A cookie alternative....

Posted on October 11 by
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Ironically enough, I was looking for a healthy baked treat for my dog and came across this product. I am very impressed by the all natural ingredients and the macro-nutrient balance. For two cookies, there is only 4 grams of net carbs and 7 grams of healthy fats and protein!
They are delicious, so portion control may be an issue...

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FIBER

Posted on October 11 by
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We need between 25 and 50 grams of fiber per day for various reasons, such as, heart health, cancer prevention, improved bone density, weight loss and reduced brain inflammation.

The reason to ditch grains as your main source of fiber is that a high-grain diet promotes insulin and leptin resistance, thereby raising your risk for chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer. A much better choice is to focus on eating more vegetables, nuts and seeds, including:

Organic whole, unsweetened husk psyllium. Taking psyllium three times daily could add as much as 18 grams of fiber to your diet.

Chia seeds. A single tablespoon will provide about 5 grams of fiber.

Sprouts such as sunflower sprouts

Berries

Vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts

Root vegetables and tubers, including onions, sweet potatoes and jicama

Mushrooms such as button, chanterelle, maitake, shiitake and oyster mushroom

Peas and beans. Keep in mind beans are best avoided if you are sensitive to lectins.

Friday Funny....

Posted on October 05 by
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Slow Cooker Thai Chicken with Almond Butter Sauce

Posted on October 02 by
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Ingredients

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
2 tsp sriracha chili sauce
¼ cup creamy almond butter or peanut butter
¼ cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari
2 tbsp honey
3 cloves garlic minced
½ tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp ground black pepper

Optional Toppings

Basil chopped
Slivered or sliced almonds or peanuts

Instructions

Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker (cut in half if desired). In a small pot, combine all other ingredients on medium heat and allow to warm through until the almond butter combines with the rest of the ingredients. Pour sauce over chicken and turn slow cooker to low and cook for 6 to 8 hours or for 3 to 4 hours on high.

Serving Ideas

Over zucchini noodles
With stir-fried vegetables like broccoli, edamame, pea pods, carrots, bell peppers and/or onions
Atop brown rice, quinoa or other whole grain

Nutrition Per Serving

Calories 273; Total Fat 9g; Sodium 628mg; Carbohydrate 10g; Fiber 1g; Protein 38g

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