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Mushroom Quinoa Curry Burger

Recipe for Health: Mushroom-Quinoa Curry Burgers

By Patricia Ryan, MS | March 30, 2020 |

A meatless burger seems like such a good idea: a nice round of plant-based protein that fits in a bun with favorite toppings. But the manufacturing process that produces that burger may diminish the possible health benefits, observes nutritionist Katherine Zeratsky, RD, LD, speaking for the Mayo Clinic News Network.

Greens and beans

The Editor Cooks: Greens & Beans

By Sandy Todd Webster | March 24, 2020 |

Need a quick-and-easy recipe to add to your COVID-19 shelter-at-home cooking repertoire? Try this take on greens and beans. You likely have everything you need in your pantry and may only need to source a dark leafy green for the fresh part.

Masala chickpeas

Recipe for Health: Masala Chickpea Stir-Fry

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | February 25, 2020 |

Beyond being uncomfortable, frequent constipation can raise the risk for conditions like hemorrhoids and rectal tears. Plus, the stool is a way to remove toxins from the body. That makes fiber-packed dishes like this quick plant-based stir-fry a great way to keep you more regular.

Butternut Squash With Herbed Pecans

Recipe for Health: Orange-Glazed Butternut Squash With Herbed Pecans

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | January 8, 2020 |

We now have even more reasons to go nuts for nuts. Research published in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health found that adding a half-serving of nuts (14 grams) to a daily diet may reduce weight gain and obesity risk in adults (participants were followed over two decades). Consuming calories from nuts in place of calories from less healthy items, such as processed meats and potato chips, was also protective against extra weight.

Food Swaps for Healthy Holidays

By IDEA Authors | October 16, 2019 |

From the first Halloween treat to the last glass of New Year’s bubbly, we are bombarded with occasions that tempt us with decadent goodies. This constant parade of rich foods can make the last few months of the year a challenge for even the most disciplined of eaters.

Recipe for Health: Edamame Chicken Wraps

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | August 21, 2019 |

Chances are, you’ve heard a lot about probiotics, friendly bacteria that inhabit our digestive tracts and appear to confer a range of health benefits. But science is increasingly turning its attention to prebiotics, forms of fiber that are indigestible by humans but function to promote the growth and maintenance of our gut microbiota.

Recipe for Health: Mediterranean Lentil Sandwiches

By Matthew Kadey, MS, RD | June 19, 2019 |

Over the past few decades, the much-vaunted Mediterranean diet’s ability to lessen the risk for an array of ills, including heart disease and Alzheimer’s, has featured prominently in research. But there weren’t any randomized trials conducted in the United States to determine this diet’s long-term impact on Americans’ health measures—until now.

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