Nutripledge

Your preparation of foods determines whether you get full health benefits from them or not. I share here simple and easy to prepare everyday recipes. I believe home-cooked food is the healthiest way of eating. These recipes are also uniquely rated with a green dot (health-promoting), yellow dot (healthy balance), green-yellow (meal replacer), or red dots (watch out) to help you make a mindful decision about your food choices. So if you enjoy cooking simple and healthy foods, take a look and eat with intention, responsibility, and confidence!

Category: Health and wellness | Therapeutic Thursday Recipe

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cranberry and Jalapeño Chutney

Cranberry and Jalapeño Chutney

Chutneys make a delicious condiment to any cuisine.  This cranberry and jalapeño chutney can be a healthy and tasty addition to your Thanksgiving meal.  This sweet, sour, and spicy cranberry and jalepeño chutney can be used as a healthy spread on your sandwiches or as […]

Cranberry & Chili Pickle

Cranberry & Chili Pickle

Cranberry and chili pickle is a fall recipe is something new and exciting that you may not have had the chance to see before. Cranberry and chili pickle is adapted from Indian cuisine, which can be a great addition to your  Thanksgiving feast as it […]

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Fall time is notorious for its apple picking and thus lots of apple recipes. We are loving apple crisp! Apples in the Fall just hit differently. When Fall comes around apples become a staple food. There is nothing better than eating a fresh raw apple, […]

Roasted Carrot with Yaji Spice Relish

Roasted Carrot with Yaji Spice Relish

This carrot recipe is a creative and festive way to incorporate nutritious, high-fiber vegetables into your diet. The use of “Yaji spice relish” sure caught my attention. This spice is native to the Muslim community of West Africa and is incorporated into many meals such […]

Kaddu Ki Kheer (pumpkin pudding)

Kaddu Ki Kheer (pumpkin pudding)

Pumpkin season is here and we are cheffing up a delicious Indian dish, Kaddu Ki Kheer. Pumpkin kheer is a flavorsome, nutritious, and an easy to prepare traditional fall dish of India. This dish is specially prepared during the fasting season of Navaratri.  Ingredients 2 cups grated […]

Winter Special Talkha

Winter Special Talkha

Talkha is one of my favorite Indian dishes to make, and I enjoy green peas on a lazy winter weekend for brunch. It also makes a great afternoon snack with a cup of ginger tea or coffee. This super healthy and delicious dish can be […]