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Best Hummus Recipes

Chickpeas are one of the least expensive, nutrient-rich foods that you can eat. Chickpeas are rich in a number of nutrients, most notably folate (folic acid), manganese, tryptophan, copper, iron, and of course, healthy protein.

Due to their high folate and tryptophan content, chickpeas are an excellent food choice for women of child-bearing age and people who have trouble getting restful sleep.

Enjoy the many health benefits of chickpeas through our two favorite hummus recipes, found below. Read more about Best Hummus Recipes

 

Smoothie Recipe for Healthy Bones and Teeth

If you want to build and maintain healthy bones and teeth, you have to supply your body with a variety of nutrients. The vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients that you need most to promote healthy teeth and bones are:

Vitamin D - Needed to help you absorb calcium from the foods that you eat. Read more about Smoothie Recipe for Healthy Bones and Teeth

 

Green and Red Tomato Soup Recipe

Not sure what to do with a batch of green tomatoes that the cool fall season just isn't going to allow to turn red? Try combining them with some red tomatoes from the market, along with some fresh corn kernels, to make this delicious green and red tomato soup.

The quantities listed in the ingredients section produce approximately 6-8 small bowls of soup. Read more about Green and Red Tomato Soup Recipe

 

Bone-Building Salad Recipe

This salad recipe is rich in a variety of minerals, including calcium and phosphorus, making it good fuel for the development and maintenance of healthy teeth and bones.

Sardines are naturally plentiful in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, which are also needed in your system to support your teeth and bones.

Ingredients: Read more about Bone-Building Salad Recipe

 

Berry and Cottage Cheese Salad Recipe

This salad brings together a rich blend of antioxidants, easy-to-digest protein, and cucumbers that make it cool and refreshing for after a workout or on a hot day.

Be sure to dry the berries before combining them with the dressing ingredients. Read more about Berry and Cottage Cheese Salad Recipe

 

Three-Tomato Salad Recipe

Tomatoes, tomatoes, and more tomatoes. This delicious salad recipe brings together three varieties of one of summer's healthiest fruits to make for a light but satisfying meal. Read more about Three-Tomato Salad Recipe

 

Risotto with Peas and Basil Recipe

Looking for a delicious, dairy-free risotto? With the right amount of time and love put into this recipe, I'm willing to bet that this creamy rice dish is as good as anything ever made by Jamie Oliver or Tyler Florence.

I strongly recommend that you use fresh basil for this recipe - it really enhances and brings together the flavors of the peas, rice, and broth.

Ingredients: Read more about Risotto with Peas and Basil Recipe

 

Tropical Smoothie Recipe

This tropical smoothie recipe calls for just four ingredients, all of which are foods that are indigenous to tropical regions. If you can't find coconut milk at your local grocery store, try an Asian food market. Most Asian markets now carry brands that contain only trace amounts of preservatives, if any.

Coconut milk contributes loads of healthy fatty acids, richness, and a wonderful coconut aroma to this smoothie.

Ingredients: Read more about Tropical Smoothie Recipe

 

Cucumber and Red Onion Salad Recipe

Cucumber and red onion slices combine to make a refreshing, crunchy, and sweet salad dish, perfect for the dog days of summer. If you can find smaller cucumbers, the kind used to make dill pickles, use as many of them as you need to substitute for the 3 conventional cucumbers that this recipe calls for.

The quantities listed in the ingredients section make approximately 6 servings. Read more about Cucumber and Red Onion Salad Recipe

 

Vita-Mix Blender

Over the past two months, my wife and I helped my Aunt start a small but quaint cafe in the city that we live in. After three years of hoping that one or more of our relatives would move up to our city from Toronto, to finally have it happen was a cause for celebration! Read more about Vita-Mix Blender

 

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