Savory Cauliflower Pancakes by Stephanie Olzinski, RDNIf your looking for something healthy and savory, you've got to try these cauliflower pancakes that go great with a cool dollop of low fat plain Greek yogurt on the side. Cauliflower is quickly becoming the star of many dishes which is great because it's so easy to prepare and absorbs all the flavors you add to it. The best part is that cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that is naturally high in fiber and B-vitamins. Citrus Cantaloupe Smoothie by Stephanie Olzinski, RDNKale is the most nutrient dense food on the planet. And hemp seeds follow suit, plus you get healthy fatty acids and much needed protein. Throw in some cantaloupe and oranges for sweetness and you have yourself a complete meal in a glass.Crispy Tofu Bites by Stephanie Olzinski, RDNCrispy pan fried tofu is a healthy vegetarian snack or appetizer. With a crunchy golden exterior and a firm warm center, these bites have a perfect texture to absorb any sauce you want to dip them in. For this recipe, I use a simple marinara sauce that I warm in a pan and place in a bowl alongside a plate of these healthy bites. Add a little red chili flake to your sauce for a little heat and watch them fly off the table into the mouths of hungry kids and adults.Avo-Mango Smoothie by Stephanie Olzinski, RDNThe bright flavors of the mango and the creaminess of the avocado and banana is a perfect match. Plus you get some amazing health benefits from this smoothie that make it a yummy treat for anyone!Grilled Portobello Egg Sandwich by Stephanie Olzinski, RDNPairing the savory flavor of a grilled portabello mushroom with an egg takes your traditional breakfast sandwich to a whole new level. Both healthful and delicious, this Grilled Portabello Sandwich is easy to make and a nutritional powerhouse, packed with antioxidants, beneficial minerals and low in fat.Berry Overnight Oats by Stephanie Olzinski, RDNWho thought such a little tiny seed could produce such an amazing abundance of nutrition like fiber, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Add a few other key ingredients and you've got yourself a serving of berry overnight oats that'll wake those taste buds up first think in the morning! Vanilla Blueberry Pancakes by Stephanie Olzinski, RDNEveryone's heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but some may not know why or what they should be eating before they head out in the morning. While cereal, bagels or toast may do the trick to fill you up in a hurry, these high carbohydrate foods will lead to high blood sugar levels that drop quickly, leaving you tired and hungry again. We've come up with a recipe that is high in protein that will help stabilize your blood sugar and leaves you feeling fuller longer. Add some blueberries that are packed with healthy antioxidants, low in calorie and that adds a natural sweetness and you've got yourself a winning breakfast!Berry Carrot Smoothie by Stephanie Olzinski, RDNThe best way to start off the new year is with a healthful smoothie packed with antioxidants and plenty of protein to help keep your body fueled for the day ahead. The most important thing to remember when making or buying smoothies is to always include protein in them. Whether you use milk, coconut milk, soy milk, low fat Greek yogurt and or protein powder to name a few, you are going to get a complete meal in a quick 'grab and go' drink.Healthful Lentil SoupSo, this kitchen contraption known as a pressure cooker has become a pretty popular thing these days. It makes food super-fast, which is great when you are always on the run. It’s also perfect for that one recipe that would normally take 7-8 hours to cook, but you just don’t have that time and still crave the meal. Lentil soup is perfect this time of year. It’s warm and goes great with a side of cornbread, your favorite breadsticks or just by itself. Did you know lentils are a good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber? Not only do they help lower cholesterol levels, they help manage blood-sugar disorders due to the high fiber content. Fiber helps prevent your blood sugar levels from rising after a meal. Lentils are also packed with protein, iron and B vitamins. This is a must make-recipe so let’s get started.
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