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Nothing beats outdoor grilling on a warm summer night.  When you are grilling your meat, don’t forget the vegetables. Grilled vegetables go well with grilled meat or fish and make wonderful left-overs. My favorites are broccoli, yellow squash, zucchini and red peppers, mushrooms, and onions. One of many great things about grilling vegetables is that they are done in a jiffy.  Sweet potatoes take about 12-15 minutes to cook on the grill; less dense vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, snap… Continue reading »

With 4th of July celebrations right around the corner, there will inevitably be an array of delicious foods to accompany those parties. When it comes to desserts, a good strategy is the one bite rule to avoid blowing your calorie budget. Just take one or two bites of your favorite dessert and then stop. To help follow this rule, I wanted to try out a couple dessert recipes that are made bite sized. Not only are these two desserts bite… Continue reading »

For me, vegetables used to be an afterthought to my meal where I would just throw in a few baby carrots to eat with lunch, or have a side salad with dinner. With all of the health benefits linked to a high- vegetable diet, vegetables should be taking the center stage at mealtime. A delicious way to incorporate fresh vegetables as a main dish is with a Mediterranean Three Bean Salad. Not only does this colorful bean salad include a… Continue reading »

Typically, I try to plan our meals ahead of time to help us get through the week on only one grocery trip and an array of healthy dinners. It has saved us money, time, and our sanity. But even with good intentions, life gets busy, weeknights get busy, and pretty soon we are tempted to run through the drive-thru or order take out for a last minute dinner. To avoid this, I started saving “recipes” for quick and healthy dinners I… Continue reading »

Easily one of the best vegetable medleys ever – broccoli, tomato, mushroom and garlic is quick, convenient, versatile and delicious! With easy to find ingredients, this mix makes a great pairing with fish, poultry, eggs, beans, and more. Add more tomatoes to make a delicious sauce to serve over your favorite whole grain. Broccoli, Tomato, Mushroom Medley Recipe Information: Serves 4 Serving Size: ¼ medley (about 1½ cups) Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15-20 minutes Total Time: 25-30 minutes… Continue reading »

My husband is a vegetarian so we usually get a good portion of our vegetables at dinner. We have been trying out some recipes to swap our protein but I realized that we hadn’t had fruit in a while. For Med Month I decided to make a conscious effort to eat more fruits and vegetables during the day. I decided to try to eat at least a fruit or vegetable with every meal and snack. It has been fun. The… Continue reading »

A classic favorite that is easy to make and delicious. These one-eyed jacks are cooked in olive oil, giving them a savory taste that is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Serve with your favorite fruits for a delectable meal you and your family will love. One-Eyed Jacks Recipe Information: Serves 1 Serving Size: 1 one-eyed jack Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil or canola oil 1 slice of… Continue reading »

My favorite vegetable is carrots by a long shot – raw, cooked, in soup, whatever.  I am always looking for new ways to make sure I get my carrot fix. This is one of my favorite soups. You can eat it hot or cold. It has some interesting ingredients (lemongrass and Kafir lime leaves) that you can find at most Asian markets or you can leave them out. You can play around with different toppings such as toasted almonds or… Continue reading »

I grew up eating salmon patties made with canned salmon. We always had them with peas and mashed potatoes. Since moving my diet to the Med Way, I decided to resurrect a childhood favorite and give it a modern twist. Using canned salmon makes this dish an easy go to even with salmon is not on sale. I choose to remove the skin and bones which takes a minute but gives the final product a better look and taste, in… Continue reading »

Making fresh popcorn on your stovetop is delicious and surprisingly simple! All you need is a large pan or pot with a lid and some popcorn kernels. Homemade popcorn makes a great snack and can be made in advance to have on hand for later. Flavor your popcorn to your liking – some of our favorite flavor combinations include: paprika, black pepper, and salt oregano, thyme, parsley, black pepper, and salt shredded parmesan and black pepper cinnamon and nutmeg Pop, season… Continue reading »