Meatless Monday: Massaged Kale Salad Recipe

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When I tell people that I’m a vegetarian, they often ask if I eat only salads. Actually, I don’t eat enough ensaladas which is why I am always on the lookout for filling, delicious, and nutritious salad recipes. This week, I found one: I love this massaged kale salad recipe with apples, nuts, and dried fruit. […]

Meatless Monday: Mushroom Asparagus Risotto Recipe

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It’s easy to dismiss rice as a side dish. This Meatless Monday, make it the main course. What arroz can fill my plate and tummy? Try mushroom and asparagus risotto. Risotto is and can feature any of your favorite vegetables. The trick to a delicioso risotto is a thick consistency which requires patience–stirring the rice slowly so the starch binds with the broth, resulting in a creamy texture […]

Meatless Monday: Sweet Potato Tacos Recipe

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The go-to food in mi casa? ¡Tacos! How about replacing the meat with sweet potato for a great veggie taco on Meatless Monday? Not used to vegetable-based meals? Don’t let that stop you! Any change to a routine can feel intimidating at first. In 3 Ways to Make Meatless Monday Part of Your Diet, I show you how to adapt your […]

3 Ways to Make Meatless Monday Part of Your Diet

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If meat is missing from the menu at restaurants, schools, homes, even hospitals that’s because it’s Meatless Monday. Meatless Monday is an international movement that encourages not eating meat one day a week. First promoted by the U.S. government during World War I to conserve resources, the idea was revived as a public health campaign in 2003. ¿Por qué  ¿Don’t […]

Nutrition: 5 Easy Ways to Add More Water to Your Diet

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Did you know sugary drinks are the single largest source of calories in the American diet? What’s a good substitute for soda? ¡Water! Switching to H2O couldn’t come soon enough–a third of U.S. children and teens, and more than two-thirds of adults are obese or overweight. H2O makes up more than 60 percent of your body weight and every system depends […]

Nutrition: 3 Ways to Keep the Hispanic Diet Healthy

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Many people realize that Taco Bell is not authentic. But did you know that a traditional Hispanic diet inspired by your abuela‘s cooking can help you stay healthy? ¿Cómo? Healthy staples of corn tortillas are low-fat, as are beans. Frijoles as my suegra calls them are also chock full of fiber, protein and complex carbohydrates which make you feel full longer. Fresh vegetables in salsas and entrees provide important vitamins and minerals. Love […]

Nutrition: 7 Ways to Snack Smart

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Balancing work, familia, and “you” time each day requires mucha energía. Something’s gotta give and for many of us, it’s our diet. Three balanced meals a day? Out the proverbial window. You’re in luck. Health experts now recommend five smaller meals: healthy snacks in between breakfast, lunch, and dinner. ¿De verdad? ¡Sí!  Snacking is important for two reasons: It curbs your hunger, […]

Healthy Heart Habits

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This Valentine’s Day weekend, do something special for those close to your heart: take care of it! Your heart, that is. Heart disease (heart attacks, strokes, etc.) is the #1 killer of women in the United States. Risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity, and smoking. Like many of you, I’ve witnessed this first hand. Both my abuela and madre have suffered […]