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Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Many people completely avoid eating shrimp due to their relatively high levels of cholesterol. But, in spite of widespread belief, the cholesterol housed in shrimp contributes very little, if any, to the development of high-cholesterol and related…
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Rubbed Kale with Butternut Squash

Like most leafy green vegetables, kale is very low in calories, packed full of fiber, and high in key vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. I personally prefer the taste of raw kale in smoothies and salads but I generally combine it with sweeter ingredients…
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3 Tasty Ideas for Incredibly Nutritious Meal Replacement Smoothies

Whether you're constantly on the go or just looking to spice up your diet, smoothies make great meal replacements. But, it's important to choose the right ingredients in order to boost your intake of essential macronutrients and micronutrients.…

Chocoholic Chocolate Brownie Oatmeal

Oatmeal is a nutritious and incredibly versatile food that can be enjoyed as breakfast, a snack, or even a dessert. I personally enjoy eating semi-sweetened oatmeal as a stand-alone dish but it's also one of my favorite ingredients to add…

Lobster Grilled Cheese

Growing up, I was a grilled cheese kind of girl, but it was mainly "government cheese" on Wonder bread. This certainly wasn't the healthiest sandwich. Although I've grown up to be more health conscious, every now and then I still crave a…

Red Snapper Vera Cruz

Next to salmon, red snapper is one of my personal favorite fish to eat. It's also an incredibly nutritious, low-calorie source of protein that's rich in omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and the potent antioxidant selenium. Here's a mouthwatering…

Goat Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts

During my many years as a vegan, I enjoyed mushrooms in just about every dish. While I'm no longer a vegan, I still regularly include them in many food preparations, especially salads and stuffings. Here's one of my favorite mushroom-packed…

Turkey Bacon Wrapped Chicken

I don't know about you, but bacon just makes everything taste better to me. Still, I seldom eat it as a main course. Instead, I generally treat it as more of a garnish for meats and omelets or a 'salty' seasoning for salads. Funny enough,…

A Lettuce-Less Salad

Salads are a great way to get more vegetables and fruits into your diet. But, you don't have to settle for bland, boring, flavorless blends. Here's a quick and easy recipe that's bursting with flavor and nutrition. Makes the perfect quick…

Garlic and Thyme Sautéed Shrimp

While often shunned due to their relatively high levels of cholesterol, shrimp are inherently nutritious and incredibly beneficial for your health. Here's a quick and easy recipe for shrimp that pairs well with a salad, pasta or virtually…
Seafood Chowder

Tomato Seafood Chowder with Turkey Bacon

As a Chicago native, there's nothing I love more than a bowl of hearty, hot stew or soup during winter months. While chowders are my soup of choice, they generally come with a whole lot of unnecessary starch. To avoid the guilt, I tend…

Hearty, Healthy Vegetarian Chili

Chili is one of the absolute best ways to get sizeable portions of vegetables in a single dish. Indeed, during my years as a vegan, chili was my old faithful go-to food. If you're a vegan, vegetarian or are just looking to get more veggies in…

Turkey and Goat Cheese Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Mushrooms are an incredibly versatile food source that's low in calories, rich in key micronutrients, and suitable for everyday eating. I personally love Portobello mushrooms due to their "meat-like" texture and savory flavor. If you're…

Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cookies

Oatmeal is an excellent low-calorie source of high-quality whole grains that's also naturally rich in fiber and health-promoting micronutrients. In addition to it's superior nutritional composition, oatmeal is one of the most versatile foods…