Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

Fall is here, and with the change of the season comes the excitement of making almost everything pumpkin spice flavored. Unfortunately, so many of the popular food and beverage choices are terrible for your waistline, but most always loaded with tons of sugar and chemical ingredients. The best way to…
Ingredients: 3-pound pumpkin 3 cups no sodium added chicken stock 1 onion 3 garlic cloves Pepitas Directions: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Cut pumpkin in half and roast for 45 minutes. Scoop out seeds and set them aside. Put the pumpkin into a blender along with roasted garlic, onion and…
With the camping and road trip season in full swing, I thought you might enjoy some tips so you can eat healthily and easily when some of the conveniences of home aren’t available. It will take some preparation, but is so satisfying and EASY. Spend your energy out in the…
Luscious gold and red beets have arrived from the garden! A versatile vegetable with so much color to brighten any table. What I love to do is add yogurt or mayo and create a shocking pink display. Whether you take beets the sweet or savory direction they are wonderful. And…
This recipe is simple, nutritious and packed with Mediterranean flavors! Great for any summer social gathering, or a regular family dinner! Ingredients 8 ounces of solid white albacore tuna in water 1/4 cup roasted red pepper hummus 1/4 cup roasted tomatoes, diced 2 medium zucchinis, sliced in half lengthwise, with…
The season is producing beautiful bok choy and other interesting Chinese veggies like chai sim. Be sure to try some of them. Pictured with this article is fresh baby bok choy used in a crudité with sour cream with muffalata to create a spicy dip. I would also recommend using…
Grilled Salmon Kabobs Very simple but packed with flavor! We love this recipe because it is so fresh and bright. The kids will even enjoy helping you prep dinner by assembling their own kabobs! Ingredients: Oregano Seasme seeds Cumin Red Pepper Flakes Salmon Lemons   Cilantro Lime Grilled Watermelon Prepare…
Salad: 3½ cups roasted purple potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces (purple potatoes can be found at most Copps grocery stores in the produce section) 1½ cups cauliflower, separated into small florets 1 carrot, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves 4 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt Black peppercorns,…
Yield: 8 servings Ingredients: 1 cup no salt added vegetable stock ½ cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed and drained 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and well-drained, divided 1½ pounds sweet potatoes, skin on and cut into 1-inch chunks (about 3 cups) ½ teaspoon salt Black pepper to taste 1 teaspoon cumin…
Ingredients 1 spaghetti squash, small 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 garlic cloves, finely minced ½ teaspoon basil ½ teaspoon oregano ½ teaspoon rosemary 6 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, shredded 2, 3-4 ounce chicken breasts, grilled Instructions How to bake spaghetti squash in an oven: Preheat oven to 350°. Slice spaghetti squash…
Prep time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 6 hours Yields: 6 to 8 servings Ingredients: 1 pound boneless chicken thighs, trimmed of fat 1 pound boneless chicken breasts 3 cups diced tomatoes in juices, from a jar or fresh 1 small yellow onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 serrano chilies,…
This hearty and delicious chili is the perfect meal that’s good for you and comforting during the cold winter weather! Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef 1½ teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon pepper 1 medium onion 3 cans dark/light red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 2 - 14 ounces stewed tomatoes,…
Healthy kale and quinoa power salad with spicy sweet potato, black beans and creamy avocado sauce is a gluten-free (and easily vegan) salad that packs well for lunch, too! Ingredients: Quinoa and kale 1 cup quinoa 1 bunch kale, ribs removed and chopped into very small, bite-sized pieces 2 tablespoons…
Ingredients: 1 pound butter, softened 2 pounds (8 cups) white flour 6 eggs 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 packet yeast or 1 cake yeast, 2/3 ounce 2 cups milk (or enough to make dough sticky) Fruit filling: Your choice of poppy seed, apricot, nut, cherry, prune, apple —…
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