Posts Tagged "vitamin A"

Healthy Morning Glory Muffins 00

Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

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After juicing a whole bag of carrots last week I wanted to find a use for the left over pulp. Naturally, I went on an online search for a healthy morning glory muffin and low and behold came across a fantastic recipe by Angela from Oh She Glows! I had to make a few changes of my own to the recipe based on what was available in my kitchen this morning, but nevertheless the muffins turned out...

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries 00

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries

Sunflower Sprouts & Mulberries

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After a crazy week and an extremely delayed flight last night, I finally made it back to Omaha, NE to visit my family for the holiday weekend. We started off the morning with a trip to the Benson Farmers Market, where I had my first shot of fresh wheatgrass juice and a taste of sunflower sprouts! The wheatgrass had a sweet honey after-taste, which was a pleasant surprise! Click here for more...

Omega-3 Krill Oil 00

Omega-3 Krill Oil

Omega-3 Krill Oil

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Recently krill oil has been gaining popularity as a superior source of omega-3 fatty acids. But what exactly is krill oil and is it better than fish oil?   Krill are tiny shrimp-like crustaceans that live near Antarctica and are a staple food source for baleen whales and penguins. Oil extracted from these small sea creatures are being extracted and manufactured into capsules as a source of...

Butternut Squash Tortellini 00

Butternut Squash Tortellini

Butternut Squash Tortellini

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After a long day in Harvey, IL for a Dietetic Internship Seminar, I finally got around to eating my Butternut Squash Tortellini! Unfortunately I crashed into bed before I could get this post up, so here it is now! This recipe works out perfectly to prepare it ahead of time and freeze it to cook later, which is what I did! It was great to come home after a long day and just have to put on some...

Butternut Squash Risotto 00

Butternut Squash Risotto

Butternut Squash Risotto

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This weekend at the UIC farmer’s market I bought a giant butternut squash. The woman at the stand was just trying to get rid of it, so I got it for $2! Saturday morning I got to work on it. I baked it in the oven at 400 degrees for about an hour and scooped out the insides. I mashed it all up in a giant bowl and questioned myself as to what the heck I was going to do with all of this squash...

Spaghetti Squash Night! 00

Spaghetti Squash Night!

Spaghetti Squash Night!

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Tonight was the perfect night for spaghetti squash! Having class all day I was too lazy too make anything elaborate for dinner so this was the perfect choice. Simple, quick, and delicious! I just kind of eye ball the ingredients, but here is the exact recipe: 1 medium raw spaghetti squash 1 tsp olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 14 1/2 oz canned stewed tomatoes, cut up 1...

Sweet Potato Fries 00

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

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Sweet potato fries are the perfect side dish to any cookout and even make a great snack! While there are countless variations of this tasty dish, here is my go-to recipe for sweet potato fries that I guarentee everyone will love! Ingredients: Sweet potatoes, Olive oil, Salt, Pepper, Paprika Preparation: Peel the sweet potatoes. Cut into small rectangular fries, massage with olive oil, and...

Pepper and Bean Pasta Salad 00

Pepper and Bean Pasta Salad

Pepper and Bean Pasta Salad

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In an effort to use up all of my colorful peppers featured in the Importance of Antioxidants post, I threw together this simple, colorful salad. It could easily be eaten for a lunch or used as a side dish for a barbeque or picnic! I thinly sliced one of each color bell pepper — red, green, yellow, orange, and of course my famous purple pepper! I also cut up some carrots and half of a white...

Purple Bell Peppers! 00

Purple Bell Peppers!

Purple Bell Peppers!

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I recently got my hands on some purple peppers from Whole Foods! I had never seen these before, they are totally new to me! From what I have read, they have green flesh on the inside and taste bitter and earthy like green bell peppers. Purple peppers are harvested before they mature into green peppers. And the green ones eventually ripen into red peppers! So depending on when you harvest a bell...

Growing Fruits with Vitamin A 00

Growing Fruits with Vitamin A

Growing Fruits with Vitamin A

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These little guys were 50 cents a piece because its getting too late in the season to plant them in the garden. However, in the spirit of July’s Vitamin of the Month (Vitamin A), I just couldn’t pass them up! Cantaloupe requires moist soil and warm temperatures; they are to be planted in the spring to have time during the summer warmth to fruit and ripen (hence the bargin pricing in...

Kale Chips! 00

Kale Chips!

Kale Chips!

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Eat Chic would like to share with you one of our favorite snacks, kale chips! With kale typically available year round, you can easily snatch up a bunch at the grocery store or local farmers market for super cheap. And a bunch goes a long way when it comes to kale chips! Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Rinse off your kale, pull the leaves from the stalk, and rip into 2-3 inch pieces (you can...

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin A 00

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin A

Vitamin of the Month – Vitamin A

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Eat Chic would like to introduce Vitamin of the Month! At the beginning of each month we will introduce a new vitamin, touch upon its health benefits, and tell you what foods you can eat to obtain it! July is the month for vitamin A, so we encourage you to try new ways to incorporate this month’s vitamin into your healthy lifestyle! What is Vitamin A? Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin...