Love Brussels Sprouts with these Scrumptious Recipes

When prepared correctly Brussels sprouts are DELICIOUS! Instead of boiling the flavor out of them, try quickly sautéing, lightly steaming, or roasting Brussels sprouts in the oven until they’re golden brown or shredding them for use in a salad. Here are my favorite Brussels sprouts recipes, which showcase their natural, nutty sweetness.

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Easy, Healthy Fish Tacos

There are so many reasons to love tacos…among them, the fun, the flavors, and the fact that you can get a healthy meal on the table in the time it takes to get a pizza delivered. These easy fish taco recipes – like all recipes near and dear to my heart – start with a handful of simple, whole food ingredients that are bursting with freshness and color: wild-caught white fish, crunchy purple cabbage, juicy red and yellow tomatoes, and of course that liquid gold, olive oil. Topped with piquant red onion and creamy avocado slices, they’re a feast for…

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Why I Love Apples

We’ve all heard mom say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but did you know there’s science to back this adage? Not only do apples make a delicious, wholesome snack, but they can also reduce your risk of chronic diseases like cardiovascular disease and cancer.

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Best-of-Summer Salad Recipes

Without a doubt, summer is one of my favorite times of year… I love the ultra-fresh produce at farmer’s markets and farm stands everywhere. Summer’s all about bright colors and bold flavors, so enjoy some healthy summer salad recipes to savor everything nature has to offer.

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Better-For-You Olive Oil Cakes And Cookies

As a cardiologist and anti-aging doc, I’m not too keen on processed baked desserts like cookies and cakes. But, I’m also not a fan of deprivation – life’s too short to never eat cake or cookies. So, my rules of thumb when indulging a sweet tooth are to practice strict moderation and to make healthier ingredient substitutions whenever possible.

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Healthy Summer Salad Recipes Packed with Vibrant Flavors

Without a doubt, summer is one of my favorite times of year… due to the ultra-fresh produce at farmer’s markets and farm stands everywhere. Summer’s all about bright colors and bold flavors, so enjoy some healthy summer salad recipes to enjoy everything nature has to offer.

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Bold And Bright Fennel Orange Salad

It starts with the colors…vibrant orange, cool greens, liquid gold. Then brilliant, zesty citrus notes hit your nose as a variety of tantalizing flavors and juicy, crunchy textures dance across your tongue. Meals that delight your senses, like this fennel and orange salad, are the ones you remember long after the plates are cleared.

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Strawberry Lemon Granita

There is nothing quite like a refreshing frozen granita! A perfect mid-day snack, end-cap to a light summer meal, or a frosty way to start your morning, a granita can be enjoyed any time of the day. In this granita recipe, I use fresh strawberries packed with powerful health-promoting antioxidants!

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The Unhealthy Side of Organic

As an anti-aging physician, I have frequently scratched my head wondering exactly why people continue to debate whether organic food is truly healthier than its conventional counterpart. After all, is there really any question whether food produced without synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, preventative antibiotics, artificial hormones, and GMOs is actually better for you than food that is?

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Watermelon Feta Salad with Basil Oil and Balsamic

A refreshing afternoon snack or lighter side for off-the-grill favorites, this watermelon salad with feta brings zingy summer sweetness to the picnic table and is also good for you. Watermelon supports lung, heart, prostate and breast health – the redder the watermelon, the better!

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