17 Satisfying Summer Salads You Need This Season | The Health Sessions

17 Summer Salads You Need This Season

When it comes to food, summer is synonymous to ice creams and firing up the grill. But don’t overlook crispy and cool summer salads!

The perfect summer salads do come with a few requirements: they must be vibrantly colorful, juicy, packed with nutrients and filling. No boring iceberg lettuce with cucumber and tomatoes as a side!

You can easily assemble a satisfying summer salad by sprinkling a healthy dressing over your greens. Next, add raw, pickled or grilled veggies, fresh herbs and your choice of protein. And don’t forget to top it off with crunchy bites like nuts, seeds or savory granola. I know that adding fruit to savory meals is a controversial topic among foodies. But to me, any excuse to enjoy juicy fruit on a summer’s day is perfectly legit.

No matter if you’re having lunch al fresco, going on a picnic or hosting a cookout, try these 17 summer salads when the sun’s out! 

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10 Savory Yogurt Bowls for a Hearty Breakfast | The Health Sessions

10 Savory Yogurt Bowls for a Hearty Breakfast

You’ve probably heard me say it before: eating veggies with most meals is an easy way to boost your health and happiness. And this food trend will help you start your day on track: savory yogurt bowls.

You may be used to combine your yogurt with cereal and fruit. But across many cultures, yogurt is traditional eaten in a savory dish. Whether it’s Indian raita, Greek tzatziki or Turkish yogurt soup, savory yogurt is a staple in many cuisines.

For a healthy breakfast that keeps you full until lunch, try a savory yogurt bowl. If you want to keep things simple, just drizzle olive oil over your yoghurt and sprinkle it with nuts, seeds, chili flakes and sea salt. Or you could go all in with nutrient-packed toppings like roasted veggies and poached eggs.

Check out these 10 savory yogurt bowls for a healthy start of your day!  

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15 Healthy Brunch Recipes to Make This Weekend | The Health Sessions

15 Healthy Brunch Recipes to Make This Weekend

Isn’t a healthy brunch the best way to celebrate the weekend?

You can sleep in, work up an appetite and indulge yourself with sweet and savory meals that you don’t have time to whip up on weekday mornings. Even better, brunch makes a great time for a get-together with your favorite people.

No matter if you want to indulge your mom on Mother’s Day or invite your girls over for a fancy brunch, these healthy brunch recipes will help you start your day in style!

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The Best of Beans: 14 Health-Boosting Recipes with Legumes | The Health Sessions

The Best of Beans: 14 Health-Boosting Recipes with Legumes

Beans are the perfect pantry food: they’re affordable, long-lasting and packed with plant-based protein. Legumes like black beans, chickpeas and lentils also make healthy sources of fiber, iron and antioxidants.

What’s more, research indicates that people who consume beans regularly have a lower risk of getting cardiovascular disease. Legumes also help stabilize blood sugar levels and may even help prevent diabetes type 2 due to the high fibre content. Dan Buettner’s study into the longest-living people even in the world even suggests that eating one cup of beans a day adds four years to your life expectancy.

To get the most value out of those tiny pods and make them more digestible, you could soak or spout dried beans beforehand. But if that’s too much hassle, a quick rinse will do.

So now that you know the benefits of beans, how can you add more of them to your meals?

Beans are very versatile, and you can make so much more with legumes than just chili and enchiladas. Try these 14 health-boosting recipes to get the best of beans! 

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Cookie Monsters Unite: 11 Healthy Cookies for Every Food Style | The Health Sessions

Cookie Monsters Unite: 11 Healthy Cookies for Every Food Style

It’s the ideal rainy day activity: baking cookies. What’s cozier than the smell of freshly baked goods coming from the oven when it’s cold and grey outside?

There’s nothing I like better than traditional shortbreads. But often, classics like chocolate chip cookies and thumbprint cookies contain more sugar, butter or refined grains than preferred. Thankfully, nowadays you can find healthy cookie recipes for every food style online.

So no matter if you follow a vegan, gluten-free or Paleo diet, get your rolling pin and cookie cutter out to enjoy an afternoon of baking with these 11 healthy cookie recipes! 

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