Butternut squash as the base for soup recipes creates a sweet and nutty flavor, a creamy consistency and a bowlful of nutrients!
Cauliflower is a cruciferous anti-cancer vegetable. One whole head has only 146 calories and is packed with fiber and nutrients including 12 grams fiber, 472 percent daily value for vitamin C, 55 percent daily value for vitamin B-6, 22 percent daily value for magnesium, 12 percent daily value for calcium and 13 percent daily value for iron. Cauliflower is delicious roasted and when cooked whole, makes a beautiful holiday centerpiece. For those with jaw pain and trouble chewing, who need to be on a soft diet, this three ingredient simple recipe is ideal. Steaming and then roasting allows for a soft texture without sacrificing the sweet and nutty flavor of roasted cauliflower.
This deliciously warming soup can be made in a variety of ways depending on the season and availability of vegetables. Add frozen vegetables like peas or corn for added color, texture and nutrition. Try different proteins like diced tofu, peas, shrimp, edamame beans or cooked chicken. For a gluten-free variation, choose brown rice or buckwheat noodles.
A Tad Sweet Ricotta-Yogurt Cheesecake Muffins with Mango
Did you know that fresh ricotta cheese is the main ingredient in southern Italian sweet delicacies like Italian cheesecake and cannolis? It’s much healthier than the artery clogging processed cream cheese that is typically used in American desserts. Fresh ricotta cheese (mixed with sugar and lemon zest) is also a treat served straight up with fresh fruit. Besides being delicious, this recipe is full of nutrients including calcium, vitamin C and protein!
Like carbohydrates and fats, protein is a necessary macronutrient. However, dietary supplement companies are brainwashing us to believe that more is better. Too much animal protein is unhealthy and consuming