Blueberries....

Posted on August 22

Beyond Meat versus Impossible Burger

Posted on August 19

The Impossible Burger contains:

Water, Soy Protein Concentrate, Coconut Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Flavors, 2% or less of: Potato Protein, Methylcellulose, Yeast Extract, Cultured Dextrose, Food Starch Modified, Soy Leghemoglobin, Salt, Soy Protein Isolate, Mixed Tocopherols (Vitamin E), Zinc Gluconate, Thiamine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B1), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Niacin, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitamin B6), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12.

Other than water, the main ingredient is soy protein concentrate. In and of themselves, soybeans are perfectly healthy, but soy protein concentrate is heavily processed, which means many of the benefits of the raw food are lost.

The Beyond Burger contains:

Water, Pea Protein Isolate, Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Refined Coconut Oil, Contains 2% or less of the following: Cellulose from Bamboo, Methylcellulose, Potato Starch, Natural Flavor, Maltodextrin, Yeast Extract, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Dried Yeast, Gum Arabic, Citrus Extract (to protect quality), Ascorbic Acid (to maintain color), Beet Juice Extract (for color), Acetic Acid, Succinic Acid, Modified Food Starch, Annatto (for color).

In terms of ingredients, the two burgers are pretty similar, the exception being the main protein source. Beyond Meat uses pea protein instead of soy protein, and there's no soy leghemoglobin, which is Impossible's key ingredient that makes the burger "bleed."

Is the Beyond Burger or Impossible Burger healthier?

The bottom line is that both of these companies have created a "burger" in a lab, made from only plant products and designed to emulate the taste and texture of real beef. Your comfort level with that depends on your stance on food engineering (and how picky you are about beef, if you do eat it).

A few things might influence your opinion on which burger is healthier:

-The Impossible Burger contains mostly organic ingredients, while the Beyond Burger doesn't.

-The Beyond Burger is strictly non-GMO, whereas Impossible Foods recently faced backlash about using genetically modified ingredients that contain the pesticide glyphosate.

.-The Impossible Burger is fortified with more vitamins and minerals than the Beyond Burger.

**Bottom line is I will stick with real grass fed beef, organic chicken and wild caught fish. If I had to choose, I would pick the Beyond Burger to avoid the highly processed soy ingredients.

Friday Funny....

Posted on August 16

Change...

Posted on August 14

CHANGE.... it is not easy, it is uncomfortable and it is often time consuming to change a routine. I, like everyone, get a bit cranky when I have to change my routines, including how I eat. BUT..... I try to keep my focus on the end results to get through the periods of change.

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Friday Funny....

Posted on August 09

Everything Bagel Topping....

Posted on August 08

EVERYTHING BAGEL TOPPING is my new favorite seasoning! I have used it so far on white fish and chicken and next I am going to try it in a stir fry......

Simple Truth® Organic Everything Bagel Seasoning Blend

Organic....

Posted on August 06

Keto Breakfast Chocolate "Oats"

Posted on August 04

Ingredients:

1/3 cup (38 g) walnut pieces, chopped
1/4 cup (38 g) chia seeds
1/4 cup (24 g) MCT oil powder or 1/4 cup (60 ml) MCT oil

Optional
2 tablespoons cacao nibs
2 tablespoons cacao powder
2 tablespoons erythritol or 4 drops of liquid stevia
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon finely ground sea salt
2 cups (475 ml) milk (nondairy or regular)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

Place the chopped walnuts, chia seeds, MCT oil powder if using, cacao nibs, cacao powder, sweetener of your choice, ground cinnamon and sea salt in a larger airtight container at least 4 cups (950 ml) in size.
Rotate the ingredients until everything is fully coated.
Add the milk and vanilla extract, stirring until everything is incorporated.
Cover and place in the fridge overnight, for at least 12 hours. When ready to serve, stir well then divide evenly between four bowls and enjoy.

Notes
Will keep in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Make it nut-free: omit the walnut pieces and use coconut or dairy milk.
If the chia seeds don’t gel up after 12 hours, it could be because of the brand used. This doesn’t happen often, but if it does to you, just add 2 tablespoons more of the chia. Or, let the mixture sit out on the counter for 4 hours or so.

Serves 4

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Pumpkin Zucchini Bread (grain free and low in sugar)

Posted on July 31

Ingredients

2 cups almond flour (does not have to be blanched)

1 cup shredded zucchini, with excess moisture squeezed off using paper towel

3/4 cup pumpkin puree

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 egg, lightly whisked

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

½ tsp. cinnamon

¼ tsp. nutmeg

¼ tsp. sea salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional) **

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9X5 loaf pan with coconut oil.

2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Set aside.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg, maple syrup, pumpkin puree & zucchini until combined.

4. Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients, mixing until there are no clumps.

5. Pour pumpkin zucchini pumpkin mixture into a prepared loaf pan and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Healthy Eating.....

Posted on July 29

Healthy eating is not about one food, one meal, one day or even one single week ... it is about patterns over a longer period of time.
One "cheat" meal does not disrupt a healthy eating pattern and one "good" meal can not undo chronic poor food choices.

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