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  • Tips to Eat Healthy After the Holidays

    NEC_EatingHealthy The New Year is here and after all that not-so-healthy holiday food, most people feel it is necessary to add: “Lose weight/Eat healthier” to their new year’s resolutions. The good news is: you don’t have to dive into your diet all at once; in fact, experts recommend easing into healthier eating habits by making small…
  • What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

    NEC_What'sCooking Have you ever made a resolution for the New Year that you just couldn’t keep? Join the club! It’s difficult to keep goals at the start of the New Year and studies suggest that diet is one of the most commonly failed attempts to change in the first week. Why not take the opportunity to…
  • Savory Salad Greens!

    savory salad greens Have you heard about the outstanding veggie power of greens like kale and Swiss chard? Those incredible leafy greens can give an incredible kick to an ordinary salad or meat entrée. Sautee kale with extra virgin olive oil, freshly chopped garlic, vegetable stock and red wine vinegar for a delicious side dish that is best…
  • Roasted Cauliflower

    blog 1 10.14.2013 roasted cauliflower Cauliflower is the perfect seasonal addition to any dinner meal, especially when roasted to perfection with the right combination of spices. To make this savory side dish, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cut the cauliflower into florets and evenly distribute them on the cookie sheet. Drizzle extra-virgin olive oil and add a generous…
  • Mango a Go-Go

    It’s summer, and now is the time to buy fresh fruit in season. One excellent option for a refreshing summer beverage is mango juice. Mangoes are an excellent source of vitamin C and are so sweet on their own that they need no additional sugar added to make a tasty drink. The best mangoes for…

  • Roasted Chickpeas

    Looking for a great substitute to salty, buttery popcorn? Roasted chickpeas are a crunchy, savory, and healthy substitute that everyone will enjoy. Crunch on this: all you’ll need is a can of chickpeas, some extra-virgin olive oil, your favorite spices, a dash of lemon and salt. First, drain the chickpeas and set them in a…

  • Turkey Pinwheels

    Turkey Pinwheels are the perfect snack for a family on-the-go. Packed with protein, this snack is easy to make at the beginning of the week and save in Ziplock baggies for your next afternoon snack. First, choose any type of tortilla. Whole-wheat is best, but spinach or tomato tortillas are also excellent options. Lay out…

  • Whole Wheat Waffles with Nutella and Sliced Bananas

    Waking up late on a Saturday morning is one of the greatest feelings. It’s also a wonderful opportunity to make a satisfying breakfast that the whole family can enjoy. You may not always feel like putting in a lot of extra effort to make your Saturday breakfast amazing, so we’ve come up with a few…

  • The Fastest, Fiercest After-School Snack: Sweet Potato Fries

    Kids love French fries, but fast food French fries are loaded with grease and very little potato. Here’s a sweet solution—sweet potato fries! Crispy and loaded with beta carotene, vitamin C, and vitamin B, these fries are sure to become a family favorite. Pair them with organic ketchup or sriracha dipping sauce. This recipe is…

  • Summer Project: The Vegetable Garden

    The scene is beautiful: You and your family are picking fresh tomatoes from the garden to add to your salad for dinner. The evening is breezy, and birds are singing softly on the branches of your favorite tree. You may think planting a vegetable garden takes too much work, but if you treat your garden…

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