Greens and whole grains are two food groups most of us could stand to incorporate more of into our diets. Fortunately, they’re natural partners. Warm side salads for dinner, sturdy cold salad for lunch, and green smoothies…there’s a lot you can get out of a meal when you put both greens and grains into it.
Do you ever look at a Guiding Stars recipes and wonder how something that sounds decadent could earn three stars? Or how a salad might only earn one? Guiding Stars looks a nutrient density, specifically, how much nutrition is in a 100-calorie portion, to help you recognize, for example, when you’ve got a good balance of whole grains and veggies with the sauce that dresses them.
Wraps are a fantastic option for feeding a crowd of friends who have gathered to watch a game together. Make them ahead and slice into pieces for snacks, or put out a wrap bar to let guests customize their own sandwich. Look for whole-grain wraps and offer spreads like hummus and guacamole with lean protein and fresh veggies for a nutritious offering.
This selection of recipes was carefully chosen for our 2019 recipe calendar.
During the holidays, we gather with friends and family to lavish each other with love…often in the form of food. As much as we all enjoy the sweets this time of year, they can be rough on our systems. That’s true of everyone, but especially true of people with conditions like diabetes who need to watch their food carefully to manage their blood sugar safely. This year, why not show your love by adding in one or two options to help your guests manage their health?
If you’re lucky enough to have family hanging around after Thanksgiving, feeding them can either feel like a massive chore if you try to give them fresh options at every meal or a massive bore if every meal is straight-up leftovers. These brunch ideas are perfect for turning some of your leftovers into delicious brunch recipes.
Thanksgiving recipes are beloved. For good reason—they’re generally packed with salt, sugar, and fat. We wouldn’t ask anyone to skip a family favorite, but if you’ve got some sides people are more adventuresome with, why not experiment with improving the nutrition profile on one or two? Don’t worry about flavor, either. These recipes all use a little something special to take the nutritious makeover of the family favorites into recipes delicious enough to give the old school faves a run for their money.
Nutrition and Halloween may seem like old enemies, but with a little imagination, your kids and their friends will think they’ve always gone hand in hand. There’s not a better time of year to encourage kids to play with their food.