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​Simple, Healthy Side Dishes for your Next Cookout

Summer is in full swing. You may be attending picnics, going to concerts in the park, sharing dishes at BBQs with friends and family, and maybe even enjoying work gatherings. Here are some refreshing unique side dishes that will brighten up any food table.SWEET & TANGY CUCUMBER TOMATO SALADIngredients:3 cucumbers, peeled and sliced3 tomatoes, cut into wedges1 sweet onion, sliced into thin ring…

​Why We Need More Omega-3s and Less Omega-6s

Omega-6 fatty acids are found in high concentrations in many of the foods we eat in the Standard American Diet (SAD). Omega-6 oils, including corn and soybean oil, are used when making many popular foods such as French fries, crackers, potato chips, muffins, cereals, cookies, and breads. Due to the convenience, and sometimes dependency, on these types of fast foods, many of us have a very high int…

Healthy Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl is right around the corner and it’s not only a celebration of the season’s best football teams but also a time to eat and drink for hours! I always have a large pot of chili on the stove at my Super Bowl parties, along with some of these tasty appetizers. Whether you are throwing your own party, or going to one, try one of these healthy appetizers that are sure to please everyone.SAUTE…

A Heart Healthy Recipe with Olive Your Heart®

This holiday season, many of us will be spending time with family and friends, and that includes meals. Many dishes on the holiday table can be salty or contain high amounts of unhealthy fats. While these types of homemade foods make us feel loved, we can show our love by preparing delicious healthy dishes whenever we can. As an example, you can show a little heart with this heart healthy recipe,…

Fresh Fall Vegetable Dishes with Olive Your Heart®

With autumn upon us, what better time to enjoy seasonal fall vegetables? Beets are one of those vegetables many people shy away from. They seem intimidating. While the preparation calls for a little work, they're worth it for their exceptional nutrient benefits. Beets are an excellent source of folate and potassium. They're also low calorie, with 1 cup of beets coming in at only 75 calories. Here'…

Summer Side Dishes with Olive Your Heart

Warmer weather means picnics, barbeques, beach days, and get-togethers. The one thing in common with all of these gatherings is a lot of food. Often times, it includes store-bought chips, packaged potato salad, and coleslaw. But what I really appreciate are those homemade dishes that people take time to prepare themselves. These items are not only fresher but often add a healthy and delicious alte…