banana breakfast
Did you know that the riper a banana is, the healthier it is for your body? Dark patches not only boost their cancer-fighting antioxidants, but the bananas also have other amazing benefits! If you are feeling sluggish, eat a banana for an instant energy boost. Rich in potassium, fiber, and natural sugars, this fruit contains
Regular consumption of foods that are very low in caloric content is one of the best ways to reduce belly fat. Researchers have shown that you will gain excess fat when you eat more calories than you burn. When you have excess calories in your body, they will be converted into fat and store in
Intermittent fasting is a fitness regimen that focuses on eating and fasting at particular periods. Apart from promoting weight-loss, fasting improves heart health and aids cellular repair. Different plans work for different individuals. Here are some common intermittent fasting protocols. 1. Alternate-day Fasting It entails staying hungry for one day and fasting on the next.
If you want to boost your energy levels, improve cardiovascular health, reduce excess weight and maintain optimal health then consider eating superfoods. Health professionals have shown that incorporating certain foods into your daily meal plan can help increase your body’s capacity to ward off many health conditions. through a range of cellular and immune reactions.
Healthy Fruits
Nowadays, there are many risks we expose ourselves to due to immense adoption and consumption of chemicals in our bodies. Our bodies thus require a lot of nutrients and minerals to protect itself against illnesses. There are some nutrients that can only be obtained from fruits and vegetables. Vitamin C is very vital for a
Healthy Finger Food
Presently, Healthy Finger Food has become a trend. Everyone is crazy about it and it has become the hot topic. So, do you know about it? What is the hype all about? Why do you think it has gained popularity? And where can you find it? Let us keep reading to find answers to all
Cauliflower rice is all the rage and I had been trying my hardest to get on the bandwagon, but hadn’t yet fallen in love with the taste, until… I stumbled upon this cooking method. This recipe was inspired by a vegan meal in a box that my sister sent me through Green Chef, a local box of the week company. This recipe mixes cauliflower rice and short grain rice, to make an earthy, cauliflower flavored risotto. It is topped with some BBQ tempeh and a delicious scallion, peanut and ginger relish. The combination is a flavor burst!
This bowl is a bit of an adventure, inspired by a vegetarian cookbook gifted to me (thank you Elke!). It starts with a base of quinoa, and is topped with flavorful and spicy black beans, earthy sautéed mushrooms and leeks, creamy avocado and lime and fried plantains! Be sure to buy ripe sweet plantains that are yellow and brown, not the green ones that are very starchy. Make sure to serve with lots of lime wedges, and some salt to sprinkle on top. The lime brings it all together!

Middle Eastern Beef Kabobs

Kabobs are a great way to literally spice up the usual meatball or hamburger dinner. This recipe uses garlic, fresh parsley and mint as well as some traditional middle- eastern spices to create a warm and pungent kabob. If you don’t feel like making these on skewers, you can also turn them into sliders. Be sure to serve with the spicy parsley sauce on the side for dipping – some in my family think this is the best part! (Adapted from Giada de Laurentiis)

Balsamic Glazed Endive

Endive is a great spring vegetable. I love the bitterness of the endive, which is not too powerful. I simmer the endive in broth and balsamic vinegar until it gets soft and the liquid makes a thick syrup that I drizzle on top. The sweet balsamic glaze pairs very well with the slightly bitter endive.