The quinoa breakfast jar is our spin on a yogurt parfait. It's easy to throw together, travels well, and can be modified to suit individual tastes without much thought or planning ahead. The options are essentially endless!
All you have to do is keep five basic layers in mind.
1. Quinoa Base: Quinoa is gluten free, and high in fiber with 5 grams per 1 cup serving,--about 20% of the recommended daily amount. It's also a great source of plant-based protein with 8 grams per 1 cup serving. That's the same as a glass of milk. Quinoa is also packed with vitamins and minerals, and is particularly high in magnesium, which is vital to bone health.
It’s no secret that Americans love to eat large amounts of food. According to the National Institutes of Health, portion sizes served by restaurants over the past 20 years have doubled, and in some cases tripled. This portion distortion affects our understanding of exactly what a healthy portion looks, feels, and tastes like, and we bring this confusion from the restaurant into our homes. Attempts at public health measures meant to place limits on epic large portions have been relatively unsuccessful, thanks to pressure from the food industry (see: New York City’s failed soda cap.)
This recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser, featuring familiar and comforting Italian flavors found in classic American dishes, such as spaghetti with sauce and pizza. Pungent onion and garlic plus fresh basil, oregano, and juicy roma tomatoes are the main stars in this recipe, imparting their synergetic tastiness throughout the zucchini. Zucchini serves to bulks up the recipe so to make sure that everyone gets their full.
Whether you are watching your intake of gluten, simple carbohydrates, or animal products, this recipe surely will not disappoint.
What is a phytochemical? Phytochemicals are naturally-occurring chemical compounds found in plants that help to promote, support, and maintain good health. Phytochemicals are not vitamins or minerals, as they are generally not considered absolutely essential to life. However, a diet high in phytochemicals is correlated with better health outcomes. Phytochemicals are found in plant-based foods only; meat and animal products are not known to contain any phytochemicals at this point in time.
The videos are infinitely improved once you finally realize that’s a goat bleating incessantly in the background.
We’ve been back in the States for a few weeks now after a 10-day galavant around central Mexico. While I’m usually itching to get back to New York City after a week or two elsewhere, you could have left me in Mexico with a few pesos and a bottle of potable water and I would’ve figured out the rest. While Mexico may have her issues, doubtless she is a gorgeous country filled with incredible people set to the backdrop of a vibrant and rich history. And, like any other great nation, Mexico of course has her own regional liquor.
If I fit cleanly into one foodie cliché, it would be that I LOVE kale. Love love love, lovelovelove. “Love” as in I eat, and crave, kale year-round—quite the statement for a locavore. It’s to the point where I help people remember my name by asking them to simply recall “kale-y”. So when I dreamt up the beautiful dream of kale kimchi, I knew I wouldn’t look back.
eat yer veggies
We’re two Registered Dietitian Nutritionists of kindred spirit, living and working in New York City. We believe that healthy eating and sustainability go hand-in-hand — every bite you take has the power to improve both the world and your health!