Squeeze in an extra serving of veggies at breakfast by topping a cream cheese and jam-covered bagel with fresh halved cherry tomatoes. Sprinkled with cinnamon, this creative combo makes a sweet start to your day—perfect when paired with a cup of hot herbal tea!
So you’ve decided to try quinoa. What can you do with it? A better question might be—what can’t you do with it?! Quinoa is a versatile grain-like “seed” that cooks up light and fluffy, with a slightly nutty, mild flavor. It can be used just like rice, as a side dish or combined with other ingredients to create a pilaf or even a main course. I like to make a couple of cups at a time and use my cooked quinoa in various recipes throughout the week. Here are a few of my favorites.
Seems as if it was just yesterday that we were bundling up to protect ourselves from those winter winds and storms. Now we’re rolling out the red carpet to greet summer’s sunny days. The challenge for cooks: What to make when it’s hot outside. It’s so tempting to head to the fast food drive-through for something easy and quick – but you know better than that! So what to do? We’re glad you asked. Here are our favorite tips for warm weather menus:
When you’re trying to lose weight, skipping breakfast might seem like the right shortcut to shed pounds. Just a few hours ‘til lunch—you can make it, right? But missing the most important meal of the day makes it more likely you’ll munch on high-calorie snacks when mid-morning tummy rumbles kick in. And when you finally do eat a meal, you may go overboard.
Pancakes are a special Saturday or Sunday morning treat for families too busy to fuss with “homemade” on hectic weekday mornings. This recipe lets you enjoy a stack without the junk that fills frozen or “quick mix” varieties—but that’s not all. These Flax Jacks were created especially for my diabetic dad, Mac, who desperately missed the amazing taste of many of his favorite foods when they became off limits after his quadruple bypass surgery in 2010.
Whether you’re a bride-to-be, the proud parent-of-the-bride, a bridesmaid or a guest who wants to look your best, a wedding day is a time to look and feel fabulous. The pursuit of “shedding for the wedding” has become famed in recent years, as women starve in their determination to look gorgeous in their gowns. But we’d like to offer a reality check: You want to enjoy that wedding day, not feel faint throughout! You can lose weight safely and effectively in a healthy way by following these tips:
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