A satisfying whole grain meal.

Food: Good to you and Good for you

Foods are consumed with the intention of gratifying the mind and fortifying the body. The sensual pleasure that is derived from eating cannot be overstated. The senses are stimulated due to the anticipation of the expected satiation. Food, also, serves a functional role. The nutrients, minerals and vitamins that sustain the body are acquired through … Continue reading Food: Good to you and Good for you

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Physical Activity and Brain Health

A large segment of today’s society does not obtain sufficient amounts of physical activity. Many tasks that the body performs today are accomplished while seated or with minimal to no movement. Physical activity is beneficial for good health in several ways. It maintains muscular tone and stimulates metabolism. It is also important for brain health … Continue reading Physical Activity and Brain Health

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