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Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable – It can be steamed, sautéed, mashed, riced or roasted as seen in this simple and delicious Roasted Cauliflower recipe! With only six ingredients (which are already stocked in most pantries), this dish can be easily prepared and serves as a great addition to any workplace potluck or holiday dinner. Roasted Cauliflower Serves: 4 Serving Size: 1 cup Ingredients: 4 cups cauliflower (1 small head) 1 tablespoon olive oil ¼ cup breadcrumbs 1/8 teaspoon… Continue reading »

Preparing healthier versions of classic dishes during the holidays may sound daunting, but it can certainly be done with minimal effort! Simply plan to opt for one or two lighter ingredients before you go grocery shopping – most likely, your guests won’t notice the difference. Try these simple swaps when preparing your holiday favorites. Reduce the amount of added fat Low-fat cheese instead of full-fat versions of cheese Low-fat or nonfat plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream or mayo… Continue reading »

There is nothing wrong with a midday snack, but if you need one, choose wisely. Your snack should be filling, low in sugar, and keep you energized. Consider the following snack ideas, which are items that can be easily stored in your lunchbox, desk drawer at work or in your car for the ride home: Individual packs of assorted nuts or seeds that are not heavily salted or flavored (walnuts, almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds). Whole grain cereal (plain bran cereal,… Continue reading »

Have you ever considered making pancakes with some of those ripe bananas at home? This Banana Oatmeal Pancakes recipe is a simple and tasty alternative to traditional pancakes and comes from the Med Instead of Meds website. Try this amazing breakfast dish with your favorite fruit, peanut butter or chopped nuts on top! Serves 2 Serving Size: 3 pancakes Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 2 eggs, beaten 2 bananas, mashed ½ cup… Continue reading »

There is nothing wrong with a midday snack, but if you need one, choose wisely. Your snack should be filling, low in sugar, and keep you energized. Consider the following snack ideas, which are items that can be easily stored in your lunchbox, desk drawer at work or in your car for the ride home: Individual packs of assorted nuts or seeds that are not heavily salted or flavored (walnuts, almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds). Whole grain cereal (plain bran cereal,… Continue reading »

I am always looking for interesting taco fillings. I experimented recently with roasted vegetables. The key is to cut the vegetables small (1/4-inch cubes) and roast them well with taco seasoning. I don’t like to use premade taco seasoning because of the high salt. It is super easy to make your own using this recipe. I use corn tortillas and a topping of just shredded cabbage mixed with lime. Roasted Vegetable Tacos 1 medium onion 1 zucchini 1 yellow squash 3… Continue reading »

Sometimes I struggle to consume enough water each day, even though I know there are many health benefits of staying hydrated. If you need some creative ways to stay hydrated this fall, try these tips!   Make water your preferred your beverage throughout the day and make other beverages (soda, fruit drinks, etc.) something you have on occasion. Keep a reusable water bottle with you at all times. There are many portable cups and water bottles on the market that keep your water cold… Continue reading »

There have been many (many) blog posts about the simplicity and deliciousness of roasting vegetables. They are good hot, room temperature, or cold in salads. While tossing some vegetables in a little olive oil and throwing them in the oven is super easy, there are some basic rules that will take you from good to great as a master vegetable roaster. Here are my top 5. Top Five Rules of Roasting: Use a good pan. If you have a sturdy… Continue reading »

Congratulations, if you are purchasing a lunch box you are committed to taking your lunch. Good for you for preparing on Sundays, evenings or early mornings, grab and go, portioned healthy choices. Keeping your commitment to take healthy lunches includes picking the right lunch box. The next time you decide to treat yourself to a new lunch box (or maybe this is your first), consider the following tips. Choose a lunch box that has: A hard plastic liner can be… Continue reading »

Sparkling water has been on the rise in recent years, with more brands and more flavors popping up all the time. Sparkling water is a great alternative to soda, as it is bubbly and refreshing without any added sugar or artificial sweeteners. However, make sure to double check the label of your sparking water as some brands might have added sugar or sodium. Overwhelmed by the amount of sparking water choices? Our team shares our favorite flavors. Carolyn’s Favorite: Flavor:La… Continue reading »