Need an energy boost with no caffeine required? MCT oil could be the perfect addition to your morning routine. It is a great way to kick start your weight loss journey or increase your athletic performance level. MCT is a quick source of clean, healthy fuel for your body that may do all of this and more. MCT stands for medium chain triglyceride which is just a fancy name for a saturated fatty acid that your body can easily change into energy. Fatty acids are like little sub-units of fat that require less breakdown in order for the body to use them. Medium chain fatty acids head directly … [Read more...] about Get Fired Up with MCT Oil!!!
Looking for a healthy recipe for your picnic during this hot weather? Try a zesty quinoa salad! It tastes good right away and even better after the flavors can meld together overnight in the fridge. This could be served as a side or over lettuce or spinach as a meal! Delicious! ZESTY QUINOA SALAD INGREDIENTS: 1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 limes, juiced 2 teaspoons Three Amigos Blend 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more to taste 1 1/2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 5 green … [Read more...] about Cool Down with a Quinoa Salad
We all have a go-to salad of veggies that are easy to keep in the pantry. It is time to mix it up and start introducing new salads to your repertoire so you never get sick of a healthy lunch. This salad has a simple homemade vinaigrette, I used lime to mix it up from the standard homemade dressings but you could use lemon if that is what you have on hand. It also has a brilliant pesto made with the leaves from your celery stalks. I love the nose to tail movement of cooking with meat, so why not use the same principle and use all parts of your veggies? Both the dressing and pesto can be … [Read more...] about Pesto Grapes and Pear on a Celery Salad
I have seen these great little tips for jar salads and thought I would share the tips. All of us are busy and I am constantly encouraging prep time. Prepare for your week ahead of time and you are less likely to make unhealthy choices during the week. Here is a link for more information on salad in jar tips The Kitchen How to arrange ingredients: This will help you avoid a soggy salad. From BOTTOM to TOP: Dressing Shredded carrots Cherry tomatoes Sunflower seeds Hard boiled eggs Any other meat or proteins Baby spinach or lettuce DIRECTIONS: 1) Arrange ingredients in a … [Read more...] about Jar Salads
Tomatoes are naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. They have a relatively high water content, which helps fill you up! But they are more than an excellent diet food, they are packed with nutrition! One serving (150 g) of raw tomatoes is a great source of Vitamins A, C, K, B6, magnesium, copper, folate, potassium and thiamin. Tomato & Avocado Salad 5 Avocados, peeled and sliced 2-3 tomatoes, sliced 2 small shallots, finely chopped 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 tsp. Balsamic vinegar 1 tsp. LCM Signature Blend Seasoning Sea salt and pepper, to … [Read more...] about Tomato & Avocado Salad
Here's a great recipe perfect for a holiday party or for your Christmas dinner! It's made with healthy vegetables and has a wonderful Italian flavor. I used gluten free quinoa pata to make it extra healthy :) Although completely optional, totally yummy with shrimp or bacon. 1-8 oz. package of pasta 1/4 c. red onion, chopped 2 stalks of celery, chopped 1/2 of a medium green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 of a medium red bell pepper, chopped 1 - 2 oz. can of sliced black olives 3/4 - 1 c. Italian dressing (favorite purchased or recipe below) 1 -2 tomatos, seeded and chopped 1 pound of … [Read more...] about Christmas Pasta