Banana Nut Bread: Reduced Fat

Cutting out half the fat from my original banana nut bread recipe was piece of cake! 1 egg instead of 2 eggs 1/2 stick of butter (instead of full) and 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce This delicious banana nut bread recipe contains 50% whole grain flour thus providing you with some fiber in your diet. It tastesContinue reading “Banana Nut Bread: Reduced Fat”

Does Garlic help lower cholesterol?

Ever wonder if your mother’s old saying that garlic was good for your heart was just an old wives tale or if it actually had some basis? Well, during my dietetic internship, my partner and I were determined to find out if it was true. Garlic is claimed to have cardiovascular protective properties, particularly toContinue reading “Does Garlic help lower cholesterol?”

Stuffed Bell Peppers with a Secret Ingredient (It’s not love!!)

I had been craving stuffed bell peppers for a while so I finally decided to try making them at home. My husband is not a big fan of stuffed bell peppers, so I wanted to make sure he would enjoy it as well. Turns out, they are super easy to make and my husband lovedContinue reading “Stuffed Bell Peppers with a Secret Ingredient (It’s not love!!)”

Garam Masala-A South Asian Secret

Garam Masala is a very common Pakistani/Indian ingredient that you find in a number of South Asian recipes! Garam Masala is a combination of 8  ground spices that has a  unique flavor & a distinctive aroma. Having a home made fresh batch at hand makes it all the more better! White Cumin Seeds- 1 cup Whole Black PepperContinue reading “Garam Masala-A South Asian Secret”

One healthy tip at a time!

It is very important to include every food group (meats, fruits, vegetables, dairy, and grains) in our diet. Each food group provides essential nutrients that our body needs for growth and maintenance. Eliminating any specific food group, that many popular diets ask for, may lead to quick weight loss but does not lead to a positive lifestyleContinue reading “One healthy tip at a time!”

Eggless Breakfast Ideas

Eggs are the best source of protein food at breakfast! As I have mentioned in one of my previous posts, it is important to have a combination of protein and carbohydrates at every meal. Click here to read the post on a balanced breakfast. For those picky eaters, like my cousin, I put together aContinue reading “Eggless Breakfast Ideas”