Inspiring healthier eating one dish at a time

Rice Frittata with Caramelized Tomatoes Asparagus & Smoked Gouda

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by USA Rice Federation and I am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time but as usual, all opinions are my own.

How much do you know about rice? I’ll bet you don’t think about it much, unless the server at the Chinese restaurant forgets to bring it to the table!  Rice is actually a pretty important food, and a great choice to talk about (and eat more of) for National Nutrition Month, and all year long.  This month, The USA Rice Federation challenged members of the Recipe ReDux to Think Rice – and show you how and why healthy cooks love to include rice in our meals.

So let’s have a pop quiz about rice! Continue Reading..


Spring Vegetable Frittata

Nutritionists know that eggs have the highest quality protein of any food.  In fact, they’re the gold standard that all other foods are measured against when ranking the protein quality of foods.  That’s kind of impressive, don’t you think?

Lots of foods have protein, but protein is made of amino acids, and most foods don’t have all the amino acids we need in large enough amounts that our body can use them right away.  We can get the necessary blend by eating a variety of foods, but eggs are unique because they contain the most easily digestible, most readily available protein compared to any other type.  Continue Reading..

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