Category Archives: Heart Healthy Recipes

Raspberry Spoonbread

Raspberry Spoonbread
Recipe courtesy of EatingWell

A traditional Southern favorite, spoonbread is a typically savory dish that’s like a cross between a soufflé and cornbread. Here we transform the simple ingredients into a comforting dessert with the addition of summer’s best raspberries and pure Vermont maple syrup. Any type of cornmeal will work, but the texture that stone-ground provides is delicious.

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Healthy Entertaining for Football Season

IMG_0814Now that football season is upon us, we often find ourselves sitting with our friends and families sharing our favorite football snacks along with game. We often find greasy, fatty and processed snacks served during the football season. Football season does NOT mean off-season with a healthy lifestyle. On average, football fans find themselves gaining about 10 pounds during the season. Gaining 10 pounds per year leads to a huge increased risk of an early mortality.

Follow these simple tips to help avoid putting on the pounds:

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Breakfast is important

Apple-cinnamon-QuinoaWe’ve all been told, breakfast is the most important meal of the day but often many of us skip it. We are busy with our daily schedules whether it be getting ready for work, running errands, taking care of loved ones, the list is endless. Unfortunately, we place ourselves on the “back burner” in order to accomplish the tasks that we must and our health takes a lesser priority. We find ourselves in the fast food drive through, ordering nutrient poor foods that leave us empty of nutrition and our bodies actually starving. Or even worse, we skip the meal altogether and find ourselves ravenous come the next meal time and gorge on even more calories than we intended to eat. Not only does this habit lead to weight gain, but poorer health overall. Continue reading

Tuscan Chicken, Kale and White Bean Stew

Chicken and Kale stewThere are several marketing terms and ploys that are thrown around along with misleading food labeling nowadays trying to define what is “healthy” for us. Eating healthy and “clean” does not have to be nearly as complicated as the multi-billion-dollar diet industry will have us believe. The simplest way to explain what healthy foods are is to just remember to “eat foods FROM a plant, not made IN a plant.” In other words, limit processed foods to a bare minimum, if at all, and consume whole foods.

This Tuscan Chicken, Kale and White Bean Stew is a simple, yet delicious recipe, providing plenty of nutrition.

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