Tagged with fiber

Easy Mango Salsa

If you’ve ever cut up a mango to make mango salsa you know it can be a little tricky to get all the fruit away from the pit.  But as you can see in the picture below, this mango splitter makes it so much easier!  The best part is the little bit of mango left … Continue reading

Wild Rice & Chickpea Salad (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Seems lately grains have gotten a bad wrap in the press.  I do agree that some people tend to do better on a lower grain diet, especially gluten containing grains, but not everyone needs to toss out their whole grains just yet.  They can be a great source of fiber, prebiotics, protein, B vitamins, and trace minerals.  The … Continue reading

Haluski! (gluten & dairy free)

I had never heard of Haluski, a traditional Polish favorite of sweet cabbage and noodles but after watching Guy Fieri make “Holy Haluski!” on the Today show, I was hooked.  Carmelized cabbage and onions with salty bacon and sweet peas, who wouldn’t be enticed?!  But the dietititian in me wanted to see if it was … Continue reading

Cooking with Quinoa: 15 Recipes

Quinoa, pronounced “keen-wah,” is a South American grain, considered to be a superfood, a great source of protein, iron, folate (needed for healthy pregnancy), magnesium (good for people with migraines) and fiber.  Not only is it high in protein but it’s amino acid profile makes it more of a complete protein than many other vegetarian sources of protein.  … Continue reading

High Fiber Carbohydrates Reduce Inflammation

Need another reason to eat more fiber?  New research shows that eating carbohydrates that are high in fiber such as whole grains, beans, nuts & seeds, fruit, and vegetables decreases inflammation.  They found that among overweight and obese study participants, a low-glycemic-load diet reduced a biomarker of inflammation called C-reactive protein by about 22 percent.  … Continue reading