Let’s face it, we all love comfort foods, but all too often these favorites can derail all our healthy eating intentions. But does that mean we have to say farewell forever to all our soul-satisfying faves? Not hardly! Here we’ve given a family standby some healthy tweaks by replacing some of the cheese with antioxidant-rich winter squash and perking up the flavor with yummy caramelized onions.
Do you yearn for comfort food, but despise spending hours in the kitchen? Have we got a recipe for you! Adapted from a Prevention magazine recipe, this no-hassle minestrone is on the table in less than 30 minutes. What’s more, this tasty traditional Italian soup is full of fiber, veggies and protein-rich beans.
This recipe is great as a vegetable side dish and can be served warm, cold, or at room temperature. Bok choy is a bright green member of the cabbage family and is widely used in Asian cooking. It adds a nice flavor and crunch to any recipe. Bok choy is a good source of vitamins A, C, and K as well as folate and calcium. It is also rich in polyphenols – antioxidant phytochemicals.
This easy dip packs a lot of vegetables as well as flavor. I’ve noticed that some folks who are not fond of nutrient dense greens like spinach and kale will eat this dip with gusto. It is a great dip to prepare in advance of a party because the flavors blend nicely while it chills. I also like to keep some in my refrigerator to eat on crackers as a healthy snack alternative. Enjoy!