Greek Pasta Salad: Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, High-Protein

Potlucks inspired this super easy salad. I wanted to bring something easy and tasty, and still need it to be pretty fast and easy. I doubled this salad and had more than enough for three potlucks.         Ingredients DRESSING: 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup olive oil SALAD: 1 pound gluten free pasta (I used black bean pasta & quinoa pasta) 3/4 medium English cucumber, peeled, halved lengthwise, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 1 dry pint cherry

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Stop dieting and start nourishing yourself

Many people believe that in order to be successful with weight loss, dieting demands endless willpower. You think they need to deprive themselves of nearly everything you love to eat. But you also have to filter the sea of health advisors, all of whom advise differently with what to do with your health. Eat vegan! No, eat paleo. Follow Weight Watchers! No, use Intuitive Eating. Before you even start, you’re confused, stressed and exhausted!

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4 Functional Foods For Heart Health, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol

What’s the leading cause of death for men and women in the USA? Heart disease. Heart disease is also very expensive to treat. In 2010, it cost Americans an astonishing $109 billion. You can promote heart health and reduce disease with foods that provide a specific biologic and therapeutic function (also known as functional foods). Many functional foods normalize blood pressure and cholesterol, while protecting your cells from gnarly free radicals.

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