If you like the idea of a grilled burger, but are trying to cut back on your red meat consumption, this is a perfect alternative to a traditional burger made from beef or turkey. These burgers are easy to make and contain yams, portobello mushrooms, black beans and kale. You can make them up in advance and freeze them for future use so you always have something for dinner, regardless of whether you made it to the store, or not, this week. Veggie Burgers that are low in calories, high in fiber, and still taste good Compared to a regular hamburger, these are low in calories and high in fiber. Each burger (without the bun) provides approximately 110 calories, 5 grams of dietary fiber and 6 … Read More
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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.
Hummus is one of the foods that can be a “go to” staple for your healthy eating pattern. You can have it for lunch or as a snack in the mid to late afternoon. You can also use it as a sandwich spread in lieu of mayonnaise or other high fat/high salt dressings. It is quite flexible and will never disappoint. When you buy commercially made hummus in the grocery store, it may be high in salt. Be sure to read the label to know exactly what you are getting. Some brands also add preservatives and other ingredients that you can omit when you make it at home. Hummus provides around 7 grams of protein per 2 oz. serving Since it is made from a legume (traditional hummus is made with … Read More