Healthy Resolution Revolution

Put a positive spin on your nutrition goals to effect lasting change. By Heidi Reichenberger Mcindoo, MS, RD, LDN The beginning of the year is certainly the most popular time to vow to adapt a healthier lifestyle. Taking steps to improve your health, however, need not be limited to just once a year. You can […]

Mexican Meatball Soup

Turkey meatballs and black beans add a healthy punch of protein to this soup packed with bright, Mexican flavors. Meatballs 1 pound ground turkey breast 2 egg whites ¼ cup corn meal 2 tablespoons non fat milk ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ teaspoon cumin Soup 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 […]

Healthy Eating on a Budget

By making a few mindful changes, you can be sure to eat well and healthfully on a budget. By Heidi Reichenberger McIndoo, MS, RD, LDN Eating nutritiously and saving money at the grocery store are two goals that may seem at odds with one another; in fact, the two go hand in hand. If you’ve […]

Straight From the Source

In The Wellness Kitchen cookbook, expert clinical insight into nutrition meets delicious recipes to help home cooks. Paulette Lambert, RD, CDE, spends her days educating people about nutrition and teaching them powerful, simple skills that will transform the way they think about food and cooking as part of their overall wellness plan. The nutrition director […]

Vibrant Food

Kimberley Hasselbrink comes at cooking with a pho­tographer’s eye and a love for improvisation in the kitchen. In her introduction to Vibrant Food (Ten Speed Press, 2014; $25), a cookbook featuring her original, seasonal recipes and photos, she writes of her approach to recipe develop­ment: “Some colorful ingre­dient will capture my fancy, and I’ll begin […]

Green Bean Stir-Fry

This stir fry can be made with any vegetables you have on hand. The olive oil and tamari are the key sauce ingredients. The oyster sauce is optional. Play with the ratio of tamari to olive oil until it’s just right for your taste buds.   Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 5 cloves […]

Building a Great Soup

If your only experience with soup involves a can opener and a microwave, it’s time to take this wonderful and nutritious meal a little more seriously. Soups pack a nutritional punch and come in so many different varieties that there is sure to be one to tempt every palate—hot, cold, brothy, or filled with meat […]

Mexican Chicken Salad with Honey-lime Vinaigrette

This fresh take on the Mexican salad is bursting with fresh flavors of lime and cilantro. Ingredients Salad 3 grilled chicken breasts, thinly sliced (or 1 lb. medium grilled shrimp) 2 large orange or red bell peppers 1 head romaine, washed, shredded 2 large, firm-ripe tomatoes, cored, cut into ¼-inch dice 1 small jicama, peeled, […]

Chicken Pot Pie

The ultimate comfort food, this chicken pot pie offers protein, veggies, and great flavor–with less fat and sodium than traditional versions. Ingredients 4, 5-ounce boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (1.25 lbs) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 onion, finely chopped 1 cup mushrooms, sliced 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced 1 cup baby carrots, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon sea salt […]

Five Fall Foods for Feasting

Add these fall foods to your pantry for flavor and nutrition. Summer may be winding down, but growers’ markets are gearing up with the fall harvest. Though your taste buds may still pine for juicy tomatoes and fresh berries, fall brings a new kind of bounty. In fact, the fall harvest is loaded with flavor […]

Edamame Dip on Crostini

Ingredients 16 thin slices of a whole grain rustic baguette 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 2 cups frozen edamame, shelled ½ cup tofu, silken ¼ cup reduced sodium, fat-free, organic chicken broth 2 tablespoons lemon juice ½ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, for garnish   Directions Preheat oven to 350 […]

Ode to Breakfast

The first meal of the day shines in this collection of nourishing, delicious recipes. By Diana Price For many of us, breakfast has become—at least most of the time— a purely utilitarian meal: a quick, necessary bite meant to launch us out the door and keep us energized and focused through the first part of […]

Charred Tomato Soup with Parmesan Crostini

Vine-ripe tomatoes are grilled, together with onions, in this recipe, highlighting the flavor of the fresh produce that is the perfect complement to the savory Parmesan crostini. Delicious! Ingredients 4 pounds vine-ripe tomatoes, grilled ½ medium onion, grilled 2 teaspoons olive oil 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 […]

Embracing Brassicas

Put cruciferous vegetables in the spotlight and reap the nutritional—and tasty—rewards. By Laura B. Russell Most of us know that good nutrition plays a crucial role in longterm well-being, yet there is a growing disconnect between the overwhelming nutritional choices available to us and our ability to end up with something both healthful and delicious […]