Tag Archive: Healthy Recipes

Oct 25

Can Candy Be a Superfood? This Halloween, Try Kiwicha Candies

This is a guest blog post by Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD, CSSD. Kiwicha, also known as amaranth or “mini quinoa” is a small pseudo cereal noted for its dense nutritional content.  Kiwicha has been farmed in Peru and other areas of South America for over 4,000 years and was widely used as a subsistence crop. …

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Oct 15

Homemade Granola So Easy & Tasty, You’ll Never Buy Packaged Again

For the last 5 years my daily breakfast is 3 scoops of homemade granola, topped with plain yogurt and fresh diced fruit. I usually make a batch on a weekend, and it lasts for a week or so, serving my wife and me every day, and sometimes our 3 kids as well. We recently ran …

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Oct 05

Peruvian Superfoods: from Pichuberry to Purple Potatoes

Fooducate friend and Registered Dietitian Manuel Villacorta hails from Peru. And his latest book, Peruvian Power Foods, highlights some very interesting and healthy foods from South America. The Andean mountain region is home to Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. By now, most health conscious consumers have had their fair share of quinoa, a staple in the Andes. …

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Sep 28

Recipe: Vegetable Noodles with Creamy Avocado Sauce

This is a guest post by Megan Roosevelt, RD, LD. It originally appeared here I love noodles and I love vegetables. I think it’s safe to say, I love food! The other day I was in the mood for a cold, crisp, refreshing meal that also had some texture and was simple to make! Ta …

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Sep 19

20 Most Healthy & Delicious Dishes from Restaurants Across the US

This is a guest post by Jackie Topol, MS, RD, CDN. As a registered dietitian, an important part of my job is to help people make healthier food choices. Though I encourage people to cook at home, I often focus my counseling on how to make the best decisions when dining out.  With Americans eating …

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Sep 06

Food for the Teenage Soul

This is a guest post by Lior Torenberg, a high school senior and foodie. If you’ve ever been hungry and tired at the same time, then you might understand my frustration. If not, try picturing this: It’s nine-thirty PM, I limp through the front door and growl loudly. “Was that me?” I frown and rub …

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Aug 23

Stumped for Lunchbox Ideas? Try These Two Yummy Recipes

A new school year is getting started, and with it the daily ritual of preparing your children’s lunch to balance nutrition, flavor, fun, and love. Alas, many an afternoon you discover that a substantial portion of your carefully prepared feast has been neglected, or half eaten at best. The temptation to slide back to a …

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Aug 05

Try a New Burger Before this Summer is Over

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl and originally appeared here. I know what you are thinking – “Hello, lovely…..nom nom nom” Yes, that is a portobello mushroom burger that you will be making before this summer is over. Everybody loves to talk about eating less meat, but few will admit to liking a mushroom …

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Jul 27

How Sport Drinks Companies Trick Us (Plus 4 DIY Recipes)

This is a guest post by Vani Hari a.k.a Food Babe. Let’s face it – Sports drinks like Gatorade and PowerAde are some of the worst things you could possibly put in your body. They are made up of mostly chemically treated & refined sugar (as much as a typical soda), artificial colors, artificial sugars …

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Jul 14

Brunch Today? Try Shakshuka Eggs in Rich Tomato Sauce

Shakshuka is a Mediterranean dish consisting of eggs poached in tomato and pepper sauce. It’s easy to make, filling, and makes for a perfect main dish on a lazy Sunday brunch. Shakshuka is best served with freshly baked bread or pita bread and tahini sauce. Ingredients: 2 large onions, roughly diced 3 bell peppers, diced …

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