Cauliflower Hash

Hash is traditionally a dish of meat and chopped potatoes. This spin on it is vegetarian and low-carb, but no less tasty! Cauliflower is substituted for the potatoes and the umami flavor that the meat traditionally provides comes from a dose of parmesan cheese. If you like a bit of spice, a sprinkle of chili … Continue reading Cauliflower Hash

Increasing The Evidence For Food As Medicine

We all know that eating nutritious food helps keep you healthy. Now a research study in California is aiming to demonstrate just how much your diet can actually impact you. Over the next three years, researchers from the University of California San Francisco and Stanford will evaluate how a healthy, nutritious diet and nutrition education … Continue reading Increasing The Evidence For Food As Medicine

Recommended Reading: What We Know (and Don’t Know) About How to Lose Weight

This excellent, quick read from the New York Times and Dr.  Aaron E. Carroll provides a great starting point if you're thinking about jumping on the low-carb or low-fat diet bandwagon.  In brief, this article covers the results of a very rigorous study - rigorous meaning that the results are more likely to hold true across … Continue reading Recommended Reading: What We Know (and Don’t Know) About How to Lose Weight

Red Lentil and Spinach Soup with Lemon Paprika Chicken

Whether you need something for to take the edge off a cold spell, or are looking for a quick, easy, healthy dinner, this soup will do the trick! You might be surprised at how healthy and delicious this is, given the simple ingredient list and easy instructions (they might look long but they're straightforward). And don't … Continue reading Red Lentil and Spinach Soup with Lemon Paprika Chicken

Eat More, Lose Weight, Get Healthy

Ever thought you'd hear someone tell you that you could lose weight and get healthy by eating a huge plate of food at every meal? We are hard wired for survival, and to our brains, that means food. Though it's a small percentage of your body weight, your brain uses approximately 20% of your daily … Continue reading Eat More, Lose Weight, Get Healthy

Veggie and Cheddar Open Omelet

I love a recipe that works for any meal, and this omelet does just that - and it’s everything else I look for in a meal as well... Easy? Check. Quick? Check. Delicious? Check. Healthy? Check! Many people stay away from traditional folded omelets because flipping them can be a delicate operation at best, and … Continue reading Veggie and Cheddar Open Omelet

Greek Beef Salad

An easy, satisfying salad that’s packed with flavor and won’t leave you feeling hungry again in an hour, this salad is a great opportunity to maximize your veggie intake. It’s equally good as a one-off dinner or lunch, or you can prep a big batch and assemble when you need a quick meal. Best of … Continue reading Greek Beef Salad

Fast Facts: Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12 rich salmon for lunch or dinner

Vitamin B12 is also referred to as the "energy vitamin" thanks to key contributions to energy production. While daily requirements are quite low and your body can easily store large amounts of B12, some conditions and dietary choices can lead to low B12 levels. It is essential for red blood cell formation (needed to transport … Continue reading Fast Facts: Vitamin B12

Fast Facts: Dietary Fiber

Fresh vegetables including onions carrots and beets eaten to provide dietary fiber

Also spelled dietary fibre - gotta love English! Dietary fibers encompass a vast array of digestion-resistant components found in plant-based foods. They fall into two basic categories: Soluble fiber and insoluble fiber, which have different benefits for the digestive tract. Soluble fibers are found predominantly in fruits, vegetables, legumes like beans and lentils, and plant … Continue reading Fast Facts: Dietary Fiber

Very Veggie San Choi Bao

Easy fast healthy dinner with lots of vegetables

If there's one thing I love, it's delicious food. If there's one things I love even more, it's delicious food that also happens to be healthy! San choi bao has long been a family favorite. The traditional recipe is a flavored mince (ground pork) served in lettuce cups, which makes it perfect for low-carb and … Continue reading Very Veggie San Choi Bao