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How to Make a Kale Salad

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Healthier, Recipe, Uncategorized | 0 comments

How to Make a Kale Salad

Transform a slightly bitter green into something truly delicious. In this video, you’ll see how to make a healthy raw kale salad that is actually delicious! Honestly. How do you turn a bitter green into something truly tasty? The key is to add something sweet and crunchy to the mix. Then dress it up with a tangy-sweet dressing. Chef John adds crisp sweet apple slices, persimmon, and crunchy chopped nuts. You can also top this kale salad with beautiful orange supremes. In the video, you’ll also see a great way to quickly remove the leafy...

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Heart-Healthy Power Dish

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Healthier, News, Recipe | 0 comments

Heart-Healthy Power Dish

If you have heart problems, your diet may feel restrictive. But this dish packs a powerful punch, and is chockfull of heart-healthy foods. From salmon to tomatoes to garlic, the ingredients in this delicious meal all have properties that can help your ticker. So dig in, guilt-free! Ingredients Makes 2 servings 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3 cups diced tomatoes (about 4 medium plum tomatoes) 3/4 cup low-sodium vegetable juice 2 cups frozen lima beans (1 frozen packet) 1 (10 oz) skinless salmon...

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Roasted Pumpkin and Rocket Salad

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Healthier, Recipe | 0 comments

Roasted Pumpkin and Rocket Salad

Every holiday we are challenged with not serving a boring old bland salad. In fact, most men and kids hate anything green, much less leafy. So we prepare a jello-mold or rather Aunt Phyllis brings here “world-famous” lime jello with those horrible red things in them. This holiday, lets try something new and dazzle our taste buds and slip something green and shall we even admit “healthy” onto the family table. Ingredients: Large bunch of rocket leaves, enough to cover a the bottom of a serving bowl 500g butternut...

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Did Someone Say Pumpkin….Not Your McDonalds Shake

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Healthier, Recipe | 0 comments

Did Someone Say Pumpkin….Not Your McDonalds Shake

Post-Run Pumpkin Spice Protein Smoothie This healthy pumpkin smoothie is like chilled pumpkin pie in a glass, but without the fat and calories. This thick and creamy smoothie makes a delicious and filling liquid breakfast or an energy-boosting ‘snack.’ Be sure to use a very ripe banana, preferably frozen, and sweeten your smoothie according to your preference. Ingredients: 1/2 cup pumpkin puree 1/2 very ripe medium-sized banana 3/4 cup fat-free vanilla yogurt (I used Oikos 0% fat Greek vanilla yogurt) 1 tbsp honey 1/2 tsp pumpkin...

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You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

Posted by on Nov 17, 2013 in Healthier, Recipe | 0 comments

You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

Fudgy Cream Cheese Brownies These gooey brownies only look unhealthy. Thanks to smart substitutions, they deliver less than 3 grams of sat-fat intake per serving. The American Heart Association recommends that a person requiring 2,000 calories a day eat less than 16 grams of saturated fat a day. (Which isn’t everyone—your calorie requirements could be lower depending on your weight, height, and amount of physical activity.) Just limit portion sizes! Saturated fat: 2.8 g Ingredients 3/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons reduced-calorie...

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Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Healthier, Recipe | 0 comments

Blueberry Coconut Smoothie

1-1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk 2 Tbsp. sweetened or unsweetened coconut 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt 1 Tbsp. lemon curd (optional) Blended with a few ice cubes Stop at first sign of creamy foam 690 calories Morning or afternoon, can be a meal...

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Make-Ahead Thanksgiving

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in Healthier, News, Recipe | 0 comments

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving

Make It Easy: Make It Ahead. In this video, you’ll see how to make turkey gravy before the bird even goes into the oven! You know the drill with Thanksgiving dinner, everything comes together at once. The pace is frantic, and it’s enough to rattle the nerves. But with this make-ahead recipe, the turkey gravy’s already in the bag, er, gravy boat, leaving you to concentrate on other dishes. The secret here is to roast turkey wings on a bed of carrots, celery, and onions. In the video, you’ll learn why roasted turkey wings make delicious gravy....

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