Peanut Health Punch
Peanuts aren’t actually nuts, but they do have the heart benefits that nuts have, with some bonus value. Peanuts are most closely related to beans and lentils. They may even make you healthier, leaner, and smarter over a lifetime. Interestingly enough, it...
Protein-Packed Fruit Bowl
When I tell people to eat (not drink) at least 30 grams of protein in the morning, they sort of freak until I show them my tricks. Greek yogurt laced with cottage cheese packs in the protein for the perfect high protein...
Cottage Cheese: Secret Weapon
Cottage cheese is a secret weapon to increase protein and keep body fat down. For all the cottage cheese haters out there, I’ve got great news. You won’t know it’s even there. In fact, It makes recipes creamier and taste better without...
Powerful Papaya
I’ve known that papaya was loaded with nutrients that help digestive issues and protect us from disease, but I hadn’t had good experience with Papaya until my recent trip to Hawaii. The Papaya was so good there that I had to give...
Build a Bowl: Easy Grain Bowl Formula
Are you in a rice, pasta, or potato rut, and searching for delicious, simple ways to eat more whole grains?  Grain bowls, the West Coast’s healthy obsession, are a perfect solution!  These aren’t too unfamiliar, given that Chipotle’s best-selling item, Burrito Bowls,...
Barley to the Rescue
Are you in a rice, pasta, and potato rut? Pull yourself out of it with barley! It is easy, delicious, and super nutritious. In fact, barley has great protective effects against heart disease, diabetes, cancer, obesity and even gallstones. Ancient Greek and...
Parsley Power
Who knew that a measly sprig of green could be such a powerhouse of nutrients? In fact, parsley was praised for its healing powers long before it was used to prepare food. Other cultures have come to appreciate its culinary benefits but...
Sorghum: The Next Quinoa
I know that sorghum isn’t exactly the kind of meal you were planning on having for dinner tonight, but FYI, it’s the next quinoa, so keep your eyes, ears, and mouth open to it. Some of you gluten-free readers already know it...
Red Grapefruit Strength
You were probably thinking chocolate for Valentine’s Day, but since red grapefruits are so amazing for you, maybe you could throw some in the festivities. After all, it is national grapefruit month, and they are pretty red inside. Their powerful nutrients boost...
2016 Pulse Pledge
Do you really want to improve your health this year? If the answer is YES, then take the Pulse Pledge! Pulses, defined as dry peas, lentils, and beans (including chickpeas) are the focus of the recently-launched United Nations International Year of Pulses....