It’s that time of year! Time to buy some Brussels sprouts as late fall is when they are at their best. I recently picked some up at our local farmers market and they were so good roasted! Growing up I hated Brussels sprouts, they were mushy and tasted awful. Then my niece made some roasted ones for dinner a while back and now I love them! Thanks Alison for reintroducing me to this very healthy green vegetable! Brussels sprouts is one of the most nutritious foods we can eat and are very high in protein. They belong in the cabbage family and are considered a cruciferous vegetable. They are … [Read more...] about Roasted Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
For most of us, life is a consistent struggle of finding that perfect balance between family, church activities, friends, work, relationships, social events, and other commitments. In spite of, and because of, our busy schedules, it is vitally important take care of ourselves. Below are a few of the little choices you can make to help you successfully get through the day. Happy: Join a new group where you can meet and interact with other people. The social interaction helps stimulate the brain and ward off depression. MeetUp.com offers a wide variety of local … [Read more...] about Balance: Staying Happy, Healthy, & Productive
Bananas are loaded with vitamin B, Vitamin C, potassium and other vitamins and minerals. Bananas benefit our heart and our muscular systems. Our bodies do not digest underipe bananas as well as ripe ones and should be avoided. Most farmers pick their bananas while green then take them through a process which gasses them with ethylne. If available, buy your bananas green because most likely they have not been put through the gassing process. It only takes a few days to ripen bananas at room temperature. Or you can place the bananas in a brown bag with an apple to ripen quicker. I love to … [Read more...] about A Little Banana Tip
Phytonutrients, bioflavonoid and antioxidants should be consumed regularly because they are health-healing and prevent illnesses! It has been said that you should eat plenty of fruits and vegetables not only because they are full of vitamins, fiber and minerals but because they also contains phytonutrients, bioflavonoid and antioxidants. These are some of the great compounds which play an important role in being healthy, as well as preventing and healing illnesses! Here is a quick post about these little choices that help transform your health! Phytonutrients: There is so much talk about … [Read more...] about Health – Healing Ingredients!
Did you ever wonder why Popeye likes spinach so much? The idea behind making Popeye extremely strong after eating spinach is no random idea; the director selected the favorite food to be spinach for Popeye because he knew what that vegetable was hiding. It is sometimes also known as “King of Vegetables” because of its numerous nutrition capabilities that it’s leaves hold. The first thing to keep in mind while dealing with spinach is to make sure that you buy fresh green leaves without any hint of the pale yellow color, research has revealed that the leaves which have bright green color have … [Read more...] about Popeye’s Favorite – Spinach
Kale is one of most nutritious cruciferous vegetables loaded with fiber and low in calories. It’s a great anti-inflammatory and aids in the body’s detoxification process. If you love Granny Smith Apples and their tartness, then this smoothie is for you. It's also a great smoothie to help level out your PH system and by improving your alkaline levels. California Apple Tart Smoothie 2 cucumbers, peeled an 1 Granny Smith Apple, peeled, cored and chopped 2 cups Kale, chopped ½ lemon, yellow skin removed, white pith intact 1 Tbsp. liquid LecithinPut cucumbers on the bottom of blender and … [Read more...] about California Apple Tart Smoothie