March is National Nutrition Month, and paired with the coming of St. Patrick’s Day and the end to winter greens, it’s the perfect time to talk cabbage and other hearty greens. Brussels sprouts, once the bane of every child’s existence, are now a trendy ingredient with many delightful recipes that bring out the best of their flavors. This simple recipe uses balsamic vinegar and pine nuts for a gourmet and nutritious take on Brussels sprouts that the whole family will adore.
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As we wait for the last chill of winter to loosen its icy grip on our lives, warm, rich foods can do a lot to rally our spirits. Many of our favorite classic recipes are, sadly, high in saturated fat and salt. Don’t give up hope on enjoying a good bowl of comfort food without breaking your plans for a nutritious lifestyle. We’ve got some wonderful, cozy recipes that make nutrition a priority without sacrificing flavor.
Bean salads are a classic dish for family get togethers, especially in the summer, but there’s no reason you can’t enjoy them in the winter too. This simple, colorful dish will make you feel like spring has sprung on your dining room table. Delectable olives and sweet roasted peppers flavor lightly cooked green beans for a combination of tastes that will make your mouth smile.
Beans and dogs are a Saturday night favorite for many New Englanders. The tradition of “Bean-Hole” beans is an old one. Traditional recipes often mask the heart-healthy goodness of beans with saturated fat and salt from bacon or salt pork and added sugar from molasses and sometimes ketchup. This recipe brings in added herbs and lean chicken sausage to replace hot dogs and salt pork to a full-flavored dish that will let you carry on a favorite tradition in a healthier way.
From Expert Chef Erin Dow, this classic chicken stew is designed to give you a thick, creamy stew with minimal salt and fat. Whole-grain herbed dumplings finish off the dish for a meal that’s comforting and warming in the midst of flu season.
If you can’t eat a balanced meal within an hour of working out, grabbing a snack with protein and whole grains is a great idea. We’ve got a few ideas for easy snacks to bridge from your workout to your next meal.
Need a post workout snack that doesn’t require refrigeration? Need it to have the fiber, protein and touch of fat to keep you going until you have time for a meal? Wish it could be just a bit sweet and chocolaty? Perfect. This is the recipe you want. Enjoy!