Eating more fruits and vegetables is a requirement for every healthy eater. But when you buy more fresh produce, do you end up throwing away more than you eat? You're not alone.
According to the Natural Resources Defense Council, the average... Read more
The infamous salad bar, available everywhere from work cafeterias to family restaurants, can round out a meal with a wholesome side dish, or be a meal all by itself. What could be more healthy and nutritious? Those vegetables and fruits can be loaded... Read more
Sushi, in its traditional form, is rice and fish, which makes it a light and lean meal option. However, as sushi's popularity proliferated in the West, some of its health benefits were lost in translation. All-you-can-eat sushi, deep-fried rolls,... Read more
Are you and your family craving that spicy, south-of-the-border cuisine? Well, skip the local burrito joint. Those "burritos as big as your head" can contain more than 1,000 calories—even more depending on how many fixings you add... Read more
During the hot summer months, we automatically add salads to our menu plans. A big bowl of crisp lettuce, cool cucumbers and sun-ripened tomatoes tossed lightly with an oil-and-vinegar dressing is always refreshing during the warmest time of the year... Read more
I love avocados but for calories sake I don't often eat them. BUT...I bought 4 the other day because it was oh so much cheaper that way. I am hoping some of you have suggestions as to how to use them - in a meal or in any way besides guacamole (which... Read more
New Recipe....wish me luck...I smashed 3 ripe banana ..added 1/2 cup 2% milk....1 packet of stevia and 1 teaspoon of real vanilla.. just put it in the freezer....I am having a sweet tooth :( but if this works.... yay!!!!!... Read more
Lime Shrimp and Avocado Salad
1 lb jumbo cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined, chopped
1 medium tomato, diced
1 avocado, diced (good fat but optional)
1 jalapeno, seeds removed, diced fine
1/4 cup chopped red onion
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instead of mayo, spread ripe avocado onto your sandwich! sneaks in an extra serving of veggies and cuts the calorie/fat content of your sandwich. or try mixing the avocado with half a teaspoon of mayo to get the flavor you want but still reducing the... Read more
Avocados curb Appetite...reserchers from The Department of Nutrition at Loma Linda University found that eating 1/2 avocade can slash you appetite 40% They also explain an avocado has 12 grams of fiber and have super healthy fats that can kill cravi... Read more
Tips for Best Tomato TasteChoose unblemished ripe tomatoes from a farmers’ market or your family garden. Heirloom varieties come in different flavors and colors—for example, yellow tomatoes are generally milder and less acidic; some types... Read more
Ever get stuck in a dinner rut? I sure do! Recently, while digging around in the 100-page homemade recipe file I keep on my computer, (I like to cook. Can you tell?) I found a salad I created about four years ago.Delicious and easy, it combines all o... Read more
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