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Spring Pea and Radish Farro Salad with Lemon Mint Vinaigrette

Nutty farro, crunchy radishes, and sweet peas are tossed together in a tart lemon mint dressing in this bright Spring Pea and Radish Farro Salad! This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Pass the Peas Do you like peas? When I was a kid, peas and carrots was one of my favorite side dishes. Actually it…

Spiced Quinoa with Roasted Apples & Root Vegetables

This nutritious and delicious spiced quinoa is packed with fall produce, is vegan and gluten-free, and can be made in less than 30 minutes! Pin the Recipe It’s quinoa week here! Earlier this week, we explored the versatility of quinoa with 40 healthy ways to cook quinoa including innovative breakfast bars, classic grain salads, unique burgers, and enticing desserts. Today, I…

Menu Plan Monday: Week of July 20, 2015

Summer desserts Pinterest board, #MomRDChat Twitter chat, #LinkLove, and this week’s Menu Plan Monday! Happy Monday everyone! Things are getting a little back to normal here – at least until the craziness of August arrives. Speaking of which, I can’t believe we’re nearing the end of July. Why does the summer always go by so fast?! I don’t get it!…

All About Ancient Grains + Jalapeño Cheddar Crusted Salmon {Gluten Free Recipe}

Ancient grains may be old school, but with the rise in gluten sensitivity and allergies, boy have they made a comeback! And with these ancient grains come protein, fiber, and a whole host of long-term health benefits.  Disclosure: I was sent free product samples and compensated for my time to participate in a webinar sponsored by Udi’s Healthy Foods, LLC. The…

Whole Grain Sampling Day!

This post was written by Tiana Yom Today — April 3rd  — is Whole Grain Sampling Day, a nationwide, annual initiative by the Oldways Whole Grains Council (WGC), designed to introduce consumers to the health benefits and great taste of whole grains. This year, events will take place in supermarkets, on the streets, and in foodservice establishments. And today at…

National Nutrition Month: Get Your Plate in Shape!

By Jo Bartell March is National Nutrition Month®, and this year’s theme is “Get your Plate in Shape!” This is a great topic to think about as we make our way into spring and summer, and we wanted to share some Nutritioulicious tips. Start with fruits and veggies. As you know, it is recommended to make half of your plate…

National Mediterranean Diet Month

It’s May, and that means that it’s finally starting to feel like summer and it’s National Mediterranean Diet Month! What a great time of year to sing the praises of a lifestyle that has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and improve brainpower. The Traditional Mediterranean Diet consists mainly of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, olive oil,…

Have you heard? March is National Nutrition Month!

By Megan Kian As Jessica shared with you last year, National Nutrition Month® is a campaign created by the American Dietetic Association that serves to inform and educate the public about forming healthy eating habits. Since its start in 1973, NNM® has had several themes, including “Eat Smart, Stay Healthy” in 2004, “Eat Right” in 2009, and “Nutrition From the…

All About Bulgur

I guess you could say I’ve been on a grain kick lately, especially the ancient grains. First I told you about barley, next about einkorn, and now bulgur. You may have never heard of bulgur, but if you’ve ever had tabbouleh salad you’ve likely eaten it. Bulgur is an ancient grain that is very commonly used in Turkey and other…

Mushroom Onion Barley

Mushroom Onion Barley is a hearty, flavor-packed and nutrient-rich side dish that’s perfect paired with chicken, beef, or fish.   Yesterday I told you about the benefits of barley and the basics of cooking this excellent whole grain. There are so many great recipes for barley and you can serve it warm or cold, depending on how you like it…