Green Smoothie

Kale–1 cup of chopped kale (densely packed in the measuring cup) Cilantro–a ¼ cup of chopped-and-packed cilantro adds a zesty, citrus note. Ginger Root–a ¼-inch of peeled, fresh ginger root gives a spicy and slightly sweet note. Lemon–you’ll quarter a full lemon, leaving the peel in tact, to get the benefits of the citrus and bitters in the peel . Cucumber–use 1 cucumber to add … Continue reading Green Smoothie

No-Fry Fried Rice

Ingredients Teriyaki sauce 1 small clove garlic, crushed 1 small nob ginger, finely grated 1 tablespoon low-sodium Tamari 2 tablespoons dry sweetener ½ cup water 1 tablespoon cornstarch plus 1 tablespoon water Unfried Rice 1 cup frozen or fresh corn 2 carrots, diced 3 green onions, chopped 4 mushrooms, sliced 1 8-ounce can chopped pineapple, or fresh if available 2 cups baby spinach 1 red … Continue reading No-Fry Fried Rice

Spinach & Mushroom Quesadillas

Ingredients mushrooms 1 Tbsp cooking oil 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp salt, divided 1/4 tsp freshly cracked pepper, divided 1/8 tsp crushed red pepper 1/2 lb. frozen chopped spinach 8 oz. mozzarella*, shredded 1/4 cup sour cream 5 7-inch flour tortillas Instructions 1.Slice the mushrooms and add them to a skillet with the cooking oil, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, and half of the … Continue reading Spinach & Mushroom Quesadillas

Good-Mood Food: Serotonin Diet

If you’ve ever enjoyed a blissful nap after a hearty Thanksgiving dinner, you probably know that tryptophan had something to do with it. High protein foods, which includes turkey, are full of this essential amino acid that has long been associated with enhanced sleep.  To be more precise, it’s actually serotonin that you can thank for that post-meal bliss. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, a chemical … Continue reading Good-Mood Food: Serotonin Diet