Need dessert, quick? These no-bake almond butter bites are about as easy as it gets—just mix the ingredients, form into balls and freeze. When set, dunk in melted dark chocolate for a layer of extra “Mmmmmm”! You get double the nuttiness with almond butter and PBSLIM™, a new powdered peanut butter boasting 85% fewer fat calories–yet the same rich, roasted flavor–of the spreadable kind.
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Bok choy is big when it comes to nutrition—you get more than 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A with just one cup! Also packed with vitamin C and calcium, this stalky, celery look-alike belongs to the cabbage family and sometimes goes by the name Chinese chard. With mild flavor and sturdy texture, it works wonders in soups, salads or stir-fry dishes, including this one, where it’s paired with garlic and ginger for classic Asian flavor.
You might know fennel for its flavorful seeds, often embedded in breads (think: rye) and sausages. But the underground bulb of this versatile veggie is another edible part with spicy-sweet taste that’s enjoyed cooked or raw—such as in this crunchy, colorful salad. Mixed with shredded green or purple cabbage and thinly sliced red onion, then tossed with a zesty, citrus-balsamic dressing, it’s a side dish that rivals any vinegar-based or creamy coleslaw that’s ever graced your plate.
If you’ve ever hardboiled eggs then tucked some back into the refrigerator’s egg tray to use later, you might be familiar with this dilemma: how do you know if an egg is raw or cooked? Before you tap, tap, tap on a shell and end up with a gooey mess all over your countertop, try this easy test to find out if an egg is ready to be peeled.
Sick of strawberry? Bored by banana? Try a fruit with flair, not to mention notable nutritional benefits, with this naturally sweet, energizing smoothie. A symbol of love in India, and the inspiration behind that squiggly print we call paisley, mangos are packed with vitamins C, B6 and A, with just a single cup knocking out 12 percent of your daily fiber needs. Blend one up with raw honey and a dash of cocoa powder for a unique and satisfying start to your day.
Kick heavy mayo to the curb! This coleslaw’s creaminess comes from Greek yogurt, a lower-fat dressing alternative that makes this quick side dish a pleasantly nutritious picnic addition. For your mixed greens, pick colorful cabbage or go with a broccoli slaw for hearty crunch and a little nutrient variety.
Don’t be sad summer’s over—celebrate the good times you’ve had by firing up the grill for a “final run of the season” this Labor Day. Make the menu veggie-friendly with hearty grilled eggplant, dipped in olive oil and sprinkled with spicy chili powder and exotic cumin. Thick-cut rounds are perfect piled on a bun as a burger alternative, or serve them along with your favorite barbecue sides for a healthier holiday meal.
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