Whether you are vegan, vegetarian, looking to incorporate more plant-based proteins into your diet, or just love tofu (like me!), this easy, delicious recipe is perfect! Adding tofu into your diet is a great way to get high quality, complete protein as well as beneficial vitamins and minerals (iron, calcium, manganese, selenium, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, zinc and vitamin B1). If you want to make this recipe vegan, Primal Kitchen makes great vegan buffalo sauce and ranch
It may be more important now, more than ever, to have some "go-to" quick meal options that require little prep and rely on items you may already have on hand. Chickpeas are a great non perishable and versatile protein that are packed with fiber and other key nutrients important for keeping your immune system healthy and energy up. Check out my video on how to roast chickpeas and incorporate them into an easy, no fuss meal. #vegetarianrecipes #chickpeasrecipes #antioxidants #e
Science has confused us yet again! Should we or shouldn't we crack some eggs to fill us up and start our morning off strong? A new study found that consuming more dietary cholesterol and eggs were linked to an increase risk of cardiovascular disease and death. This contradicts current guidelines and recommendations which focus on decreased saturated and trans fast as part of a healthy diet and cardiovascular risk prevention. So what should we do with this information? Eggs ar
Guys! The warmer weather is finally (consistently) here, and I am ready to give my stove a much deserved break. I start to scramble around this time looking for fancy, outdoor entertaining recipes....but I have come to the conclusion that keeping it basic is where it's at! Using seasonal and local produce will ensure that I have the most nutritious, most delicious and the most economical meal. So if you're ready to brush off last years burger remnants and step outside, check
I have been OBSESSED with this combination of peppery arugula, sweet watermelon and salty feta since spring, but now that it is 1,000 degrees outside, the watermelon makes this combo such a hydrating lunch. There are many recipes out there with different takes on the same concept, but I really like this Ina Garten one. The video above is very similar, but adds rosemary to the dressing. Move over kale, arugula is a super food on another level.....and taste way better in my opi
Whether you are looking for a way to boost the omegas in your diet, or just trying to impress your coworkers in the office break room, look no further! For as little as $5.49 (Trader Joes 8 oz package) you can conveniently increase the nutrition in your snacks and meals. 3 tablespoons of raw, shelled hemp seeds packs in 10 grams of protein, 180 calories and only 2 grams of carbs-making this a diabetic friendly option! The subtle nutty flavor complements almost every pairing..
More and more research has been driving home the message that meatless meals (and snacks) are the way to go to promote a longer and healthier life. With processed meats and beef linked to increased cancer risks and cardiovascular disease, now may be the perfect time to start extending your meatless Monday into a meatless Tuesday....and beyond. Not sure how to live the vegetarian lifestyle. No problem. Try your hand at a few of the meatless recipes below. Veggie Sandwich Ditch
I've yet to meet someone who doesn't like tomatoes (if you happen to be an outlier..please don't burst my bubble and keep it to yourself). It's a shame that we limit this nutrition powerhouse to just a slice or two on our sandwich or burger. With powerful antioxidants and a punch of lycopene, tomatoes are a great way to show your prostate some love all the while protecting your skin from those harmful UV Rays. Talk about food as medicine! I am getting ready to put my very ow
Looking for a grab and go breakfast that doesn't start with a drive thru window? Try overnight oats. Literally prepped the night...or several nights before and stored in the fridge. Eat it as is or microwave for a hot and wholesome way to start the day. This recipe is just in time for blueberry season and is a nutrition powerhouse packed with cancer fighting phyto-chemicals, vitamin C, vitamin E and the B-complex group responsible for helping our body covert carbohydrates int
Did you guess veggies? Lame. What about chips? Less Lame. Put them together for a guilt free snack that will add fiber, nutrients and satiety to your late night snack attack. You can finally have your cake (errr.....veggie chip) and it too. I usually tell my clients that there is no restriction or tracking required for veggies. At 35 calories per cup, sky is the limit. I used zucchini this time because that was in my fridge and on borrowed time. Any veggie can be used. Sweet
I have heard about black bean brownies for some time, but have been way to skeptical to try it out for myself....until my chocolate cravings got OOC (out of control). After all, my Mexico vacation.... followed by my trip to Napa.... is upon us, so I would rather make mindful food choices now, than later. Right!? A true Sophie's choice, eh? I found a few potential starter recipes on Pinterest. I say “Starter”, because I always end up tweaking things to fit my health standards.