Back in high school, you may have told your gym teacher you had bad cramps to get out of playing volleyball whether you had your period or not. As any woman knows, though, that monthly pain is nothing to joke about.
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The World Health Organization recommends that we consume less than 25 grams of added sugar per day, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just updated their dietary guidelines to recommend people consume less than 10 percent of calories per day from added sugars. Do you know how much added sugar the average American—myself included—actually consumes daily?
Winter Salad with Roasted Grapes and Farro
Once you try roasted grapes you might never go back. This technique brings out the grapes' natural flavors and sweetness and adds an interesting element to this Winter Salad with Roasted Grapes and Farro. Butternut squash and farro fill you up, and creamy goat cheese and crunchy pecans top it all off!
Photo: Proud Italian Cook
Traditionally, this Lebanease salad is made using bulgar wheat, but this Quinoa Tabbouleh is entirely gluten free. Everything else is the same, and oh-so-simple: tomatoes, onion, mint, parsley, lemon juice, and a splash of olive oil. Skip the expensive salad bar, and make this healthy recipe at home instead.
Photo: Simple Vegan Blog
Pineapple Black Bean Salad
There's a really good chance you already have the ingredients for this Pineapple Black Bean Salad on hand. A lime vinaigrette made with lime juice, honey, garlic, and olive oil is the perfect way to dress this grain-based salad that's a little bit sweet (thanks to juice pineapple) and a little bit savory (thanks to black beans and bulgar).
Photo: Budget Bytes
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