Herb-a-licious: Flavor Your Plate with Savory Herbs

May 4th, 2015  |  By:

Flavor is today’s healthy eating trend!  Why? Nourishing foods that taste great and look delicious are more likely eaten and enjoyed.

May’s National Herb Week gives national attention to herbs – and how they make nourishing meals, tastier than ever. To celebrate the season follow these “ten tips” for the best flavor from fresh or dried herbs in any dish – including your favorite pasta dishes.  To give you practice, each tip is paired with a great Dreamfields pasta recipe.

Choose herbs: dried or fresh.  Either way, they add herb-licious flavor.  In most recipes you can substitute: 1 teaspoon dried herbs equals 1 tablespoon fresh herbs.   Mediterranean Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing, made with basil and oregano, gives you a choice: dried or fresh.

Mediterranean Salad With Creamy Herb Dressing with Dreamfields Pasta

Mediterranean Salad With Creamy Herb Dressing

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Top Registered Dietitians say: “Spring into Wellness with Dreamfields Pasta”

April 30th, 2015  |  By:

Dreamfields pasta is a favorite ingredient for people who want to make healthy choices without sacrificing delicious flavor. These top registered dietitians agree! Check out these incredible recipes (psst… and giveaways!) to help you “Spring into Wellness.” …

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Want to reduce stress and find a healthy hobby? Watch your garden grow!

April 30th, 2015  |  By:

April is a fantastic month – it’s not only Stress Awareness Month, but National Gardening Month, too. The two of them go well together because gardening is a great way to reduce stress. Studies have shown that the benefits of gardening go beyond flowers, nice landscaping and fresh vegetables – gardening has health benefits that may surprise you. It can help lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system and all the sun exposure gives you that much needed vitamin-D boost. …

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Lemon-Basil Vinaigrette: A New Staple for Your Everyday Recipe Repertoire

April 22nd, 2015  |  By:

There’s likely a dizzying array of dressings and vinaigrette’s on the shelf at your local supermarket. While reaching for a bottle might seem like an easy option, we love making it fresh at home.

LEMON-BASIL VINAIGRETTE DRESSING

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt
Pepper

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The Nutritional Superstar Hiding in Your Favorite Pasta Dishes

April 21st, 2015  |  By:
It’s not difficult to understand why the Angel Hair & Tomato Toss recipe is a fan favorite. Once you make this scrumptious recipe a few times (or maybe only once!), you’ll commit it to memory and return to it time and time again.

Lemony Angel Hair Toss with Dreamfields Pasta

Lemony Angel Hair Toss

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Congratulations to the “LBB for a Healthier Me” Contest Winners!

April 20th, 2015  |  By:

Dreamfields asked fans to create boards on Pinterest showcasing ways to take small steps to be “a little bit healthier” in 2015.

Just as your Little Black Dress is your trusty go-to wardrobe staple, Dreamfields’ Little Black Box (LBB) is your trusty pantry-staple for healthy, nourishing meals.

We were so inspired by all of the contest entries but ten participants impressed us most with their Pinterest boards. Check them out for awesome healthy recipe ideas, fitness motivation and wellness advice.

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Garlic Has Numerous Health Benefits & Tastes Great!

April 19th, 2015  |  By:

April is National Garlic Month, and April 19 is National Garlic Day! If you’re trying to eat healthier, garlic packs a punch of flavor and health benefits. Adding a bit of garlic to your meals a few times a week has been shown to have numerous advantages including lowering blood pressure, preventing heart disease, and has been show to help improve brain health. …

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Manage Your Stress, Manage Your Weight

April 15th, 2015  |  By:

Stress can be a pesky adversary when it comes to weight loss. Busy schedules, sleepless nights, and a never-ending to-do list can cause overeating and less time for exercise and relaxation. This can result in weight gain which can have long term effects to your health. The stress, or fight or flight reaction causes your body to release adrenaline, which raises your heart rate and can disturb your sleep patterns, and increases cortisol levels in the blood (which can make you crave fat and sugar) and tells your body to store more fat – all of which can have profound long-term effects. …

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Spring Into Wellness

April 10th, 2015  |  By:
As the grass turns green and birds sing outside your window, springtime air blows in opportunities to renew your health and wellness goals. We’re partnering with ‪#‎RegisteredDietitians to bring you tips and tricks to be a little bit healthier throughout April! Stay tuned to our Facebook page and Twitter every Tuesday and Thursday for an updated and meet the RDs below!
 

Take the stress out of dinner!

April 10th, 2015  |  By:

April is National Stress Awareness Month! As we welcome the warmer weather and longer days, this is also the time of year when we start to move a little quicker and our schedules fill up with activities. For most families, one of the biggest stressors is getting the family around the table for dinner. The goal of a nightly family dinner has many benefits, but it can be difficult to find the time to fit planning and cooking meals into your schedule.  With convenient options such as prepared meals and take-out food, dinner can be accomplished easily, but those options aren’t generally healthy.

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