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5 Minutes Cocot Sandwich

5 Minutes Cocot Sandwich

Cocot (cucumber, olives, cheese, onion, and tomatoes) sandwich is a vegetarian version of BLT (Bacon, lettuce and tomato) sandwich that I discovered during the Covid – 19 pandemic. This simple sandwich became a healthy delicious quick lunch almost every day in my household. Cocot sandwich […]

Spilling the beans: Canned or Dry?

Spilling the beans: Canned or Dry?

No doubt beans are the superhero of foods. They are the perfect balance of healthy carbohydrates, protein, and dietary fiber along with many other health-promoting nutrients and compounds. However, what makes it healthy is how you prepare and consume it. We will compare canned versus […]

Black Eyed Peas-Indian Style

Black Eyed Peas-Indian Style

If you have not tried black-eyed peas on the new year, no worry. This versatile and kind bean can still bring you good luck with health and wellness whenever you want to try it. It is never too late to eat healthily. Here is an […]

Nuts are good, but here is what to watch out for!

Nuts are good, but here is what to watch out for!

Either you are looking for some plant-based protein option or adding some good nutrition to your diet, no doubt nuts will make an excellent choice. We rated some popular nuts on our food rating system (Food Smart), and it rated all nuts a “Red Dot […]

Healthy Festive Fruits & Nuts Whole-Wheat Coffee Cake

Healthy Festive Fruits & Nuts Whole-Wheat Coffee Cake

I was looking for a fun, healthy, and festive cake for this holiday season to satisfy my health cautious family’s sweet tooth. Being a dietitian, I also want to be a role model when I distribute holiday treats to my dear neighbors and friends on […]

Ever wonder why pomegranate isn’t on the world’s healthiest foods list?

Ever wonder why pomegranate isn’t on the world’s healthiest foods list?

Being a registered dietitian, I love to grocery shop and always look for seasonal fruits and vegetables, as an escape from the monotony of apples, bananas, pears, and the like. I especially look for the pomegranate during the holiday season because my daughter loves it. […]

Festive Quinoa Almonds Stir fry

Festive Quinoa Almonds Stir fry

Quinoa is the world’s popular high protein grain with a low glycemic index and full of antioxidant properties due to its high content of flavonoids (quercetin and kaempferol). Crushed almonds added to the dish adds extra protein to go along well with its subtle nutty […]

What is wrong with this product: Solestado Muffuletta Olive Salad?

What is wrong with this product: Solestado Muffuletta Olive Salad?

Nothing but the misleading name. Naming it Olive pickles rather than a salad would make more sense due to its pickle characteristics. It doesn’t make much sense to have a serving size of 2 tablespoons for a salad! NutriPledge Food Rating: Per our food rating […]

Penne Pasta  with Mushrooms and Spinach

Penne Pasta with Mushrooms and Spinach

This delicious dish can be quickly prepared within 30 minutes. It is a great balance of healthy carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber which makes it a healthy one-dish meal. Ingredients: Preparation: Cook pasta according to the package directions. Drain and set aside. Wash mushrooms […]

How to avoid sugar guilt!

How to avoid sugar guilt!

We all are drawn to sweet foods because our brains love sugar. The human brain likes sugary foods because it leads to dopamine hormone release, which is associated with happiness. So, after eating sugary foods, we get a rush of pleasure and feel we are […]

Pear and Apple Upside Down Cake

Pear and Apple Upside Down Cake

I made this fruit cake for an anniversary in the family and it was an instant hit from the get-go! It was very warm, pretty, and the fall aromas simply drew everyone to it. The caramelized pears and pink pomegranate pearls delivered the perfect romantic […]

Five-Minute Brown Sugar Coated Pecans

Five-Minute Brown Sugar Coated Pecans

Life can be sweet without sugar, but it sure gets a little sweeter with some added real sugars. However, the bitter truth of sugar is, no matter how you eat sugar, it will have inflammatory effects on your body. All you can do is eat […]

Super Healthy Taco  Bowl

Super Healthy Taco Bowl

I discovered this recipe one day when I did not feel like cooking lunch and did not have any leftovers. Around noontime, I looked in my refrigerator, pantry and put together this delicious taco-style bowl in about 10 minutes, which turned out to be super […]

Why it is so hard to make healthy food choices?

Why it is so hard to make healthy food choices?

No matter where we buy our foods, either we prepare fresh at home or eat out, there is always some fear about the food choice that we make in our daily lives. Believe it or not, it can even happen to a food professional because […]

Oven-Roasted Potatoes with Fenugreek greens and Dill

Oven-Roasted Potatoes with Fenugreek greens and Dill

Fenugreek leaves (methi leaves) have long been long used in traditional Indian cooking and also as an alternative medicine to help stabilize blood sugar and blood lipid levels. It is a very common vegetable consumed during the winter season.  Per Ayurveda, it can generate the […]

Why does this Feel Good 100% carrot juice maybe not be so Feel Good?

Why does this Feel Good 100% carrot juice maybe not be so Feel Good?

I often pick these juices for my picky eater teenager. Only thing I look for in the label that it is 100% juice to ensure no added sugar or any other undesired ingredients. All the juices go well in my household except carrot juice because […]

Healthy Home Baked Granola

Healthy Home Baked Granola

This simple and healthy homemade oat and nuts granola recipe can be a great healthy addition to your morning breakfast parfait or a quick healthy afternoon energy snack. This great recipe was adapted from The Wholesome Dish and slightly modified. Nutrition Profile and Food rating: […]