Lunch Today: Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

pasta salad aMy kids love pasta! Something about fusilli or penne or even spaghetti gets them to eat without complaining. This simple vegetarian recipe for pasta salad is perfect for school lunches plus it contains a variety of healthy foods including veggies, whole grains and healthy fats.

According to research around the world, children who are raised on a variety of plant-based foods have a reduced risk of obesity. So while eating as healthy as possible seems like common sense, it is not always the easiest thing to instill in our kids. Hopefully this is one recipe that your family can use that is delicious and nutritious. Continue reading “Lunch Today: Pasta Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing”

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Sunday Radio Show: Essential Fatty Acids

Join us this Sunday for our radio show with host Dr. Kevin Passero and his special guest Karlene Karst, RD, who will be discussing essential fatty acids (EFA’s) – building blocks for better health.

Karlene Karst, RD, is a leading health specialist in nutrition and natural medicine and is dedicated to improving the health of society by sharing her knowledge. As co-author of the national best seller, Healthy Fats for Life, and author ofThe Metabolic Syndrome Program: How to Lose Weight, Beat Heart Disease, Stop Insulin Resistance and More, Karlene is working to educate and encourage people to get “back to the basics” of nutrition in order to live a long, healthy life.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

Last week’s show was on balancing omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Click to listen.

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Foods That Make You Feel Good

A friend of mine passed along this article about foods that are good for you and why. Dr. Kayt Haven wrote an article that is full of great advice! Food CAN be medicine – don’t be afraid of healthy fats, extra virgin organic coconut oil is not bad for you, eat the yolks, make dark chocolate your treat of choice… Good stuff!

Although I believe that supplementing with good quality vitamins, minerals and other nutrients is important in a world where soil has become deficient of nutrients, and where fast foods places are where many Americans get much of their daily food intake, this article is also a good reminder that good quality food is important for health.  Supplements are just that – SUPPLEMENTS, not REPLACEMENTS.

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