FAST BAR .... looking forward to trying this new whole food snack bar ...

Posted on February 25 by
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Mushrooms....

Posted on February 23 by
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Looking for a way to add protein and boost your immune system? Try adding in mushrooms as a side dish or as the entree. You can use a variety of mushrooms to saute or grill a large portabella as the main dish.
 
Mushrooms: 200 calories for 28 grams of protein
Filet: 200 calories for 19 grams of protein
 
Sautéed Garlic Mushrooms
Serves 4
 
Ingredients:
12 to 16 ounces fresh mushrooms (preferably assorted varieties but you can use your favorite type)
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 to 5 cloves garlic, minced (depending on how garlicky you want it)
1 tablespoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon black pepper
¼ cup dry white wine
Fresh thyme for garnish (optional)
 
Instructions:
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil and minced garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly to prevent garlic from burning. Once garlic is fragrant (about 45 to 60 seconds), add the mushrooms and dried thyme. Increase the heat slightly to medium-high, drizzle with another tablespoon of olive oil and sauté the mushrooms for about 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. [Note: Keep an eye on the pan and add more olive oil (about 1 tablespoon at a time) as the mushrooms absorb the liquid. If you pan is dry, the mushrooms will stick and burn. Add it slowly though as you don’t want to over saturate your mushrooms.]
Once your mushrooms begin to soften, add black pepper and stir to combine. Sauté for an additional 1 to 2 minutes. Add white wine (be sure heat is at medium-high) and allow to cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes, until white wine is reduced by about half.
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mberry

Posted on February 16 by
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Still craving sugar? Still want sweets every night for comfort or relaxation?
 
This unique berry will rock your world and your sense of taste due to its ability to alter your taste buds.
 
Let one tablet dissolve in your mouth, do not chew or swallow whole.
 
Grab a slice of lemon or lime and bite into it.... it will taste sweet!
 
The protein in the fruit will change bitter, sour or bland foods to a sweet treat!
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The Healing of Eating Colorful Foods

Posted on February 09 by
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Eating a rainbow of colorful foods allows our bodies to absorb nutrients from a variety of foods. Whole foods such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, legumes, and nuts are composed of thousands of different phytonutrients that serve an array of functions in the human body. As we strive for balance in food colors and recognize when certain colors may be imbalanced regarding food intake, we can boost our overall health and well-being!

Red—Immune system: Red-colored foods tend to be high in vitamin C, which supports adrenal health and immunity. Red-colored foods, such as tomatoes, strawberries, and red beets, have also been shown to be anti-inflammatory.

Orange—Reproductive health: Eating orange-colored foods abundant in carotenoids like beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin may help lower the risk of reproductive issues like endometriosis or even delay ovarian decline. Carotenoids are also found within the ovaries and the sperm to support fertility.

Yellow—Digestion: Eating too many of the processed yellow foods, like breads, baked goods, and processed cereals from, can extinguish our digestive fire and increase our risk for metabolic syndrome and even type 2 diabetes. On the other hand, eating acidic, warming, yellow foods, like lemons, ginger, and grapefruit, can help us burn brightly and rev our metabolism.

Green—Cardiovascular health: Green foods like leafy greens are rich in nutrients such as folate, vitamin K, and naturally-occurring nitrates that make them healing and expansive for the heart and blood vessels.

Blue-Green—Thyroid health: Blue-green foods like algae, sea plants, and even spirulina contain minerals such as iodine and selenium, which nourish and support the function of the thyroid gland.

Blue-Purple—Cognition and mood: Blue-purple foods like berries and grapes have been shown to help with better brain function like learning and memory, as well as improving mood and calmness.

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