Turmeric and cumin are wonderful Indian spices that aid digestion, rev up the metabolism and help break down body fat. Couple that with the addition of cinnamon to the applesauce which helps regulate blood sugar and reduce cholesterol, and you have an delicious potato latke brimming with super nutrition.
Pumpkin, the quintessential fall holiday symbol is also a wonderful food full of fiber, protein, and vitamins K and A. By alternating layers of pumpkin puree with protein-packed Greek yogurt, these beautiful parfaits are easy to prepare, slimming for your waistline, and full of nutrition.
Flourless Honey-Almond Cake is the perfect dessert for Rosh Hashanah or any time of the year!
1-1/2 cups almond meal – I get mine at Trader Joes
4 large eggs, separated
1/2 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Coat a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray.
Line the bottom with parchment paper and spray the paper.
Beat 4 egg yolks, 1/2 cup honey, vanilla, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl until combined. Add the almond meal and mix.
Beat 4 egg whites in another large bowl with an hand mixer or whisk until white and bubbly but not stiff enough to hold peaks, about. 1 to 2 minutes. Gently fold the egg whites into the nut mixture until just combined. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake the cake until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes.
Run a knife around the edge of the pan and gently remove the side ring. Let cool completely.
Drizzle the top of the cake with honey and sprinkle with sliced almonds.
This is one of my favorite salads to bring to a BBQ or picnic. With only 130 calories per ½ cup serving and 6 gr of protein, this dish will be the hit with friends and family, who will be thanking you for bringing something healthy while they ask you for the recipe.
1 cup dried lentils
½ cup finely chopped red onion
½ cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
½ cup finely chopped fresh mint
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
Juice of one lemon
Place lentils in a large saucepan.
Cover with water to 2 inches above lentils; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until tender. Drain well and rinse.
Place lentils in a large bowl.
Stir in onion and next 4 ingredients (through pepper).
This amazing dark chocolate cake has ground almonds in the batter and toasted almonds sprinkled on top, making rich in plant-based Omegas.
3 Tablespoons dark chocolate cocoa powder – 65% or higher
½ cup raw almonds
2 Tablespoons sugar
¾ cup date or maple crystal sugar (or regular sugar)
3 oz. dark chocolate, – 65:% or higher – coarsely chopped
½ cup Greek Yogurt
2 egg yolks, at room temperature
1 Tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon almond extract (optional)
5 egg whites, at room temperature
¼ teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon toasted slivered almonds (optional)
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.
It’s the beginning of the new year, and there is no better time to take stock of our belongings and reorganize! When it comes to the kitchen, there is no better place to get started then the pantry. This year, I challenged myself, and now I challenge you, to do out with the old and unhealthy, and bring in the new-nutritious.
Make your kitchen pantry work for you, not against you!
Kitchen pantries come in all shapes, but whether yours is a full sized closet or a combination of a bookshelf and a couple of small cabinets (like mine), the pantry is the soul of any kitchen. As fresh foods come and go out of the refrigerator and freezer, the pantry holds all the boxed, canned and bottled goods, whether they are spices, oils, pasta, sauces or soups, that add bulk
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 →