Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie Bowl

http://www.cookinglight.com   Ingredients: For the smoothie: 1/2 frozen banana 1/2 cup frozen raspberries 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt 2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder (add more to your liking) 1/4 cup plain unsweetened almond milk Toppings: 1/4 cup fresh raspberries 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips Combine smoothie ingredients in a blender, and blend…

Avocado, Black Bean, and Charred Tomato Bowl

http://www.cookinglight.com   Ingredients 1/2 cup Savory Stewed Black Beans, warmed 1 teaspoon olive oil 1/2 cup grape tomatoes 1/4 cup fresh corn kernels (from 1 ear) 1/2 medium-sized ripe avocado, thinly sliced 1 medium radish, very thinly sliced 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper How to Make It…

Manage Your Cholesterol

Many Americans struggle with poor cholesterol readings. This may entail elevated LDL or “bad” cholesterol or low HDL or “good” cholesterol. If your cholesterol numbers are less than perfect, consider some of these tips to improve your heart health: Do more cardiovascular exercise. This can increase HDL levels. Eat a Mediterranean diet, focusing on lots…

Raspberry- Lime Infused Water

Raspberry-Lime Infused Water Ingredients:1/3 cup raspberries4 lime slices Directions:1. Place the raspberries and lime slices in a 32-ounce Mason jar, and fill with 22 oz. filtered water. 2. Stir, cover, and let it sit in the refrigerator for 1 hour, or overnight for more flavor. 3. Add ice, stick a straw in, and enjoy!   Credit:…

Colorful Eating

  As children, we have all been lectured about eating a variety of fruits and vegetables. Perhaps your parents would not let you leave the dinner table until you finished all of your vegetables or your teacher taught you to “eat the rainbow”. However, why is consuming various colors of fruits and vegetables so beneficial?…

Increase Your Fruits and Vegetables

It is recommended to eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. Here are some ways to sneak in extra servings! Snack on raw vege sticks in between meals. Try dipping them in hummus or guacamole to make them more interesting and filling. Throw together an easy breakfast smoothie with fresh fruit…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Eating with Exercise

  Choosing foods wisely is essential for getting the most efficient workout. Consuming improper foods prior to exercising could prevent you from maximizing your workout, while failure to select appropriate foods after a workout could impair your recovery.   Before a workout, it is important to avoid eating too much and to choose carbohydrate-rich foods….