Have just one sweet potato left in your pantry? This recipe is an easy way to put it to good use! Cube and sauté your lonely spud with some celery and onion, then simmer in vegetable broth before blending smooth. Almost as easy as opening a can—and you get to spoon up fresh flavor and whole food nutrition with every bite!
Category: Vitacost Recipes
Easy, healthy and delicious recipes compiled from Vitacost foodie bloggers and nutritionists.
Serve rice chips with a side of mango salsa for a festive and flavorful Mexican fiesta starter! Fresh fruit is cubed and tossed with flax oil and lime, then spiced just slightly with a sprinkling of chili powder and crushed red pepper. This cool-hot combination pairs perfectly with grilled meat or fish, or use it to top tacos, nachos or any of your favorite south-of-the-border dishes.
Birthday? Graduation? End of an especially long day?
Whatever your reason for celebrating, why not do so with a delicious, gluten-free cake that’s also easy to make? Unlike other crumbly creations, this gluten-less recipe actually has that melt-in-your-mouth moistness you crave in a celebratory cake. (And the secret ingredient just may surprise you!)
Q: Which is better for athletes: animal protein or plant protein?
Brandon Marsh answers
A: There are two sides to every coin. Neither is right nor wrong. What is always right, however, is listening to your body.
Longing for a latte? Make one with matcha! This finely powdered green tea, popular in Japan, is milled from special shade-grown tea leaves. It’s 10 times more potent than regular green tea, with much higher amounts of EGCG—the antioxidant that makes it so good for you! Because matcha is bitter, a recipe like this is just what you need to drink it down. Mix a scoop with almond milk, vanilla, turmeric and a pinch of stevia, heat until warm, then use a frother for foamy fun!
Is there a picky eater in your family? A vegetarian? A vegan? Everyone can be happy at dinner on taco night! Start off by sautéing some veggies—use fresh favorites or take this opportunity to “clean out” your refrigerator’s produce drawer. From here, you can go meatless or brown up some beef or buffalo meat—your choice. Serve with seasoned brown rice and toppings your troop loves! I like to lay out whole wheat tortillas, local raw goat cheese, avocado, shredded cabbage and chopped tomato.
Potato salad – it’s the preferred side dish of backyard barbeques, potlucks and warm-weather celebrations. But instead of the old egg-mayo-potato combination, why not change things up by bringing this sweet, spicy and flavorful creation to your next get-together? Your friends and family are guaranteed to love it!
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