Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. Thin Asparagus spears 1 tsp. Olive Oil (infused olive oil is good to use) 1/4 tsp. Salt 1/8 tsp. Ground Pepper Cooking Spray 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar PREPARATION: Prepare the grill. Snap off tough ends of asparagus; place in a bowl or shallow dish. Drizzle asparagus with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper, […]

Pecan Granola

INGREDIENTS: 1 large egg white 2 Tablespoons honey 2 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. salt (optional) 1 1/2 cups pecan halves 3/4 cup toasted coconut flakes 3/4 cup banana chips 1 cup dried pineapple or dried tropical fruit mixture PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 275 degreesWhisk together egg white, honey, ground ginger […]

Basil Pesto Chicken

INGREDIENTS: 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 4 teaspoons Skinny Basil Pesto 1 medium tomato, sliced thin 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese PREPARATION: Wash chicken and dry with paper towel. Slice chicken breast horizontally to create 4 thinner cutlets.Season with salt and pepper.Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking […]

Crispy Herbed Chicken

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/4 cup soft whole wheat breadcrumbs 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon rind 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon salt 12 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons nonfat buttermilk 3/4 teaspoon lemon juice 6 skinned chicken breast halves Cooking Spray PREPARATION: Combine first 6 ingredients in a large heavy-duty, […]

Caribbean-Style Roast Cabbage with Carrots

INGREDIENTS: 2 1/4 lbs green cabbage, core removed and cut into 1 inch cubes 1 cup vertically sliced yellow onion 1 Tablespoon canola oil 1 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 3/4 tsp. kosher salt 3 cups carrots, cut into ribbons 3 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tsp. habanero hot sauce 1 tablespoon butter […]

Grilled Chicken and Pine Nut Gremolata

INGREDIENTS: Gremolata: 1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves 2 Tablespoons pine nuts, toasted 2 Tsp. grated lemon rind 2 garlic cloves, minced 4 Tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 Tsp. kosher sale Chicken: 2 Tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 4 (6 oz) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 1/2 Tsp. kosher salt 1/4 Tsp freshly ground black […]

Roasted Pork Loin Stuffed with Prosciutto

INGREDIENTS: 1 bunch Broccoli Rabe, trimmed 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil, divided 1 tsp. Salt, divided 1/8 tsp. Crushed Red Pepper 3 Garlic cloves, minced 1 (2lb) Pork Loin, trimmed 4 oz. very thinly sliced Prosciutto 2 cups unsalted Chicken Stock 1/4 cup dry White Wine 2 Tablespoons salted Butter PREPARATION: Cook Rabe in boiling water […]

Trimming Belly Fat

Environmental Nutrition has looked at the data to bring you the best diet strategies to fight abdominal fat. As most of us know belly fat occurs when excess calories are consumed and what isn’t burned off is deposited in the abdominal area. Unfortunately, some people are predisposed to carry more weight around the middle. Much […]

Feeding Your Brain

Feeding Your Brain According to recent research there are key, diet-based strategies to help keep your brain sharp as we age. Scientific evidence suggests that what you eat plays an important role in learning and memory as you age. There are 5 steps you can take to protect your brain. Pack in phytonutrients. Whole, plant […]

Strength Training and Why You Need It

Why Strength Training is Important Everyone knows the importance of an all inclusive, balanced approach to health and fitness. Some kind of conditioning exercise (cardio) is essential. Eating healthy is a must.  Getting enough rest and quality sleep is vital. People are also emphasizing stretching. But strength training? Why Should You Strength Train? Get stronger […]