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SkinnyTaste.com Recipe: Penne Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes

SkinnyTaste.com Recipe: Penne Arugula Salad with Sundried Tomatoes

This recipe was recommended to me by CARE member, Alana. Thank you, Alana. You were right, it is delicious!
Below, I increased the amount of chickpeas, arugula, and sundried tomatoes from the original recipe. I also used the chickpea penne pasta to increase protein content keeping the dish a vegetarian meal. But the credit all goes to SkinnyTaste.com! 

CARE Recipe: Jane’s Cod Stew (adapted from Washington Post)

CARE Recipe: Jane’s Cod Stew (adapted from Washington Post)

Jane shared on the CARE forum how delicious and easy this cod stew was from the Washington Post. She says “If you like fish, it makes a quick, flavorful light meal. I think this would be good with shrimp or salmon too.” So I tested it myself. I love the versatility of soups for packing in produce, herbs, and other fiber-rich nutrition stars. This soup also adds fish as a source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats.

CARE Recipe: White Bean Sauce (“Faux Alfredo”: Great with Tender Veggies!)

CARE Recipe: White Bean Sauce (“Faux Alfredo”: Great with Tender Veggies!)

Depending on the brand, 1/2 cup of store-bought full-fat alfredo sauce can contain up to 40 grams of fat and 1800mg of sodium! With a little creativity, though, we can find alternatives for decadent choices like alfredo sauce that are better for us and leave us feeling energized, not laden. White bean sauce is tasty, a source of protein and fiber, and just as worthy of a simple weeknight dinner. Try it with fettuccine and sweet peas, broccoli, and zucchini, or simply spooned over a plate of steamed vegetables (frozen work great).

CARE Recipe: Kale and Pistachio Pesto (Lightening Fast Topping to Dinner Protein)

CARE Recipe: Kale and Pistachio Pesto (Lightening Fast Topping to Dinner Protein)

This bright green pesto is packed with flavor and nutrients. Nutrients like lutein and vitamin A, especially important for eye health. Use to dress extra lean protein (like fish or super firm tofu), spread on a sandwich, or add to any combination of cooked grains/roots and leafy and tender vegetables for a fast and delicious salad.

CARE Recipe: Cauliflower Quinoa Tabouli

CARE Recipe: Cauliflower Quinoa Tabouli

In addition to incredible volume to help keep you full, this salad provides a remarkable amount of bioactive compounds. Cauliflower is a member of the brassica family known for their powerful cancer-protecting properties. Parsley is rich in immune-supporting Vitamin C and green onions contain immune and liver boasting sulfur-compounds. Olive oil is a source of desirable monounsaturated fat and, given that all ingredients are enjoyed raw, this salad is a strong natural ‘digestive’.