30 Ways to Spice Up Snoozy Oatmeal Oatmeal is a classic. It's also a superfood. But for many, it may be the inferior Aquaman to quinoa’s Superman. (It's hard to top chocolate banana breakfast quinoa—we get it!) Oatmeal does, however, have its own superpowers, including lowering cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease. But when prepared soggy and bland, the high-fiber hero is no flavor savior. Made right, this versatile grain is much more than a one-dimensional digestive aid. Fall Flavors Fall is a season of comfort food, with squash taking the stage on menus and in kitchens across America. 1. With varying degrees of success, pumpkin everything—lattés, donuts, fritters, soup, ale, etc. 2. The name alone makes the decadent dessert sound like a healthy option, but carrot cake's nutritional potential is often undercut by sugar-loaded frosting. 3. Dubbed “the heartier cousin of pumpkin,” sweet potato gets showcased in this recipe as a baked oatmeal casserole. 4. 5. 6. 7. Not all fall dishes feature squash. Global Eats
Grilled Potatoes Guilt-free crispy grilled "fries" made right outside on the grill! When the weather gets hot in New York, I like to take the cooking outside. Grilling is usually my husband's job, but lately I've been having fun exploring the many things you can make outside on the grill all on my own, it's really not that hard! Take these fries, who says you can't make fries outside on the grill? Yes, you can have your carbs, just have them in moderation. PS- You can find the crinkle cutter on Amazon! Grilled Potatoeswww.skinnytaste.comServings: 2 • Size: 1 potato • Points+: 4 pts • Smart Points: 6Calories: 172.4 • Fat: 4.8 g • Protein: 3.5 g • Carb: 29.3 g • Fiber: 3.1 g • Sugar: 1.8 gSodium: 11.1 mg (without salt) Ingredients: 2 (13 oz total) medium russet potatoes, washed2 tsp olive oilsea salt and fresh cracked pepper Directions: Preheat grill to medium-high heat (an indoor grill would work too). Cut potatoes into 1/4-inch thick slices.
Healthy Eating Tips | Summer Tomato - Upgrade Your Healthstyle Picture the Recipe The Best Delicious Desserts Made Healthier from Around the Web Is dessert your favorite part of a meal? Does standing in line alongside a beautiful display of baked goods feel like a serious test of willpower (Starbucks, anyone?)? Do visions of brownies and cookies float in your brain while lying in bed at night? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this roundup of insanely tasty recipes from around the web is dedicated to you (yes, you). Full of unexpected health foods like avocados, quinoa, and even spinach, these treats will hit that sweet spot and do your body good. Avocados 1. Photo: Living Healthy Combining two of the most delicious foods in the world, this recipe produces a moist cake loaded with healthy fats, thanks to the avocado, but with just right amount of chocolately taste. Black Beans 2. Photo: Chocolate-Covered Katie These beauties use black beans and oats (but no flour!) 3. Photo: Green Kitchen Stories Chocolate cookies without… chocolate? Zucchini 4. Photo: Living Healthy with Chocolate 5. Photo: Simply Recipes 6. 7. 8. 9.
The Ultimate Slow-Cooker Shredded BBQ Beef What I’m about to show you should be illegal because it’s so easy. In fact, it may just BE illegally easy and here I am risking my life as I know it to share it with you guys. You’re welcome. In all seriousness though this is the easiest dinner I think I’ve ever made. Want to know a secret? I’ll tell you who…me. The great part about this (besides the super-easy part) is that you can literally mix your own sauce to match your taste or mood. (Unless said people are veg/vegan…in which case they probably won’t.) Let’s rock this! 1 roast of your choosing (mine was a rump roast, around 4 lbs)24 oz. bbq sauce of your choosing1/4 cup apple cider vinegar1/4 cup brown sugar1/4 cup ketchup2 Tbsp dijon mustard2 Tbsp Worchestershire sauce2 tsp garlic powder1 tsp onion powderblack pepper to taste Whisk together all of the ingredients except the meat in the bowl of your slow cooker. Man, it was almost painful writing that out.
Photo 1- 10 S.F. Dishes For ANY Type Of Diet — They're All Delish! If you glance around any S.F. dinner table, chances are someone in attendance has nutritional restrictions. From the quinoa-loving vegan to the coconut-milk purist, these choice diets are more than just foodie fads — they're a way of life. But, if you think chowing down at S.F.’s health-conscious eateries has to be a boring experience, guess again. Our city offers some of the most innovative, tastiest dishes aligned with every grub philosophy, so we set out to find the best of the best. Photographed by Ashley Batz Photographed by Ashley Batz Begin Slideshow Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread Looks yummy, right? And let me tell you, this cinnamon bread really is yummy! Immensely! I am actually so impressed by it that I would call it a gift from heaven. Okay, maybe not exactly from heaven since the original recipe was born in Joy the Baker’s kitchen. Dear friends, please prepare this delicious, finger-licking, soft, yeasty, cinnamony bread over the weekend for your family. If you wonder how, I’ll show you… Here’s the list of ingredients. 1. 2. 3. You can also melt the butter in milk in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. 4. 5. I kneaded the dough by hand for about 10 minutes. You can, of course, use an electric mixer and have the job done in about half the time. 6. O-oh, we have a serious case of yeastafalitis here. Or, in other words, this is what happened after I let the dough rest for one hour. 7. 8. 9. 10. Melt the butter (in the microwave oven or in a saucepan). 11. 12. 13. I went horizontally, it’s the rebel in me. Joy said she drooled at this phase. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18.
12 Recipes for Healthy Homemade Chips Crunchy and salty, how we love this snack time power couple! There’s no substitute for the crave-worthy flavor and satisfying texture that make carb-centric snacks so delicious. But store-bought chips are usually fried in an unhealthy amount of oil, which packs a significant amount of fat. Instead, try baking your own homemade chips by using vegetables, fruits and whole-wheat pitas. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.