After spending hours outside on a frozen pond over the weekend, the last thing I felt like either making or eating was a salad. A body warming soup or a hearty stew seemed more appropriate, but this quinoa salad hit the spot. The key is the warm dressing. It softens everything up a bit and makes it a delicious, hearty and nutritious meal or side to chicken, fish or tofu.
But first, let’s talk about how nutritious all of the ingredients are. Continue reading “Dinner Today: Hearty Winter Quinoa Salad with Warm Apple Cider Vinaigrette”
If you need fuel before a workout, training session or a game, these mini muffins are perfect to give you usable energy when you want it. These muffins are tasty and can be thrown into a container for a quick, healthy alternative to a protein bar. They deliver high energy, pack nutrient-dense calories, and are low in sugar. Made with a combination of turmeric, oats, bananas, dates and chia seeds, this energizing snack is easy to make and gives your muscles the fuel they need to work hard. Continue reading “Snack Today: Fuel-to-Go Mini Muffins”
Perfect for cozy winter recipes, the sweet potato is a versatile root vegetable that can go into everything from soups to salads, and even desserts. Plus, it is delicious all on its own. This nutritional powerhouse is chock-full of nutrients like vitamin A, magnesium and fiber.
Sweet potatoes are an extremely important source of vitamin A because they contain high levels of beta-carotene, which can help prevent deficiencies. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Crunchy Sweet Potato Salad”
We’ve made it to 2021 – and hopefully this year brings more positive news than the one left behind. Many people start off a new year with a promise of eating better and moving more. Maintaining healthy eating habits and exercising consistently can be a challenge, but there are ways to help you achieve your goals. An easy way to eat healthy is to drink smoothies.
Smoothies can be chock full of fruits, vegetables, protein and healthy fats. Continue reading “5 Healthy and Delicious Smoothies”
It’s a dangerous time of year for heart health: holiday heart attack season. More people die from heart disease between December 25 and January 7 than any other time of the year. Loading up on eggnog, cheese plates, ham, roast beef and turkey may play a role.
Swedish researchers found that heart attack risk increased by 37% on Christmas Eve and 15% on Christmas Day, compared to the 2 weeks before and after Christmas, possibly due in part to overeating. Continue reading “Keep Your Heart Healthy With a Plant-Based Holiday”