Posts Tagged ‘healthy’

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

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

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

Nutella – A Consumer Awareness Article

All I can say is “Wow!” With a 5 year old in my house, when the TV show cut to a Nutella® commercial, I was curious: A mom was in the kitchen saying Nutella® is a great and nutritious way to get her kids to eat breakfast, She spreads it on “whole grain” bread or… Read the Full Article

Broccoli

Broccoli is a member of the cabbage family. It is known as a cruciferous vegetable which has been noted to have cancer-fighting properties. Broccoli can be eaten raw or cooked. Recipes use it steamed, roasted, sauteed and raw. It can be equally tasty in raw appetizer trays, slow cooked, stir fried, and even as an… Read the Full Article

The Dirty Dozen and the Clean Fifteen

An advocacy non-profit group, The Environmental Working Group has updated its list of the top twelve fruits and vegetables most contaminated with pesticides. It is important to include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet and it is also equally important to eat fresh natural produce.  Unfortunately modern agribusiness has made it common… Read the Full Article

Cucumbers

Cucumbers are low in calories and most people are familiar with them. They come in many varieties and are most often served raw. They consist of 95% water but contain Vitamins K, C, A and B. They also contain calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, selenium, copper, magnesium zinc and iron. Eating the skin of the… Read the Full Article

Set Yourself Up for Success ~ Set SMART Goals

To be successful in anything you do you should set goals. It is important that your goals are realistic. If you are following 40-30-30 for the purpose of losing weight, remember, most likely you didn’t go to bed your ideal weight and wake up the next morning overweight. If you are following 40-30-30 to stay… 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

Salmon: The Good Fish to Eat

Salmon is an excellent source of protein and Omega-3 essential fatty acids. It is recommended that you eat foods rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids at least 2 to 3 times a week. The best source of salmon is wild caught.  Salmon derives its rich red color from the krill they eat during the part… Read the Full Article