March 30, 2021

Herb and Goat Cheese Crustless Quiches

Thyme’s vibrant flavor enhances mild goat cheese and eggs and aromatically complements parsley’s steady flavor.  Make these easy, egg-based bites up to three days in advance, and store in the fridge for a quick power breakfast on busy days. Ingredients 1 shallot 1 cup packed and shredded baby spinach or kale ½ cup lightly packed, minced fresh parsley 2 Tbs. fresh thyme leaves 8 eggs ½ cup crumbled goat cheese ½ cup low-fat (1 percent) cottage cheese ⅓ cup cornmeal ½ tsp. salt Procedure Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and grease a standard muffin tin with cooking spray. Chop shallot, […]
June 5, 2018

The Power of Calcium

Of all of the minerals required by your body, its need for calcium is the greatest. Interestingly, calcium is the fifth most abundant mineral in the human body and in the earth’s crust. Calcium, an electrolyte, is best known for its role in bone health, but it’s also necessary for circulation, nerve transmission, hormonal secretion and muscle function. For these processes, only a small amount of calcium is needed, and it’s obtained from your body’s largest reservoir: bone. You Really Do Need Calcium for Your Bones Calcium is a major component of bones and teeth. A deficiency can result in osteopenia […]
May 1, 2018

3 Ways To Pack a Sandwich Without the Gluten

Lose the bread and contain your ’wich between these nutrient-dense veggies for a healthy, gluten-free (but still portable!) option.    Butter lettuce Perfectly sized and shaped like a cup, butter lettuce’s delicate taste, sturdy leaves and soft texture ensure an excellent container for loose sandwich fillings, such as ground turkey, cheese, fresh sprouts or cooked quinoa. Bonus: Butter lettuce delivers ample vitamin K and vitamin A.    Portobello mushrooms Packed with potassium, fiber and even a bit of protein, portobellos can handle hefty sandwich items such as grilled chicken breast, sliced cheese and avocado. Place fillings between two mushroom caps […]
January 16, 2018

Pile on the Flavor with This Polenta Bowl

This flavorful grain bowl incorporates all the familiar flavors of Mexican food, with a spicy, creamy polenta as the base. Green Chile Cheese Polenta Bowls Ingredients: FOR THE BLACK BEAN RELISH 1 (14.5-ounce) can black beans (rinsed and drained) 2 Roma tomatoes (cored, seeded and chopped ) ½ cup chopped red bell pepper ¼ cup diced red onion 1 ripe avocado (pitted, peeled and chopped) 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice ½ cup loosely packed fresh cilantro 1 clove garlic (minced) 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbs. red wine vinegar ¼ tsp. salt FOR THE POLENTA 4 cups water 1 […]
October 24, 2017

Brazilian Cheese Bread Adds Pizzazz

This recipe for Pão de Queijo (Brazilian Cheese Bread) adds an international flair to any meal.  You’ll love the soft and chewy texture and cheesy flavor of this gluten-free recipe—and you’ll also like how it’s low in lactose, which is great for anyone with lactose intolerance or Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) following the low-FODMAP diet. Ingredients: 1 cup milk (use lactose-free milk to lower FODMAPs) ½ cup coconut oil 1 tsp. salt 2 cups tapioca flour 2 eggs 1½ cups shredded Parmesan cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a 2-quart saucepan, combine milk, oil and salt. Whisk occasionally, […]
July 17, 2017

4 Super Foods That Cut Your Risk for Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a growing epidemic across the United States, particularly in those 50 and older.