Food & Nutrition
2011 Atlanta Organic Food Guide

2011 Atlanta Organic Food Guide

Unless you have not been in a grocery store in the past decade, you no doubt have noticed the explosion in popularity of organic foods. Billed as better for you and better for the environment, consumers are shelling out big bucks to buy organic. But, what is organic food? Is… Read more...
Best Bites: September 2011

Best Bites: September 2011

Italian Olive Turkey Burgers with Basil & Sun Dried Tomato Add a tasty twist to your burger with this recipe! Burger lovers will enjoy the new flavor while biting into this classic favorite. Try grilling up some burgers tonight for the family, or save this recipe for a cookout with… Read more...
Best Bites: August 2011

Best Bites: August 2011

Pineapple-Chicken Kabobs with Quinoa        These easy-to-make kabobs are sure to put a smile on your friend’s and family’s faces! Pineapple-chicken kabobs with quinoa are not only healthy, but taste delicious as well. The sweetness of grilled pineapple pairs well with grilled chicken and a simple honey-mustard sauce.  Try cooking a… Read more...
Vegetable Delight - Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini

Vegetable Delight - Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini

Spaghetti Squash and Zucchini 1 cup spaghetti squash4 oz. julienned zucchini½ cup broccoli florets, blanched½ cup cauliflower florets, blanched ½ cup roasted and julienned red peppers¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 Tbsp. for drizzling1 Tbsp. fresh basil, chiffonade¼ cup water1 tsp. sweet butter 1 tsp. salt and white… Read more...
Black Bean Hummus - A Hearty Snack Without the Fuss

Black Bean Hummus - A Hearty Snack Without the Fuss

Black Bean Hummus 2 cups black beans, cooked and drained (or canned)½ cup bean cooking liquid¼ cup lime juice3 jalapeños, roasted½ onion, chopped and sautèed 1 Tbsp salt½ tsp cumin, ground½ cup cilantrocup tomato paste2 cloves garlic, raw4 cloves garlic, roastedCooking oil Instructions: To roast jalapeños: Heat oven broiler, and… Read more...
Skinny South-of-the-Border Fare

Skinny South-of-the-Border Fare

Thanks to these simple recipes from Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, tacos and margaritas don’t have to equal a diet disaster. The Spicy Grilled Tilapia Taco and the Sinless Margarita are perfect items to serve at any summer fiesta! Grilled Tilapia Taco 2-ounce fresh tilapia filet ¼ cup shredded lettuce 1 ounce… Read more...
Simple Chicken Salad

Simple Chicken Salad

There are no complex ingredients that take away from the delicious flavor of the basic ingredients in this recipe, courtesy of Cafè at Pharr. The cafe also bakes fresh bread daily and does not use any oil, butter, sugar, milk or preservatives to keep the menu offerings healthy. Ingredients1 1/2… Read more...
Stay-Cool Soups

Stay-Cool Soups

While the weather gets warmer, consider trying some cold, refreshing soups to help usher in the summer months. Don’t think that chilled soup is your forte? Jenny Levison, owner of Souper Jenny, recommends starting simple with a bowl of Gazpacho. “In my book, Gazpacho is the perfect summer soup,” she… Read more...
An alternative to the traditional hamburger

An alternative to the traditional hamburger

This dish highlights Mediterranean flavors paired with Greek yogurt to dilute the spiciness. Healthy tip: Butcher shops carry lamb shoulders, which are lower in calories and fat than what you’ll find at your grocery store, and they can grind it for you on the spot. Ingredients:2 lbs lean ground lamb… Read more...

Weighing In

Go green. While additional studies are needed, initial research supports the idea that green tea can aid in weight loss while lowering cholesterol. Fill up on fiber. People consuming more dietary fiber tend to be less overweight because it prevents them from eating so much at each meal. Eat right,… Read more...
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