Flaxseeds and flaxseed oil contain alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid similar to those in fish oil that may offer some of the same benefits, such as reduced risk of heart disease and stroke.
Flaxseeds and oats add thickness and extra fiber to this super-satisfying, calcium-packed smoothie. Beets lend it a deep-purple color, plus iron and antioxidants. If you don’t have cooked beets on hand, you can skip them—the smoothie’s flavor won’t suffer. ...read more
Healthy homemade pizza crust and sauce are easier than you think! Here, the crust lets you sneak whole-wheat flour and flaxseeds into a kids’ favorite, while the 3-ingredient sauce keeps things simple and healthful. For extra slumber-party fun, prepare the dough and sauce, then ...read more
Talk about versatile! Once these tofu fingers have been baked, they can be refrigerated or frozen for future use, then reheated in an oven or even a toaster oven. Enjoy them finger-food-style with dipping sauces, load them into a bun with your favorite sandwich fixings, or serve ...read more
Because this dough is very soft, it’s spread in a lightly greased pan before it rises rather than after. The crust will shrink as it cooks, so be sure to spread the dough all the way to the edges of the pan. A par-baked pizza crust will keep for up to two days in the fridge and ...read more
Puréed beets bring color, sweetness, and an irresistibly moist texture to this cake. To retain the dessert’s red color, use regular unsweetened cocoa powder, not Dutch processed. Chocolate extract (found in the baking aisle with other extracts) delivers extra chocolate intensity, ...read more
Lillian Kayte, a retired food writer from Gainesville, Fla., used to develop recipes for VT (such as her famous Thanksgiving No-Turkey ‘Turkey’, featured in November 1995). We were stoked when she recently shared this recipe for stuffed peppers, which makes great finger food at ...read more
"I came up with this recipe because I usually avoid dairy foods and soy," says nutrition blogger and vegetarian Lisa Grey. "I really miss cheese, particularly ricotta, so I experimented until I came up with macadamia ricotta." When making this recipe for the holidays, Grey ...read more