Habanero Honey Chicken Recipe

As football season heats up, I like to get cooking and make traditional game day favorites with a healthy twist….like fiery buffalo chicken. My habanero honey recipe is made with all white meat tenders drenched in smooth, buttery habanero hot sauce featuring habanero flavored olive oil and sweet raw honey.

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Hearty, Healthy Egg & Avocado Breakfast Sandwich

What makes for a healthy breakfast? The key is selecting foods that deliver enough nutritional value and have lots of fiber, healthy fat and protein, and isn’t full sugars, unhealthy fats and processed ingredients. This healthy egg sandwich hits all the marks, which is why it is one of my breakfast favorites!

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Healthy Eggplant Parmesan

An Italian classic, eggplant Parmesan can be nutrient-packed and healthy with the right ingredients and culinary know-how...  How to Make Healthy Eggplant Parmesan First the bad news... Traditional eggplant Parmesan often brings unsavory ingredients to the table, like deep-fried eggplant. Deep frying and pan frying at very high temperatures can make oils oxidize and ultimately do a number on your arteries. Then there are the gobs of cheese. While cheese can certainly be a part of a healthy anti-inflammatory diet, you want to consume it in moderation, so you don't get a crazy amount of saturated fat.  Also, unless you're... Continue Reading

You Can’t Beat the Health Benefits of Beets

There are quite a few vegetables that fall into the “love ’em or hate ’em” category, and beets are probably right at the top of this list. Some people enjoy their “earthy” taste, while others simply aren’t fans. But for how polarizing of a vegetable it is, one thing’s for sure: the benefits of beets can’t be beat.

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The Secret to Healthy Pasta Dinners

For centuries, pasta has been part of the culture and diet of people living in the Mediterranean, where people not only live longer than here in the United States, but have lower rates of long-term, progressive illness, like heart disease. If they’re eating pasta, it can’t be all bad, can it? Not with the 3 P’s of healthy pasta dinners!

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Iced Mint & Honey Green Tea

Have sizzling summer days got you overheated and thirsty? Cool down and quench your thirst with this minty iced green tea recipe! Not only is it refreshing, green tea is loaded with inflammation-fighting antioxidants, which help promote healthy aging in just about every way you can imagine.

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Forest Bathing: Enjoying Nature’s Health Benefits

The concept of forest bathing (aka forest therapy) is simple: Sitting in or strolling through the woods helps you achieve both physical and mental health. It began in Japan in the 1980s and has since become a common practice among its citizens. In fact, they widely regard forest bathing as not only an important foundation for preventive health but also a useful tool for healing the sick.

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8 Tips for a Healthy BBQ

Backyard barbecues are the perfect combination of summer fun, tasty food, and good times with loved ones. As an avid cook, I enjoy my barbecue outings as much as the next person. However, I have few words of caution – from a health perspective – along with some healthy BBQ tips to help you feel even better about your next BBQ.

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Natural Salt vs Table Salt

Even though I’m a cardiologist, you won’t hear me telling anyone to totally avoid salt. Salt – as the main source of sodium in our diets – is essential to life. However, my natural Salt Blend is very different than processed table salt, in both health and taste. Find out why!

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Go Crazy for Cauliflower Rice

One of the bigger trends I’ve been seeing out there is “ricing” cauliflower, as a far more nutritious and flavorful alternative to regular rice. I certainly prefer it, and have come up with some delicious ways to make riced cauliflower even better! Inside this blog, you’ll find my 3 favorite Cauliflower recipes, and a video of how I make it at home.

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