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The BEST Seasonal Produce

We’re all about eating seasonal and buying local as much as possible. Incorporating fresh, seasonal produce can be rewarding and sustainable with a side of …

Recipe of the Week: Shrimp With Tomatoes, Coconut Milk and Cilantro

This week, we’re featuring a recipe that bridges summer and fall, with clean and fresh flavors, but a comfort food feel. Serve atop your favorite …

Food for Thought: Building Fast VLCD-Friendly Meals at Trader Joe’s

We all know that honing our kitchen skills is key for staying on track during the VLCD or any healthy eating program. But realistically, there …

Recipe of the Week: Farro Salad with Cucumber and Dill

Big thanks to one of our VLCD members who alerted us about this awesome summer recipe in our Facebook group! Don’t forget to friend request …

Food for Thought: Plant Based Protein Options

Whether you’ve been a lifelong vegan or your dietitian wants you to have more plant based meals, getting enough protein in your diet can be …

Recipe of the Week: Kimchi Cauliflower Fried Rice

Makes 4 servings (about 1 cup each) This week’s recipe challenge features a special ingredient- kimchi! Kimchi is a Korean condiment usually made of fermented …