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Food of the Week

Rosemary Hash

Rosemary Hash

I was inspired to post the food of the week by www.spartan.com because I had a potato covered in butter and salt for dinner last night.¬† Then I saw this quick a healthier way to prepare a potato for dinner. Of course, I already knew this, but just thought I’d share ūüėČ

Rosemary Hash

Ingredients

  • 1 large red or white potato
  • 1 sprig rosemary, stripped and chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Directions

  1. Fill a pot with 1″ of water and bring to a boil.
  2. Dice potato into small, 1/2″ chunks and place in the boiling water.
  3. Boil potatoes for 10-12 minutes, or until desired texture.
  4. Remove from heat, drain the water, and add olive oil, and chopped rosemary. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Mix together and serve.

 

If you don’t like potatoes, think about this:

  • They’re high in fibre
  • Full of energy producing complex carbohydrates
  • Rich in potassium and vitamin C
  • They contain antioxidant pigments and phytochemicals in their skin

Enjoy!

Avocado Egg Salad

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Try this, nutritious and delicious meal from http://www.spartan.com

Avocado Egg Salad ¬ę Food of the Day.

Enjoy!

Nutritious Breakfast

20140215_121701This is my most favourite breakfast.¬† It’s quick, nutritious and delicious.

All you need is:

6 egg whites

2 Tablespoons of salsa. (hot, medium or mild is your choice)

1/2 an avocado

I spray my frying with olive oil.  You can try coconut oil for some added flavour.  When the frying pan is heated and ready to go, I pour in the egg whites, add the salsa and then the avocado.  I just chop up the avocado with the spatula as I mix it all together.

Nutrition information

Approximately:

240 calories

13 grams of fat

10 grams of carbohydrates

24  grams of protein

For a little more flavour, you can add a whole egg.  This will change the total amount of calories, fat, carbs and protein but will still taste great.

Christmas Cookies!!!

christmas cookiesMerry Christmas everyone.¬† My gift to you, especially for those with a sweet tooth, are these links to several recipes for a variety of delicious cookies and holiday treats. Just click on the link and¬†voil√†, bake away ūüôā

I’d like to thank you all for a great year of blogging. Thank you for your support, comments, likes, awards and just for reading.¬† I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and many blessing in 2014.

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Delicious Protein Smoothie

smoothieI don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of whey protein shakes simply because I’ve tried sooo many and I’ve never been able to find one that I like and can stick with.¬† Also, I’m a big believer in natural sources of protein so I set out on a mission to find one and sure enough I found one that I absolutely enjoy!¬† I found this recipe on www.eggwhitesint.com.¬† Check it out.¬† They have a lot of great recipes if you love egg whites, like myself.

– 1/2 Banana
– 3 to 4 Strawberries or use 1 cup Strawberry/Banana Nectar
– 1/2 Cup Egg Whites
– 1 Cup Pineapple or apple Juice
– 1 Cup ice cubes

1. Place fruit and ice in blender first, mix 60 to 90 seconds.
2. Add Egg Whites, mix another 10 to 15 seconds.

For thicker smoothie, just add more ice. For your personal favorite smoothie, just use juice or fruits desired.

Actually, the first time I made it I didn’t have any bananas so I just put in half a cup of unsweetened applesauce and it tasted yummy!¬† I later tried it with both the applesauce and the banana and same result, yummy!!

Try it and let me know what you think ūüôā

Yummy, Gluten Free, Coconut Date Balls!

coconut date ballsI¬†was having a craving for a snack so decided to make this yummy treat. I got the recipe from my good friend Stephanie’s¬†blog which you can visit via her website at ¬†www.stefanya.ca.¬† It takes about 15 minutes to prepare and you can eat them right away.

Quick and Easy Recipe:

Ingredients

20 pitted medjool dates

1/2 cup shredded organic coconut

1/2 cup almonds

Directions

  • Place all ingredients in a food processor* and blend until it looks like a fine meal
  • Form into 1‚Ä≥ balls
  • You don‚Äôt have to refrigerate these but they will last¬†longer if you do (they will last several weeks)**

*I used a blender because I don’t have a food processor and it worked quite well.

**They’re so yummy they might not last too long anyway ūüėČ

The bonus is that they are gluten-free.¬† I’ve been doing a lot of research on gluten because I’d like to slowly introduce gluten-free¬†products into my diet.¬† Even though I don’t have a gluten allergy I believe that a gluten-free diet will be healthier for me and maybe improve how I feel physically, how fast I heal after an injury or even how quick I recover from a cold.

Gluten (from Latin gluten, “glue”) ¬†is defined as “a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Gluten gives elasticity to dough, helping it rise and keep its shape and often gives the final product a chewy texture. Gluten may also be found in some cosmetics, hair products, and other dermatological preparations”.

This just doesn’t sound like something that should be in our body.¬† This “glue” will clog and cause inflammation to your intestines, lymphatic system, sinuses and joints.¬†Inflammation¬†can lead to a variety of debilitating¬†health issues such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, cancer, arthritis, fibromyalgia,¬†asthma,¬†irritable bowel syndrome,¬†migraines and obesity, just to name a few.

In today’s world it’s so hard to get away from gluten.¬† It’s hidden in everything- marinades, coffees, packaged spices, multivitamins, fried foods, bacon bits, beer, brown rice syrup, dairy substitutes, deli meats, imitation seafood, commercial salad dressings and soy sauces. It’s even hidden in some¬†processed vegan foods which gives them their rubbery, fake texture.

So, how do we get away from it all?  I recommend balance, avoid processed foods, eat plenty of fresh fruits and veggies and try to include nutrient-dense, gluten-free grains in your diet such as brown, wild or black rice, quinoa, millet, corn, buckwheat and amaranth.

If you want some excellent tips on gluten free diets and healthy eating be sure to have a look at Stephanie’s website!

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Bite Size Muffins

bite size muffinI was having a craving for a little something, so I decided to make these bite size muffins using¬†a mini 12 cup muffin tin. They’re quick, easy and don’t take a long time to cool off so you can enjoy them shortly after they’re done.

Mix together¬†the following ingredients in your mixer, bake at 400 for 15 minutes and voila, you’ve got yourself a nice light snack of approximately 17 calories:

1 cup of flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce

1/2 cup of sugar or substitute

1/2 cup of water

Note: regular sugar will, of course, increase the calories a bit.

I like to take a couple of these and pop them in to my lunch bag for work.  It surely prevents me from stopping in to the coffee shop when I get that little craving!

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