Chickpea Tacos

Please enjoy these delicious Chickpea Tacos from www.TheCheeseTrap.org. Serve with leafy greens, in a bowl, or stuffed in taco shells. Serve this mildly spicy (or not!) taco filling in taco shells with Avocado Cream, lettuce, and other fresh veggies like chopped tomatoes, jicama, or cucumber. Or serve the filling simply over rice with the toppings, or tuck all into a whole-grain tortilla. [Read more…]

Mango and Salsa Bean Salad

Fit Fathers and family, please try this Mango and Salsa Bean Salad from www.TheCheeseTrap.org.

Makes 6 cups (5 servings)

 1 to 1 1/2 cups cubed fresh mango (1 medium mango), see Note

1 cup diced red bell pepper

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

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Sesame Quinoa Salad

Fit Fathers and family please try this Sesame Quinoa Salad from www.TheCheeseTrap.org. #CheeseTrap #DairyFree

Makes scant 3 cups (2 main-dish servings)

2 cups cooled cooked quinoa

1/2 cup thawed frozen green peas or steamed sliced snow peas

1/2 cup grated carrot (standard grate, not fine) or store-bought shredded carrot

1/4 cup diced red bell pepper

1 tablespoon chopped green onion (green portion)

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Pineapple-Citrus Green Smoothie

Hello Fit Fathers and family. Please try this nutrient-packed Pineapple-Citrus Green Smoothie from www.TheCheeseTrap.org.

Makes 2 large smoothies

 2 cups (loosely packed) baby spinach (see Note)

1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple cubes or chunks

1/2 cup thickly sliced cucumber

1 large lemon or small orange, peeled

1 to 1 1/2 cups sliced overripe banana (frozen or fresh)

1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups water (or more to thin as desired) [Read more…]

Fit Father Tip of the Day: Natural Baby Foods

Fit Father Chris Anderson has two simple but very important health tips for your baby. The first is to use frozen fruit chunks in place of ice cubes in your water bottle to hydrate them with minerals and vitamins all day. Secondly, please skip the processed Gerber. Simply puree real fruit in your Vitamix for your kids from day one and they will love eating them for life. Truth!

Lettuce Wraps Recipe

Makes 6 lettuce wraps

This quick dish can be served as a snack, or a meal when adding brown rice into the filling.

  • 3 1/2 ounces dried, flavored tofu
  • 3 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 1/2 cups shiitake mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 pound bean sprouts
  • 1 large carrot cut into fine strips
  • 1 head lettuce
  • 1/2 lemon keep juice
  • 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Food Facts on Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables help prevent heart disease by preventing plaque build-up, improving blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, and increasing intake of antioxidants.

Neal Barnard, M.D.

 

Tangy Cashew “Cheese”

Photo credit: Jacqui DePas

 

Makes 2 1/2 cups

This cheese makes a beautiful spread, but can also be layered in baked pasta dishes, or paired with baked potatoes.

2 1/2 cups soaked raw cashews

1 tablespoon chickpea miso or other mild miso

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar

1/2 teaspoon sea salt [Read more…]

Going Green Smoothie

Makes about 6 1-cup servings

  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach or kale
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or pineapple chunks
  • 3 cups green grapes
  • 1 1/2 bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups ice

Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes until everything is incorporated.

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Healthy Food Choices: Average Starter or All-Pro?

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Whether you love football or not, there is a connection between this popular sport, your health and longevity. One of the many things that go hand in hand with football is delicious food. Did you know that if you sit down to watch a game while eating pizza you could be amazingly healthy? And did you know that if you are watching the same game while eating kale salad you could be very unhealthy? In fact, both of these scenarios can be true. How you might ask? Well, it’s simple, let’s look at some statistics. [Read more…]