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National Rice Month

National Rice Month Recipes

It’s National Rice Month, and rice is a great way to get grains in any meal. Because of its popularity around the world, it’s also a great way to try new flavors. Mix more rice into your meals with these healthy rice recipes.

First up is One-Pot Spinach Rice, a healthy and hearty side dish for your next dinner.

One Pot Spinach Rice

 

If you need a fast, all-in-one dinner, look no further than Cajun Chicken & Rice.

Cajun Chicken & Rice

 

Drop the takeout menu and try this Clean-Eating Chicken Fried Rice instead.

Clean Eating Chicken Fried Rice

 

Bring the flavors of Mexican food home with Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Shrimp and Rice.

Cilantro-Lime Black Bean Shrimp and Rice
Image and Recipe via Julia’s Album

 

Herbed Wild Rice with Mushrooms tastes so good you’ll abandon boxed wild rice.


Image and Recipe via Fork in the Kitchen

 

These 24 Healthy Rice Bowls will help you choose what’s for dinner this fall.

Rice Bowls
Article via Buzzfeed and Image via Sandra’s Easy Cooking

 

Trying to cut back on grains? Make Cauliflower Rice to sneak in extra veggies.

Cauliflower Rice
Image and Recipe via Gimme Delicious

Cooking Healthy Cauliflower Recipes

Healthy Cauliflower Recipes

This week in food, we featured another vegetable that is perfectly in season in April, cauliflower. These healthy cauliflower recipes make the most of it.

First up for Meatless Monday was a healthy Teriyaki Cauliflower Rice Bowl, which uses “rice” made out of cauliflower, but you’ll never know the difference.

Teriyaki Cauliflower Rice Bowl
Image and Recipe via Yup.. It’s Vegan!

 

Try this recipe for one of the food substitutes sweeping the internet, Skinny Cauliflower Mash. Perfect for mashed potato lovers.

The Nutrition Twins Skinny Cauliflower Mash

 

These Cheesy Cauliflower Tots are perfect to fool your kids, or even just your inner child, into a healthy snack.

Cheesy Cauliflower Tots

 

This Greek Roasted Lemon Cauliflower and Potatoes with Feta Cheese recipe is an all-in-one side dish for any dinner.

Greek Roasted Lemon Cauliflower and Potatoes with Feta Cheese
Image and Recipe via Yup.. It’s Vegan!

 

You can make pizza with a cauliflower crust for much fewer calories, and it will be delicious with a full serving of veggies.

Cauliflower Crust Pizza
Image and Recipe via Joe and Sue

 

This Fried Cauliflower with Tahini and Pomegranate Seeds is a bright and tasty side for spring entrees.

Fried Cauliflower with Tahini and Pomegranate Seeds

 

Try making Healthy Blackened Chicken Fajitas with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice the next time you’re craving takeout.

Healthy Blackened Chicken Fajitas with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

Healthy Blackened Chicken Fajitas With Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

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Dividing Your Plate

Dividing Your Plate Into Sections

Dividing your plate into sections to make sure you choose healthy foods and use proper portions is the key to managing your diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, and your diet.

Dividing Your Plate

According to the American Diabetes Association, a good way to plan your meals is by dividing your plate into 3 sections.

Use an imaginary line and cut your plate in half. Divide one of the halves into two to create the three different zones.

For Breakfast

  • The large section is for fruit, fresh if possible.
  • Whole grain cereals or whole grain toast go into one of the smaller sections.
  •  Eggs, Greek yogurt, or lean breakfast meats go into the other small section.

For Lunch and Dinner

  • The large section is for non-starchy vegetables like carrots, spinach, broccoli, and green beans.
  • Starchy foods such as whole-grain bread, rice, or potatoes go into one of the smaller sections.
  •  Lean meat or meat substitutes go into the other small section.

Keeping portions in mind when managing your diet can have a significant effect on your health.