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Healthy Snacking

Why Snacking is Good For You

Guest Article Written By: Virginia Cunningham It is not even midday and you are feeling that mid morning slump. Your energy is low, your concentration is… what concentration?… and you are honestly just counting down the minutes until it is lunchtime. The reality is, food is not only supposed to be eaten for its tastiness (although that is a very good reason to eat food), but also to keep you going! Food is fuel. Our bodies need fuel and it is okay that our bodies need fuel every few hours to get through the day. In fact, snacking in between meals has … Read More

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Go with a Heart-Healthy Mediterranean Diet

If you’re conscious of your heart’s health and you’re looking around for a good, heart-healthy eating plan, the Mediterranean diet might be the ticket. The Mediterranean diet contains the basics of healthy eating, plus some additional “deliciousness” like red wine and olive oil. This cooking style follows those dietary traditions of countries, which boarder the Mediterranean Sea.

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Reader’s Digest: Turn Snacks into Meals

Snacks for Supper! 30+ Fun Recipes That Turn Snack Foods Into Meals We were so excited to discover this unique article written by Perri O. Blumberg with additional reporting by Rachel Hofstetter.  Add a little out-of-the-bag thinking to your favorite packaged snacks and you’ve got dozens of recipes for fun desserts, party food, and more. Mediterranean Snacks was featured in slide number 7: Dinner Dishes: Loaded Tortilla-Free Nachos  For spin on regular nachos, layer kettle-cooked chips (They’re thick enough to hold up under melted cheese) with cheese, refried beans, shredded chicken and whatever toppings you like for crunchy, corn-free nachos. … Read More

The Mediterranean Diet

It’s National Nutritious Month and guess what’s trending? Protein and The Mediterranean Diet.  Take a look at this CBS News Special we found on The Mediterranean Diet.  They discuss how it’s recommended to eat legumes at least 3 times a week to possibly help reduce heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.

World’s Best Gluten Free Chocolate Cake

Don’t you just love the moist, rich taste of old-fashioned chocolate cake? Unfortunately, for those of us pursuing a gluten-free lifestyle, delicious chocolate cake is tough to find. We’ve got a solution: Satisfy your cravings with this amazingly delicious gluten-free recipe! Added bonus: This recipe is packed with lentils. MAJOR superfood points! Now let’s get those cravings satisfied! First, I need you to round up these ingredients: • ½ C. cooked lentils, pureed • 1 C. gluten-free all-purpose flour • 2/3 C. sugar • ½ C. cocoa powder • ½ tsp. baking soda • ¼ tsp. salt • ¼ C. … Read More

The Easiest Way to Cook Lentils

Unsure how to cook lentils? Here’s how to prepare the world’s easiest lentils and make them perfectly delicious every time! Rule of Thumb: 2 cups of raw lentils will serve 4 people. 1. Rinse the lentils to remove any dirt or stones. 2. Place the Lentils in a large cooking pot. 3. Add 2 cups of water for every cup of lentils. 4. Add spices or salt if desired. 5. Simmer the lentils for 20-30 minutes, or until tender. Use your cooked lentils in any of our delicious Recipes!

Vegan Lentil & Rice Cabbage Rolls

During the 18th century, cabbage and lentils were staples in the diet of German peasants. Enjoy the delicious flavor and wholesome nutrition of cabbage and lentils with these simple cabbage rolls!

Lentil Crusted Salmon

This savory lentil crust is excellent on fish, and can also be used on skinless chicken breasts.

Roman Lentil Puls

Enjoy your lentils Roman style! This recipe comes from a book written by the Roman physician Anthimus around 500 B.C. “Lentils are good when washed and carefully boiled in fresh water. Make sure that the first lot of water is poured away, and a second lot of water added as required, but not too much, and then boil the lentils slowly on the stove. When they are cooked, add for seasoning a little vinegar, together with the addition of that spice which is called Syrian sumach. Sprinkle a spoonful of this spice over the lentils while they are still on … Read More

Spicy Egyptian Lentil Soup

Way back in 1150 BC, Rameses III was enjoying a delicious soup like this one! His burial temple depicts a servant girl preparing lentil stew. But don’t worry – you don’t have to be a Pharaoh to enjoy this special lentil soup. This soup is inexpensive and easy to make, and offers a wonderful twist on ordinary lentil stew. This recipe makes 6-8 servings of soup.