San Diego Living invites Dr. Michael Murray to explain how filling up on fibre, in the form of PGX, can be a naturally effective way to losing or maintaining your weight.
Healthy Greek Salad ? red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks ? green bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1-inch chunks ? cup cherry tomatoes (cut half in half; leave the rest whole) ? cucumber, peeled and thickly sliced ? red onion, thinly sliced ? cup crumbled feta cheese ? cup pitted kalamata olives 1 ? teaspoons capers, rinsed 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 very small clove garlic, minced 1 ? teaspoons minced fresh dill ? teaspoon dried oregano ? teaspoon salt substitute ? teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil In a large bowl, toss the bell pepper, tomatoes, cucumber, onion, feta cheese, olives and capers. In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, garlic, dill, oregano, salt substitute and pepper. While whisking slowing drizzle in the olive oil to make a thick dressing. Pour the dressing over the salad, toss and serve immediately.
Tuscan White Bean and Spinach Soup ? shallot, finely diced ? clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 ? to 2 cup fat free chicken or vegetable broth One 7.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, with juice One 7.5-ounce (or ? 15-ounce) can white beans (cannelloni or other) ? teaspoon dried rosemary Salt substitute and pepper Crushed red pepper flakes 1 ? cups packed cleaned and trimmed baby spinach In large saucepan, saut? the shallot and garlic in the olive oil. Add the broth, tomatoes, beans, and rosemary. Season as desired with salt substitute, pepper and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for 2 minutes. If the soup seems too thick for your liking add a bit more broth. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Recipe modified from original, courtesy of www.recipezaar.com.