7 Underrated Healthy Foods You Should Reconsider with Liz Weiss

by | Jan 18, 2019 | Podcasts | 0 comments


Podcast Episode 61

Are you passing up underrated healthy foods you (and your family) might just love! Guest Liz Weiss offers reasons (and recipes!) to reconsider these seven foods.

Plus: How to win a free-food gift card.


Underrated Healthy Food #1

  • Why should you eat barley?
  • What is pearl barley?
  • How do you cook barley?
  • What is the nutritional value of barley?
  • What are other meal options with barley?

Underrated Healthy Food #2

  • Why should you eat black beans?
  • Is it okay to use canned beans?
  • How do you prepare black beans?
  • Black bean brownies
  • Quick cooking ideas for black bean
  • 5-minute “Last minute black bean soup”

Underrated Healthy Food #3

  • Why should you eat spaghetti squash?
  • How to cook with spaghetti squash?
  • Liz’s favorite spaghetti squash recipe
  • What is the nutritional value of spaghetti squash?
  • Using the squash skin as a bowl

Underrated Healthy Food #4

  • Why should you eat Brussels sprouts?
  • What is the nutritional value of Brussels sprouts?
  • How to cook with Brussels sprouts?
  • A quick verbal recipe for Brussels sprouts
  • What ingredients go well with Brussels sprouts?

Underrated Healthy Food #5

  • Why should you eat canned salmon?
  • What is the nutritional value of canned salmon?
  • How to cook with canned salmon?
  • Which to look for in canned salmon?
  • What about canned sardines?
  • A quick sardine recipe

Underrated Healthy Food #6

  • Why should you eat parsnips?
  • How to cook with parsnips
  • Other ideas about how to use parsnips
  • Why to roast vegetables
  • What about roasted radishes?

Underrated Healthy Food #7

  • Why should you eat eggs?
  • Should you use the whole egg? Eat the yolk?
  • What is the nutritional value of eggs?
  • The secret to boiling eggs

PLUS: The Weekly Nutrition Challenge!


Nona Lim Give Away

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  1. Accept Mary’s Nutrition Challenge by…
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  3. We will announce the winner on our next podcast.
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GUEST: Liz Weiss, RDN

Liz’s Website: https://www.lizshealthytable.com

Liz’s Podcast: https://www.lizshealthytable.com/podcast/

Liz Weiss Recipes

BARLEY: https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2018/12/14/instant-pot-barley-carrot-and-chickpea-soup/

BLACK BEANS: https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2015/04/23/fudgy-black-bean-brownies/

SPAGHETTI SQUASH: https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2015/11/21/how-to-roast-spaghetti-squash-taco-topped-spaghetti-squash-bowls/

CANNED SALMON: https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2017/03/24/corny-salmon-cakes/

SARDINES: https://rdlounge.com/2018/03/30/learn-to-love-sardines/

PARSNIPS: https://www.bonappetit.com/test-kitchen/ingredients/article/from-the-market-parsnips

EGGS: https://www.lizshealthytable.com/2018/07/30/scrambled-egg-tacos-with-cilantro-lime-pumpkin-seed-drizzle/

Liz Weiss – Social Media

Liz on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LizsHealthyTable/

Liz on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lizweiss/

Liz on Twitter: https://twitter.com/lizweiss

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