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What is delicious, nutritious, convenient, inexpensive, and comes in two colors? Split peas! Split peas are dried yellow or green field peas that have been split along a natural seam to allow for quicker cooking. They are ready when you are – once purchased, they can be kept on...
 
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Contrary to the bad rap they get from some fad diets, there is much to love about potatoes. Since 1970, use of processed potatoes has surpassed fresh use in the United States. Spurred by the innovation of frozen-french-fry processing techniques in the 1950s and the increasing popularity of fast...
 
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There are 3 sound reasons why you should consider giving flax a try: 1. It?s the richest plant source of the essential omega-3 fatty acids in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Our bodies convert this to the more powerful EPA and DHA found naturally in fatty fish.? ALA itself conveys some of the same ... Flax
 
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Learn to Love Lentils Lentils are among Mother Nature?s most nutritious plant foods.? They are packed with nutrients, low in calories and fat, easy on the budget, and quick to prepare.? A half-cup serving provides ample amounts of protein and other important nutrients and costs only pennies a serving.?...
 
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Legumes are low in fat, virtually free of saturated fat, and are an exceptional source of fiber-especially the soluble type that lowers blood cholesterol. They are also among the best sources of folate and are rich in iron. Some provide calcium as well. Legumes also contain phytochemicals such as...