Tag Archives: vegan

Refreshing Cucumber Salads for Summer

Cool, refreshing, low-calorie cucumbers are filling the bins in abundance at the farmers market. A cup of cucumbers may only tally up to a scant 16 calories, but it’s packed with plenty of potassium, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and magnesium. Whether in a salad, sandwich or dip, cukes add a light, hydrating and energizing freshness to everything they’re served… Read More

12 Savory Spinach Recipes

When looking to drop pounds, spinach is your Bestie. Calorie for calorie, it’s one of the most nutritious vegetables around. Spinach doesn’t only pack a mean Popeye punch when it comes to beta carotene, magnesium, vitamin K, manganese and folate, it’s also loaded with powerful phytonutrients that act as antioxidants and help protect your cells and immune function. Spinach has… Read More

20 Garlicky Recipes You’ll Lust After

Eating more garlic in your diet is definitely one of the most delicious ways to strengthen your health, lose weight, fight cancer, and ward off colds, flus, hungry vampires and bad dates. From veggies to soups to savory meats to cheesy comfort dishes, garlic ups the flavor factor of almost any type of dish with the perfect aromatic kick. Take… Read More

Gut-Friendly Foods: Sautéed Jerusalem Artichoke with Garlic & Thyme

Photo: Gunnar Magnusson Prebiotic foods – fiber-rich foods that feed the friendly microorganisms in your gut that promote good health – are more than just food. Research shows that these foods actually behave like messengers that help instruct the body when to burn calories and when to store them. Find out how they work magic in your body here. Jerusalem… Read More

One-Pan Mexican Quinoa Taco Bowl

This will satisfy all your winter cravings: a cozy colorful comfort dish that’s bursting with warming flavors while also light, healthy, nutrition-packed and incredibly easy to throw together. Caution: While eating this, you may even start to think its spring again. 1 Tbsp olive oil ½ onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, seeds scraped out, minced 1 cup… Read More

Apple Quinoa Harvest Salad

Whether you prefer to go apple picking in the orchard or at the grocery store, this is the season to grab them by the bushel while they’re still fresh and in season! Think beyond pies, tarts and strudels though…these naturally sweet, fiber-full and nutrient-packed fruits can be used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes that are just as… Read More

Kale & Ancient Grains Buddha Bowl with Green Goddess Dressing

Does this delicious power bowl help you lose weight because its name invokes the supernatural powers of a few friendly higher beings eager to answer your sincerest weight loss prayers? Or are there other mysterious weight loss influences at work here? Buddha’s round laughing belly may not quite be the physique you’re striving for, but not to worry: trendy high-fiber,… Read More

400 Calories or Less: 6 Easy Healthy LUNCHES!

You’re probably lucky if you had enough time this morning to wait for your coffee to cool down sufficiently before chugging it and dashing out the door. So packed home-made lunches rarely make it on to the A.M. train to work, as commuters quietly suck on their first-degree tongue burns while lost in quiet thought and mentally preparing for the… Read More

Under 130 Calories: 4 Gorgeously Grilled Veggie Side Dishes

Don’t put the grill away just yet. Sure, you’ve been using it to fire up juicy burgers, tender steaks and finger-lickin’ chicken all summer long. But have you been taking advantage of this quick and handy tool when it comes to creating super easy, low-cal side dishes that are tasty, light, and ready to be devoured in a matter of… Read More

4 Gut-Melting Green Smoothie Bowls

Your Instragram feed hasn’t been lying to you. Plates are dead. So are cups. Bowls are taking over. And yes, smoothies have gotten the bowl makeover too. No need to panic when trading in your favorite stripy swirly sippy straw for a spoon, though. For people looking to lose some weight, this Smoothie 2.0 could possibly help them get there… Read More