Turkey & Squash Soup

This Southwestern-inspired turkey-and-squash soup gets a little kick from crushed red pepper and some zing from fresh lime juice. You can use leftover turkey; dice it and add a few minutes before serving. 2 teaspoons canola oil 2 leeks, trimmed, chopped and rinsed 1 red bell pepper, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 4 cups reduced-sodium… Read More


One of the best fruits of the summertime season is the little but powerful blueberry. Not only are blueberries delicious, but they’re packed with antioxidants, low in calories, high in fiber, and help ward off harmful free radicals, which ca n protect the body from cancer and aging. One of the best ways to fulfill… Read More

Yummy Superbowl Sunday

Sunday, February 4 is fast approaching and is always a great excuse to get together with friends and family. Not all game day fare has to be unhealthy. Whether I am hosting the party or going as a guest, I always make a healthy option for the big game. Here are some tips and possibilities… Read More

Cream of Turkey Soup

Not sure what to do with all that extra turkey? It comes in handy for a healthier twist on a classic creamy turkey and wild rice soup! Ingredients · 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil · 2 cups sliced mushrooms, (about 4 ounces) · 3/4 cup chopped celery · 3/4 cup chopped carrots · 1/4 cup… Read More

Take MyPlate to Thanksgiving

The leaves are turning colors and falling to the ground. The air is crisp in the morning, and you need to turn the heat on at night. Fall is officially here, and we don’t need a calendar to remind us that Thanksgiving is here. It can be challenging to survive this food-focused holiday without overindulging…. Read More

Pear Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is a slight nutty-flavored whole grain that tastes great in a chilled salad. It was a staple in the ancient Incan diet for good reason. Try it with pears and walnuts or pecans! Note: check the label to see if you need to rinse your quinoa before using. It is typically sold pre-rinsed, but… Read More

White Bean Soup (Fassoulatha)

White Bean Soup (Fassoulatha) This is a simple white bean stew recipe that keeps its renowned Mediterranean taste with less sodium! Ingredients * 1 pound dried white beans, soaked overnight * 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil * 2 large onions, finely chopped * 2 stalks celery, finely chopped * 2 large carrots, finely chopped *… Read More