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When you decide to become an expat, you immediately create a huge list of “To-Dos”. In addition to preparing your belongings, finding an apartment abroad, dealing with visa paperwork, getting immunizations, and so much more, it might be easy to forget about health insurance. But you definitely shouldn’t. Around the world, hospitals are very different than they are at home…

Cauliflower crust pizza

While there's nothing better than digging into a big cheesy pizza pie, sometimes a healthier, lighter alternative is needed. This cauliflower crust pizza cuts down on the carbs and calories, while still offering the same comforting satisfaction of the original. The classic Italian flavors ring true in this easy recipe, with ripe tomatoes and basil taking center stage, and creamy…

South African Bobotie

Bobotie, a traditional South African dish with Cape Malay influences from the Indian population, is a delicious and comforting recipe perfect for the cooler, darker months ahead. Of course if you’re in South Africa, and coming into the warmer summer months, you’ll still want to make this delicious dish! Made with ground beef or lamb, and spiced with curry, turmeric, lemon…

Mexican Shrimp Tacos

These shrimp tacos are served with a bright and zingy pineapple and cucumber salsa that’s packed with immune system bolstering Vitamin C, and powerful bromelain, which aids digestion, boosts circulation, and fights inflammation in the body. Using corn tortillas keeps these tacos gluten free, and the flavor packed toppings ensure you won’t miss the heavy cheese or sour cream. Serve…

Miso Soup Jars

These miso veggie soup jars are an easy and healthy way to eat conveniently throughout the week, and make a great option to take to work. Packed with vibrant vegetables, fiber, and sustainable energy, these soup jars also provide beneficial probiotics from miso, a powerful fermented food that’s a mainstay in Japanese cuisine. Kelp noodles are a lighter alternative to…

Italian Pasta Primavera

While pasta primavera traditionally celebrates the fresh produce of springtime in Italy, this lightened up version highlights the beautiful produce of late summer. By cutting the pasta with a small amount of zucchini noodles, this recipe is lightened up and healthier, but still delicious and satisfying. Bright tomatoes bring a healthy does of lycopene, and fresh basil provides powerful anti-inflammatory…

Greek Salad

Greek cuisine lends itself perfectly to light and healthy summer cooking. Centered around fresh produce, bright flavors, and heart healthy olive oil, Greek recipes are easily adaptable and great for healthy weeknight meals. This Greek summer salad celebrates the flavors of summer, and includes lots of healthy produce with a wide variety of health benefits.  Ripe produce drizzled in a…

Croatian Tomato and Peach

Summers in Croatia bring ample sunshine and plentiful produce perfect for light and healthy cooking. This easy and quick no-cook recipe is perfect for hot summer days, and packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Tomatoes are an excellent source of lycopene, which helps protect your skin from the sun, and peaches supply vitamin C and fiber. Tofu acts as a…

Rack of Lamb

Lamb is a classic Australian ingredient used frequently in its cuisine. Usually pasture raised and grass-fed. Australian lamb offers more health benefits than most other varieties. Packed with heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and lower in unhealthy saturated fats that other red meats, lamb is an ideal choice for a healthy protein. Celeriac root offers a lighter alternative to starchy…

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