Juicing is an easy and quick way to get more healthy fruits and veggies into your diet. But what to do with all the leftover juice pulp when you’re done? While the bulk of the vitamins and minerals are in your juice, the resulting juice pulp contains almost all of the fiber. Sure, you can always compost those shreds. But we came up with some ways to reduce food waste and get that unused fiber into your diet. Research shows that consuming fiber-rich foods is important for helping to prevent chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, and it might boost weight loss by helping you feel full longer after you eat.
To make use of this fiber from the juicing process, I tested two techniques: stirring it into chili and baking it into bread.
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Spices are a delicious way to add flavor to your food. Many spices even have extra health and nutrition benefits—chili powder can help boost metabolism and ginger can help soothe your stomach. Recently the FDA reported in Food Microbiology that some imported spices have been contaminated with Salmonella, causing illnesses and deaths. The FDA is scheduled to release a more detailed report later this year on spice safety.
If this news has you questioning the safety of your spices and what you can do, here are a few tips:
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Even though I work with and think about food all day as an assistant food editor at EatingWell, I often don’t get the chance to make a weeknight dinner plan and shopping list. And there are plenty of good reasons I should make the time—research shows that people who plan their meals eat healthier and spend less money on food. Who doesn’t want that? Luckily the EatingWell Test Kitchen has already done the work for me. They’ve chosen 5 dinner recipes—one for each weeknight—that all cost less than $3 per serving, cook in 45 minutes or less and offer a variety of flavors.
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I'm sad that my month of planned dinners is ending next week, but we saved the best recipes for last. These healthy dinners will have your house smelling delicious and your plates full of comforting foods.
Starting with a creamy white chili, we'll then make our way through crispy pork, lamb chops with an orzo salad, quick shrimp risotto, French toast and end with a savory bread casserole. And don't forget the sides: easy vegetables, salads and proteins to round out your meals.
Here are the recipes for the week:
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Congrats! You’ve made it to Week 3 of the 28-day meal plan. With a hectic schedule lately, I’ve enjoyed having the question, “What should I make for dinner?” already decided for me. And if you’ve been following along with the plan, two of your dinners this week, salmon cakes and shrimp dumplings, are waiting for you in your freezer. All you have to do is reheat and add a quick side dish and voilà, dinner is done.
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