Piling into the backseat of the car for the trip to Grandma's house we could hardly wait for a slice of her fresh made Christmas Limpa Bread! This easy to make Swedish tradition will bring everyone home, happy, and in the kitchen with you. Go ahead and make a double batch. Limpa Bread makes a perfectly deliciously unique gift.Continue reading...
Looking to restructure a meal to increase its nutrient density? A simple ingredient swap can help. There are unique swaps (banana ice cream, anyone?) and simple carb swapsthat reduce calories, carbs and unhealthy fats, but it doesn’t stop there. Creativity with swapping can add immeasurable amounts of variety to your diet, especially when you get bored of that same old dish. Take spaghetti and meatballs. Sub in zucchini pasta orspaghetti squash and you have an entirely new (and healthier) plate. Try this spaghetti swap featuring Japanese enoki mushrooms below, with a simple herbed tomato sauce. Meatballs are optional.
Spaghetti squash is a perfect pasta swap in this guilt-free dish. And the DIY tomato-basil sauce is TOO good!
After a weekend of food focused gatherings, the temptation is to send out for a pizza. Unfortunately, that decision, while easy, will significantly raise the sodium and fat content of your daily log. Simmer this simple pizza sauce on the weekend and keep it in the refrigerator. When the urge to order pizza hits, ladel the sauce on an English muffin, a slice of flat bread, or a batch of baking powder biscuits. Load the mini pizzas with veggies, and enjoy.Continue reading...
A busy day calls for a nutritious and delicious start, but who would think of pancakes as a healthy option? If you’re making them with fiber-less white flour and smothering them in molasses, they most definitely aren’t. Not all pancakes are created equal though. Try this version, made using simple ingredients that you probably already have stocked.
Do you skip certain sections of a cookery book because you don't eat meat? When you read the words "butter" or "cheese", do you immediately turn the page in search of a different recipe? Instead of bypassing those recipes, look at them as if they were nothing but ingredient suggestions. Then choose to keep or change each idea until the recipe fits your healthier way of eating. What changes would you make to this delicious Great Northern Stew recipe?Continue reading...
Have you ever stopped to think about where the calories, fats, and sugars in your favorite energy bar come from? A quick look at ingredient labels shows that natural ingredients are on the rise. This means that the high, seemingly unhealthy numbers have a healthy source. As always, portion size is key, but when given the choice forget the empty-calorie artificial sweeteners and fortifiers and look for the following popular ingredients instead.
If you are still full from yesterday's celebratory eating, a bit of mindfulness applied to digestion is just the thing for you! Slow down with these tips and soothe your tummy with this delicious Leftover Turkey Vegetable Ravioli Soup. Then go for a nice walk.Continue reading...
Need an extra side dish for today's Thanksgiving meal? Take one bunch of tender carrots, mix in a bit of minced ginger, and in about 20 minutes, you will have the savory sweet goodness of Browned Butter Ginger Carrots and Onions on the table. The secret to this side dish is in the quality of the carrotsContinue reading...
Butternut squash makes an incredible swap for starchy sweet potatoes! Serve this at your Turkey Day table, and brace yourself for OOHs and AHHs...Continue reading...
Family traditions often dictate each element of a holiday meal. What do you do when health needs and lifestyle changes need to be considered? Can you blend the must have comfort foods that throw calorie control out the window with healthier dishes? This aromatic and savory casserole of stuffing is both vegan and calorie friendly. Give it a try tonight, it may well replace your family favorite!Continue reading...
Football season calls for satisfying snacks. These chili-cheese fries are both insanely good AND guilt-free, thanks to butternut squash, low-fat chili, and more. SCORE!Continue reading...
You might be freezing and canning to preserve your food, but are you dehydrating? A food dehydrator can be an exciting purchase for your kitchen. Make dry fruit, fruit leather, jerky, and chewy treats all while saving money. Read up on the benefits of a dehydrator and try a recipe or two from below, whether you have one or not.
November 17 is Homemade Bread Day, a perfect excuse to whip up your own loaf of soft, hot goodness. Making your own bread at home can be cheaper than buying it at the store, and it’s a sure way of avoiding the preservatives, high fructose corn syrup, and other additives you don’t want in your body. The best part is that you can tailor it to your needs and taste buds. Fill your kitchen with the smell of fresh-baked bread by experimenting with the recipes below.
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