Archive for December, 2011

Bell Peppers

Bell peppers contain many nutrients. They contain vitamin C, thiamine, vitamin B6, beta carotene and folic acid. They also contain phytochemicals which have powerful antioxidants, capsaicin and flavonoids. Red bell peppers have higher levels of nutrients than the green variety. They also contain lycopene which helps protect against heart disease and cancer. They are very… Read the Full Article

Kale

Kale: Kale is a member of the Brassica family that includes cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, collards, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. It comes in several varieties and is a great source of vitamins A, C, and K, calcium, and cancer-fighting phytonutrients.  Kale is Low Glycemic. To see recipes which contain kale click here Kale

Is a Food Journal Really Important

Along with setting realistic goals, it is important to keep a food journal. Journaling can give you important information into understanding your successes and your setbacks. I will give you an outline to help you create a great success tool. You can keep a computer-based journal or you can get a composition book or journal… Read the Full Article

Exactly What We are Looking for In a New Recipe Submission

We get excited when we see a new recipe submitted to be reviewed to share with the other members. We have certain criteria when we look at that recipe. 1. It should be made from wholesome ingredients: Good fats – olive oil, smart spreads (no margarines with trans-fats) Lean meat sources Wild caught fish Fresh… Read the Full Article

How to Make Your Shopping List Easier to Manage

Some members are wondering if there is a way to simplify their shopping list. Our recipes are submitted by staff and members, so each of us has their favorite ingredients or take on a recipe. Some of us use non-fat milk, some use 4% cottage cheese and some use specific brand name products. Once you… Read the Full Article

Paleo-Zone

We have recently asked if we had a category for Paleo-Zone recipes, so I did some research. Paleo is short for Paleolithic which means the Hunter-Gatherer era, or basically before the advent of agriculture. If we look at the foods which the hunter-gatherers ate we would find on that list, lean game which grazed, fish… Read the Full Article