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Meatless Monday: Lemony Almond Broccoli Rabe

Monday, April 8th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 1
By Gail Watson, Contributing blogger This Monday you can get a nutritious dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes. Often touted as a super food, quinoa is packed with protein and fiber. Steaming the broccoli rabe turns it a bright green and preserves vitamins A, C and K. The almonds add heart healthy fat and a delicious crunch. Lemony Almond Broccoli Rabe with Quinoa and Fresh Ricotta
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time:…

Dried Fruit 101

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition Basics, Tips  /  Comments: more
  By Gail Watson, Contributing blogger Dried fruits have long been the favorite of hikers and exercise enthusiasts. GORP (Good Old Raisins and Peanuts) has made its way into many a backpack, and for good reason. But do they have the same nutritional punch that fresh fruit does? Natural Vs. Commercially Dried
In the off seasons fresh fruits may be transported thousands of miles. In order to keep fruit from spoiling…

Meatless Monday: Butternut Squash Pasta Bake

Monday, March 25th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 0

By Gail Watson, contributing blogger The nutty earthy taste of the butternut squash is a taste you will fall in love with in this pasta bake. We used a classic Bechamel sauce for the base, but made it lighter, but no less delicious with skim milk. A layer of toasty Parmesan cheese on top gives it that cheesy finish without weighing you down. Butternut Squash Pasta Bake
Serves 6 Preparation time: 35 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes…

Best Foods for Gluten-Free Runners

Friday, March 22nd, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Fitness, Healthy Eating  /  Comments: 1
Fueling with the right snacks before and after your runs is essential for peak performance. Find out which carbs will do the trick when you’re eating gluten-free. Essential Carbs
It’s essential to take in adequate amount of carbs in order for runners to achieve peak performance.  When you skimp on carbs, you’ll likely run out of fuel and fatigue quickly. Carbs (combined with protein) are also crucial to aid in…

One Small Change: Fantastic Fiber

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Healthy Eating, Nutrition Basics  /  Comments: more
By Gail Watson, contributing blogger Fiber is one of those nutrients that we all know we need. But what exactly is fiber, why is it so important and how can we get enough? Fiber Facts
The term “fiber” refers to the carbohydrates in food that aren’t digested into your body. Instead, they run through your digestive tract providing many benefits. Fiber is found in plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains, beans,…

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