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CAULIFLOWER POPCORN – ROASTED CAULIFLOWER

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this dish:

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that contains some of almost every nutrient we need for proper nutrition. It contains 2 g of protein, 5 g of carbohydrate and 0 g of fat with only 25 cal per serving. It is high in fiber and has unique compounds that reduce the risk for diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Cauliflower has antioxidant properties and helps with weight loss. It contains choline which helps maintain a healthy nervous system and sulforaphane which suppresses many forms of cancer. Cauliflower is a great alternative to grains, even in the form of cauliflower rice. 

GRILLED LEMON SALMON

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this dish:

Salmon is simply one of the better fish we have available. It is rich in omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, It is a great source of protein. It contains the antioxidant astaxanthin and can help reduce the risk of heart disease and can benefit weight control. 

Salmon is high in B vitamins, as well as potassium and selenium. Eating salmon two times per week is sufficient to reap its benefits.

High Protein Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Why Dr. Hoody Endorses this recipe:

This high protein powerhouse blueberry kale smoothie (from www.thelemonbowl.com) is full of antioxidants and plenty of high-quality fruits and vegetables along with high protein and healthy fats. That’s a magic combination to keep your metabolism nourished and flowing so you keep the weight off. Ground kale is one of our best sources to absorb high amounts of vitamin A.  Vitamin A helps to regenerate any cells that line surfaces, like skin as well as the inner surfaces of our digestive tract.

Grilled Salmon with Greens

Grilled Salmon With Greens

Why Dr. Hoody Endorses this recipe:

This one-dish grilled salmon recipe is perfect for a busy weeknight. It is good because it is high in protein and still has sufficient fat (the omega 3 type) and carbohydrate to satisfy you.

It has a significant amount of greens, which is vital to keeping the pounds off. We need Greens with every meal, 5-8 servings per day. They give us our best source of many nutrients and fiber. High fiber content keeps our metabolic system going, like having no police on the highway, everyone just picks up speed. For most of us, that is better for our metabolism.

Popeye was right. Spinach is healthy.

Healthy Sauté Spinach with Garlic

Why Dr. Hoody Endorses this recipe:

Well, it turns out Popeye was right!  Spinach is good for your body. Sauté spinach with garlic and heart healthy olive oil to bring the taste up to a whole new level. Spinach is one of our best sources of Vitamin A, C, K, Folate, Magnesium, Iron and Calcium. Plus, garlic helps regulate blood pressure and protect against cancer.

Each serving just 41 calories!