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

Tex-Mex Chili Pie

Serves 4; 1 1/2 cups per serving Perfect for wintry nights or while watching sporting events, this hearty chili is accented with crisp corn tortillas, Cheddar cheese, and dollops of sour cream. This recipe is worth repeating, so save time now by making a double batch and storing the leftover chili in an airtight container… Read More

Halloween non-food treat ideas

Healthier non treat options solve food allergy and candy overload problems!   Ideas for Non-Food Halloween Treats – Food Allergy Research & Education Ideas for Non-Food Treats Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, these low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate… Read More

The new (ab) normal

It’s tough to not overeat when you are eating out!  Here are a few tips:  order smaller meals on the menu, share an entree with a friend, eat 1/2 and take the other half home. infographic-abnormal

Sweet and nutty stirfry

Serves 4; 1 1/2 cups per serving When you crave takeout but don’t want to load up on saturated fat and sodium, try this quick and crunchy meatless meal-in-one. 4 ounces dried multigrain vermicelli or spaghetti, broken in half 2 teaspoons curry powder Sauce 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons soy sauce (lowest sodium available) 2… Read More

Broccoli Rabe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Rich in vitamin A, C, Folate, and Iron, your brain will thank you for this flavorful medley. For an even bigger brain boost, serve with whole-grain rice or pasta. Ingredients * 1 bunch broccoli rabe (about 1 pound), trimmed and chopped * 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil * 1/2 cup slivered oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, rinsed… Read More