Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries by Stephanie Olzinski, RDN and Rhyan Geiger, RDNNot only are these leafy vegetables in season right now but they’re low in calories and high in many nutrients such as fiber, vitamin K and vitamin C. Did you know that these little cruciferous vegetables may help maintain healthy blood sugar levels? This is likely due to their high fiber content. This recipe is simple to make and is a crowd pleaser!
Asian Baked Turkey MeatballsNow that the temperatures are cooling down and the holidays are around the corner, you may find yourself sifting through your recipes in search of your favorite fall appetizer for the next party. If your anything like me, you can never find where you put them…so we’ve got you covered with a healthful and simple appetizer recipe that offers a little sweet and spicy that the crowd is going to love! If making these turkey meatballs for dinner, place them on top of a plate of rice (brown or white), quinoa or cauliflower rice and serve with your favorite steamed green veggies on the side.Vegan Grain Bowl with Butternut SquashButternut squash is a perfect winter squash that offers a sweet nutty flavor. Commonly roasted or baked, this squash is low in calories and a good source of vitamin c, calcium, iron, phosphorus and copper. This healthful salad gives you even more nutrients thanks to the addition of pecans, which contain oleic acid along with phenolic antioxidants that may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Toss with a light dressing and you’ve got yourself a delicious heart healthy salad. No Bake Pumpkin SnacksPumpkin is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants making it an incredibly healthy food. Not that anyone ever needs a reason to eat this deliciousness during the fall season. Add a few other key ingredients that are packed with omega’s, protein and fiber – not to mention pumpkin spice and cinnamon and you’ve got yourself a crowd pleaser for any occasion. Pumpkin Apple BakeThe season for ‘all things’ pumpkin is finally here and that means let’s get to cooking! I’m starting the menu off with a delicious pumpkin apple bake that, believe it or not, makes a great breakfast or dessert item.
Pumpkin is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants making it an incredibly healthy food. Not that anyone ever needs a reason to eat this deliciousness during the fall season. Adding apples packed with fiber and low in calorie adds a special boost of nutrition to this already healthy dish.
Red Potato SaladPotato salad is a classic summer-time side dish, great for gatherings and feeding many people. This red potato salad is a healthier twist which contains some added protein and nutrients from Greek yogurt. Add this dish to your next pool party. Just remember to keep it out of the sun!Grilled Peaches Topped with Homemade Vanilla Ice CreamIf you need a delicious, last minute dessert for your summer cookout, these grilled peaches a la mode make the perfect crowd pleaser. Best part, peaches are packed with vitamins and minerals including vitamin c which helps fight off infection and helps to eliminate harmful free radicals that can cause certain cancers.Mango Ahi Tuna Poke BowlPoke is one of the freshest, tastiest and healthiest new food trends out there. Packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids, it helps protect your heart by reducing the risk of developing heart disease, lowering blood pressure and heart rate.Cantaloupe SorbetThis is such a light, simple and healthful dessert that cleanses your palate after a delicious meal. It also makes a great poolside treat for all to enjoy!
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