Posts Tagged ‘ingredients’

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 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

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

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

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

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

Now you can Add Your Own Ingredients!

You’ve been asking.  (And asking.  And asking!).  And we’ve FINALLY relented, and added the ability for you to add your own ingredients. This will make building your own recipes much easier – when that special ingredient you like to use isn’t available, just add it yourself (it takes just a minute!), and you can use… Read the Full Article

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

There’s Food and Then There’s Food

Let’s face it, we live in America, Land of Plenty. We have become used to convenience, and quick affordable food products. We are a busy society. But at what cost? The food industry has created and conveniently packaged, what Michael Pollan calls “food-like-substances”. They look like food, and they even taste like food, but they… Read the Full Article