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Ginger-Mint Sparkling Water

  • Charlottesville

This easy-to-prepare, refreshing detox beverage is full of flavor and is a low calorie option.

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Three-Grain Breakfast Cereal with Walnuts and Dried Fruit

  • Charlottesville
This mixture of barley and oats with nuts and raisins will keep you going in the morning. Serve with yogurt, milk, and fresh fruit as desired. Makes: 24 servings (serving size: 1/3 cup) Ingredients: ½ cup maple syrup ⅓ cup honey 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract 4 ½ cups regular oats…
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Healthy Recipe: White Fish en Papillote

  • Charlottesville
Healthy Recipe: White Fish en Papillote Making a lovely dinner doesn’t require a lot of rich and fatty ingredients. A light white fish takes around 15 minutes to bake and it contains heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids — the compounds that have been associated with lower risk for colon and prostate cancers. Number of servings: four Ingredients:…
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Pesto Toastini Recipe

  • Charlottesville
Pesto Toastini Recipe You can still find some fresh basil to make a perfect hors d’œuvre – Pesto Toastini, for your next gathering. Whole-wheat bread provides valuable nutrients while reduced-sodium broth keeps the calories and fat lower. Spinach replaces some of the basil, which pumps up the vitamin A, K, and C, along with folate,…
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steak and shrimp kabobs recipe

  • Charlottesville
Steak and Shrimp Kabobs Recipe Having an end-of-summer cookout? Serve these steak and shrimp kabobs with brown rice and grilled vegetables for a great summertime meal. Makes: 4-6 servings Ingredients: ½ cup dry sherry ½ cup orange juice ¼ cup lime juice ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger…
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add some green to your morning routine

  • Charlottesville
Add a Little Green to Your Morning Routine: try a green smoothie! Dietitians recommend that we eat 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day (varies by age and sex – check USDA’s My Plate Guidelines for more information). Unless you moonlight as a rabbit, our fast-paced lifestyles often make it hard to meet our…
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Recipe: Zucchini Quinoa Burgers

  • Charlottesville
Zucchini is readily available this time of year, and here is a great, healthy way to use them for burgers! Add some healthy, but often over-looked, quinoa and lower-fat cheeses and you’ve got a delicious entrée or side dish. Leftovers reheat well. Zucchini Quinoa Burgers  Makes: 10 servings Prep time: 25 minutes; cooking time: 10…
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White Bean Pasta Recipe

  • Charlottesville
White Bean Pasta: a great dish for those on a budget! One serving of canned beans costs a mere 25 cents. Buy them in bags and cook them yourself and you’ll pay about one-half the price. Nutritionally, they’re packed with protein, fiber, and cancer-fighting compounds like saponins and lignans. This recipe pairs nicely with some sautéed…
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Strawberry Apricot Breakfast Crisp

  • Charlottesville

Compliment this delicious morning crisp with a Greek yogurt for more protein and a serving of dairy.

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Chicken Citrus Salad

  • Charlottesville

Put some spring into your salad to celebrate the season or for your Easter holiday meal.

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Homemade Trail Mix

  • Charlottesville
Great for a snack, for breakfast on-the-run, or to refuel after exercise! Try varying combinations of cereal, nuts/seeds, and fruit. Cereal: Cheerios/ Toasted Oats Puffins/ Crunchy Corn Bran Wheaties/ Bran Flakes Kashi Cinnamon Harvest/ Shredded Wheat Quaker Oatmeal Squares/ Barbara’s Shredded Oats Life/ Quaker Oat Bran/ Barbara’s Shredded Spoonfuls Look for mostly whole grain cereals…
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Yogurt Fruit Crunch Parfait

  • Charlottesville
Made with Greek yogurt…why it’s good for you… Serves 1 Ingredients: ¼ cup puffed rice or wheat cereal 1 tablespoon shredded bran cereal 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts ¼ cup fresh raspberries ¼ cup fresh blueberries 6 ounces nonfat Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon honey Preparation: 1. Combine the cereals in a small bowl, and crush the…
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Creamy Irish Soup

  • Charlottesville
Think green, think cabbage, and think healthy this St. Patrick’s Day. Serve up a little luck o’ the Irish with this updated version of a hearty, healthy cabbage soup. Cabbage is full of phytochemicals, fiber and vitamins C and A, giving it the power to help protect against cancer. Ingredients: 1 1-lb. cabbage, cored and…
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Spiced Parmesan Cheese Crisps

  • Charlottesville

quick and easy

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Cabbage Turkey Soup

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
  • West Chester
Warm broth, vegetables high in vitamin C, and lean protein come together in this tasty and health-giving soup. Serves: 6 Ingredients: ½ lb. ground turkey breast 5 cups water 5 low sodium bouillon cubes (or equivalent soup base) Small can low-sodium vegetable juice (11 oz) 2 cups finely shredded cabbage 15 ounce can kidney beans,…
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Falafel with Avocado Spread

  • Charlottesville
  • Midlothian
  • Short Pump
This Middle Eastern style sandwich has a Latin spin on it. Garnish with leafy greens and sliced red onion. Makes: 4 stuffed pita halves Ingredients: Patties: 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, rinsed and drained ½ cup (2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese (reduced-fat, optional) ¼ cup finely crushed baked tortilla chips (about ¾ ounce) 2…
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