There’s a reason you keep hearing about how awesome the Mediterranean diet is. Docs over here have started noticing that Mediterranean natives suffer from less obesity and heart disease and live longer than folks eating the high fat, high sugar “Western” diet. Why? The Mediterranean diet is higher in fruits and vegetables, lower in artery-clogging saturated fats and much higher in healthy fats from olive oil, nuts, and — drum roll, please —fish! And, aside from being a lean source of protein, the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish have been shown to promote the health of the brain and cardiovascular system.
So this week, we’re bringing you five Mediterranean-style recipes where seafood shines, always complemented by olive oil, lemon juice, fresh herbs, and veggies. From zesty tuna salad to grilled fish skewers, these dishes bring you the best of the Mediterranean: nutrition, freshness, and most importantly, flavor. Check ‘em out below. Read more »
For those of us who avoid meat all or some of the time, veggie burgers are a common alternative to carnivorous fare. I know I’ve tried my fair share of veggie-burger variations, which, if not a frozen soy patty, are usually made from some combination of beans, grains, and shredded veggies on a boring ol’ hamburger bun. Your go-to black bean burger might be tried-and-true, but this week try thinking outside the bun and whip up one of these deliciously unconventional veggie burger creations. These recipes — which include a veggie burger-stuffed sweet potato and a vegan “Big Mac” — will satisfy staunch carnivores and Meatless Monday veterans alike. Check them out below. Read more »
Whenever I hear the word “quesadilla” my mind automatically pictures a typical white-flour tortilla stuffed with chicken, cheese, and sometimes beans. And while that might sound kind of tasty, it’s not all that healthy and definitely not very exciting. But after going on the hunt for some more creative variations of this dinnertime favorite, I found that you can fill quesadillas with just about anything as long as you have a tortilla on hand.
So for this week’s recipes, we bring you quesadillas stuffed with everything from quinoa, kale, black beans, spinach, feta cheese, tofu, avocado, peppers, tomatoes, and more. They’re super easy to make and can be eaten for a full meal or sliced up and served as an appetizer to share amongst friends. Whichever way you slice it, it’s guaranteed to be delicious and way healthier than your boring cheese quesadilla. Happy cooking, friends!
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Getting tired of the same old quinoa salad recipe that you make week after week? Good news: We dug up five unique quinoa salad recipes that I bet you’ve never tried! Loaded with healthy fruits and veggies like strawberries, avocados, sweet potatoes, and broccoli, and mouthwatering flavors like curry and lemon, these quinoa salad recipes are definitely going on your must-try list. Happy cooking!
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This weekend marks the first official barbecue weekend of the year, which means the grills are comin’ out of storage and staying out — so why not use ‘em? This week, we’ve rounded up five veggie-loaded recipes that are one, sure to to make you drool all over the place and, two, guaranteed to get you grilling all week long. From pizza hummus with grilled pesto bread (yes, pizza hummus) to portobello burgers with grilled peaches, we’ve got you covered. Read more »
I think it’s safe to say, I’ve eaten avocado toast for at least one third of my meals since I was 15 years old. What can I say? I’m a creature of habit. If you, too, tend to limit your avocado intake to loads of avocado toast (and the occasional bite of guacamole), then it’s time for you — and me! — to switch it up already.
This week, we bring you five recipes that are chock-full of avocado, and all the good stuff that comes along with it: a good dose of healthy fats, vitamins C, E, K, and B6, and more. And not a single one of these recipes is for avocado toast. Happy eating, people! Read more »
When you’re a kid, you have your mom sitting across the dinner table telling you that ice cream is “so not going to happen if you don’t eat your greens.” But when you’re a grown-up and living on your own, there’s no one there to force spinach and kale down your throat, and forgetting to throw a bit of green onto your plate happens. But not this week! This week’s recipes make eating your greens easy as pie. And there isn’t a single salad in sight — promise! Read more »
This week, we’re embracing the farmers’ market and loading up on spring fruits and veggies stuffed with all sorts of good stuff, from folate-rich asparagus to antioxidant-packed strawberries to fiber-heavy fennel. Read up, pick a few recipes and enjoy your vitamins via a nice, hearty slice of asparagus-ribbon pizza or, on a lighter note, some asparagus and quinoa spring rolls. Happy cooking! Read more »
As you might already know, US Vegetarian Week kicks off on Monday, April 20th. In celebration, Greenlimbs has put together the Philly Veg Pledge, encouraging Philly folks to ditch meat for the week and have a full week of Meatless Mondays, if you will. So, to help out everyone who’s pledging to go meat-free for the week, we bring you this: five days worth of healthy (and totally drool-worthy!) vegetarian dinners that will make you forget about meat completely. Happy cooking! Read more »
It’s no secret: Giving up wheat-heavy foods like bread, pasta and pizza for a few days every now and then can do the body some good. But if the term gluten-free is just so unappealing to you (because why eat gluten-free pizza when you could eat real pizza?) you’re not alone. That’s where this week’s recipes come in: These five delicious (and gluten-free!) recipes — from zucchini noodles with pesto to a seriously drool-worthy sushi bowl — are here to change your mind. Check them out below. Read more »