Break-the-fast with a power packed breakfast! This recipe offers protein, heart healthy fats, immune boosting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Shiitake mushrooms are known to boost immunity and most recently have been studied to help protect against cardiovascular disease.Need some extra quality carbohydrates for fuel? Try adding sweet potatoes, rice or oatmeal.
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May 14th, 2013 Blog
I love grilled vegetables and fruits. I especially like how this recipe changes up a traditional pasta salad by using grilled vegetables, homemade dressing and gluten-free pasta for those who need it. Grilling vegetables is a quick and easy way to add more vegetables to your fueling plan, increase fiber and antioxidant intake, while the grilling changes up the flavors. Enjoy this meal as is, or consider adding in additional beans, grilled fish or chicken for a boost of protein.
May 7th, 2013 Blog
This dish will be a crowd-pleaser for those with a healthy appetite and love of fish. Salmon offers heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Couscous is a quality carbohydrate option, while the flavor is Indian-inspired and enhanced with herbs, spices and apricots. Enjoy!
April 30th, 2013 Blog
Herbs and spices have many different health-boosting effects. Using these as flavor enhancers can really spruce up a dish and are quite endless in their variety. I love the simple guide below. One of the fun parts of cooking without an exact recipe is using your creativity and personal taste. Try using the guide below to change up the flavors of a meal this week.
April 23rd, 2013 Blog
I am continuously trying to find ways to enjoy more seafood in my fueling plan, as well as ways to cook fish with ease! Salmon is high in protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Try to find wild-caught Alaskan salmon if possible. Need a little more carbohydrate for dinner to support your health and fitness plan? Try serving this with brown rice or quinoa. Enjoy!
April 16th, 2013 Blog
The ingredients in this recipe are both nutritious and delicious! This recipe has a clever way to combine the flavors and boasts a variety of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and healthy fats. The collard greens used for the wrap are a good source of folate, Vitamins A and K, minerals, fiber, and phyto nutrients. When can you try this recipe in the next week? Enjoy!
April 10th, 2013 Blog
This makes a great light meal on its own, or you can serve it as a side salad, or as a larger meal by adding quinoa, brown rice, farro or cous cous! Shrimp is a lean protein source with very little fat, while garlic boasts numerous health benefits.
April 3rd, 2013 Blog
Bulgur is a quick-cooking form of whole wheat that has been cleaned, parboiled, dried, ground into particles and sifted into distinct sizes. Bulgur has a nut-like flavor and is high in fiber, rich in B vitamins, iron, phosphorus and manganese. I love mediterranean dishes! This is a healthy side dish and can be paired with more greens and a protein of your choice to complete the meal. (more…)
March 26th, 2013 Blog
Are there ever times when you just don’t feel like eating? Or that you want to get healthy nutrients into your body, but aren’t sure how? This is when homemade smoothies can come in handy. Smoothies can provide a way to combine ingredients you might not try otherwise, or make something quick and refreshing, while still being healthy and helping to hydrate you. This combo of fruit and deep greens provides a plethora of anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals. Share the smoothie or freeze some for later! (more…)
March 19th, 2013 Blog
Farro is a type of wheat, that as a whole grain is found in soups, salads, and some desserts. It is cooked like rice, but is a good alternative to both rice and pasta. It is a popular grain cultivated in Italy and is rich in fiber, magnesium and vitamins A, B, C, and E. The recipe below is quick, easy, healthy and balanced. Try adding farro to your whole grain rotation!