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©Paula BockYou gotta try DIY granola bars. They’re deliciously chewy, a bit crunchy, a tad tangy, touched with sweetness. Packed with protein, fiber and antioxidants, they take less than 15 minutes to make, require no oven and can be gluten- and dairy-free.
Why pay 15 times more for commercially processed bars loaded with preservatives, additives and high-fructose corn syrup?
Keep reading for recipes and health benefits of making your own granola bars.
Say goodbye to hectic mornings that shortchange breakfast when you try these overnight oatmeal sensations: Chocolate chia, carrot cake and blueberry cashew are just a few of the delicious and healthy combos.
Keep reading for recipes and to learn about the science behind healthy oatmeal.
Golden with turmeric and fragrant with spices, this creamy soup gets its richness from long-simmered legumes and sweetly caramelized onions rather than fatty dairy products.
A staple comfort food—and affordable protein—for millions of people in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and the rippling diaspora, the soupy stew (called dal in Hindi) is often eaten with rice or flatbread making a complete protein nutritionaly comparable to meat. Free of dairy, gluten, added sugars and animal fats, dal is high in fiber, rich in B vitamins including thiamine and folic acid and an excellent source of iron and zinc.
Because of the protein and fiber, it has good staying power, so helps stave off post-meal snack urges. Excellent accompaniment to salad.
It’s spider season!
At Wellbody Academy, we’re all about spider bites -- especially if the itsy bitsy biters are crawling with protein-rich hummus, fiber-filled celery and whole-grain bread and we're biting the spiders instead of the other way around!
Keep reading for a fun recipe.
©Crystal ClarityCelebrate July 4 with a flag festooned with healthy berries and bananas!
High in fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C, raspberries help maintain regular bowel movements; protect against heart disease by inhibiting the body’s ability to absorb cholesterol; and help grow tissues and build collagen, important for skin, cartilage, blood vessels and wound repair. One of the key antioxidants in raspberries is called ellagic acid, a known cancer fighter. All raspberries have antioxidants, but black raspberries have the most; eating just four average-sized black raspberries provides more antioxidants than a full serving of most other fruits and veggies.