Tag Archives: vegetarian

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

Kale & Quinoa Salad with Chili Avocado Cream

This hearty, healthy and flavor-rich power salad fulfills all high-brow entrée salad demands: Its Pinterest-worthy rainbow food in a bowl It perfectly executes a flavor tight-rope balancing act between pleasantly sweet and spicy heat It’s a texture circus of satisfying crunch and luxurious creaminess It fills you up and perfectly satisfies a nagging appetite It charges you up with potently… 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

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

10 No-Calorie Tasty Twists on Plain Water

Drinking more clean filtered water is key to losing weight. And while sweetened beverages, juices and sodas pack on the pounds, drinking plain old water all the time can get boring. What’s the perfect no-calorie solution to shake things up a bit in the drinking department while continuing to promote weight loss? Infused water. Infusing you water with flavorful medleys… Read More

Healthy Vegan Pad Thai

Step away from the Asian take-out flier that someone (someone???) magnet pinned to your fridge. Step. AWAY. Yes, you’re tired after a long day. Yes, you’re starving. Yes, you don’t feel like slaving in the kitchen. Yes, you have a craving for something a bit different from your usual grub. Yes, you just happen to have an Asian fast-food flier… Read More

Pomegranate Pear & Pecan Salad on Detoxifying Bitter Greens

This salad is loaded with flavorful bitter greens that are naturally detoxifying, nutrient-packed, fiber-filled and that quickly fill you up on very few calories. It manages to stimulate and satisfy every part of your taste palate, with the pleasant sourness of pomegranate and orange balanced by the bitterness of dandelion, chicory, arugula and endive greens, complimented with the natural sweetness… Read More

Spinach, Feta & Broccoli Spaghetti Squash Bowls

Bowls are making a major come-back these days. That’s why everything from bread to tacos to smoothies have been getting epic bowl-inspired image makeovers from their Instagram stylists. So why fight fashion? Go bowling for dinner. Here’s a dinner bowl that you don’t even have to wash afterwards. Low-calorie spaghetti squash noodles (is it spaghetti? is it squash? it’s both,… Read More