If you follow a lot of nutrition sites on the internet, no doubt you've seen breakfast smoothie recipes galore. Here's my version of a banana berry smoothie which has around 260 calories per serving and delivers 26 grams of protein. To reduce the calories, try making this smoothie with water instead of skim milk (protein will also be reduced). Add some greens to boost the nutrition in this smoothie. Spinach or swiss chard are both good choices to try that won't change the flavor much. What's whey protein? This smoothie uses whey protein powder as one of its main ingredients. Whey is a protein found in milk. The other protein in milk is called casein. There are some reasons to … 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.
When I was at the fish market the other day, they had whole branzino fish for the first time this season. Branzini (plural of branzino) are a European fish that are farmed commercially. As with all seafood, you want to make sure that they are from a reputable vendor who buys their fish from a company which follows good farming practices. You also want to know that they follow safe standards in transporting the fish to your local market under constant refrigeration. You will find branzini frequently on the menu in Italy, Greece and Spain. Branzini have a delicate white flesh and are terrific on the grill stuffed with parsley, lemons, peppers, garlic and a little … Read More