Do Your Eyes a Favor with this Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad Recipe

by Mia Syn, MS, RD November is Sweet Potato Awareness Month. Besides enjoying them in pie and casseroles this Thanksgiving, toss them into your vegetable-packed salads for some seasonal flair. Beta-carotene is a standout in this root vegetable, a plant pigment that our body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A is important for supporting our…

Eat Right: Spicy Thai ‘em Up Sweet Potato Soup

This warming, spicy soup,from Eat Your Way to Sexy by Elizabeth Somer, features nutritional powerhouse sweet potatoes, which contain vitamins B6, C and D and iron, magnesium, potassium and carotenoids. Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped yellow onion 10 cups sweet potato (peeled and cubed, approximately 3 1 /2 to 4 pounds of whole potato)…

Eat Right: Chocolate Espresso Tofu Mousse

What could be better than satisfying your sweet tooth while getting a boost of nutrients and protein at the same time? Indulge guilt-free (in moderation, of course) in this rich and flavorful chocolate espresso tofu mousse from www.youbeauty.com.  “Dark chocolate contains antioxidants, flavonols and iron – all wonderful nutrients for the whole body,” says Dr. Michael Roizen, co-founder of YouBeauty.com…

Recipe: Pumpkin pie oatmeal

In her book Eat Your Way to Happiness, registered dietitian Elizabeth Somer shares many nutritious and tasty recipes. Here is one that is perfect for chilly winter mornings to add to your recipe book:   Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Makes 2 servings – 302 calories each 1 ½ cups soymilk with DHA (Try Silk® soymilk with…

Brain-Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe

Try something different this Thanksgiving and make a new recipe! It is fun to challenge yourself in the kitchen, and who knows, you might find a new family favorite. This brain-healthy side dish comes from Dr. David Perlmutter’s book Grain Brain and is gluten-free and includes DHA-fortified eggs. Give it a shot and let us…

Spring Recipe Idea

Try this DHA-rich recipe from registered dietician Elizabeth Somer that is fit for spring! Minty rice, orange and pomegranate bowl 4 cups cooked brown rice ½ teaspoon salt 1 heaping tablespoon finely grated orange peel ½ cup orange juice (Try Omega Orange Juice fortified with algal DHA [http://www.genesistoday.com/products/omega-orange]) ½ cup champagne vinegar 1 tablespoon freshly…

Brain-Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dish

What are you thankful for? Last year, a poll conducted by Harris Interactive reported five in six Americans say they are thankful for the health of their families. This Thanksgiving, we challenge you to feed your family a healthful side dish your loved ones will enjoy. Not only is this recipe just 140 calories per…

Fall recipe: Fettuccine a la Tomato and Basil

Hearty, healthy meals are important to keep the family fueled and energized in the fall.  Try the wholesome recipe below, created by Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D. and author of “Eat Your Way to Happiness.” It’s easy to prepare, and it includes DHA omega-3 in every serving. Fettuccine à la Tomato and Basil  Makes 4 servings…

Perfect Recipes for a Summer Picnic

Summer picnics are a great way to get outdoors and spend quality time with the family. So why not feed the ones you love quality food? Below are healthy recipes created by Elizabeth Somer, MA and RD. These easy recipes are perfect for summer picnics and they’re enhanced with DHA, the omega-3 fatty acid that…

A Healthy Father’s Day Gift

From the time you were born DHA has been a key component for your developing brain and eyes. It continues to support brain and eye function throughout life. As a matter of fact, DHA is a major structural and functional fat found in the brain, and one of the omega-3 fatty acids recommended by the…