Growing up, I never ate mushrooms or spinach. Not because I didn’t like the taste; actually, I had never tried them. It was because my parents didn’t eat them, and therefore, I was never exposed to them. They were unfamiliar vegetables and my parents didn’t like them. That was enough for me to assume they […]
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Love lasagna? Me too! Unfortunately, fitting this food into a calorie-controlled meal plan can be a bit challenging; especially for those of us that don’t have a high daily calorie demand. (If only I was taller so I could eat more!) Instead of breaking-up this Italian favorite all together, I played around with some basic […]
Are lentils part of your meal rotation? Lentils are filled with fiber, folate, iron, manganese, B-vitamins and many other vitamins and minerals. They also make an inexpensive, portable protein that can be used in meals eaten away from home. The below recipe is kept simple for those that are not as comfortable in the kitchen, […]