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Diet and Nutrition

Recipe corner: gingerbread and pomegranate salsa

Brighten up your holiday meals with these healthy and tasty recipes featuring a loaf of sweet gingerbread and a colorful pomegranate salsa.

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Recipe corner: fiesta butternut squash and chicken soup; sweet and spicy pecans

Butternut squash is a good source of fiber, potassium and other key nutrients. Pecans are one of the best known dietary sources of vitamin E, which has antioxidant effects. 

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Recipe corner: roasted acorn squash and pumpkin overnight oats

The arrival of autumn brings a change in seasonal produce. Acorn squash, apples and pumpkin are among the most popular and nutritious fall favorites. This month's recipes will utilize these versatile ingredients to create dishes that are both tasty and healthy.

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Recipe corner: fig and feta flatbread, simple fig bars

Figs can be enjoyed as a dessert or in a savory snack. They are a good source of vitamins A and K, as well as fiber, calcium, magnesium and potassium. They are also a great source of antioxidants. 

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Recipe corner: grilled summer vegetable kabobs and honey drizzled peaches

Cooking on the grill is a staple within many households, especially during the summer months. Check out these delicious recipes prepared using plant-based nutrients and grilling techniques recommended by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR).

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