A Healthy New You . . . . . . YES!!!!!!

In society today, ill-health is increasingly prevalent. Offered programs and available medications are promoted as avenues to better health; however, the benefits of good health can be achieved through more personal endeavors. Thoughts are transformed to actions by simply doing something. Movement, as exercise, results from finding the degree of inspiration that is motivational. Foods … Continue reading A Healthy New You . . . . . . YES!!!!!!

A Cleanse and Detox adherent speaks.

The changing of the seasons is symbolic of the cyclical nature of the heavens. In temperate climates, there are the seasonal rains that come and wash the earth during spring and autumn. The rains are a sort of announcement, a prelude, to the ensuing summer and winter seasons, respectively. It also during these times that … Continue reading A Cleanse and Detox adherent speaks.

Citrus Mini Cakes w/Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients for Cakes 1 and 1/2 cups almond meal or flax meal 1 cup whey protein powder 1 stick butter 4 oz low-fat whipped cream cheese 2 eggs 1-2 cups sugar substitute (Sucralose) 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt Zest of 1 large orange Preparation In this recipe a combination of almond meal and … Continue reading Citrus Mini Cakes w/Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting

Berry Fresh Smoothie

Fresh fruit smoothies are an easy way to consume several servings of fruit at one time. I prefer to make my smoothies at home so I know exactly what’s in it. I purchase fresh berries, freeze them and use them throughout the week. This smoothie is high in folate, potassium, manganese, magnesium, vitamins C and … Continue reading Berry Fresh Smoothie

Fennel and Orange Salad

Ingredients 5 clementine oranges ½ cup sliced fennel bulb ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil ¼ cup aged balsamic vinegar Directions Gently peel the oranges carefully removing the pith. Separate the slices and place in a shallow bowl. Cut the fennel bulb in half and slice in whatever form you desire and add to the … Continue reading Fennel and Orange Salad

Healthy Fast Food Recipe

Ingredients 1 box Near East whole grain wheat pilaf 2 cups water, vegetable, or low sodium chicken broth 1 cup diced cooked chicken without skin 1 cup chopped fresh asparagus, snow peas, or zucchini 1 tablespoon olive oil or butter 1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley, and/or mint) 1/3 cup chopped raw nuts … Continue reading Healthy Fast Food Recipe

Quinoa and Chickpea Salad

Ingredients 1 cup quinoa 1 garlic clove (more if you really like garlic) 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 15.5-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds 1/3 cup diced red bell pepper 1 package spinach or arugula leaves … Continue reading Quinoa and Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Ingredients 4 (6-ounce) cans albacore or chunk light tuna (in water), drained well 6 ounces chopped artichoke hearts, drained 1/2 cup chopped red bell or piquillo peppers 3/4 cup sliced Kalamata olives 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil or 2-3 tablespoons dried 2 cloves garlic, … Continue reading Mediterranean Tuna Salad

Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Corn

Ingredients 2 large heads of cauliflower, stems lightly trimmed 2 ears of corn, shucked 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 fresh red chile minced or red chili flakes 4 scallions, chopped 2 teaspoons drained capers Salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions Preheat the oven to 375. Cut three 3/4-inch-thick center slices from each head of … Continue reading Cauliflower Steaks with Spiced Corn