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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:…

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…

Meatless Monday: Shepherd’s Pie with French Lentils & Chard

Monday, March 18th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: 0
By Gail Watson, Contributing Blogger This week we’re focusing around French lentils. These blue-green beauties don’t turn to mush when you cook them and are packed with protein and fiber. In fact, this dish provides about one-third of your daily fiber needs. The chard provides both vitamins A and K, while the reduced fat buttermilk will make your mashed potatoes tangy and creamy. Shepherd’s Pie with French Lentils

Meatless Monday: Polenta with Balsamic Glazed Portobello Mushrooms

Monday, March 11th, 2013  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: more
By Gail Watson, Contributing Blogger This week’s recipe revolves around a vegetarian favorite: portobello mushrooms. These oversized mushrooms are very low in calories, and their shape and dense consistency make a perfect alternative to meat. Marinated and grilled, portobello mushrooms can be used in place of a patty in a burger. Here we paired them with creamy polenta and a flavorful balsamic vinegar sauce.…

A Look Back At 2012

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012  |  Posted by Toby Amidor  /  Filed under Hot Topics, Kids, Meal Ideas, Recipes  /  Comments: more
  From the hottest trends to delicious recipes to educating my kids about food, this has been a very exciting year! I’m lucky enough to be able to write about all these topics through various outlets including FoodNetwork.com Healthy Eats Blog, Sears Fitstudio.com and my own blog. Here’s a look back some of my favorites.
Hot Topics
Controversial food and nutrition topics come and go each year. In 2012 many folks…

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