quinoa

Better Than Rice & Beans

Ingredients: 1 cup of millet rinsed 1 cup of quinoa rinsed 4 cups of water 2 cans red kidney beans, drained 1 jar of organic salsa of choice (I like Newmans) 1 zucchini chopped in small cubes and steamed for 5 minutes Directions: Bring quinoa, millet and water to a boil in water. Once boiling, […]

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Quinoa Salad with Beans

SERVING SIZE: 4oz SERVINGS PER RECIPE: 3 Servings INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cups Quinoa 2 cups Vegetable Stock ½ cup Black Beans, canned and rinsed 4 oz Raisins 1/3 cup Almonds, slivered and toasted 3 each Scallions, thinly sliced 1 each Lime, zested 3 tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar To taste Salt, Kosher 5-7 sprigs Cilantro, minced [...]
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Three Quick Dishes: Mexican-inspired, heart protection recipes

Do you love Mexican food as much as I do? I’m not talking Taco Bell- Mexican or even Chipotle-Mexican; I’m talking authentic Mexican food. I’ve taken some heart healthy foods like beans (hello fiber) and quinoa (as a rice substitute) and avocado (hello heart-healthy fat) to make three quick dishes this week. Enjoy them on [...]
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Dr. Stacia Van Slyke’s Broccoli Quinoa Salad

INGREDIENTS FOR THE DRESSING​: ¾ cup raw cashews ¼ cup water 2 tablespoons maple syrup 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar ½ heaping teaspoon salt 1 clove of garlic Ground pepper to taste INGREDIENTS FOR THE SALAD​: 2 large broccoli crowns (quickly blanched and chopped when cool) 1 cup red grapes, halved ⅓ cup slivered almonds [...]
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Healthy Habit 2020: More whole grains, less processed food

You’ve all heard moms and experts say, “Eat your vegetables.” I wholeheartedly agree with them, but you’ll also hear me say, “Did you have your whole grains today?” Sadly, so many people answer this question with a gigantic “NO!” Some people have banned grains from their lives, and some just feel like they don’t have [...]
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Shroomy Quinoa Stuffed Butternut Squash

Looking for a last-minute healthy option for a Thanksgiving side or a main dish for vegetarian or those focusing on a plant-based diet? Look no further! This dish is jam-packed with ample protein, an abundance of fiber, and tons of antioxidants! Ingredients: 2 medium butternut squashes halved, and seeds removed -¾ cups of quinoa well [...]
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Welcome whole grains

I know, I know, you are going to tell me that you are trying the ketogenic diet, or paleo, Atkins, South Beach, or some other diet that “bans” carbs! I think each diet has merit to some degree or another, but I am actually going to tell you why you would want whole grains! First […]

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Sneaking in Protein to your Meals

How did you do on the No White Flour Challenge? If you want to continue to stick to that plan, protein will help you out a lot by keeping you satiated and energized. I do not mean indulging in fatty proteins though—nope I am not advocating for rich cheese and bacon! Here are my favorite […]

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Red, white, and blue healthy food choices

I love getting into holiday spirits. With Independence Day just a couple of days away, I have been thinking about my favorite red, white and blue foods and why I love them so much. I cannot resist sharing them with you, so let me get this secret out. My Favorite Red Foods If you have [...]
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Foods from the earth: whole grains

As many of you are aware, a major dilemma with the Standard American Diet is the massive consumption of refined grains (crackers, cookies, pastries, many bread varieties, etc.). Unlike refined grains, whole grains contain the bran, endosperm, and germ of the grain; the parts where all of the nutrients “reside.” Whole grains have been consumed [...]
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