Berry Fresh Smoothie

Fresh fruit smoothies are an easy way to consume several servings of fruit at one time. I prefer to make my smoothies at home so I know exactly what’s in it. I purchase fresh berries, freeze them and use them throughout the week. This smoothie is high in folate, potassium, manganese, magnesium, vitamins C and … Continue reading Berry Fresh Smoothie

Healthy Fast Food Recipe

Ingredients 1 box Near East whole grain wheat pilaf 2 cups water, vegetable, or low sodium chicken broth 1 cup diced cooked chicken without skin 1 cup chopped fresh asparagus, snow peas, or zucchini 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley, and/or mint) 1/3 cup chopped raw nuts … Continue reading Healthy Fast Food Recipe

Basic Brown Rice

Ingredients 1 cup brown rice 2 cups water or clear broth Olive or vegetable oil (optional) 1 teaspoon salt (optional) Equipment 1-quart (or larger) pot with tight-fitting lid Directions Measure 1 cup of brown rice. I generally use short-grain or medium-grain brown rice. Long-grain may need a little extra water. Heat a little oil in … Continue reading Basic Brown Rice