‘Food’ Category

Food for Thought

Whenever you pick up a can, bottle, jar, box, bag or other container of processed food, you will see “best if used by” or “use by” date somewhere on that container. It stands to reason that the food manufacturer wants their product edible when you consume it. Some products have a shelf life 2 years… Read the Full Article

With Paleo the Ingredients Matter

Eating and preparing Paleo is not just the “ingredient”, it is the “right ingredient”. Our ancestors did not have grain fed beef finished in CAFO lots, or chickens raised in cages and fed antibiotics and hormones. They ate vegetables which grew in mineral rich soil, not depleted from over-farming. They did not use pesticides and… Read the Full Article

Sugar Part 2: The Many Names for Sugar Hiding on Labels and in Our Foods

Sugar consumption has grown exponentially in the last 40 years. The average American eats 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day. This adds 350 calories a day. Replacing water, drinks of choice for many people are soft drinks, fancy “coffee drinks”, energy drinks and fruit juices and fruit drinks. Kids are driven to eating sweetened… Read the Full Article

Sugar! Part 1 Some facts

DID YOU KNOW: ->That table sugar (sucrose) is a disaccharide made from a blend of fructose and glucose? ->Glucose and fructose are metabolized differently? Glucose is the main fuel for the body. Insulin responds to glucose in the bloodstream. Fructose is metabolized by the liver and is treated more like a fat. Guess what High… Read the Full Article

Smores

Summer’s here! Campouts…sleepovers…backyard barbecues…. SMORES. Smores and campouts and barbeques go hand in hand. If Smores are a “gotta have it” on your menu, just keep in mind what’s in them and eat them in moderation. Here’s the scoop on Smores: Honey Grahams: Ingredients: Flour Enriched ( Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron Reduced, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin… Read the Full Article

Eggs beyond Fried and Scrambled

In the hustle of everyday life where people are drifting away from home cooked meals and kitchen savvy, people tend to forget there are eggs beyond scrambled, microwaved, and fried which can add fat to the cooking process. Without the added fat for cooking, you can incorporate other good fats into the ingredients as part… Read the Full Article

Paleo and You

Simply put eating paleo is eating like our hunter/gatherer ancestors. This eliminates any processed/prepared foods, so to speak. Our ancestors ate game and fish, gathered greens and vegetables, fruits, berries, tubers and nuts. They also ate eggs. The beverage of choice was water. We are the only species on this planet that drinks milk after… Read the Full Article

Drinking Your Vegetables or Fruit?

There seems to be a new surge of marketing for V8 and other vegetable-based drinks. And while there may be worse options for a drink, generally speaking it’s a bad idea to drink your calories, and drinking your vegetables or fruit is counter-productive. Top 4 Reasons Why You Should Not Drink Your Vegetables Reason #1:… Read the Full Article

Have You Ever Tried Cauliflower Rice?

Cauliflower is a low glycemic vegetable and a great alternative to rice. Here is an easy way to prepare cauliflower for rice, and a recipe to pair with some lean protein for a balanced meal. How to “rice” cauliflower: Wash and remove leaves from a head of cauliflower. Cut the cauliflower into flowerettes. Place it… Read the Full Article

Eating Vegan in the Zone

More and more people are choosing to follow a vegan lifestyle. The challenge of eating vegan 40-30-30 comes when trying to boost protein to 30%. Many vegan and vegetarian recipes fall into a carbohydrate percentage of around 60% and a lower than 30% protein percentage. There are several ways to increase protein in a vegan… Read the Full Article