I hated brussel sprouts as a child. I know hate is a pretty strong word, but in my situation, it did fit. Even though my diet focuses on healthy foods, with an abundance of green leafy vegetables, I always shied away from these little sprouts. But then one day while my mom was visiting, she made them. Since she cooked them differently than I remember as a child, I tried one. Although I didn't love them, I no longer hated them. I knew they were one of the best vegetables for us so I began a mission - to make them and LOVE them! After numerous attempts I finally have a recipe is so delicious … [Read more...] about Walnut Brussel Sprouts
It's been really cold here in Arizona, and when the temps drop, I love too cook a nice pot of healthy soup. I had a number of healthy vegetables in my fridge I needed to use up, so I put together this soup. I didn't think it would be worth blogging about, however, it was so delicious so I thought I would share. Turkey Vegetable Soup 1 Tbsp. coconut oil 1/3 c. chopped onion 1-2 garlic cloves, minced 1 lb ground turkey (or bison) 3 stalks celery, chopped with leaves 1 c. green peppers, chopped 3 medium zucchini, cut into bite sized pieces 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 … [Read more...] about Turkey Zucchini Soup
Did you overdo it during the Christmas holiday season? Are you feeling bloated and tired? Despite our best intentions to stick to a healthy routine during the holidays, most of us end up eating and drinking too much which leaves us to feel sluggish and heavy! We also skip exercising and sleep less which can contribute to a weight gain as well as bloated and sluggish feelings. Here are a few little choices that can help you get back on the healthy track. Eat clean – Keep your diet clean of all foods that can affect you. Obviously, you need to put down the cookie and step away from the … [Read more...] about Tips to say good bye to your extra holiday weight!
You've made some poor eating choices, perhaps lifestyle changes, hormonal changes, or vacation. Whatever the reason, your body has decided that it likes this higher weight, and you don't! Perhaps you have tried to shed a few pounds by more exercise or smaller portions and it's just not working. This is where calorie confusion or calorie shifting may help you; it is a major switch up from your normal eating pattern. Every day, drink a lot of water or lemon water, (which will keep your liver detoxed), get a full 8 hours of sleep, and keep a food journal. Always eat to hunger; don’t force … [Read more...] about Calorie Confusion
Tried and true, cinnamon has a long history as both a spice and a medicine. Moses used it as an ingredient in holy anointing oils (Exodus 30:22-25). Cleopatra (69-30 B.C.) is said to have carried cinnamon with her jewels. During the Roman Empire, cinnamon bark was burned as incense in the temples and wealthy Romans used it in their baths. Cinnamon offers many health benefits such as: Anti-fungal, antibacterial and anti-parasitic properties Anti-inflammatory properties Excellent source of manganese, dietary fiber, iron and calcium Reduces blood sugar, triglyceride and … [Read more...] about Spice Up Your Life with Cinnamon
Most people who are trying to lose weight think they should only eat egg whites, but the yolks are actually good for us, and are wonderful for detoxing the liver. They contain powerful sulfur compounds that keep your liver clean and since our liver is the body’s main fat-burning organ it’s important to keep it clean and free of toxins. Eggs are loaded with protein as well as mood-promoting omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, B vitamins, and iodide. You can buy Omega-3 enriched eggs which can be loaded with antioxidants for the eyes and brain, as well as cholesterol-protective amino acids. Eggs also … [Read more...] about Egg Yolk – Great Toxic Scrubbers!