Post-Turkey Detox: 4 Cleansing Steps

After a day of getting stuffed with stuffing, crammed with cookies, and saturated with cider, a cleansing day is a great idea. Celebrations call for indulgence, and sometimes, despite out best intentions, we overdo it. This holiday season, detoxify and recover naturally with these four simple steps! 1. The Morning After: Lift with lemon water […]

Exercise During Pregnancy Can Boost Your Baby’s Brain (ABC News)

  By Shazia Mehmood Siddique, M.D. For women who are pregnant, as little as 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can advance a newborn’s brain activity, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Montreal presented these findings at the Neuroscience 2013 conference in San Diego on Sunday, providing moms-to-be with […]

Healthy Shepard’s Pie

 Healthy Shepard’s Pie  Ingredients: 7.5 oz cooked 93% ground beef 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican or Cheddar cheese 1/4 cup prepared brown gravy mix – reserve the rest for later 1 1/2 cups cooked cauliflower, mashed 1 1/2 cup canned french style green beans, no salt added, drained Optional spices I used: 1/8 tsp […]

Chicken Pinwheels

Chicken Pinwheels  1/2 tbsp Olive Oil 1/4 tsp garlic, minced 6 oz Boneless Chicken Breast salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp Parmesan Cheese 1/2 tomato, cut in VERY thin slices. 4 asparagus spears Preheat oven 375 degrees. Cut the chicken across in half so you have a thinner chicken.  Put it between two saran […]

French Onion Soup

2 tablespoons butter 1 (8 ounce) bag Birds Eye® Recipe Ready Chopped Onions 4 cups beef broth 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 4 thick slices French or Italian bread, toasted 4 slices Swiss cheese Directions Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat and cook Recipe Ready Chopped Onions, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes or until golden brown. Add beef broth and […]

Harvest Salad

1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1 bunch spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 2 tomatoes, chopped 1 avocado – peeled, pitted and diced 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons red raspberry jam (with seeds) 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/3 cup walnut oil freshly ground black pepper to taste salt to taste Directions Preheat oven […]

Brussels Sprouts

1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and yellow leaves removed 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Place trimmed Brussels sprouts, olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal tightly, and shake to coat. Pour onto […]

Super Foods

A new superfood could give the flu shot a powerful run for its money. But it’s not the food, exactly—it’s the bacteria growing on a traditional Japanese pickle that has amazing flu-fighting benefits. Human clinical trials have been launched after researchers found that an immune-boosting probiotic from Suguki (a pickled turnip popular in Japan) blocked transmission of […]

Crockpot Beef Burgundy

4 Slices Turkey Bacon 1/2 Cup Scallions, Sliced 1 1/2 pound Stew Beef cut into chunks 2 T minced garlic 4Cups sliced mushrooms 1 16oz can diced tomatoes 2 Cups Beef Broth Salt and Pepper to taste Place a 6 qt. stock pot over medium high heat.  Add Bacon and scallions and saute until browned. […]

Perfect Fall Pork Chops

By Woman’s Day Fresh apples and apple cider make these pork chops the perfect treat for fall. And though they look like they take hours to prepare, they’re ready in just 20 minutes. Photo by Con Poulos; Food styling by Vivian Lui; Prop styling by Marina Malchin Serves: 4 Yields: 4 servings Cost Per Serving: $4.89 Prep Time: […]