Friday, August 30, 2013

Did You Know...?



One medium peach provides approx. 12% of the fiber and approx. 15% of the vitamin C that is required for a healthy diet, per day! 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Good to Know Info




Toasted sesame is not just packed with the powerful antioxidant vitamin E, it may also lower blood pressure.




Recommendation: Use a little pinch to put the finishing touches on various dishes, or drizzle over steamed veggies and soups.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Book Recommendation






The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Good to Know Info



Beef is the No.1 source of protein, vitamin B12 and the number three source of vitamin B6 and iron in American diets. These essential nutrients play a vital role in maintaining health by preventing anemia, building a healthy immune system, in addition to promoting cognitive function.





As a natural source of 10 essential nutrients, beef's nutrients contributes considerably to a healthy diet.




The key element to keeping beef consumption healthy: consume lean beef, in moderation.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Recipe of the Day




Chickpea Curry with Basmati Rice




This recipe provides 4 servings.


This recipe provides 4 servings.




Ingredients:

1) 3.5 ounce of basmati rice
2) 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
3) 1 onion, diced
4) 2 teaspoons garam masala or other type of curry
5) 2 (15-ounce) cans of chick peas, rinsed and drained
6) 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted crushed tomatoes
7) 1 6-ounce fresh spinach, Swiss chard, or kale
8) 1/2 cup plan 2% Greek yogurt
9) 1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt




Instructions:


1) Cook rice according to directions, and drain.


2) While rice cooks, heat a Dutch oven over medium high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; saute' 5 mins., until tender, stirring often. Stir in garam masala; cook approx. 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, and spinach; cook approx. 2 mins, until Spinach wilts, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, stir in sea salt and yogurt. Serve over rice.




Enjoy!