Quinoa Kale Salad

This nutritious salad is simple and delicious. Have fun making it your own. Ingredients: 1 cup cooked quinoa 3 cups Kale 1/2 cup grapes, halved 1/4 cup chopped onion 1 medium tomato diced 1/2 cup protein (beans, chicken, etc) 1/4 nuts or seeds of your choice Dressing:...

Lower Sodium Miso Soup

Seaweed is a healthy vegetable, rich in vitamins and minerals but not used often in the American cuisine. Miso soup is a low calorie, nutritious way to incorporate seaweed into a healthy diet. Miso soup in America is usually made with dried wakame seaweed, miso paste,...

Warming Lentil Soup

    From my blog post at the Stone Soup Blog: http://www.foodandnutrition.org/Stone-Soup/December-2015/Spicy-Lentil-Soup-for-Cold-Evenings/ This soup protein-rich soup pairs rice and lentils, while cumin, turmeric and black pepper not only give this soup a...

Warm Vegetable Soup

Looking for a delicious, nutritious meal that is easy to make and low in calories? Look no more. This soup is easy to make, full of nutrients nutrients and loaded with fiber. Best of all, each cup of soup is only about 90 calories. Ingredients: 2 tablespoon extra...

Arugula and Fig Salad

This salad is easy, fast and packed with nutrients. The sweetness of the figs provides a unique flavor that pairs perfectly with the balsamic vinegar.  Preparation time: 10 minutes Servings: 4  Ingredients: 6 cups fresh washed arugula or rocket 1 pomegranate...

Protein Packed Granola Bars

Protein Packed Granola Bars These granola bars make an economic, fast and healthy breakfast, paired with coffee or a cup of milk for the kids. Make them when you have a free moment and enjoy them for the rest of the week.  They make great grab and go morning...

Easy, Tasty Oatmeal

Oatmeal has a bad wrap! Most people view it as boring and bland.  Not only is oatmeal extremely healthy with loads of fiber but with the proper recipe it is easy to make and super yummy. I make a pot full and leave it in the fridge.  Then for...

Vegan Crockpot Chili

As a parents we are always busy, running from one obstacle to another.  Whether you are a stay-at-home dad, an executive mom, or a homeschooling parent; we just cannot keep up with all the demands and delights of parenthood, not to mention cook a decent...

Healthy Heart

How is your heart doing today? Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.  One in every four deaths is due to heart disease and every year there are about 935,000 heart attacks in America.  But have no fear; heart...

Bok Choy and Quinoa with Mushrooms

People eat and prepare food for two main reasons, taste or health benefit.  I eat and cook for both.  My constant search for healthy recipes never ceases and yesterday I cooked this up.  As usual I read a recipe I liked, found I did not have half the...

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