I scream, you scream, we all scream for lycopene! It's important to load up on this powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes that fights cancer and heart disease. Also high in folate, vitamin C, and potassium, tomatoes are sweet and juicy; they taste like Summer. Here's a summery dip featuring cherry tomatoes with tofu to add protein and a creamy texture. The corn kernels add fiber and sweetness.Keep reading to learn how to make this creamy dip.
A protein shake that tastes like a milk shake? Sounds too good to be true, but the proof is in the picture. This frothy concoction is from FitSugar reader dashingdish, who shared it in our Healthy Recipe group.
Protein shakes are an easy healthy breakfast that’s ready in five minutes. They are delicious and I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t like the creamy “milkshake-like” texture of my protein shakes.
The ingredients store well and you can “shake” up the flavor anytime by using sugar free/fat free pudding mixes, fruit, coco powder, and flavored extracts. It’s also a great way to get your protein while satisfying your craving for a dessert. You stay full for hours, too!
Can't wait to try out this delicious-looking "milk shake"? Check out a few of dashingdish's protein shake recipes on her blog. And don't forget to share your own healthy recipes in our Healthy Recipe group in our Fit Community!
Being hungry and busy can mean a dinner that's only a delivery away. But before your gut guides you to the takeout menus, try whipping up this quick and easy chicken lo mein recipe from Dara8182, who posted it in our Healthy Recipe group.
Takeout Makeover! I decided to tackle a take out favorite and modify it with whole wheat spaghetti, lean chicken breast and a ton of fresh veggies. Lower in calories, fat and sodium, this is a tasty dinner that is quick and simple. Next time you reach for a takeout menu, try making this instead. Vegetarians can substitute tofu for chicken or just add some extra veggies.
One of the best parts about Summer is the amount of amazingly fresh, juicy produce that's available, but sometimes that can mean we're left with a fridge of fruits that are just on the verge of going bad. But don't throw them away overripe fruits contain high levels of antioxidants and other healthy nutrients. So go ahead, cut away any gross parts of your aging Summer fruit and check out these delicious recipes that use up your overripe fruit!
This chilled soup is a great light, summery starter or side dish. The serrano adds an unexpected bit of heat on the end of each crisp, sweet bite.
Sick of the same old steamed broccoli side? Whip up a colorful and nutritious Summer soup like this broccoli and potato soup with red pepper cream that FitSugar reader thefitnessgourmet posted in our Healthy Recipe group.
This energizing green soup is a perfect way to get in your veggies!
This healthy and filling kale slaw is a fabulous alternative to traditional coleslaw. Vitamin-packed kale combined with red cabbage and carrots makes a fantastic side dish for your next cookout. The Thai peanut dressing is a flavorful, rich way to add some Asian flair to these healthy veggies.
This potato salad will make the perfect side dish for your Fourth of July barbecue. FitSugar reader Be-healthful posted it in our Healthy Recipe group.
My dad’s famous potato salad with a secret ingredient that changes it all! Vegan option, and 100 percent gluten-free!
See full recipe and more photos at Healthful Pursuit. Do you have your own Summer dish to share? Post it in our Healthy Recipe group. It might end up on the FitSugar homepage!
This healthy spinach pesto tastes so unhealthy, you'll seriously doubt the nutrition in it!