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Author: Sonja Goedkoop
Sonja Goedkoop, MSPH, RD, is the lead registered dietitian at Zesty, Inc. She is passionate about helping others improve their health through diet and physical activity and believes eating nutritious food should be easy and taste great. You can follow her on Twitter @SonjaGoedkoopRD.
It’s time to break out of the winter blues and get healthy with some simple, delicious weekday staples. It’s been a few months since we had our mega-dose of turkey back in November – but I love eating turkey year-round. Although chicken tends to be the go-to protein for many, turkey is a great alternative to get you out of a food rut.
This turkey wrap is my favorite 5-min lunch (that tastes amazing). It has only a few ingredients – turkey, apple, spinach, honey mustard, whole wheat tortillas – but tastes better than any of your standard wrap lunches.
Instead of dining out on Valentine’s Day, enjoy a private, romantic evening at home. Take a break from expensive restaurants by cooking a healthy meal with foods that fight cancer.
Try this – pan-seared halibut with heirloom tomatoes served over herbed farro and garlicky-greens and mushrooms. The combination of flavors and the bright color pop from the heirloom tomatoes make this meal perfect for Valentine’s Day.
With the Super Bowl coming up this weekend, I’ve been thinking about my favorite game-time snacks to please a crowd (and stay healthy). Despite the fact that most common Super Bowl foods – wings, chips, dips – are generally unhealthy, you can still enjoy similar snacks that are just as tasty and fit the bill for a cancer-protective diet.
This year, I’m making up my favorite alternative to deep-fried chicken fingers with lightened-up, Almond-Crusted Baked Chicken Fingers. These tenders are flavorful, crunchy and a definite crowd pleaser (you don’t even have to let on that they are better for you).