Tag Archive: Healthy Recipes

15 Healthy Meal Ideas for Christmas and New Year’s

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post written by Racheal Yerkes, author of the food blog, Eazy Peazy Mealz. Some of her recipes are included below. She has no relationship with Nature’s Sunshine, and her opinions are her own. Christmas and New Year’s are notorious for being a time of indulgent eating, and weight gain. …

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Black Lentils – A Love Story

Lentils and legumes are an integral part of a vegetarian kitchen, and have been star ingredients in Indian cuisine for hundreds of years. An often overlooked variety is the black lentil, sometimes called Beluga lentil, due to its similarity to the pricey caviar. You can buy black lentils in bulk for a pittance. The little …

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Super Bowl Guacamole – The Back Story (Plus Easy Recipe)

About 50 Million pounds of avocado will be consumed today, Superbowl Sunday. This is the best day of the year for avocado growers, and it’s not by chance. Buffalo wings and pizza have for decades been the unofficial Super Bowl foods, but thanks to a successful marketing campaign by the avocado industry, guacamole has risen …

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Spinach, Lentil & Wild Rice Casserole

This is a guest blog post by Carrie Forrest, MPH. This casserole is a wonderful meal that is chock full of healthy ingredients like spinach, wild rice, lentils, and peas. The cashew cream sauce provides creaminess and flavor, with very little added sodium. To make the preparation easier, cook the rice and lentils the day …

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This Insanely Easy Recipe for Butternut Squash Will Blow. Your. Mind

What’s not to love about butternut squash? It’s cheap, healthy, and tasty. Butternut squash, a winter squash and cousin of the pumpkin, is abundant now. Its sweet and nutty flavor reaches a peak when ripe and is accentuated by roasting. Nutritionally, butternut squash is a great source of vitamin A (orange flesh means cartenoids) and …

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Your First Recipe with Nutritional Yeast – Easy Pesto Casserole

This is a guest blog post by By Ginger Hultin, MS, RD, LDN. Nutritional yeast does not have the most appealing name and some people may confuse it with the type of yeast you use to make bread (baker’s yeast) or beer (brewer’s yeast).  Nutritional yeast is deactivated which means it is no longer a living …

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Yummy & Nutritious Dessert Idea: Chia Seed Pudding

This is a guest post by Elizabeth Lee, MS RD. Since preparing this pudding for the first time last year, it has become a staple in my fridge. This simple dessert has won many praises at an office potluck, wowed a few guests at dinner parties, and has been a highly requested recipe from coworkers …

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Sriracha Shortage? No Worries, Make Your Own Hot Sauce!

Sriracha hot sauce has reached cult status over the last few years. Now that the news of a potential shutdown of its manufacturing plant in Irwindale California have reached the public, there seems to be a mild panic in the hot sauce junkie crowds. For those not familiar with the Sriracha hot sauce, it is …

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Meatless Monday: Sprouted Mung Bean Salad

This is a recipe we got from Registered Dietitian Vandana Sheth, who has a private practice in Southern California. Mung beans are one of the cheapest bean varieties to buy in bulk. Originally domesticated in Mongolia, they made their way to India to become a staple of daal dishes. Sprouting mung beans naturally boosts their …

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Top 10 Must Have Spices and Herbs for Every Pantry

Let’s admit it: one of the hardest things for people switching from fast food to home cooking is the bland flavor of home made dishes. After years of sugar, salt, and fat, loaded with a dollop of “natural and artificial flavors”, adding salt and pepper simply doesn’t cut it. Herbs and spices bring food to …

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