Curried Mango Chickpea “Chick’n” Salad

Curried Mango Chickpea “Chick’n” Salad

Ingredients 1, 15 ounce can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 celery stalk, finely chopped 2 tablespoons raisins 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped, roasted cashews or walnuts 3-4 tablespoons mayo or creamy spread* 2 tablespoons mango chutney ½ tablespoon curry powder...
Parsnips, Potato, and Red Bell Pepper Soup

Parsnips, Potato, and Red Bell Pepper Soup

Ingredients  10-15 parsnips, peeled, and chopped 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped ½ onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced ~ 2-4 cups water or vegetable broth 1 tablespoon smoked paprika 1 tablespoon cumin Salt & pepper to...
Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Sweet Orange Dressing

Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Sweet Orange Dressing

Ingredients  Salad: 1 cup uncooked quinoa ⅓ cup dried cranberries ⅓ cup chopped pecans ⅓ cup chopped green onions 1-2 cups oranges, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces Salt & pepper, to taste Optional Add-ins: ⅓ cup raisins ¼ cup mint Dressing: 2...
Black Bean Taquitos with Cashew Cream

Black Bean Taquitos with Cashew Cream

Ingredients  ½ cup cooked black beans, drained and rinsed if using canned ½ cup sweet corn kernels ¼ cup diced red pepper ¼ cup minced yellow onion ½ teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon ground cumin ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika ¼ teaspoon chili powder 2 tablespoons...
Digging around Farmers Markets

Digging around Farmers Markets

A Farmers Market is a place where farmers sell their products directly to consumers. However, most Farmers Markets are privately run, so there are few to no regulations on these markets. Therefore, you may think you are buying fresh produce, but in reality, you could...
Use Food To Show Type 2 Diabetes Who’s Boss

Use Food To Show Type 2 Diabetes Who’s Boss

According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 29 million Americans who live with Diabetes, 90-95% of which have type 2 diabetes, and 86 million more are currently at risk of developing diabetes. While individuals may be genetically predisposed to...
Top 5 Benefits of Attending a Grocery Store Tour

Top 5 Benefits of Attending a Grocery Store Tour

Busy with work, kids, spouses, activities, elderly parents, pets, or binging on the latest Netflix show? Armed with good intentions to eat healthier but never feel like there is a good time much less an easy way to get started? Ever feel like you need an advanced...
Begin Cooking for a Healthier You!

Begin Cooking for a Healthier You!

We all want to eat healthier, or at least know that we should eat healthier. Whether it is nagging parents, spouse, doctor, or your favorite dietitian (blink – blink), we get the point. The benefits of eating healthy are numerous: prevent chronic disease, have more...
Farmer’s Markets Around Jax

Farmer’s Markets Around Jax

North East Florida has more farmers markets to offer than just the ones surrounding the beach area. Two great farmers markets Jacksonville offers are the Riverside Arts Market, otherwise known as RAM, and the Orange Park Farmers and Arts Market. Both of...
Massaged Kale Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Massaged Kale Salad with Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Yields: 4 servings | Prep time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes Ingredients  for quinoa: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water ¼ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt, or to taste for avocado dressing: ¼ cup walnuts 3 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1...