Super Side Dish that is delicious and healthy!! A mix of gold and red small potatoes, cut into halves/quarters 1 1/4 tsp Garlic powder 1 tsp onion powder 1/3 tsp chili powder 1 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp pepper 1 tsp sea salt 1/4 cup Olive oil 1 tsp Cumin Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or baking mat. Peel and dice the potatoes and place inside a large bowl. Set aside. In a smaller bowl, combine the oil and spices and stir well. Pour the olive oil mixture over the potatoes and stir to coat. Spread the potatoes on the baking … [Read more...] about Simple Roasted Potatoes
Most of us grew up on the "maple syrups" that came in the bottles shaped like a woman, or display a famous female "aunt", but did you know they are not actually maple syrup at all? They, in fact, do not even make that claim. They are labeled as "original syrup" or "pancake syrup" or "butter rich syrup" so - NOTHING maple - besides the artificial flavor. In fact, they contain no nutritional value whatsoever. You should avoid these at all costs. Check out the ingredient list for them below. (You can click the links to go to the site and see for yourself!) Aunt Jemima Ingredients: CORN … [Read more...] about The Sweet and Sticky Lowdown on Maple Syrup
When trying to make healthier choices with sweeteners, many people will go to the grocery store and pick up honey as a sugar alternative. Local, raw honey is a wonderful way to sweeten your tea, make your own elderberry syrup, or you can use it to cook or bake, but don’t be fooled by the processed and pasteurized bottles on the grocery shelf. You can read this article from the Huffington Post for more details. (Think bear shaped plastic bottles.) You can usually find healthy, raw, local honey at a local farmers market or the health food store. I get mine in bulk and bring my own container – … [Read more...] about Thank You, Honey!
We know that berries, in general, are one of the best fruits to eat; here are some reasons you should consider eating strawberries more often. They have high antioxidant power which protects the body from cancer-causing, cell-damaging free radicals. These powerful berries contain over 13% of the RDA of dietary ﬁber and yet contain a mere 43 calories. This makes strawberries a benefit to balancing blood sugar levels and improving regularity, without adding a lot of calories to your daily intake. Although strawberries contain numerous vitamins, vitamin C is one of the most prominent. … [Read more...] about A Powerful and Sweet Treat
Getting healthy means different things to different people. For some, it may mean replacing soda with water or eating more vegetables. Others may need to lower their blood pressure or cholesterol, or perhaps drop a few pounds. Some people may think being healthy means being able to hike to the top of a mountain or run a triathlon. No matter what you think of when you think of being healthy, I can assure you that making small, consistent, positive changes will have a lasting impact on your life and the the lives of those who love you. Adapted from Terri Savelle Foy's Vision 101 program, … [Read more...] about Why Get Healthy?
The processing, packaging, and marketing of sugar and sweetener has surely changed over the years. Gone are the days of our ancestors where their only sweetener choices were honey and dates. Today is, sadly, very different. We now commonly see packaging with “Sugar Free” or “No added Sugar” but for most processed foods on the market, this is nothing more than a creative marketing ploy. Recently I took a trip to the supermarket to gather some numbers as an example of these claims. I found 15 packages with “Sugar Free” or “No added Sugar” blasted on the front of the package. I found that 14 … [Read more...] about Be a Label Detective!