Easy Plant Based Stew with Garbanzo Beans

I am always looking for delicious and time-friendly ways to include more legumes in my meals. This tasty combo takes only about 20 minutes to prepare. It makes a great lunch on its own, and paired with a salad would be a good dinner entrée. If you prefer, you could add cooked chicken or other … Read moreEasy Plant Based Stew with Garbanzo Beans

Roasted Apples and Carrots

Roasted Apples and Carrots (serves 2) 1 apple (I like Cortland or another crisp, firm apple) 2 small carrots 2 tsp. canola oil Rosemary to taste Salt and pepper if desired  Cut apple into ½” wedges. (Leave peels on.)  Cut carrots into sticks about 3” long and ¼- ½” wide.  Spray cookie sheet with non-stick … Read moreRoasted Apples and Carrots

The New Nordic Diet: A Heart Healthy Diet for Northern Climates

Have you heard about the New Nordic Diet, northern Europe’s answer to the Mediterranean Diet?  In 2014 a group of food professionals from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland met to try to define a healthy Nordic cuisine, based on traditional and local foods, but updated with current nutrition knowledge and with an eye to … Read moreThe New Nordic Diet: A Heart Healthy Diet for Northern Climates

Need a New Snack? Chocolate Covered Chickpeas are Here!

Today at my local food coop, they were offering samples of chocolate covered chickpeas from The Good Bean, a company out of Berkeley, California. I tried the Mocha Chocolate Flavor, and was sold in a split second! Wonderful aroma and delicious flavor! Of course, as a dietitian, I next checked out the nutrition info. These … Read moreNeed a New Snack? Chocolate Covered Chickpeas are Here!

Protein Drinks on a Budget

Protein drinks are one of the most popular sports supplements, but can be pricey. Many athletes or people trying to increase muscle mass can easily meet their protein needs with regular foods. The standard recommendation is for 20 grams of protein within an hour following a weight training session. (Note that researchers continue to refine … Read moreProtein Drinks on a Budget

Tennessee Style Tuna Recipe

Last week I was stumped for a lunch idea and poked around in frig and pantry. I’ve been trying to include more legumes in my diet, so I thought of combining some mild flavored beans with the tuna. The green onion was on hand for another recipe, and the barbecue sauce was a last minute … Read moreTennessee Style Tuna Recipe