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Five Ingredient Dinner Series: Pesto Chicken Pizza

Posted by: on February 14, 2017   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

Pesto Chicken Pizza
Serves 4
1. ½ cup Pesto sauce
2. ½ cup Spinach
3. 1 chicken breast
4. ½ cup low fat mozzarella cheese
5. 1 premade whole wheat pizza crust
a. Preheat oven to 450°F.
b. In a blender combine the pesto sauce and spinach and blend until smooth. Set aside.
c. Cook the chicken breast in a sauté pan or in the oven until cooked through. Once cool, cut into bite sized pieces.
d. On a sheet pan, spread the spinach peso on the pizza crust. Evenly spread the chicken over the crust and top with cheese. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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Meatless Mondays

Posted by: on January 20, 2017   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

The beginning of the New Year is a great time to start healthy habits. An easy way to incorporate more vegetables into the diet is to start participating in Meatless Mondays. This small change can have a large impact on your health, wallet, and make you try foods you might not have before. Here’s a sample meal plan of what a Meatless Monday could look like!

Breakfast
Green Smoothie
http://tasty-yummies.com/the-perfect-green-smoothie-formula/
• Start your day full of energy with this simple smoothie that you can customize!
Lunch
Black Bean Burrito
http://healthiersteps.stfi.re/vegan-black-bean-burrito-gluten-free/?sf=zzwrlxp#ab
• Keep it simple for lunch, add more toppings or take away ingredients as you wish.
Snack
Veggies and hummus
• Hummus will ensure that you are full, but won’t weigh you down.
Dinner
Spinach & Chickpea Curry
http://www.emmaslittlekitchen.com/go-spinach-chickpea-curry/
• Try this curry that might be out of your normal dinner rotation.
Dessert (because you deserve it)
Chocolate PB Fudge
http://beamingbaker.com/4-ingredient-no-bake-chocolate-peanut-butter-bars-vegan-gluten-free-dairy-free/
• End your Monday (or any meatless day of the week) with a not only meatless dessert, but vegan and GF also!

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Best Food Trucks in Providence

Posted by: on December 14, 2016   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

Food trucks are a great way to try new food! Providence has no shortage of cuisines and unique food trucks to try. Here’s a list of some of the highest rated ones in Providence.

Mama Kim’s Korean BBQ

  • Try a new type of BBQ for the first time or look for their rotating lunch specials! Located around Ship St and Waterman St.

Rocket Street Food

  • From StarWars themed hot dogs to specialty burgers, there is something for every palate. Located in Burnside Park.

Sazon Bandit

  • Yuca fries, ceviche, tostadas, and more! What more could you ask for. This food truck can be found on the corner of Westminster St. and Bridgham St.

Championship Melt

  •  Specializing in Grilled Cheese, Mac and Cheese, and other comfort food

Lotus Pepper

  • Make sure you’re hungry when you go and grab a banh mi or a daily special. Find them on Waterman St. or Thayer St.

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Food for Finals

Posted by: on December 8, 2016   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

Exams can be a stressful time! Eating can easily fall down in priorities, but it shouldn’t. Here are 5 foods to eat the week of finals to help reduce stress and keep you focused!
1. Green leafy vegetablesstressed out kid with books
a. They contain folate which helps produce dopamine
2. Oatmeal
a. Keep blood sugars stable so you won’t crash and promotes serotonin production
3. Yogurt
a. Keeping the bacteria happy in your gut during times of stress can help to keep you focused
4. Blueberries
a. Antioxidants and phytonutrients in blueberries aides in improving your bodies response to stress
5. Dark Chocolate
a. Not only does it taste delicious, it can help stress causing hormones like cortisol!

Good Luck!!!

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Sunday Fun Day: No Sugar Added Cookie

Posted by: on December 4, 2016   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

In honor of national cookie day, here is a gluten free, no sugar added vegan cookie recipe for you to make and bake in less then 20 minutes.

Recipe (courtesy of FOOD Bites)

Ingredients:
1 Banana
1 Cup of Oats (gluten free)
1/2 of craisins or raisins

Pre-heat your oven to 350.  Place aluminum foil on cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray.  Set aside.
Mush all the ingredients together by hand in a bowl. Form small balls, place on cookie sheet and flatten.

Cook at 350 for 15 to 2o minutes.

 

 

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Strengthening Your Immune System through Food

Posted by: on November 30, 2016   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

No one looks forward to cold and flu season, but like most viruses, they can be prevented just by being proactive. As a matter of fact, what you eat can actually help boost your immune health.
We’ve all heard about the benefits of vitamin C but it’s not the only important vitamin to fill your diet with throughout cold and flu season. Instead fill meals with an array of healthy vitamins just by eating a high plant based diet. Foods such as carrots, squash and cabbage are rich in vitamin A which is high in antioxidants and C which helps protect against immune deficiencies. Garlic is also known to boost immune health especially when chopped or crushed, releasing an enzyme known as allicin. Due to a lack of sunlight in the winter months, supplement your vitamin D intake by introducing fatty fishes like salmon and tuna.

Another preventative measure– good gut health. By populating your gut with good bugs like those found in probiotics, you could prevent or lessen the symptoms of the cold or flu. You can find natural probiotics in yogurt, sauerkraut and raw cheeses that are made with goat’s and sheep’s milk.

By boosting your immune system with food and following the usual recommended flu and cold season advice—getting plenty of rest, washing your hands frequently and getting a flu shot annually, you should be well on your way to a cold and flu free season (fingers crossed).

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Sunday Fun Day: Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Posted by: on November 27, 2016   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

Start your day with a punch of protein with a scrambled egg.  Learn how to make your scrambled eggs perfect every time.

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How to Roast a Pumpkin

Posted by: on November 22, 2016   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

Pumpkin. Its everywhere and in everything. You can find pumpkins in stores well into December as they can be stored up to a month at the right room temperature. So jump on the band wagon and create your own pumpkin dish, like a pumpkin pie or pumpkin risotto using the fresh flesh of a roasted pumpkin. The pumpkinbilities are endless.

 

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Sunday Fun Day: Turkey Leftovers

Posted by: on November 20, 2016   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we thought a “what do I do with all this leftover turkey?” recipe was in order.  Check out this easy one pot turkey chili recipe.

 

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Sunday Fun Day: Quesadillas

Posted by: on November 13, 2016   |Comments (0)|Uncategorized

Quesadillas are great for using leftover meats & veggies. Check out these recipes ideas from CookingLight to help make use of your leftovers.

Quesadillas are great for using leftover meats & veggies. Check out these recipes ideas from CookingLight to help make use of... MORE