Pumpkin Chili with Black Beans

Pumpkin Chili with Black Beans A simple slow cooker chili that incorporates pumpkin, which adds a delicious creaminess to the dish. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium sweet yellow pepper, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack […]

Vegetable Lentil Soup

Vegetable Lentil Soup Here’s a hearty, flavorful soup perfect for vegetable lovers and anyone watching their weight. Ingredients 3 cups cubed peeled butternut squash 1 cup chopped carrot 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 4 cups vegetable broth 1 can […]

Honey Chicken Stir Fry

Honey Chicken Stir Fry A quick and easy meal that adds a hint sweetness to a savory dish. Ingredients 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon cold water 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 garlic clove, minced 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/8 teaspoon […]

Stuffed Poblanos

Fiery Stuffed Poblanos A nutritious twist to a popular dish, these stuffed poblanos are a healthy meatless dish stuffed with savory flavors. Ingredients 8 poblano peppers 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 medium zucchini, chopped 1 small red onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, […]

Black Bean Covered Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients 4 medium sweet potatoes, scrubbed 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed 2 medium tomatoes, diced 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro Directions With a fork, pierce sweet potatoes 4-5 times. […]

Cajun Shrimp and Grits

Here’s a great recipe to light up your taste buds and reduce inflammation! Shrimp and Grits is a longtime New Orleans favorite, but is usually high in carbohydrates. This version replaces the rice carbs with much lower carbs from… cauliflower! This switch dramatically lowers carbs and inflammation. The Science Behind It When you eat a […]

Vitamin D Overview

Known as “The Sunshine Vitamin,” Vitamin D helps your body absorb and use calcium, which is essential for strong bones and teeth, among other benefits. What is Vitamin D? Vitamins are potent compounds that your body needs in very minute quantities for normal growth and overall good health. Vitamins help your body utilize all the […]