GC4W Food, Recipes, and Nutrition

5 Ways Pistachios Give You More Nutritional Bang for Your Buck

5 Ways Pistachios Give You More Nutritional Bang for Your Buck For starters, one serving contains as much protein as a large egg. BY KARLA WALSH When you hear “high-antioxidant superfood snack,” you probably think of popular all-stars like blueberries, acai bowls, and chia pudding. But Mike Roussell, Ph.D., a nutrition consultant in Pittsford, New York, and the author of The MetaShred Diet,…

Tortellini in Brodo

Tortellini in Brodo Recipe Courtesy of Food Network Magazine It’s easier than you think to make a vegetable-filled bone broth. A smoked pork chop adds tons of flavor to this soup, and a Parmesan rind gives it extra richness. Ingredients For Tortellini in Brodo 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 leeks (white and light green parts only), halved lengthwise, thinly…

Bucatini all’Amatriciana

Bucatini all’Amatriciana Recipe Courtesy of Delish Bucatini’s extra thickness gives it a better bite and holds up to a rich tomato sauce. Bucatini is one of our top favorite pastas! It’s a long thin noodle just like spaghetti, but with hole through the middle. It’s extra thickness gives it a better bite and holds up to a rich tomato sauce. Bucatini all’Amatriciana…

Breakfast Shepherd’s Pie

BREAKFAST SHEPHERD’S PIE Recipe Courtesy of Food.com and mcollins316 “I love the layers of cheese, potatoes and hash. This recipe delicately combines all my favorite breakfast foods into one easy-to-make meal.” -Tdids34 INGREDIENTS FOR BREAKFAST SHEPHERD’S PIE 6 cups Simply Potatoes Diced Potatoes with Onion 6 slices bacon 6 eggs 1 cup red bell pepper 1⁄4 cup green onion, diced 1⁄4 cup feta 1 cup…

Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini

Italian Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Recipe Courtesy of Delish A mix of breadcrumbs, Italian sausage, and fontina = the best. Sausage Stuffed Zucchini boats with breadcrumbs is the bomb low-carb dinner. INGREDIENTS FOR SAUSAGE STUFFED ZUCCHINI 4 large zucchini, halved lengthwise 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 4 links chicken sausage links, thinly sliced 1/2 c. italian breadcrumbs 3/4 c. shredded mozzarella 1/2 c. shredded fontina 2 cloves garlic,…

Peppercorn-Crusted Steak

Peppercorn-Crusted Steak with Creamed Spinach Recipe Courtesy of The Pioneer Woman This steak dinner with a side of creamed spinach is like something you’d enjoy at a fancy restaurant. Ingredients for Peppercorn-Crusted Steak with Creamed Spinach 1 stick salted butter 1/2 onion, finely chopped 4 garlic cloves (2 finely chopped, 2 crushed) 2 12-ounce bags baby spinach 4 oz. cream cheese, cut into pieces1 1/4 tsp. kosher…

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes Recipe Courtesy of Love and Lemons What’s better than soft, fluffy pumpkin pancakes on a cool fall morning? A drizzle of maple syrup highlights their delicious spiced flavor. These pumpkin pancakes are just one of the many pumpkin recipes I’ve been making lately… mostly because when you open a can of pumpkin (or make your own pumpkin puree), there’s…

Spaghetti and Beetballs

SPAGHETTI AND BEETBALLS Recipe Courtesy of Feasting at Home Vegan Spaghetti and Beetballs!  A beautiful twist on the comforting familiar classic.  Beets, black beans, walnuts, and basil make these plant-based meatballs scrumptious and so satisfying.  Top with an easy rustic tomato sauce for a meal the whole family will love!  Ingredients for Spaghetti and Beetballs beetballs (makes 24) 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 yellow onion,…

Asian Slaw

Asian Slaw Recipe Courtesy of Love and Lemons This Asian slaw recipe is filled with my favorite summer ingredients – fresh herbs & peaches – and tossed in a tangy miso dressing. Perfect for picnics! Ingredients for Dressing of Asian Slaw ¼ cup cashew or peanut butter 2 tablespoons white miso paste 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1…

Salmon en Papillote

Salmon en Papillote (Salmon in Parchment) Cooking salmon in parchment with vegetables is nearly fool-proof—the steam-cooking that happens en papillote guarantees that your fish comes out of the oven beautifully moist and tender. How Long to Bake? One of the beautiful things about our easy salmon en papillote recipe is how quickly it cooks! Moist heat—which is what’s created inside…