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Layered Pasta and Veggie Bake
A deliciously different take on white lasagna, with no cheese and big on veggies, here's a healthy, hearty and satisfying meal-in-one.
1 (10-ounce) box brown rice lasagna noodles
1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 pound yellow squash (about 3), chopped
2 yellow onions, chopped
1 cup finely chopped fresh herbs, such as basil, oregano and parsley, divided, plus more for garnish
1 cup 365 Everyday Value® Organic Unsweetened Almondmilk
2 (15-ounce) cans no-salt-added white beans, such as navy or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15-ounce) package vegan ricotta (or make your own)
1 (16-ounce) package frozen broccoli, thawed
1 (16-ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess moisture
1 large tomato, diced
Cook noodles per package instructions. Rinse in cold water after draining and spread out in a single layer to prevent sticking. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat broth in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic, squash, onions and 1/2 cup of the herbs and cook, stirring often, until liquid has evaporated, 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, in a food processor, purée almondmilk, beans and vegan ricotta until smooth; transfer to a bowl and set aside. In a 9-x13-inch baking dish (this recipe makes a very full pan, so make sure your dish is at least 2 inches deep), layer lasagna as follows, scattering remaining herbs in between layers: vegan ricotta mixture, noodles, broccoli and spinach, noodles, squash mixture, noodles, vegan ricotta mixture. Top with tomato and bake, uncovered, until hot throughout, about 45 minutes; set aside to let rest 15 minutes. Cut into squares, garnish with fresh herbs and serve.
Per serving: 340 calories (60 from fat), 6g total fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 44g total carbohydrate (14g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 21g protein
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A British team has found that a special strain of the humble vegetable can be a powerful weapon in staving off cancer and other killer diseases.
http://www.indiareport.com/India-usa-uk-news/latest-news/926970/Health/10/11/10A British team has found that a special strain of the humble vegetable can be a... more
Robin Miller, author and Food Network host of Quick Fix Meals, offer the following “nuggets” of mealtime wisdom and finger food suggestions to help provide balanced nutrition and please even the pickiest of eaters.
http://beforeitsnews.com/story/148/032/Back_to_School_Back_to_Frantic_Heres_help_in_the_kitchenSix_Ways_to_Get_Kids_to_Try_New_Foods.htmlRobin Miller, author and Food Network host of Quick Fix Meals, offer the following... more
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Six Ways to Get Kids to Try New Foods
For most parents, finding ways to encourage their picky eaters to try and enjoy new foods is a top priority. In fact, a recent survey showed more than 68 percent of registered dietitians who counsel new parents frequently receive questions about getting finicky eaters to eat at mealtime. And now, faced with a new school year, busy parents need more help than ever to ensure a nutritious, fast and convenient solution.
To help parents conquer mealtime battles, Tyson Foods and Robin Miller, author and Food Network host of Quick Fix Meals, offer the following "nuggets" of mealtime wisdom and finger food suggestions to help provide balanced nutrition and please even the pickiest of eaters - watch the video to learn these tricks:
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25 Surprising ways to sneak more fruits and veggies into you child’s diet.
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Vegan: Where do You Get Your Protein?
Eating Vegan: Where do You Get Your Protein?
Written by Becky Striepe
Published on February 11th, 2010
Second only to “I would die without cheese!”, folks ask all the time about where vegans get their protein. For someone accustomed to centering their dinner plate around a piece of animal protein, I can see how this might seem like a problem. You take that steak off of your plate, and you’re basically living on salad and potatoes.
Not that I’m knocking salads or potatoes. In fact, baked potatoes do contain a little bit of protein!
But really, where do you get protein when it’s not coming from animal products? The short answer is: lots of places! Here are some common vegan staples and their protein contents:
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* beans - 7-10 grams per half cup (cooked)
* tofu - 2.3 grams per half ounce
* peanut butter - 8 grams per 2 Tablespoons
* almonds - 8 grams per 1/4 cup
* peanuts - 9 grams per 1/4 cup
* cashews - 5 grams per 1/4 cup
* flax seeds – 8 grams per 1/4 cup
* brown rice - 3 grams per 4 ounces
* quinoa - 4.5 grams per 1/2 cup
* baked potato - 2.5 grams
* cooked broccoli - 7 grams per half cup
* peas - 8 grams per half cup
* corn - 5 grams per 1 cup
Really, the question is, where don’t vegans get protein? The recommended daily value for protein is about 50 grams for a 2000 calorie diet, which you could easily hit by combining a couple of protein sources per meal: beans and rice, whole grain cereal in soy or nut milk, or broccoli and whole wheat pasta.
So, spill the beans, my vegan friends! What’s your favorite protein source?
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In the world of healthy vegetables, broccoli occupies the special status of being one of the most nutritious vegetables around. Although its flavor has been maligned by many including former President George Busch who reportedly hated the green stuff, it still holds a hallowed place in the world of healthy foods. Just what are the magnificent health benefits of broccoli?
Broccoli is a rich source of a variety of biochemicals that are known to fight cancer. One of the most well known and extensively studied is the isothiocyanates. These powerful chemicals are though to...
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Researchers have discovered a possible reason why green vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower are good for the heart. Their work suggests a chemical found in the vegetables can boost a natural defense mechanism to protect arteries from disease.Researchers have discovered a possible reason why green vegetables such as broccoli,... more
Eating baby broccoli, or broccoli sprouts, may prevent stomach ulcers and even stomach cancer, according to a new study.
Gastric cancer thus joins a long list of malignancies for which studies have shown a reduced risk associated with a diet that contains broccoli -- including cancer of the esophagus, bladder, skin and lung, among others.Eating baby broccoli, or broccoli sprouts, may prevent stomach ulcers and even stomach... more
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Now that we're settled in from our respective vacations, and enjoying the fall weather- Summer and I are getting back down to business. I was over at her place this morning photographing some tasty treats that will hopefully show up here later today, and she suddenly remembered this crazy broccoli package in her freezer she wanted to show me. She handed me the box and I studied it carefully, squinting, even allowing my eyes to blur, to try and see what I was missing. She pointed- "Do you see?" See what? I didn't see anything. Just broccoli. Her finger tapped on a certain part of the box and she urged me to look closer. "There- right there. Do you see it? I'm not going to tell you what it is if you don't see it." And then, it suddenly became clear to me. WHAT THE HELL?
It shouldn't be too hard to see here:
LITTLE TERRIFYING ECSTATIC FACES, HIDING IN THE TEENY TINY BROCCOLI BITS.
Uh, okay guys. Lay off the reefer, all right? We honestly can't imagine why they'd sneak this in- other than for laughs, but it's pretty darn funny. In case you're wondering, the brand was Cascadian Farm frozen broccoli. But, I shouldn't be surprised- we all know those Cascadians are wacky!READ IF YOU NEED A LITTLE MOOD LIGHTENING! :) post @ bread-and-honey.blogspot.com... more
A substance found in broccoli may limit the damage which leads to serious lung disease, research suggests. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is often caused by smoking and kills about 30,000 UK residents a year. US scientists found that sulforapane increases the activity of the NRF2 gene in human lung cells which protects cells from damage caused by toxins. The same broccoli compound was recently found to be protective against damage to blood vessels caused by diabetes. Brassica vegetables such as broccoli have also been linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes.
In the latest study, a team from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine found significantly lower activity of the NRF2 gene in smokers with advanced COPD. Writing in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, they said the gene is responsible for turning on several mechanisms for removing toxins and pollutants which can damage cells.
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A recent story put out by the British Broadcasting Corporation proclaimed that eating broccoli could reverse the damage to heart blood vessels caused by diabetes.
The BBC based its announcement on research showing that sulforaphane, a compound found in broccoli, helps the production of enzymes that protect blood vessels and reduce the number of molecules that can cause cell damage.
It turns out that the BBC was doing a bit of hasty generalizing: Although sulforaphane is found in broccoli, researchers have come nowhere near to saying that eating the vegetable will reproduce the effects they saw in the lab.
Read the whole story here.
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Eating broccoli could reverse the damage caused by diabetes to heart blood vessels, research suggests.
A University of Warwick team believe the key is a compound found in the vegetable, called sulforaphane. It encourages production of enzymes which protect the blood vessels, and a reduction in high levels of molecules which cause significant cell damage. Brassica vegetables such as broccoli have previously been linked to a lower risk of heart attacks and strokes.
People with diabetes are up to five times more likely to develop cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes; both are linked to damaged blood vessels. The Warwick team, whose work is reported in the journal Diabetes, tested the effects of sulforaphane on blood vessel cells damaged by high glucose levels (hyperglycaemia), which are associated with diabetes. They recorded a 73% reduction of molecules in the body called Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS). Hyperglycaemia can cause levels of ROS to increase three-fold and such high levels can damage human cells.
The researchers also found that sulforaphane activated a protein in the body called nrf2, which protects cells and tissues from damage by activating protective antioxidant and detoxifying enzymes.
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