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COBB SALAD WITH BROWN DERBYDRESSING

Why Dr. Hoody endorses this recipe:

Cobb salad is one of my favorites. An ideal diet should contain a large amount of vegetables and also a good amount of healthy, natural protein. That’s Cobb salad! 

Greens, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, and lots of them, supply ample servings of vegetables for your daily needs. Then mix in your favorite proteins like feta cheese, avocado, chicken or turkey breast, and even a small amount of bacon to make it really tasty. And last, Garnish with your favorite spices and dress with olive oil, lemon and/ or vinegar.

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.