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Roasted Roots

Root vegetables–such as carrots, parsnips, turnips, burdock, onions, beets, sweet potatoes, and rutabagas–are not only low in calories and high in fiber, but they are also bursting with nutrients, many of which Americans don’t sufficiently consume on a daily basis. The nutritional content of root vegetables include flavonoids, touted for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which may help reduce the risk of cancer. You can substitute the root vegetables used in this recipe for what you have on hand, as long … Read More

Two hundred calories a day can be the difference between gaining or losing ten pounds in a year. Making a few small changes to your daily routine can make a huge impact with results that benefit you for a lifetime. Plus, all of these swaps offer an additional nutritional punch over the original.   1. One of the biggest sources of hidden calories is beverages. They are usually packed with excess calories and sugar while offering no nutritional value. A … Read More

Kale Chips

To many who are new to the superfood-tastic world of kale, quickly roasting the dark leafy greens to make “chips” is a good introduction to it. Roasting kale– as with most vegetables– heightens the natural sweetness of the veggie; the crunch that roasting them imparts also makes this a perfect snack for any time of day.  Incidentally, massaging the kale as recommended in this recipe is a useful step in nearly any kale recipe, as it softens the leaves and … Read More

A pseudo-creamy side that scrumptiously complements either beef or chicken, this quick and hearty dish can also be a filling main all on its own. Swap out the ghee or butter with olive oil and omit the cheese to make it vegan-friendly, or swap IN a quick dash of crushed red pepper flakes for an extra little bite for your palate.  KEYWORDS: Vitamin K, Vitamin A, fiber, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, protein   Yield: 6 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook … Read More

One of the most tragic casualties of a strictly low-carb, low-fat diet is the dismal disappearance of the dieter’s fiber intake. So what’s a dieter to do? Sacrifice their carb count for a fiber count? What is fiber, anyway? How important is it to nutrition and weight loss? Or, put simply: if I’m trying to lose weight, should I avoid or aim for fiber? What is Fiber? Fiber is the undigested plant material that, while found in a beautifully broad … Read More