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Mexican Quinoa Burrito Bowls with Spicy Green Goddess Dressing

Recreate the popular burrito bowl at home with bright and fresh ingredients that’ll leave you feeling healthy and satisfied. Swapping in quinoa for rice adds muscle-building protein, and making your own dressing with fresh herbs amps up the flavor and the antioxidants. Let everyone customize their own bowl for a meal everyone will love! Serves: 2 Total Time: 25 minutes…

Chinese Zucchini Noodle Vegetable Lo Mein

This quick and easy dish satisfies all your cravings for greasy takeout, without any of the guilt. Zucchini noodles stand in for wheat noodles here, making for a light and healthy dish that’s low carb and full of good-for-you vegetables. To make zucchini noodles, you’ll need a spiralizer, which you can purchase for $12-25 online. It’s a worthwhile investment that…

Uruguayan Gnocchi

The 29th of every month in Uruguay is officially Dia de Noquis, or Gnocchi Day. Intended to be a cheap meal for the last day of the month when money ran thin, it quickly became a favorite for any day of the month. Early Italian influences in the country introduced this classic potato pasta, and Uruguayans quickly assimilated it into…

shanghai yuyuan garden

The next stop on our 5 Healthy Days Tour is Shanghai, the most populous city in China. Travelers are drawn here due to its constant development. Modern and traditional culture and architecture collide in this city, creating a unique and interesting trip. This city is known for its historical landmarks and its modern and expanding skyline. Not only does this…

Romanian_Mamaliga_and_Roast_Beef

Romanian cornmeal porridge or mamaliga is very similar to Italian polenta. In the 16th century, through conquest and trade, Romanians began growing corn, and turning it into this hearty mealtime staple. Common for peasants due to its affordability, mamaliga has transformed into a national favorite. The ideal foundation for all sorts of roast meats or vegetables, mamaliga lends itself to…

budapest - szechenyi bath

The next stop on our 5 Healthy Days tour is Budapest, the capital and the largest city of Hungary. It is touted as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe thanks in large part to its awe-inspiring architecture. Walking around this city, it feels like the past isn’t too far away due to the historic buildings, memorials and markings…

Bahamian Fish Chowder

Bahamian cuisine showcases the plethora of amazing seafood just off its shores. Fish chowder, commonly made with local conch, is a Bahamian favorite. If you can’t find conch, substitute any firm white fish. Though potatoes are usually included in this recipe, I’ve swapped in a sweet potato to add an extra boost of vitamin A, C, and healthy fiber. It…

Bulgarian Moussaka

Traditionally a simple and very straightforward dish, this healthy twist Moussaka brings in some new ingredients for a fresh take on the original. By using low fat versions of the ingredients, you can keep the overall fat and calorie count low, and still enjoy this warming and hearty dish. Lean ground beef, especially when its grass-fed beef, can be a…

Penguins on Boulders Beach in Table Mountain National Park

The next stop on our 5 Healthy Days tour is Cape Town – the second most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg. Cape Town is a fascinating multicultural destination. This city is alive with arts and culture, with unique restaurants and sights around every corner, and this year The New York Times named it the best place in the…

Czech Szriskes

This Czech version of chicken schnitzel is a traditional meal usually served at dinnertime. Normally fried in oil, this lightened up baked version gives you the same crispy, crunchy crust, without all the extra calories. Heart healthy olive oil helps the crunchy coating along, and provides beneficial monounsaturated fats. Serving these Szriskes alongside a peppery and fresh arugula salad, rather…

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