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Many Fun Ways to Enjoy Cucumbers with World of Flavors!

Many Fun Ways to Enjoy Cucumbers with World of Flavors!

March is celebrated as National Nutrition Month®, an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme for National Nutrition Month® is Celebrate […]

Mushrooms and Peas Pelmeni/Vareniki Dumplings

Mushrooms and Peas Pelmeni/Vareniki Dumplings

March is celebrated as National Nutrition Month® which is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits. This year’s theme […]

100-Calorie Sesame Seeds  Energy Balls (Til ke laddu)

100-Calorie Sesame Seeds Energy Balls (Til ke laddu)

Sesame seeds have been used for centuries in the traditional medicine of India and China. Its good oil, high protein, fiber, low carbohydrate properties, and many other beneficial vitamins and minerals make it an excellent healthy and energetic food. Besides providing good energy, sesame seeds […]

7 Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy and Strong!

7 Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy and Strong!

Tip #1: Fiber up Aim for daily fiber intake at least 25 grams per day (21-25 grams for females; 25-38 grams for Males) with particular emphasis on soluble fiber (7-13 grams/day) from fruits, vegetables, whole grains, high fiber cereals like oatmeal and legumes. Soluble fibers […]

Mango Jicama (HEE-KA-MA) Salad with Chile-Lime Dressing

Mango Jicama (HEE-KA-MA) Salad with Chile-Lime Dressing

This mouth-watering refreshing Mexican cuisine-based super healthy salad can accompany any meal but goes well with Mexican foods. As you can see in the picture below, we tried this delicious salad with homemade crunchy tacos, and uhh, it was so good! Here is how you […]

Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) & Avocado Veggie Salad

Chickpeas (Garbanzo beans) & Avocado Veggie Salad

This super easy and healthy salad meal can be easily made within 5-10 minutes from your pantry ingredients. Everyone will love this delicious salad in the family, even picky eater children. This is how you make it. There is also a recipe card link here […]

Tabouli (Tabbouleh)-Mediterranean Dish

Tabouli (Tabbouleh)-Mediterranean Dish

The Mediterranean diet continues to rank number 1 due to its health-promoting qualities. Tabouli is not only simple to make but also delicious and super healthy. If you need a quick lunch pack to go or are simply in a salad meal mood then this […]

Is KFC Beyond Fried Chicken any Healthier than KFC Crispy Tenders?

Is KFC Beyond Fried Chicken any Healthier than KFC Crispy Tenders?

We performed a food health rating for both products in our Food Coach and this is what we found?

Homemade Veggie Pizza (Mushrooms and Black olives)

Homemade Veggie Pizza (Mushrooms and Black olives)

January 20th is National Cheese Lover’s Day, and there is no better way to celebrate cheese than enjoying it on a pizza. On this national cheese day, I would like to share this homemade pizza recipe that is easy to make at home and deliciously […]

Seven Tips to Help you Lose Weight and Feel Great!

Seven Tips to Help you Lose Weight and Feel Great!

Weight loss weight gain is a complicated phenomenon and I am no exception. I am also experiencing slow weight gain with my age without making any obvious changes in my eating habits or lifestyle. Being a health professional I think I should know better what […]

Black Eyed Peas Soup -Indian Style

Black Eyed Peas Soup -Indian Style

If you have not tried black-eyed peas in 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 healthy. Here is an […]

Beyond Burger

Beyond Burger

Continuing on with the plant based options this week, we are looking at Beyond Burger. I was writing a paper for a nutrition class discussing emerging plant based applications in food products and it got me curious about the health benefits or lack thereof in […]

Mushrogetables Pot Pie

Mushrogetables Pot Pie

Being a vegetarian, I always struggle with main protein entrees, especially during the holiday season.  When it comes to vegetarian protein, mushrooms always win as you get your protein and vegetables, plus they are delicious. I tried this mushroom and vegetable pot pie on thanksgiving […]

Water Enhancers – Food Talk Friday

Water Enhancers – Food Talk Friday

We all tend to get bored of plain water once in a while. When we do we tend to reach for a more flavorful option, weather that be a juice, soda or another sweetened beverage. Lately people have been looking to ‘water enhancers’ as a […]

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato Smoothie

Cravings for pumpkin spice starts around October and last through the holiday season. Pumpkin spice is a great American spice that tastes like heaven in a pumpkin spice latte and can also be used in many other seasonal dishes. For example, I tried this wonderful […]

Persimmons

Persimmons

In Season Persimmons are in season September – December This seasonal fruit, also happens to be the national fruit of Japan and is a unique and somewhat unheard of fruit. Persimmons are mostly known for their sweet flavor and bright orange color.  This fruit is […]

Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Bread

Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Bread

This whole wheat banana walnut bread is a delicious and nutritious way to start your day. Holidays are all about food but should not be about going over board with unhealthy foods. Either you will have guests and family tis holiday season; try making this […]