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Minestrone Soup

Oct 4, 2016 Nutrition

MINESTRONE SOUP Food Weight: 2.0 INGREDIENTS: ·        1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil ·        2 medium zucchini, cut into small pieces ·        3 carrots, cut into small pieces ·        1...

Creamy Garlic Hummus

Sep 6, 2016 Nutrition

Food Weight: 1.0 Serve with warm whole wheat pita bread or pita crisps.  Yield: 18 servings (serving size: 1/18th of recipe, 67 grams or ~ ¼ cup)  INGREDIENTS: ¾  cup water  ½ cup tahini (sesame seed paste available at the health food store)  4 large garlic cloves, crushed  2 cans (15.5 ounces each)...

Oatmeal, Walnut and Flaxseed Pancakes

Aug 2, 2016 Nutrition

Food weight: 2.5 Yield: 12 pancakes (serving size: 2 pancakes)   INGREDIENTS: 1 cup 100% whole wheat flour ½ cup old-fashioned oat flakes, ground ¼ cup ground flaxseeds ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 ¼ cups light soy milk ¼...

Baked Fish Sticks With Fat-Free Tartar Sauce

Jul 5, 2016 Nutrition

INGREDIENTS: Makes 4 servings.   Tartar Sauce 1/2 cup fat- free sour cream 1 tablespoon low sugar sweet pickle relish. Combine sour cream and relish, mix well, cover and chill. Fish Sticks 1 pound cod (or other lean white fish, such as halibut or tilapia), bones and skin removed, cut into 3x1 inch strips (about 0.5 oz each) 1/2 cup whole...

What's The Big Deal About Gluten?

Dr. Janet Brill Aug 7, 2014 Nutrition

Are you curious about the gluten-free movement that has captured the nation? An amazing thirty percent of the American public has or is trying to cut back on gluten intake, so obviously this is a popular nutrition topic. If you are considering going gluten-free, here are a few facts that can help you decide if this dietary strategy is for you:   What is gluten? Gluten is...

How Can I Get Protein On A Vegan Diet?

Jul 29, 2014 Nutrition

Dr Janet Brill - Nutrition & Fitness ExpertIt’s easy to get in enough protein on a vegan diet. Legumes, grains, soy and meat analogues, such as textured vegetable protein (TVP) and nuts, all provide ample amounts of protein. And when eating out, do your homework and call the restaurant ahead of time to ensure that they serve animal-free, vegan-friendly dishes. Vegetable...

What's The Big Deal About Drinking Water?

Jul 15, 2014 Nutrition

Dr. Janet Brill - Nutrition & Fitness ExpertWater is the perfect weight loss tool as it fills you up and keeps your mouth busy. Furthermore, drinking water helps maintain the balance of body fluids. (Your body is composed of about 60% water.) For the athlete, particularly in these hot summer months, drinking enough fluids is important when exercising...

Common Food Misconceptions: Sorting Out Fact From Fiction

Dr. Janet Brill Jul 10, 2014 Nutrition

First we are told to avoid fat, now we are told to eat fat—just make sure it’s the “good” kind. Eggs are full of cholesterol and cause heart disease, but no, wait, eggs are healthy and don’t cause heart disease…Oh boy, nutrition advice can definitely be confusing! This situation is most likely due the endless contradictory nutrition messages...

Is The 5:2 Diet For You?

Dr. Janet Brill Jun 12, 2014 Nutrition

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy and “fast” way you could lose weight? That’s the appeal of the latest “fasting” diet strategy depicted in the wildly popular two-day-a-week fasting concept, and offered in the book The Fast Diet by Michael Mosley, MD, and Mimi Spencer.Is this radical diet something you should try? Here are...

Where Can I Get Calcium In My Diet Other Than Dairy Products?

May 27, 2014 Nutrition

Billy PrattFT Avon"Good non-dairy sources of calcium include leafy greens, almonds, oranges and fish bones (the kind that get softened when prepared such as salmon or even sardines).  You can also look for calcium-fortified foods which are usually clearly marked on the package or bottle itself."Kelly BlackwinFT Santa Monica"Tofu.  A half cup of this protein-packed soy...

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