Monthly Archives: April 2013

Why you should weigh yourself every day — and why a digital scale is best

Weighing yourself regularly can help you to lose or maintain weight, and has been shown to be a great incentive to keep you eating sensibly and striving for an ideal weight. Once a week works better for some, as small weight fluctuations from day to day can be discouraging. Others find it helpful to do […]

Kale, Yellow Squash, and Sweet Potato Stew

As everyone knows, greens are good for you, and with its high calcium content, kale is a standout. In this stew, the deep greens contrasted with the yellow of the squash and the orange of the sweet potato, makes this an attractive and nourishing dish for the autumn harvest. 

Cream of Leek and Asparagus Soup

This delicate spring soup of leeks and asparagus tastes even better if made a day ahead. It’s a light first course for a festive spring holiday meal (Easter or Passover), or as an everyday kind of soup served with sandwiches or wraps.

Burgundy Berry Bliss Smoothie

Combining blueberries, raspberries or strawberries, and greens results in a burgundy beverage that’s as tasty is it is pretty. If you’re not using anything frozen in this, you may want to serve over a couple of ice cubes. Adapted from Wild About Greens.

Kale, Cucumber, and Pineapple Smoothie

Here’s a pleasing combination for a green smoothie — kale and pineapple, with the added cleansing benefit of cucumber. Prepare to be refreshed and hydrated! This makes about two 12-ounce servings. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky.

5 Top Health Benefits of Apples

An apple a day really does keep the doctor — and dentist, away. Just one a day, or at least 5 a week, will help you get the full benefits of this common fruit. One apple has only 100 calories or less, 5 grams of fiber, no sodium or fat and are 5% protein. The […]

Protect Yourself from Breast Cancer with Antioxidants

Julia B. Greer, MD, MPH, an epidemiologist whose work focuses on pancreatic, ovarian, and breast cancers, contributed this discussion of how to protect yourself from breast cancer with antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that may protect cells from damage caused by the unstable molecules known as free radicals. Damaging free radicals can come from many sources: […]

Sweet Potato Oven “Fries”

A terrific way to enjoy low-fat sweet potato “fries” baked in the oven, these are a great accompaniment for veggie burgers and wraps. 

Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup

Split peas cook down with pieces of potato and aromatic vegetables to create a thick and hearty, stick-to-your-ribs soup that’s excellent served with saltine crackers or slices of bread. Green split peas are rich in protein, complex carbohydrates, several vitamins and minerals, and beneficial dietary fiber, all while being extremely low in fat and sodium. […]

Double-Orange Chocolate Chip Muffins

These pretty streusel-topped vegan chocolate chip muffins are not only delectable, but contain a dose of Vitamin C from fresh orange juice as well as concentrated orange juice. The concentrate also contributes sweetness as well as color. Photos by Rachael Braun.

Vegan Carrot-Walnut Muffins

Carrots and orange juice concentrate pair up in these moist vegan carrot muffins, providing a dose of vitamins A and C, as well as an enticing golden color. Make them in the evening; enjoy a warm muffin for your evening snack, then the next day for an on-the-go breakfast. Or, pack a couple in your […]

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