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Turkey-Avocado Wrap

Posted on: February 10, 2016

Rich in monounsaturated fats, avocados are shown to lower the risk of heart disease and improve LDL levels. Try replacing mayonnaise on your sandwich with avocado! ½ avocado 3 Tbsp plain fat-free yogurt ¼ tsp chili powder 2 cups lettuce, chopped 2 small tomatoes, seeded ...

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Heart-Healthy Eating Tips

Posted on: February 6, 2016

February is American Heart Month. Here are four easy recommendations that you can start doing today. Your heart will thank you. 1. Replace saturated and trans fats with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats such as avocados and nuts. 2. Use spices, herbs ...

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Santa Fe-Style Quinoa Salad

Posted on: February 3, 2016

Not only is quinoa gluten free, it is also a complete protein. Swap out your rice for a serving of quinoa! 1 ½ cups water ½ cup mild or medium picante sauce 1 cup quinoa, rinsed ½ tsp cumin ¼ tsp salt Black pepper to taste 15 ...

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Oatmeal with Apples, Walnuts, & Flaxseed

Posted on: January 29, 2016

Walnuts provide Vitamin E, an antioxidant and Omega 3 healthy fats to protect the heart.  1/4 cup walnuts 3 cups fat-free milk 1 1/2 cups regular oats 1 1/2 cups diced Granny Smith apple (about 1 medium) 1/3 cup ground flaxseed 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 tablespoons brown sugar 3 tablespoons slivered almonds Finely chop walnuts and set aside. Combine milk and next 5 ingredients ...

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Eggs: Give ‘em a Break!

Posted on: June 25, 2015

What is the latest with eggs? Should we eat them or will they raise our cholesterol levels? Do they increase our risk for heart disease? These are the questions I hear from my patients every day, being a dietitian in ...

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Edamame Salad with Thai Peanut Sauce

Posted on: June 9, 2015

Salad Ingredients: 2 cups cooked quinoa 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 large carrots, chopped 2 cups chopped purple cabbage (1/4 of head) 2 cups broccolini or broccoli, chopped 1 cup snow peas, cut into 1” pieces 1 cup shelled edamame 4 ...

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Grilled Vegetables

Posted on: May 26, 2015

The weather is warming up so it’s time to fire up your grill (if you haven’t already) and enjoy the smoky goodness we associate with grilling. While most of us grill meats, have you grilled your veggies? Grilled vegetables are ...

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Fill up on Fiber

Posted on: April 22, 2015

Dietary fiber is an indigestible part of our food that comes from plants. Great sources of fiber come from fruits, vegetables, beans, nuts, seeds, and whole grains. The recommended amount of fiber that we should be eating is 25-35 grams ...

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Posted on: April 17, 2015

Are you looking to try a new low calorie threat this spring? Look no further than asparagus! Asparagus is very low calorie vegetable that provides a good nutritional punch. A half cup of cooked asparagus provides only 20 calories but ...

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Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Posted on: April 9, 2015

What you need: 4 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 lb.) 1/4 cup KRAFT Sun Dried Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing, divided 1 tomato, finely chopped  1/2 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese  1/4 cup chopped fresh basil How to cook it: Heat grill to medium heat. Place ...

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