Nutrition / Recipes / July 25, 2014

This hearty soup combines navy beans, (which boasts magnesium, iron and calcium) tomatoes and artichoke hearts to make a perfect main or side dish. This dish uses tortellini, but you can use any pasta you like and it would go well. Artichokes are one of the top vegetable sources of vitamin K, which plays a role in promoting bone health. 

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Nutrition / Recipes / July 18, 2014

Halibut is a lean fish known for its mild flavor profile. With that in mind, this recipe pairs it with tomatoes and capers, which are more powerful in taste, to create a complimentary dish. Capers are a storehouse of vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin K, niacin and riboflavin. The mighty tomato boasts antioxidant properties such as folic acid, beta-carotene, and lutein.  photo by finecooking.com

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Nutrition / Recipes / July 11, 2014

Today, we want to share with you a salmon recipe! The season for salmon runs from ~May to October along the Pacific coast. In this dish, we used fresh (unfrozen) Wild Sockeye Salmon. The sun-dried tomatoes are as a rich source of lycopene – which studies show is beneficial for bone (osteoblasts). Also, the alpha-lipoic acid in salmon along with the omega threes are anti-inflammatory – and inflammation is a root cause of bone and many other health conditions.  A half fillet of salmon contains 80% of daily recommended protein (40g) which may reduce rate of complications after a hip fracture and general attenuation of femoral bone loss in the elderly. It’s time to enjoy this gourmet salmon dish for yourself.  

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Nutrition / Recipes / July 4, 2014

quinoa sOne of the most popular vegetables is…peppers! The main ingredient of this stuffed pepper dish is the bell pepper, which has a crunchy texture and is naturally sweet. Stuffed peppers are a fun and easy meal because you can pretty much put anything you want in them and they will turn out great! Also, bell peppers contain a high amount of Vitamin C. *Did you know each color of pepper is associated with a different family of phytochemicals?

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Nutrition / Recipes / June 27, 2014

A new twist on the classic pesto, this pea pesto uses frozen peas and fresh mint in place of basil. The peas ‘meaty-up’ the pasta and the mint gives a fresh element to the dish. I like to play around with my herbs sometimes and this one worked out very nicely!

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Nutrition / Recipes / June 20, 2014

The tomato boasts many antioxidant qualities but is specifically known for its lycopene content. Antioxidants aren’t commonly known for their bone health qualities, but maybe they should be. Recent research has now linked tomato intake to bone health in a study that removed lycopene from postmenopausal women for four weeks. The results showed that women started to show signs of oxidative stress in their bones and changes in bone tissue. Avoiding canned goods whenever possible, or switching to glass containers:Many brands of canned foods contain BPA – a chemical linked to serious health problems. That’s why it’s smart to steer clear of canned foods or switch over to brands that use glass containers instead.

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Nutrition / Recipes / June 13, 2014

This is the perfect wake-me-up smoothie for the mornings! If you’re getting tired of the green smoothies and want to mix it up once in a while, this is a great vegan option. With a little caffeine boost from your choice of organic, fair-trade coffee and the creamy texture that the soaked cashews bring, this smoothie is sure to please.

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Nutrition / Recipes / May 30, 2014

These light and delicious Vietnamese rolls are a great all-year-round appetizer, especially in the summer! The combination of fresh vegetables and herbs as well as your choice of a protein, make these rolls simple and refreshing. The peanut dipping sauce in this recipe not only tastes good, but boasts fresh ginger, which has anti-inflammatory properties.

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