Detoxify with Cucumber and Kiwi

Looking for a refreshing drink that will also help you detoxify, lose weight, and just plain feel good?  We have it.  This cucumber and kiwi smoothie is exactly what the doctor ordered.  It tastes delicious and refreshing and will actually keep you satisfied for a good 2 hours, if you chose to drink it for breakfast.  The recipes makes about 20 oz.  For extra probiotic power, use 1 cup of kombucha instead of water.  Before You Start If you buy mint from the store, place Continue reading →

Comfort Food: Broad Bean Stew

When the weather is rainy and gloomy we tend to want comfort food.  Needless to say, we had more than a few of those days lately.  So I wanted something comforting, yet easy to make and nourishing.  As I was touring the grocery store looking for inspiration, I saw these beans that are rarely mentioned in cookbooks or other health-promoting venues.  But I do see them occasionally in health food stores.  I decided to give them a try.  I was not disappointed.   These broad Continue reading →

Diabetes-Friendly Dessert Good for Everyone

Whether you are trying to lose weight or you are battling type 2 diabetes or even inflammation, this dessert will revive your palate, excite your senses and is therapeutic.  Chia is high in protein, fiber, and omega 3 fatty acids (4915 mg/oz), also an excellent source of calcium, zinc, and manganese.  These ingredients are the best when it comes to fighting disease such as diabetes, heart disease, and inflammation. You can learn more about the virtues of chia seeds here. Coconut milk has medium chain Continue reading →

Delicious Protein Balls

Are you in the mood for something sweet this weekend?  Or maybe you want to indulge after a hard working week.  Or you may just want to experiment with something new.  No matter how you approach it, these little bites are delicious, fun and easy to make, and so rewarding.  Worried about nutrition? No problem.  We covered that too. This recipe packs as much protein as a hamburger and it is a complete protein since it comes from 2 sources that complete each other.  It Continue reading →

Spaghetti Squash: The Other Pasta

Simpler, Healthier, and as tasty as regular pasta This recipe is created by a new Zizania Nutrition Coach, Ben Lipov. Spaghetti squash has sprung into recent popularity as it is the perfect “gateway” food for anyone looking to Avoid gluten Reduce calories Reduce sugar from carbohydrates Increase fiber intake Consume low calorie but nutrient dense foods Squash is high in fiber, both soluble and insoluble which makes it filling but only packs on 10 grams of carbohydrates per cup.  So enjoy your  large bowl  and Continue reading →