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Mom’s Oatmeal Pancakes

Makes: 10 pancakes Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 4 cups quick oats, dry 2 cup water 6 tablespoons egg white beaters (or about a dozen egg whites)** 6 tablespoons all-natural honey ¼ cup fruit, dried, frozen or fresh **For added calories and protein, you can use egg yolks, but will only … Continue reading

Ginger Berry Porridge

Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 20-25 minutes   Ingredients: 1 cup Whole Grain Steel Cut Oats 1½ cup Mixed Berries, frozen 3 cups Skim Milk 1 cup orange juice, no pulp 2 tablespoon flaxseeds 1½ tablespoon ginger root, grated 1 tablespoon honey Optional: ¼ cup walnuts, chopped Optional: 1 teaspoon ground … Continue reading

Heart Health’s Best Kept Secrets!

Tired of spending half of your time at the store debunking health claims on food packages? Not to worry! There are several everyday household ingredients that can also boost your heart health potential. Here’s a tip: focus on ingredients that are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory or fiber-rich. These foods prevent clotting and oxidative damage to our blood … Continue reading

Tuna Steaks with Sundried Tomato Tapenade

Makes: 4 servings Prep Time: 60 minutes Total Time: 75 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound Ahi Tuna Steaks 1½ tablespoons California Sun Dry Sun Dried Julienne Cut Tomatoes with Herbs, diced 3 ounces olives (black or kalamata preferred), pitted and diced 1 lemon, juiced 1 teaspoon ground mustard 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon dried basil … Continue reading

Misconceptions about Eating Gluten-Free

Recent diagnoses of Celiac disease prompted a widespread awareness of gluten intolerance. Though “gluten-free” has become somewhat of a trending phrase, the reality is that many people suffer from the intestinal disorder. There are several misconceptions associated with a gluten-free diet. Here are just a few: Gluten-free means wheat-free. False. The gluten protein is primarily … Continue reading

Creamy Parmesan Pasta and Vegetables (Hold the cream!)

Makes: 4 Servings Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 7 ounces (½ box) Ronzoni Whole Grain Linguini, cooked without salt 2 pints grape tomatoes 2 medium zucchini squash, sliced ¼ tablespoon extra virgin olive-oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1 cup fat-free milk ½ cup America’s Choice Shaved Parmesan Cheese 1 tablespoon light Smart Balance spread … Continue reading

What’s a Heart Healthy Diet?

This February, celebrate National American Heart Month by learning more about heart disease prevention. Lifestyle factors that help prevent risk for stroke include avoiding stress, quitting smoking and exercising regularly. The ability to manage your weight and blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose are all reflective of dietary habits. Implement a high fiber, low fat diet … Continue reading

Breakfast 101: Reduced-Calorie Bagel Sandwich

Real talk: Nothing makes me happier than a thick, gooey, cheesy breakfast sandwich on a New York style bagel. Well, this morning I woke up and needed that feeling, but then remembered that I did NOT need the 600-calories that comes along with it. Then it came to me! A trick I had learned when … Continue reading