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Black-Eyed Peas Salad & Pomegranate Vinaigrette [Recipe]

  This recipe is perfect as a side holiday dish. The pomegranate vinaigrette adds a bit of sweetness without added sugars.

Quick Creamy Vegan Fonio Chocolate Pudding [Recipe]

  Simple, quick, and delicious vegan chocolate pudding to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Really Easy Middle Eastern Green Beans [Recipe]

  Looking for an easy and colorful side dish to add to any holiday meal? Well, look no further. This sauteed veggie recipe is from The Diabetes Forecast magazine. I don't like green bean casserole but I do like fresh green beans roasted in the oven or sauteed in a skillet. This easy side dish…

Wild Mushroom Soup [Recipe]

  Wild Mushroom Soup is a lighter savory soup perfect as an appetizer or as part of a meal. Low in calories and cholesterol-free, mushrooms contain a modest amount of fiber and over a dozen minerals and vitamins, including copper, potassium, magnesium, zinc and a number of B vitamins such as folate. This recipe is adapted from…

Kale & Black-Eyed Peas Stir Fry [Recipe]

  Growing up my Mom always cooked collard greens and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day. It’s a simple meal she passed down to me and my siblings. The tradition of eating black-eyed peas originated in Africa and spread throughout the Southern region of the United States. According to Southern food researcher John Egerton, black-eyed…

Roasted Beet & Goat Cheese Salad [Recipe]

  Summer season is salad season for me and this roasted beet and goat cheese salad is simple and delicious. Beets are a nutritional powerhouse filled with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, or molecules that help prevent certain diseases by fighting off the damage inflicted by free radicals. The prep and cooking time is about an…

Peanut Butter Bliss Bites [Recipe]

  This is a no-bake nutritious snack that only takes 10 minutes to make. Peanut Butter Bliss Bites have 5 delicious ingredients destined to please the sweetest tooth. Packed with protein and carbs it’s the ideal pick me up snack or pre/post workout snack. Just 2 peanut butter bliss bites are less than 200 calories! 

Purple Cabbage [Recipe]

  Purple cabbage also is known as red cabbage brightens up any meal. Just look at that color! It contains a type of group of phytochemicals or compounds found in plant foods with disease-fighting properties known as polyphenols. What’s so important about polyphenols? Polyphenols may offer antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. In other words, it’s…

Easy Grilled Cheese Sandwich [Recipe]

  A grilled cheese sandwich is a classic comfort food and so easy to prepare. All you need is cheese, butter, and bread, right? It’s natural to crave comfort food because it makes us feel good and for me brings to mind pleasant childhood memories. Comfort foods like macaroni and cheese, ice cream, or chocolate…

Lentil Soup [Recipe]

  During the colder months, I like to eat soups. All types of soups. Soups are hearty, filling, and can be a starter before a meal or the main entree. Lentils are a part of the legume family, high in folate, manganese, protein, and fiber, High fiber foods may reduce the risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart…

Vegan Korean Cauliflower Tacos [Recipe]

  During the colder months, I like to turn on my oven and roast all my vegetables. Why? Roasted vegetables add delicious flavors to dishes without a lot of fat and calories. Roasting brings out the natural sweetness in vegetables and intensifies their natural flavors. I enjoy eating roasted cauliflower at least once a week.…

Simple Collard Greens and White Beans [Recipe]

  Collard greens is a member of the cabbage family. The leaves grow as a loose bouquet instead of tightly closed like other cabbages. Collard greens are a rich source of Vitamin K and Vitamin A and also contain folate, B Vitamins, phosphorus, calcium and potassium. I paired these savory greens with cannellini beans (also…

Apple Cranberry Crumble [Recipe]

  I call this dessert a crumble instead of a pie because it doesn’t have a crust so it’s a simple, quick, and healthy treat for the holidays. This recipe is loaded with high fiber foods: apples, dried cranberries, and nuts. High fiber foods may help reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.…

Easy Fudgy Black Bean Brownies [Recipe]

  These fudgy black bean brownies are so simple and fun to make plus their gluten free . Beans are a part of a healthy meal plan and a good source of fiber, protein and essential vitamins and minerals. Plus these brownies are so nutritious and delicious no one will ever guess they’re filled with…

Simple Vegan Tortilla Soup [Recipe]

  You know what’s so great about soups? Soups are satisfiying, simple, can be hot or cold, and you only need 1 pot for the ingredients. Tortilla soup is my favorite soup because it has everything I love about Mexican cuisine. Tortillas chips, avocado, salsa, beans. Did I mention avocado? This recipe was found at…

Pan Roasted Scallops with Tamari Sauce [Recipe]

  This Asian influenced recipe is a bold, quick and simple way to get a healthy dinner on the table in minutes. Pan roasting is a low-fat cooking method that helps keep the calories down. Sweet, succulent scallops are a lean seafood choice with many nutritional benefits. Great source of protein, vitamin B12, zinc, and…

Stir-Fry Bok Choy with Garlic [Recipe]

  What is Bok Choy? What does it taste like? How do I cook it? Are these some of the questions you’ve asked yourself whenever you see this vegetable? If you have you’re not alone. Bok Choy is a type of Chinese cabbage typically used in Asian dishes. It is a cruciferous vegetable rich in…

Simple Avocado, Turkey, and Tomato Salad [Recipe]

  This avocado, turkey and tomato salad has all the ingredients for a sandwich without the bread. I made this salad because it’s quick, simple, and filled with a healthy fat (hello avocado), lean protein (smoked turkey breast), and vegetables (tomato, red onion, lettuce). An easy, nutritious and satisfying salad for lunch or dinner without…

Creamy Healthy Cauliflower Rice [Recipe]

  Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable you can steam, puree, roast, stir fry, and even eat raw. It gets overlooked because it has a mild flavor and it isn’t bright and colorful. If you’re not eating cauliflower on a regular basis your missing out on vital nutrients like fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and B…

Roasted Broccoli Garlic with a Lemon Twist [Recipe]

  Fall is the perfect season for roasting vegetables. The weather is cool enough to turn on the oven and roast several vegetables at one time. Roasted broccoli becomes tender and a little sweeter to eat. These mini trees belong to the cruciferous vegetable family and are loaded with essential nutrients. Just one cup of…

Black Bean, Corn, and Avocado Salad [Recipe]

  I was requested to make this salad for a Labor Day cookout because it’s perfect to share with family and friends. This black bean, corn, and avocado salad is festive and colorful and can be eaten as a side dish or with tortilla chips. You can make this salad ahead of time and leave…

Mini Mediterranean Pizzas [Recipe]

  Who doesn’t like pizza? Growing up friday night was pizza night. I couldn’t wait to take a bite of a cheesy slice of pizza topped with pepperoni, olives and mushrooms. Nowadays I like to make my own pizza with healthier ingredients. These mini pizzas take less time to make than ordering one to go.…

Watermelon, Feta & Arugula Salad [Recipe]

  One way to stay cool and hydrated during the summer months is eating a refreshing watermelon, feta cheese, and arugula salad. This sweet and savory food combination blends very nicely together. I was surprised how a simple and nutritious salad dish can be so delish! Here’s a fun fruit fact: Watermelons are native to Africa and…

Creamy Peanut Butter and Berry Smoothie [Recipe]

  Need an energy boost in the morning, afternoon, or evening? This thick and creamy beverage is exactly what you need for a nutritious snack or meal. A power protein packed peanut butter and berry smoothie is a great way to get fruit, calcium, and other nutrients. Did I mention it’s ready in 5 minutes?

Fruity Overnight Oats [Recipe]

  Are you skipping breakfast because you don’t have time to get yourself ready, your children ready, and walk the dog? Well here is an easy and nutritious breakfast you can prepare the night before and eat in the morning. No more excuses for skipping breakfast!

Sweet Potato Mushroom Frittata [Recipe]

This frittata recipe is an easy, simple, protein packed brunch, lunch, or dinner dish to prepare when you have guests to impress.

Leeks & Garbanzo Beans [Recipe]

  You may be thinking what in the heck is a leek? Leeks are members of the onion family but the flavor is more subtle and sweeter than an onion. The first time I tried leeks was in a cooking demo several years ago at work. A local chef was demonstrating how to prepare leeks…