Category Archives Food, Drink & Diet

These lightened-up mushroom shawarma wraps provide all the smoky, savory flavors of the meaty street food favorite, while packing in lots of healthy vegetables, spices and herbs. Mushrooms are a veritable superfood, offering high levels of the antioxidant glutathione, which protects the body from stress and inflammation, and helps it heal after fighting off an illness. They also protect against…

This vibrant and fresh recipe originated in Iran. Candy-colored beets layer with creamy labneh for a delicious and impressive dish that’s as healthy as it is beautiful. Beets are high in digestion-boosting fiber and also contain nitrates which help to widen blood vessels and improve blood pressure. Beets are also a rich source of Vitamin C and iron. Labneh, a…

scallion pancake

Known as "cong you bing" in China, these delicious scallion pancakes are made with dough rather than batter, layered with flavorful scallions and pan-fried, resulting in crispy edges and an irresistible chewy texture perfect for dipping into a savory sauce. Scallions are one of the most affordable superfoods, packed with vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, potassium and antioxidants. Make up…

You won’t believe that these fudgy, chocolatey treats are made with a few secret ingredients that transform dessert into a nourishing snack. Pumpkin puree goes entirely undetected when paired with rich cacao powder, and supplies a boost of vitamin A and fiber. Black bean flour (available online and in health food stores) delivers that irresistible fudgy texture, while keeping this…

This beautiful, hearty salad is quick enough for a healthy weeknight meal while also feeling special enough for entertaining. Sweet delicata squash takes center stage and saves you time with its thin and edible skin. Paneer, a traditional Indian ingredient, is a firm non-melting cheese that crisps up deliciously in the oven. It adds protein and calcium to this dish,…

Considered the national dish of Laos, larb is referred to as the "good fortune salad." Commonly made with chicken, pork, beef or fish, this endlessly adaptable recipe can be applied to any taste preferences. Serve over traditional sticky rice as shown here, or with lettuce as a wrap. You’ll want to use this sweet, spicy, zesty sauce with everything. Cucumbers…

Sausage rolls, which originated in 19th century France and quickly became a street food favorite in England, are beloved in Australia. This comes as no surprise, with its modern history closely linked with Great Britain. Typically made with beef, lamb or pork wrapped in a buttery puff pastry, it’s easy to see why these rolls are so popular. Here, a…

thanksgiving table

Whether you’re reuniting with your extended family or hosting a friendsgiving celebration close-to-home, this time of year is the perfect opportunity to gather and enjoy a delicious meal with the people you love. And to make your job easy, as the host or as someone tasked with bringing a dish, I’ve rounded up the best recipes from Healthy Travel Blog…

Absolutely packed with umami flavor, this vegetarian recipe is sure to win over any skeptics around your table. Eggplant offers a satisfying meaty texture, especially when coated in sweet and spicy sauce and charred on a grill. Rich in B vitamins, fiber and potassium, eggplant is an excellent addition to your recipe rotation. Cabbage slaw adds a crunchy counterpoint, and…

Gado gado means “mix mix” in Indonesian, and is a popular dish with different variations throughout the region. Here, it gives inspiration for a grilled snack plate, with a delicious and zesty peanut sauce that transforms humble ingredients into a treat. Feel free to switch up the vegetables used, adding grilled or boiled potatoes, chicken, shrimp or hardboiled eggs to…

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