Black Bean Chili

During the frenzy of the holidays, we tend to put healthy meals on hold, but here’s a delicious recipe we’ve adapted from Prevention magazine that can help out. We love that it is made in a slow cooker, so dinner is ready when you rush through the door, exhausted after a marathon shopping day!

Quinoa Pilaf with Lemon & Herbs

salad with quinoa

Yield: 3 cups total; 4 (3/4-cup) servings Thanks to our friends at Tufts University, here’s a side dish recipe to liven up your dinner tonight. This colorful whole-grain pilaf is an excellent accompaniment to fish and chicken. If you have any pilaf leftover, toss in cherry tomatoes, scallions and whatever salad fixings you have on … Read more

Banana Oatmeal Muffins: All the taste and none of the guilt

Banana muffins with oat flakes

These moist and flavorful muffins make a perfect on-the-go breakfast or afternoon snack. Unlike tempting, empty calorie baked goods, this month’s healthy muffin recipe is tasty and guilt-free. Yogurt replaces some of the oil in the recipe and keeps the muffins moist. Consider freezing an extra batch to have on hand for those cold winter mornings or unexpected visitors.

Pecan Encrusted Tilapia

Adapted from a Washington Post recipe, this healthy and flavorful fish dish can transform a seafood skeptic or picky eater. It features a combination of pecans and Cajun spices, which give the mild, flaky-white tilapia a crunchy crust and punch of savory flavor. Yield: 4 servings INGREDIENTS 2/3 cup shelled, unsalted pecans 1/2 sweet/mild paprika … Read more

Pros offer quick and easy veggie recipes

Succulent sautéed brussels sprouts

Everyone knows that veggies are important for a healthy diet, unfortunately, they are often neglected. Want to break out of your boring veggie rut without spending hours cooking? Our friends at Tufts University took care of the culinary inspiration in a recent newsletter. Roast them. “If you roast vegetables, it concentrates the sugars naturally in … Read more

Chocolate Cherry Walnut Energy Balls

Chocolate Cherry Walnut Energy Balls

Americans spend billions on energy bars containing ingredients that may or may not be healthy. Here’s a simple recipe that is sweet but full of healthful protein and energy stoking ingredients. Try these in place of your typical dessert, tuck them in a lunchbox or pack them up for your next road trip. It’s a … Read more

Wheat Berry Salad With Dried Apricots and Spicy Citrus Dressing

wheat-berry-salad

Looking for a sturdy salad that holds up to any summer BBQ, picnic or potluck that comes along? We’ve adapted a recipe from Tufts University featuring whole grains and sun-kissed dried apricots in a lively dressing. This salad contains wheat berries, which are the whole, unprocessed kernels of wheat. This tasty nutritious ingredient can be found in natural food stores and many supermarkets. They are a bit time-consuming to cook, but we’ve included a time-saving method below.

Turkey Apple Burgers with Yogurt Mustard Sauce

turkey burgers

Just in time for the summer grilling season, these turkey burgers deliver lots of flavor with not as much fat as traditional ground beef burgers. An easy maple syrup glaze and a dollop of tangy yogurt mustard sauce pump the taste up a notch as well.