gluten-Free Banana Bread

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Most banana bread recipes are more like cake: much too much sugar and made with white flour. This recipe uses oatmeal, so it’s got 25% more protein and 4 times the fiber of a common banana bread. Instead of pure white sugar, this uses a small amount of maple syrup, but mostly relies on bananas […]

Roasted vegetable pasta

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This is a dish that I love to make because it’s very simple but it uses nice ingredients and a simple roasting technique to create layers of flavor. It doesn’t take much effort at all, but it stars good for you cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, and It’s very common for me to […]

Cranberry stuffing

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Two big holiday favorites are cranberry sauce and stuffing. Unfortunately, these are two of the least healthy ‘savory’ dishes on the table. Cranberry sauce is made with a ton of sugar, to downplay the bitterness of the fruit, and stuffing is usually just a bunch of spiced white bread. This alternative uses a protein-rich, whole […]

Fresh Broccoli Salad

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I eat a lot of broccoli because it’s part of the cancer-fighting cruciferous family. Broccoli, specifically, has a large amount of sulforaphane, which helps your body detox cancer-causing chemicals. But I like to make sure I frequently vary the way I eat broccoli. Eating it raw means getting a whole different texture and avoiding some […]

Caldo de Pollo: Mexican Chicken Soup

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At this time of year, comforting, hot soups are just what the doctor ordered. Even more, this soup is easy to make, freezes well, and is a delight to the senses. As I’ve mentioned before chicken soup helps reduce inflammation. Enjoy this delightful Mexican soup. Ingredients 8 cups water 4-6 chicken thighs, skinless 1 tablespoon […]

Cambuulo iyo Maraq: Beautiful Bean Meal

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Adding more meatless meals to your repertoire has important benefits: it raises the amount of fiber in your diet, it lowers the amount of fat you’re eating, and adds important nutrients. Adzuki, for instance, is a great source of phosphorus, potassium, folate, and manganese. This Ethiopian dish tastes rich and filling, without loading up on […]

Lap Gai: savory Thai chicken salad

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This delicious Thai chicken salad uses toasted rice flour to make a simple sauce that really carries the flavors of the chicken and spices into your mouth. It also features quite a few fresh vegetables. This entrée is a great alternative to goopy chicken salad made with fattening mayonnaise. You can find a longer discussion […]

Baked Oatmeal

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Oatmeal provides plenty of heart healthy, filling fiber in this delicious baked breakfast treat. Make on the weekend for an on the go breakfast all week, or feed your whole family a piping hot treat on Sunday morning. Ingredients 2 cups steel cut oats ¼ cup honey 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ […]

Salmon Cakes

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I recommend that you eat fish about once a week, in order to up your omega 3 levels naturally. But I know that some people don’t like the taste, texture, or appearance of fish fillets. Making a salmon cake is one way to get this great for you food in a way that tastes great. […]
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