Looking for a tasty salad that is easy to make, full of nutrients and can double as an hors d'oeuvre? Try tabbouleh - a classic middle eastern dish. One-half cup of fresh parsley, the main ingredient in this version of tabbouleh, provides approximately 46 micrograms of folate which is a little over 10% of the recommended dietary allowance for adults (age 19 and over) which is 400 micrograms/day. What foods provide folate? Other good vegetable sources of folate include spinach, boiled navy beans and avocado. Breakfast cereals fortified with folic acid are another good source. Folate, you say? Let me explain... What does folate do for you? Folate helps our cells make DNA and RNA so it … Read More
Welcome to Second Act Kitchen
I created this site for people who want healthy and delicious recipes from around the world with ingredients from around their kitchen. I also wanted to provide science-based nutrition information and guidance about making healthier choices whether eating at home or out at a restaurant, every day of the week. I believe food should be easy to prepare and enjoyed with family, friends and great conversation.
My overall mission is to share what I've learned over the years about food, recipes, and nutrition so you can relax and enjoy your meals while living a vibrant life.
Sometimes you just want something chocolate like these coconut pecan double chocolate brownie bars. I believe that to have a sustainable healthy eating plan and lifestyle we all need balance in our diet, and balance includes the occasional treat. Note the word occasional, and watch your portions to keep things from getting out of hand. Adjustments for better nutrition content I’m not about to suggest that these are the healthiest food choice you will make this week, but I have also made a few adjustments to the recipe to make the nutritional profile slightly better than what you would find in a traditional double chocolate brownie bar. Olive oil is used in place of most of the butter … Read More