The Twelve

5 Brussels Sprouts Recipes That Will Change Your Opinion on Sprouts Forever

Brussels sprouts have come a long way in the past decade or so. Before then, they were hardly beloved; squishy, overcooked versions defined most folks’ sprout experience. Now, though, Brussels sprouts are adored for their earthy and slightly sweet flavor (when properly cooked), whether sautéed, quick braised, roasted, or raw. With as little as a few minutes of quick prep, a splash […]

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Pan-Seared Scallops with Lemon and Garlic Pasta

It’s hard to go wrong by parring lemons and garlic in a pasta dish. Add scallops and you’ve got a winning combination. Pan-searing scallops only takes about 5 minutes and this seafood provides about 200 mg of omega-3s. Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 10 minutes; Yield: 4 servings Serving Size: 4 scallops, 1 cup pasta Ingredients: 1 large lemon, […]

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Tips for a Brighter Breakfast

We’ve all heard it before – breakfast is such an important meal of the day – especially for kids. Studies have shown that children who regularly eat breakfast are more likely to meet their recommended dietary intake for vitamins and minerals, and a good breakfast can promote mental alertness and consistent energy intake. So when you have a short window […]

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Mussels in Garlic Broth

Mussels are packed with omega-3s, averaging around 900mg per serving. They are a versatile seafood with lots of flavorful parings to choose from. This recipe focuses on garlic, tomatoes, and clam juice. It’s a quick recipe that will have you sitting at the dinner table in no time flat. Serves: 4 Cost Per Recipe: $6.69 Omega-3 Per Serving: 900 mg […]

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Italian Tuna Salad

From the shores of Italy to your lunchtime table, this Italian tuna salad includes all your healthy favorites – cherry tomatoes, black olives, green beans, cucumbers, mix greens – and of course canned tuna in olive oil. Using albacore tuna will provide about 1,000 mg of heart healthy omega-3s. Serves: 4 Cost Per Recipe: $9.22 Omega-3 Per Serving: 150 mg […]

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Cod en Papillote

Cooking in parchment paper, en papillote, is a simple and healthy way to prepare fish. This cod en papillote recipe is packed with vegetables, potatoes and herbs and has 200 mg of omega-3s per serving. It is also a great, low sodium option.           Cod en Papillote Yield: 10 servings Ingredients: 10 Cod tails 5 cups […]

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How Running and Yoga Helped Me Recover From Lung Surgery

“You may have cancer.” That’s the absolute last thing you want to hear when you’re only 19 years old, or any age really. In my sophomore year at Syracuse University, I had a persistent cough. My mother begged me to visit a doctor, so I caved and paid the school’s clinic a visit. An x-ray and an MRI later, the general practitioner discovered a […]

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Banging Breakfast Burritos: Peanut Butter, Jelly, and Banana

A breakfast burrito should be three things: portable, quick, and crunchy. Consider all checked with this protein-packed PB&J breakfast burrito. Our recipes, easily made in 10 minutes or less, are worth rising and shining for—guaranteed. Just grab and go! My co-worker Kimberly Holland swears peanut butter and chocolate is the world’s most heavenly combination, but I disagree. Call me basic, boring, or Plain Jane, but […]

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Whole-Grain Recipes: Cooking With Farro

Farro is a quick-cooking, rich, and nutty grain, often found in Italian and Mediterranean dishes as an alternative to rice, barley, couscous, and quinoa. Packed with fiber, protein, and nutrients like Vitamin B3, farro’s satisfying chewy texture will have you falling head-over-heels in no time. From summery salads to steamy soups, farro inspires dishes your friends and family won’t forget. 1. Farro, Cherry, and Walnut […]

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What’s an Ancient Grain, Anyway?

Ancient grains bread mix… Greek yogurt with ancient grains… ancient grain pizza crust… ancient grains granola… Everywhere you look in the supermarket these days, the term “ancient grains” seems to jump out at you. But what makes these grains “ancient?” Is there something special about them, or is this just another marketing gimmick? There’s no official definition of “ancient grains.” […]

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