Healthy Desserts Cocoa-Coconut Banana Bites

Healthy Desserts Cocoa-Coconut Banana Bites

Sat, Oct 25th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

The one-bite blend of chocolate and banana is not so classic a combination as, for example, chocolate and strawberry. But the smooth sweet taste of banana actually complements a sharp and sweet cocoa very well. Bananas are full of vitamins and potassium for increased...
Healthy Meals: Chilled Green Pea Soup

Healthy Meals: Chilled Green Pea Soup

Sat, Oct 25th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Seasonal green peas make a great feature ingredient in a refreshing chilled soup. Our version is as comforting as the original, but much better suited to warm weather. Peas are full of nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber – and they’re sweet and tasty,...
Pumpkin Muffins Are Loaded with Healthy Goodness

Pumpkin Muffins Are Loaded with Healthy Goodness

Sat, Oct 25th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

There are many delicious varieties of healthy muffins one can enjoy, such as blueberry, poppy seed, banana nut and pumpkin muffins.  The advantage of the pumpkin is that they are an excellent source of that all-important antioxidant beta-carotene. Research shows that...
Love Your Vegetables: Pumpkin & Tomato Curry

Love Your Vegetables: Pumpkin & Tomato Curry

Sat, Oct 25th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

This is a easy seasonal curry to make and serve – and with a bit of bread and rice, it makes a delicious meal. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 pounds pumpkin (or butternut squash), peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes (4 cups) 1 large onion, thinly...
Healthy Desserts: Apple-Melon Granita

Healthy Desserts: Apple-Melon Granita

Sat, Oct 25th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

This semi-frozen dessert with sweet ripe melon, apple juice and touch of lime juice is full of flavor and is perfect hand-healthy way to end your meal. Ingredients: 4 cups cubed ripe melon 1 cup unsweetened apple juice 1/4 cup lime juice 1 cup fresh blueberries 1 cup...
Healthy Meals: Sweet and Tangy Watermelon Salad

Healthy Meals: Sweet and Tangy Watermelon Salad

Sat, Oct 25th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Fresh watermelon is juicy and packed with antioxidants that support your body’s overall health, including – you guessed it – the health of your feet. This mix of watermelon and cucumber with a dash of dry roasted peanuts makes a perfect sweet, tangy and crunchy salad...
Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

Fri, Oct 24th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Pumpkins are chock full of goodness. The bright color stems from carotenoids and Vitamin A. It is also a good source of vitamins C and K and minerals like copper, magnesium and potassium. Pumpkin can be stored for a week to as long as six months. To maintain such long...
Pumpkin Soup: Warm your Bones

Pumpkin Soup: Warm your Bones

Fri, Oct 24th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Most pumpkin soup recipes are made with cream, chicken broth, onions, fresh herbs, and, of course, pumpkins. A relative of the squash family, pumpkins have a warm, subtle flavor that goes well with autumn and winter nights. A versatile soup, it can be made in bulk and...
Turkey Recipes: Healthy All Year Round

Turkey Recipes: Healthy All Year Round

Fri, Oct 24th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Native to North America, wild turkey was a staple in the Native American diet. It was introduced to the early Pilgrim settlers in 1620 when, following an unlucky crop year in the new climate, they began cultivating native eating traditions. They began eating foods...
What Makes a Great Granola Recipe

What Makes a Great Granola Recipe

Fri, Oct 24th 2014

Written By Team ZLiving

Originally developed in the 1800‘s as a health food, many companies offer granola as cereal bars and boxed cereal. While these may appear healthier than other snacks, double check the amount of added sugar, honey and corn syrup. Some granola bars derive up to 30 % of...

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