Healthy Recipes

Blueberry Compote

Blueberry Compote

Looking for an easy dessert that utilizes those luscious antioxidant-rich blueberries? We’ve adapted a simple recipe that our friends at Tufts University created for health-nuts who still have a bit of a sweet tooth. The secret ingredient in this dessert is chia seeds, which swell to form a gel when moistened. The newest addition to the super food list, chia seeds help thicken the juices in this compote made with convenient frozen berries

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Mango Agave Sorbet

Mango Agave Sorbet

It’s summertime and the livin’ is easy. Here’s a flavorful, make-ahead, dessert that’s the perfect endnote for your next summer party. With tasty fresh mango and orange and lime juices, this sorbet derives its sweetness from light agave nectar, which has a low glycemic index and a greater sweetening power so you can use less. The splash of tequila is a nice addition, but certainly can be left out if desired.

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Grilled Salmon with Chorizo and Fingerlings

Grilled Salmon with Chorizo and Fingerlings

Top Three Brain Foods in One Meal! The right diet can prevent heart disease, high blood pressure or cancer. But now health experts are finding that certain foods are beneficial to brain function. There may be no cure for Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, but there are foods that play a positive role in overall brain health.

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Carrot-Ginger Dressing

We all know that leafy green salads should be in our lunch/dinner rotation, right? But are you stuck in a boring salad dressing rut? It’s time to liven things up with this easy recipe that’s reminiscent of the salad dressing at your favorite sushi spot.

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Veggie Lasagna

Vegetable Polenta Lasagna

There’s nothing like a serving of homemade lasagna. But do you have to put all your healthy eating intentions on hold to indulge in this comfort food favorite? Not a chance, thanks to a recipe we adapted from Prevention magazine. Tofu is the clever stand-in for meat in this dish and high fat cheese is kept to a minimum. Additionally, using no-boil noodles slashes this family favorite’s prep time. Throw together a healthy green salad and voilà … dinner is served!

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broccoli cauliflower soup

Broccoli and Cauliflower Cheddar Soup

Whether the groundhog saw his shadow or not, many of us are still in winter mode and that means lots of hearty soups. We’ve adapted a recipe from Cooking Light that provides all the comfort food basics without the comfort food fat and calories. This soup features two cruciferous veggie superstars: broccoli and cauliflower, which both offer plenty of vitamins A, B, C and K.

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Mediterranean Food

Go Mediterranean: Your Brain Will Thank You!

With benefits ranging from heart to weight management, the Mediterranean diet has captured the media spotlight in recent years. And now the University of California, Berkeley reports yet another key benefit of this easy to swallow diet, which is rich in olive oil, legumes, whole grains, fish, fruits and vegetables.

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Maple-Walnut Roasted Pears

Looking for a simple alternative to holiday pies? We’ve adapted this recipe from our friends at Tufts University. The process of roasting brings out the sweet-rich flavor of pears to make an elegant but easy dessert.

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