For a breakfast that squashes morning hunger and packs a potent protein punch, get crackin’ on this easy three-egg omelet. It’s loaded with fresh veggies, mozzarella cheese and 24 grams of pure protein from a top vegetarian source.
Who doesn’t love a mid-week Mexican fiesta? Make yours vegan and gluten free with this creative quesadilla, stuffed with sautéed veggies, dairy-free “cheese” and brown rice (not whole wheat!) tortillas. Don’t worry about deep-frying dangers, either. This festive favorite is lightly browned in heart-friendly olive oil for the perfect crispy coating to all the veggielicious goodness inside.
Fresh is best, but when you’re strapped for cash or want to stock up, frozen fruits and vegetables are a helpful and healthy option. Unlike canned produce, which is processed and may contain added ingredients (i.e. sugar or artificial sweeteners, salt, MSG—yuck!), the stuff you find in the freezer section is picked, blanched and flash frozen—locking in both essential nutrients and ripe-from-the-vine flavor.
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.
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.
If you love fresh vegetables and adore pizza, why not combine them on the grill? The best part is that you can change this recipe and use whatever vegetables you have on hand.
Although traditional Neapolitan pizza dough is made only with flour, yeast, salt, and oil, the recipe below has an American twist. This unique recipe uses bread flour for strength, all-purpose flour for tenderness, and cornmeal for flavor and texture. It makes a delicious, slightly crunchy dough. If you don’t want to make your own pizza dough, you can purchase commercially-made dough, dust your board with some cornmeal, and then roll out the dough so that the bottom will be coated with the cornmeal to give it that crispy texture. You can use any combination of the vegetables below on your pizza.
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