Simple, Plant-Powered Summer Meals

(Family Features) With more than half of Americans willing to eat more plants and less meat in 2020 (and beyond), according to a study conducted by Yale and Earth Day Network, one thing holds true: Even when food is better for you and the planet, families crave quality taste. Walnuts are one of the original plant-based superfoods that can carry sweet or savory flavors to satisfy snackers, add hearty crunch to salads or breakfast dishes and serve as a simple, whole-food meat alternative. In addition to being a delicious plant-based staple, 1 ounce of walnuts contains important nutrients including 4 …

Better Balance for Every Day

Resolve to make nutritious eating a priority (Family Features) Discovering a better version of yourself is all about striking balance. That’s especially true when it comes to making smarter food choices that you can maintain over time. A sustainable, long-term healthy eating approach, such as the Atkins low-carb lifestyle, emphasizes variety and balance. Start planning a low-carb menu filled with high-fiber carbohydrates, optimal protein and healthy fats with these tips from Colette Heimowitz, vice president of nutrition and education for Atkins. Fill up with fiber-rich foods. Foods like vegetables, nuts, seeds, low-glycemic fruit (like berries) and whole unrefined grains are …

A Comfort Food Classic

(Culinary.net) ’Tis the season for comfort foods, and this recipe with crumbled bacon and cubed potatoes smothered in melted cheddar cheese is sure to satisfy. Find more meal ideas at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Cheesy Baked Potato Casserole 5          pounds red potatoes, cubed 1          pound bacon, cooked and crumbled 1          pound cheddar cheese, cubed 16        ounces shredded cheddar cheese 1          yellow onion, chopped 1          cup mayonnaise 8          ounces sour cream 1          tablespoon minced chives 1          teaspoon salt 1/2       teaspoon pepper Heat oven to 325° F. In large bowl, combine potatoes and bacon. In …

A Comforting Casserole

Culinary.net) Almost nothing says comfort food quite like a freshly baked casserole. Next time your family asks for a warm, comforting meal, try this Rotisserie Chicken-Biscuit Casserole with just a handful of ingredients and less than 15 minutes of cook time. Find more comfort food recipes at Culinary.net. Watch video to see how to make this recipe! Rotisserie Chicken-Biscuit Casserole 1          whole rotisserie chicken 8          refrigerated biscuits 1          can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of mushroom soup 1/2       cup milk 1/4       cup sour cream 2          cups frozen vegetables 1/2       teaspoon dried basil 1/8       teaspoon pepper Heat oven to 450° F. Remove …

Wholesome Recipes with Big Flavor

(Family Features) Maintaining a healthy lifestyle includes a variety of commitments, from exercising to eating right. However, serving up healthy meals doesn’t have to be boring. From earthy and nutty black ripe olives to rich and fruity kalamata olives, Lindsay adds a hearty and flavorful punch to just about any dish, including soups, salads and main courses. Plus, these fruits are cholesterol-free, high in “good fats” and low in carbohydrates and calories, making them an ideal ingredient for keto, Mediterranean and paleo diets. Whether they help elevate dishes like Taco-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash and Baked Eggs Puttanesca or are simply enjoyed …