Filling Fiber: Cardio Friendly Foods Muffins can be a nutritional boon or a bust, depending on what’s in them. Those gigantic bakeshop muffins can contain over 500 calories and 20 grams fat. Smarter choice: Home-baked muffins bursting with antioxidant-rich dried fruits and fiber from whole wheat flour and wheat germ. Wheat germ is also high inContinue reading

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Grilled Asparagus with Caper Vinaigrette Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds asparagus spears, trimmed 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, divided Cooking spray 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoons capers, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup small basil leaves Preparation:Continue reading

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Sautéed Carrots with Sage  You can easily double, triple, or quadruple this small-yield side dish recipe to feed more. This recipe takes carrots to a whole new level! INGREDIENTS  1 teaspoon butter 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 1/2 cups diagonally sliced carrot 2 tablespoons water 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2Continue reading

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Couscous Salad with Chickpeas and Tomatoes Lets get mediterranean with this quick and easy salad that keeps well and tastes best at room temperature. Pack 3/4’s cup of couscous with hummus & pita and 1 cup of fresh grapes! INGREDIENTS 6 tablespoons organic vegetable broth (such as Swanson Certified Organic) 6 tablespoons water 3/4 cup uncooked couscous 3/4Continue reading

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Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast Tenders with Garlicky Dipping Sauce A crunchy coating from a snack time favorite is sure to win big with the whole family. INGREDIENTS 5 tablespoons yellow cornmeal, divided 1/4 cup 1% low-fat milk 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard, divided 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 cup finely crushed unsalted pretzel twists 3/4Continue reading

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