Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, delicious, and packed with calcium, potassium, and vitamins A and C. Members of the Morning Glory family, sweet potatoes are really just edible roots. The red-orange sweet potatoes are slightly moister and sweeter than the tan variety, making them the best choice for this recipe.
Finding a snack that will provide you with energy and is easy to pack and carry isn’t always easy. Granola Bars fit the bill but can be pricey. This recipe for homemade granola bars will be satisfying and easy on the pocket book!
And, an added bonus, oats are known to lower cholesterol levels, provide fiber in your diet, Continue reading →
Summertime barbeques, Superbowl parties, and taco tuesdays are all great excuses to serve some guacamole. But, lets face it, we’ve all struggled with a little guilt over how many calories we are consuming chip by chip. This Edamame “Guacamole” recipe is about half the calories of avocado guacamole and is higher in protein too. Delicious and healthy! You don’t need an excuse to serve this any day.
Half the calories and 3 times the amount of protein of guacamole made with avocados – 86.7 cal., 6.7 g protein Continue reading →
Like the 10 commandments, the passover seder menu can seem like it’s written in stone. Passed down through generations and laden with family tradition, it feels almost sacrilegious to deviate from what our grandparents served their guests. But it’s that very menu, with all the starch, fats and sugar coated desserts (most often eaten for two nights in a row) which can make you feel as if you actually at the stone tablets of the commandments for dinner.
Don’t let the tradition of the seder weigh on you. This year start your own traditions with a lighter and healthier version of two seder classics–Matzo Ball Soup and Flourless Chocolate Almond Cake.
Asparagus has always been a delicacy to me. When I was young, my older sister found a large patch of asparagus growing wild in a wooded area behind the neighborhood grade school. Each spring she would forage her way through the pointy stalks, bringing home with her handfuls of this wonderful vegetable for us all to enjoy. For me, asparagus was a taste sensation that came only once a year and I savored each bite because I knew I what I was eating was special.
The term “Healthy” has a bad rap! When we hear the term “healthy” we automatically think “tastes bad”. Right? But, just because something has that label doesn’t mean it is any less delicious than the less healthy version!
Chocolate, for instance, can be healthy for us but the sugar that usually accompanies it is not. By using some healthier ingredient options you can have a delicious dessert that won’t taste “healthy”. Enjoy!
NO COOK CACAO TRUFFLES
3/4 Cup Raw Cacao Powder (available at health stores) or Cocoa Powder
Seems like Kale is the Marsha Brady of the food world with everyone chanting “Ka-le, Ka-le, Ka-le”! Just like Marsha, the obsession with it is completely justified. Kale has extraordinary nutrient value, is heartily available in the winter months, and is said to defend against cancer and high cholesterol. Why not take this super food for a spin? Here is a delicious salad recipe that takes advantage of winter produce.
KALE & GRAPEFRUIT SALAD
Delicious grapefruit is very low in calories, high in fiber, and an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin-C.
By Jeannie Solomon of the PJCC
1 large bunch of thinly sliced kale (stems removed)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Continue reading →