Super Easy Tahini Dressing

Super Easy Tahini Dressing

Tahini is the Middle Eastern term for sesame seed paste. Sesame seeds are hulled, toasted and ground into a thick paste which is then used in savory and sweet foods. Tahini can stand on its own, though, as this simple … Continue reading

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3 Green & Healthy Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

3 Green & Healthy Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Did you know that there are about 30 million Americans of Irish descent but only 4 million people actually living in Ireland today? Many of today’s St. Patrick’s Day traditions are actually Made-in-America, not Ireland. The … Continue reading

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Meatless Monday: Sprouted Mung Bean Salad

Meatless Monday: Sprouted Mung Bean Salad

This is a recipe we got from Registered Dietitian Vandana Sheth, who has a private practice in Southern California. Mung beans are one of the cheapest bean varieties to buy in bulk. Originally domesticated in Mongolia, they made their way … Continue reading

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Food for the Teenage Soul

Food for the Teenage Soul

This is a guest post by Lior Torenberg, a high school senior and foodie. If you’ve ever been hungry and tired at the same time, then you might understand my frustration. If not, try picturing this: It’s nine-thirty PM, I … Continue reading

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Recipe: Sumac-Spiced Chickpea and Black Bean Salad

Recipe: Sumac-Spiced Chickpea and Black Bean Salad

This is a guest blog post by Amanda Natividad of NatureBox. It was originally posted here. This filling, protein-rich salad is fresh and easy to make. With the salty bite from the parsley and brightness of the sumac spice, you’ll … Continue reading

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Chain Restaurant Nutrition: 12 Easy Ways to Less Unhealthy

Chain Restaurant Nutrition: 12 Easy Ways to Less Unhealthy

One of our readers recently emailed us with a problem many of us face as part of the American workforce: “I’ve recently lost weight, got healthy and I don’t eat processed foods. I’m in a new job and my co-workers go … Continue reading

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The Healthiest Chicken Nugget Is…

The Healthiest Chicken Nugget Is…

Nuggets are no health food, as we discussed yesterday in our McDonald’s vs. Burger King Nuggets post. Some of you asked us if Chick-fil-A is any better?  Wendy’s? What is a healthy choice for fast food nuggets? None! Here are … Continue reading

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Eat Your Greens When They’re Young, VERY Young

Eat Your Greens When They’re Young, VERY Young

Do you add micro-greens to your salad? To garnish a soup or decorate your tuna tartar? If yes, here’s some good news – they are choc’ full of nutrients, even more so that than their fully grown counterparts. This interesting … Continue reading

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Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous. Here’s Why

Fat-free Salad Dressings are Ridiculous. Here’s Why

A salad without the dressing is like a _________ without ___________ [Fill in the blank] A good dressing helps accentuate flavors, helps some of those greens go down easier – and as you’ll see in a minute – improves the … Continue reading

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Fall In Love With A New Whole Grain

Fall In Love With A New Whole Grain

This is a guest post by Lisa Cain, PhD, a.k.a Snack-Girl The comfort zone of American cuisine is meat, potatoes, and a wee bit of vegetables. When it comes to whole grains, we are sadly lacking. Several of my blog readers … Continue reading

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