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Polenta is a delicious cornmeal dish that can be served as a side or with a main dish. Here I used it in place of pasta for a quick and hearty weekday meal. Polenta Health Benefits Even though corn is one of the healthiest, low calorie foods – it’s a good idea to rotate and…
Have you had Peruvian food? It is so delicious! Many of our followers asked me to show them how to make a very popular Peruvian dish called “Aji de Gallina” (shredded chicken breast with chili paste sauce). Here are step by step directions on how to make this amazing dish -
Manuel describes the right serving sizes of fruits. Learn how to incorporate all fruits to your daily life. Following 45% carbs-30% protein-25% fat.
Manuel describes the right serving sizes of grains and starches. Learn how to incorporate pasta, bread, and whole grains like quinoa and brown rice to your daily life. Following 45% carbs-30% protein-25% fat.
This is a perfect weekend breakfast meal for the entire family. Mmm … Waffles. I’ve found this amazing low-fat, whole grain, low-sugar, high fiber waffle mix and best of all it is delicious! Now remember no matter how low-fat, low-sugar or healthy the food is you still have to watch your portions. So enjoy this…
Manuel Villacorta, author of Eating Free, was interviewed by Shape.com to discuss Carbs Without Cause: 8 Foods Worse Than White Bread. Are these 8 bad carbs sneaking into your diet, even if you’ve sworn off the white slices forever? Find out by reading more …
A meal at an Italian restaurant can be a major calorie bomb, especially when you add in the bread basket and heavy appetizers. But you don’t have to limit yourself to steamed veggies and bland fish while everyone else enjoys their pasta. Thankfully, you can enjoy your pasta too, because at Eating Free, we are…
Eating your food versus drinking it is the preferred choice. When you eat food, you take more time to chew, swallow, and digest. When we drink our food, we can consume a greater number of calories in a shorter amount of time. Also, when we eat our food, we take more time to get it…
You have to try this butternut squash and barley pilaf. I made it for a dinner party the other night and it was a huge hit. So flavorful and hearty. My guests were amazed at my culinary skills because the dish seems so gourmet, yet it is very simple. 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1…
Feeling like you’re in the whole grain doldrums? Tired of brown rice, whole wheat, and oatmeal? Whatever you do, don’t give up on the grains! We’d like to introduce you to a nutty alternative – Barley. Super high in fiber – in fact 20% more than oatmeal, barley helps regulate glucose and insulin levels, maintain…