Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots – Loaded with Antioxidants

This Honey Glazed Carrots recipe is loaded with health-promoting antioxidants, particularly beta-carotene. Plus carrots have a nice dose of soluble fiber and carotenoids making them an excellent choice for any meal. I jokingly refer to these as “hide the evidence” carrots. On Easter Saturday night and Christmas Eve, after my son has gone to sleep, I peel…

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Beef and Vegetable Soup

Beef and Vegetable Soup – Plus Greens For Extra Nutrition

Beef and vegetable soup is loaded with healthy root vegetables, plus some greens tossed in at the end for extra color and nutrition. I have included instructions for cooking it 3 different ways: stovetop, slow cooker, and pressure cooker. Beef and Vegetable Soup Ingredients 1 1/2 pound beef chuck roast cut into 1-inch cubes 3…

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Lemon Oregano Kebabs

Greek Lemon Oregano Kebabs – Loaded with Antibacterial, Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory compounds

This simple Lemon Oregano Kebabs marinade imparts a delicious flavor to pork or chicken. Fresh oregano is loaded with antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. It is used extensively in Mediterranean cuisine. We are giving it a Greek flare with the addition of heart-healthy garlic and olive oil as well as some antioxidant boosting lemon. Greek…

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Irish Potatoes and Kale - colcannon

Colcannon – Irish Potatoes and Kale

Colcannon (Irish Potatoes and Kale) is a delicious Irish side dish of creamy mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage. Both kale and cabbage provide healthy amounts of fiber, antioxidants, and calcium as well as a host of other nutrients. So, choose whichever you prefer or have available. Traditionally, Irish Potatoes and Kale is served with…

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Chicken Tinola

Chicken Tinola – Filipino Chicken Moringa Soup

Chicken Tinola is a quick and easy soup to prepare. Its a staple of Filipino cuisine with plenty of regional variations. Moringa, called Malunggay in the Philippines, is a nutritional powerhouse with antioxidants, proteins and plenty of vitamins.  Moringa leaves also has two times the amount of protein as yogurt, three times amount of potassium as bananas and…

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Carrot Quinoa Muffins

Carrot Quinoa Muffins – Loaded with Protein and Fiber

These hearty carrot quinoa muffins are loaded with protein, fiber, and other nutrient goodness. You can use red or white quinoa, but the red quinoa adds a nice rich color. Carrot Quinoa Muffins Ingredients 1 cup cooked red quinoa, room temperature 1 cup grated carrots 3/4 cup packed brown sugar (or coconut sugar) 1/2 cup…

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Fennel and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta

Fennel and Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta – Fiber and Nutrients

Fennel is fantastic in so many ways. This fennel and sun-dried tomato pasta recipe prove that! It’s high fiber content, and loads of nutrients make this licorice-flavored bulb very heart healthy. I don’t let any of it go to waste: the fennel fronds can be tossed into a salad or chopped up in a tomato…

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baked avocado and vegetable egg rolls

Baked Avocado and Vegetable Egg Rolls

This healthy vegetarian baked avocado and vegetable egg rolls recipe can be made with just about anything you happen to have on hand. The creamy avocado mixes nicely with the crunch of the shell and vegetables. But, the avocado does not reheat well, so only make enough to serve immediately. The sambal oelek in the sauce…

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Maple Avocado Pie

Maple Avocado Pie – No-Bake and Loaded with Vitamins and Nutrients

The No-Bake Maple Avocado Pie is a decadent creamy dessert that is gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and heart healthy. The almonds and avocado are both loaded with monounsaturated fats, omega 3 fatty acids, and fiber as well as a multitude of other vitamins and nutrients. The avocado provides a rich creaminess with fantastic flavor provided by the…

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Lemony Kale and Quinoa

Lemony Kale and Quinoa – A Flavor-Packed Dish

This delicious Lemony Kale and Quinoa flavor-packed dish is ready in under 30 minutes. It packs quite the heart-healthy punch with the vitamin-rich kale and lemon combined with the good fats in the quinoa, nuts and olive oil. Lacinato (Tuscan) kale is a bit easier to use in this recipe because of its long flat…

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