Some days you don’t know what you’re craving. Your fridge is bare, or maybe there’s just nothing tickling your taste buds. These are the days you put together a basic PB&J (though it will never be as good as Mom’s). Since you’re a grown-up now, you could at least get a little creative with the brown bag classic. What you need is a fancier, more refined peanut butter and jelly – something the French may know a thing or two about. Thus, the PB&J French Toast Cup was born. Read more →
Category: Vitacost Recipes
Easy, healthy and delicious recipes compiled from Vitacost foodie bloggers and nutritionists.
Q: What is Psyllium?
A: Psyllium seed husks are part of the seeds of the plant Plantago ovata, which is native to India and Pakistan. Psyllium is primarily known for being an excellent source of soluble dietary fiber. The health benefits of psyllium fiber are far reaching, however, and may help to support heart health, gastrointestinal health and blood sugar. While the fiber found in psyllium is similar to that in oats and barley, it’s actually not wheat; thus, making it an excellent source of fiber for gluten-free dieters. Read more →
The sea is teeming with nutritious treasures, but pasta isn’t one you’d expect. Kelp noodles—made from a type of edible brown seaweed—are loaded with minerals, low in carbs and easy to eat (just open the package, rinse and serve!). Plus, a heaping helping has just six calories, making these mild-tasting ribbons the perfect addition to salads, soups or stir fry dishes if you’re dieting or looking for a lighter meal. In this raw recipe, they’re tossed with a tangy dressing, fresh veggies and crunchy seeds with a hint of fiery flavor from smoked paprika. If you’re a kelp noodle newbie, it’ll be love at first bite.
When it comes to dessert, it’s OK to be greedy. Make this single serving of chocolate pudding to spoil yourself with something sweet after a long day of sticking with a tricky diet. Your taste buds won’t know it’s anything other than a little bowl of bliss, but your body will thank you for the extra protein, fiber, antioxidants and omega-3s.
Get a super-start to your day by eating a super-food-packed breakfast, starring quinoa, chia, berries and hemp milk. The combination of smooth and nutty textures and sweet and tart flavors will make each bite an adventure!
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Life is like a bowl of…strawberry gelato! Take a break from the busy life to enjoy a sweet, chilly treat made from fresh berries. Pretty-pink in color and pleasing to any palate, it combines real pureed fruit with a swirl of coconut oil, a hint of raw honey and a secret healthy ingredient. Unlike other frozen desserts, this one isn’t made with heavy cream and scoops of sugar. The soft, silky texture and rich flavor come from a Svelte® French vanilla protein shake.
The ho-hum holiday thumbprint cookie has a shortbread base with a schmear of jam. But I like to switch things up. You know, keep it jazzy and interesting. Besides, I can think of richer, more satisfying combos for dessert. (Shortbread and jam sounds like breakfast!) Thus, we turn to the greatest flavor lovebirds of all time – chocolate and peanut butter. Can I get a thumbs up before you press it down?
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