Category: Vegetarian Diet

Splash in the Pan 0

Splash in the Pan

Whether it’s sautéed vegetables or a salad with dressing, chances are you’ll be reaching for cooking oil. Although your body needs a little fat for mental agility and absorption of vitamins, it’s the type...

Over-processed 0

Over-processed

From the drive–thru to prepackaged dinners to school lunches to even infant formula, processed foods are everywhere. And while it’s clear a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains supports health, more research...

All about Elsie 0

All about Elsie

While a good percentage of our food supply is global, the cow’s milk you drink hails from America, probably from a local dairy. Here’s what you’ll find in the carton. Varied fat content In...

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The New Vegetarians

Whether it’s to save the earth, money or their waistlines, more Americans are cutting back on meat. Should you elevate vegetables from sidekick to leading role? Here’s all you need to know to make...

A World of Whole Grains 0

A World of Whole Grains

Freekeh Origin: Middle East. Health Benefit: Kernels are harvested while young, so freekeh has a higher concentration of vitamins and minerals than brown rice – and up to four times the fiber. Use: As...

Carrot Pecan Cake 0

Carrot Pecan Cake

STREUSEL ¼ cup unsalted butter ½ cup finely chopped pecans ¼ cup butterscotch chips 1/3 cup miniature marshmallows 1/3 cup brown sugar, firmly packed CAKE 1 cup unsalted butter 2½ cups sugar 5 eggs...

Double Chocolate Red Beet Cake 0

Double Chocolate Red Beet Cake

This cake is a whole new ball game: a decadently, deeply chocolate cake, made extra moist with sour cream and the natural red goodness of beets. 2 large beets ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened...

Salted Peanut and Caramel Banana Bread 0

Salted Peanut and Caramel Banana Bread

Marrying banana bread with the upbeat flavor duo of salty and sweet (peanuts and caramel) demonstrates how classic baking can become cutting edge with a few twists and tweaks. ½ cup unsalted butter, room...

Eat your veggies and have your cake too 0

Eat your veggies and have your cake too

FOR MANY PEOPLE, quick breads and rustic muffins with grated or puréed fruit or vegetables are defined by either classic banana bread or the wunderkind of the first wave of ’70s California cuisine, carrot...

When It Comes to Legumes… 0

When It Comes to Legumes…

Legumes include beans (black, kidney, pinto, soy and derivative products such as tofu, etc), lentils, peanut and derivative products such as peanut butter, and peas. Legumes contain man of the same undesirable lectins as...

Good-For-You Foods 0

Good-For-You Foods

Salad Greens (purslane and dandelion greens) Approximate price $2.19 per pound of purslane, varies for dandelion greens Calories 7 per cup of raw purslane, 25 per cup of raw dandelion greens Fat 0.5 gram,...

Ode to Oats 0

Ode to Oats

It’s Oatmeal Month, a time to savor the earthy warmth of this fiber–rich porridge. But while families have been serving up the Goldilocks favorite for centuries, only recently has this hearty breakfast choice been...

My Oh My Omega 0

My Oh My Omega

Recent science suggests health benefits come not from a low–fat diet, but a right–fat diet. Omega–3 fatty acids have been found to lower cancer risk, reduce depression, and boost brain development. But which source...

Healthful Wintertime Veggies 0

Healthful Wintertime Veggies

Carrots and beets might be regulars at your dinner table. But with slimmer pickings in the produce aisle during the winter months, it’s a good time to venture out and treat your taste buds...

What Is whole grain 0

What Is whole grain

As the name implies, a grain is considered whole when it has all three parts – bran, endosperm and germ – of the seed intact. Each part of the grain has its own nutritional...

Healthy Foods on Your List 0

Healthy Foods on Your List

Toasted Seaweed Think of seaweed as a vegetable from the sea. It’s low in calories and has minerals such as iron, calcium, and magnesium, plus several vitamins. In the store, you’ll find that it...

Healthy Foods to Put on Your Shopping List 0

Healthy Foods to Put on Your Shopping List

Frozen wild blueberries They’re packed with even more disease-fighting antioxidants than larger, common blueberries. In fact, they beat out 20 other kinds of fruit for antioxidants. Luckily for us, even though fresh wild blueberries...

Quinoa pasta and flakes 0

Quinoa pasta and flakes

They’ve got everything regular quinoa (KEEN-wah or kee-NOA) has going for it – more and better quality protein than other grains or seeds, plus lots of fiber – but in tasty new forms. Quinoa...

New Ways to Eat Better 0

New Ways to Eat Better

Let’s face it, many of the most healthful foods- bitter vegetables, long-cooking beans, and squishy, bland tofu – can be a tough shell. If you or your family don’t like a good-for-you food or...

East These Top Ten Vegetables 0

East These Top Ten Vegetables

If you want to keep your health in tip-top condition, eat vegetables as they are packed with nutrients that your body needs to live a long and healthy life. Here is a list of...

What is Astaxanthin? 0

What is Astaxanthin?

I’ve been hearing amazing things about a new antioxidant called astaxanthin. What is it? Astaxanthin is a member of the carotenoid family (which also includes beta-carotene), and it’s one of the most powerful antioxidants...

Eat These Top 10 Fruits 0

Eat These Top 10 Fruits

There are many benefits to eating fruit. Aside from being packed with vitamins and minerals, many fruits act as a natural laxative and can regulate digestion. The phytonutrients in fruit (which impart colors to...

Super Juices – Super Powers 0

Super Juices – Super Powers

Carrot Juice Juicing these beauties will perk-up your Vitamin A, B and E ratios while improving your sight, bone strength, teeth health, liver, nails, skin and hair. Carrots go well with pretty much anything,...

Hydrogen Factor 0

Hydrogen Factor

Ever wondered what pH balanced actually means? Simply put, pH (potential hydrogen) is the concentration of hydrogen ions in a given solution — a low pH is oxygen-deprived, or acidic, while a high pH...

Protein is more than just meat 0

Protein is more than just meat

Many people are under the impression that protein exists only in meat. While meat is a rich protein source, this nutrient can also be found in many other delicious food sources, which often have...