Addicted to Carbs?Tame Your Cravings

It’s so easy to go over­board on flour tor­tillas, pas­ta, chips and rice. But if you choose the right car­bo­hy­drates and what you eat with them, it can help reduce your crav­ings, help you feel full longer, and can even help you lose weight. Three Steps to keep your carb crav­ings under con­trol: 1. Choose whole grain foods instead of refined sim­ple carbs. Whole grains, such as corn...
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Blueberry Ricotta Pancakes

These pan­cakes are not only easy to make, but they are also high in pro­tein.  I like to make them on Sun­day morn­ings with a big pot of hot tea or cof­fee. If you don’t have fresh blue­ber­ries, you can also use them frozen; they will defrost when cooked in the skil­let. Ingre­di­ents: Makes 6 pan­cakes 1 3⁄4 cup or 15 ounces of skim or part-skim ricot­ta cheese 1 Tbsp sug­ar 1...
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Cilantro Brown Rice (Video)

This is a great recipe to intro­duce brown rice to your fam­i­ly.  It’s easy, requires only a few ingre­di­ents, and is packed with nutri­ents. Brown rice is con­sid­ered a whole grain.  Whole Grains include the entire grain:  bran, germ and endosperm.  Most of the nutri­tion is in the bran and germ which is packed with fiber, b-vit­a­mins, trace min­er­als, vit­a­min E,...
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Tabouli

Tabouli, or Tab­bouleh, is a great sal­ad to make in the sum­mer, when toma­toes are in sea­son and taste their best. This sal­ad is great to eat solo or, for a hearti­er meal, serve with fish or lamb.  It’s an easy dish to take to BBQ’s where peo­ple will love the fresh taste.  Bul­ghur and veg­gies add fiber and plen­ty of vit­a­mins.  Some­times, I add feta cheese for extra...
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