Healthy Eating Tips

5 Superfood Berries You Should Know About

Goji berries in meusli

Of all the so-called superfoods — the nutrient-rich foods high in antioxidants that are thought to fight the ills of aging — few receive more accolades than the berry family. From humble blueberries to their exotic cousins from distant climes, berries have muscled out other super fruits to take a firm stand front and center. Sure, orange fruits and dark leafy greens  get their fair shake, but the berries seem to steal the show. more→

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How to Tell If You’re Overcooking Your Vegetables

Vegetable Stir-fry recipe

Disliking vegetables is something you should grow out of as you grow up and learn to appreciate the goodness that comes with your greens. Unfortunately, not everyone has the magic touch in the kitchen — and sometimes it takes a skilled hand to turn raw vegetables into a delicious addition to your meal. In fact, one of the best ways to ruin your appetite for veggies is to overcook them. Even worse, your diet and health will suffer as a result.  more→

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6 Filling and Flavorful Brown Rice Recipes

Rice and noodle pilaf recipe

This Rice and Noodle Pilaf makes for a simple and tasty side dish. Serve with plenty of green veggies, and a salad to which you add chickpeas or other beans, for a simple dinner menu.
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6 Tasty Chickpea Salads

Chickpea and kale sandwich spread

This Chickpea and Kale Sandwich Spread or Salad (shown above; photo by Hannah Kaminisky) makes a great spread for bread, a filling for pita bread or a wrap (along with some tender lettuce and sliced tomatoes), or layered scoop of it on a sturdy flatbread and served open-faced.
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5 Filling Vegan Breakfast Bowls

Quinoa breakfast bowl recipe

Add a bit of sweetening, spice, fresh fruit, and nuts or seeds to this Quinoa Breakfast Bowl (shown above; photo by Hannah Kaminsky) for a nourishing breakfast that will sustain you through the morning. more→

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5 Great Raw Kale Salads

Southwestern kale salad recipe

Kale, corn, avocado, and tomatoes add up to a seriously delicious salad. With the optional beans, this Southwestern-Flavored Kale Salad makes a fantastic main dish salad. Without the added beans, it’s a great companion to tortilla specialties containing beans—burritos, enchiladas, and the like. 

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5 Delicious and Easy Vegan Dips

Green pea, parsley, and pistachio dip

This Green Pea, Parsley, and Pistachio Dip is great served with brightly colored vegetables—baby carrots, sliced red bell peppers, rounds of yellow squash, and thin wedges of raw sweet potato. You can also add fresh or crisp breads or stone-ground tortilla chips to the mix. 
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5 Ways to Use Up Lots of Tomatoes

Homemade marinara sauce with fresh tomatoes

When tomatoes are at their peak of flavor and abundance, this Fresh Tomato Marinara Sauce is the perfect thing to make. I’m quite on board with prepared, organic marinara sauces in general, but there’s really no comparison with making it from scratch with ripe tomatoes.

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