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Tabbouli- Parsley Salad

Looking for a tangy, refreshing #summersalad? If you have a little extra time, and you've got some knife skillz, try tabbouli. It's a #fitandfresh mediterranean salad made from primarily parsley and tomatoes. Popular in the Levant region of the Middle East, where Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and now Israel call home. Growing up, this was literally the only vegetable form I would eat without a fight #lebaneseandproud. If I wasn't eating tabbouli, I was begging for grilled cheese,

August's Recipe of the Month

Looking for a tangy, refreshing #summersalad? If you have a little extra time, and you've got some knife skillz, try tabbouli. It's a #fitandfresh mediterranean salad made from primarily parsley and tomatoes. Popular in the Levant region of the Middle East, where Lebanon, Syria, Palestine and now Israel call home. Growing up, this was literally the only vegetable form I would eat without a fight #lebaneseandproud. If I wasn't eating tabbouli, I was begging for grilled cheese,

Lentil Salad

For a refreshing and balanced #summermeal, try making a #fitandfresh cold salad, like this lentil salad! You can change the taste by changing the cilantro to parsley, basil or mint, or by changing the vegetables or cheese. I'm busy. I don't have time to make a new meal every day. So to make life easier, I'll often make this on the weekend, and have it for a refreshing #bespokenutrition dinner and also a lunch or two throughout the week to make life easier. It is best eaten c

Protein Pasta

Making a quick weeknight meal from scratch is tough for most of us. If you're trying to stay fit or reach a fitness goal it's often helpful, however, to take extra time to think about and plan what you're cooking, how it should be balanced, and to assess whether you're getting enough macro and micronutrients in proportion to your lifestyle... Since we don't have time for that, instead, wouldn't it be nice to have some dry stuff in the pantry that's already balanced and only t

Cannellini beans with Sage

Want to #govegan for dinner but don't know where to start? Beans are a great option because they are loaded with vitamins and minerals, high fiber carbohydrates, and they're a great protein replacement. Legumes can get boring so changing how you season it can make a world of difference. For a refreshing and balanced #bespokenutrition meal, add a little more vegetables [try my ratatouille]. This is a great Mediterranean style vegan option for when you want something #heartheal

Ratatouille

Vegetables get boring. Vary them a little by trying this classic. For a refreshing and balanced #bespokenutrition #summermeal, add a lean protein and some whole grain carbs [try: cannellini beans with sage]. This is a delicious #vegetarian dish from the Provence region of France. There are many different versions of the recipe, an a couple differing preparation methods. In general, ratatouille is a mixture of Mediterranean vegetables sliced and layered and baked with tomato s