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Category: healthy eats

  1. Tuesday, April 10, 2007

    Healthy Eats: H-2-WHOAH!

    I already knew I was dehydrated, but apparently an IV is in order. My friend Karen (who’s awesome fitness blog will be launching soon!) introduced me to a calculator on fitsugar.com. You can put in your stats and find out how much water and food you need daily based on your activity level. I don’t need 8 glasses a day…I need ELEVEN! What the?!?! I don’t even have 11 of the same glass for this picture!


    New mantra: drink more water. With new mantra in place, any tips for getting ALL THAT WATER down every day?


  2. Tuesday, April 3, 2007

    Healthy Eats: "Light" Yogurt

    Today’s post may seem like a no-brainer to a lot of you, but for me it was a fairly recent “bright idea.” Figured I may as well share! If you’re smarter than me, than just move on and come back tomorrow. 🙂


    So, first let me say if I offend any diet soda drinkers out there, I apologize. That said, I hate artificial sweeteners. I don’t like the taste, but I’m also a firm believer that eating less of something natural and “unhealthy” (i.e. sugar, butter, etc) is healthier than eating something “fake,” (i.e. said sweeteners, transfats, etc). See, there I go offending people… ANYWAY…I HATE light yogurt because it has all those yucky tasting artificial sweeteners. (Clarification – low fat yogurt is different from light and is just fine with me.)

    The problem: regular yogurt (low or regular fat content) has so much sugar in it! One day I said to Nate, why can’t they do light yogurt that simply has less sugar in it? Well, “the man” may not do it for me, but I can do it myself! I’ve started mixing my yogurt with plain! It’s not as sweet but still tastes good to me (and Cate!) and comes with a lot less guilt, half to be exact. I know, DUH. But I’m happy I finally figured this out! Yes, plain yogurt all by its lonesome is definitely the healthiest, but I’m not eatin’ that stuff. 🙂


  3. Wednesday, March 28, 2007

    Healthy Eats: The World’s Healthiest Foods

    After all this chocolate-dipped strawberry talk (by the way, I received some as a gift yesterday…chocolate-covered strawberries are my destiny), I think it’s time for a little healthy eats.


    Check out The World’s Healthiest Foods website – it’s a great resource, and it’s free! They provide nutritional info, recipes, menus and more. They also have compiled a list of the 130 healthiest foods and explain why those foods made the list, including a nutritional breakdown for each of item.

    After reading an article in my yoga magazine, I’ve decided I need to start exploring the world of greens beyond spinach. I’ll keep you posted on my progress! Feel free to share any healthy greens recipes (you know, swiss chard, kale, collards, etc).


  4. Healthy Eats: The World’s Healthiest Foods

    After all this chocolate-dipped strawberry talk (by the way, I received some as a gift yesterday…chocolate-covered strawberries are my destiny), I think it’s time for a little healthy eats.


    Check out The World’s Healthiest Foods website – it’s a great resource, and it’s free! They provide nutritional info, recipes, menus and more. They also have compiled a list of the 130 healthiest foods and explain why those foods made the list, including a nutritional breakdown for each of item.

    After reading an article in my yoga magazine, I’ve decided I need to start exploring the world of greens beyond spinach. I’ll keep you posted on my progress! Feel free to share any healthy greens recipes (you know, swiss chard, kale, collards, etc).


  5. Wednesday, March 21, 2007

    Healthy Eats: Now THIS is Whole Wheat Bread

    If you read my previous whole wheat french bread post, you’ll know I was DUPED by the label & ended up with completely nutrition-less white bread that just kinda looked like wheat bread. WELL… I’ve gotten smart, well at least smartER. Hate to sound like a stinkin’ broken record, but Trader Joe’s came through again. I picked up one of their Whole Grain Artisan Breads and we had it with our stew. It had all kinds of whole wheat flour, whole grains and FIBER in it. Yea! And it was delicious – Cate even gobbled it up. yum yum.


  6. Monday, March 19, 2007

    Healthy Eats: FitDay.com

    Time for a “healthy” post 🙂 If you are looking for an online diet journal, check out www.fitday.com. You can sign up for a free account and track all kinds of fitness information… food, calories, activity, weight goals, etc. Have a Fit Day!


  7. Wednesday, March 14, 2007

    Healthy Eats: Wheat Bread with NO FIBER?!?!

    I recently bought a loaf of “wheat french bread”… well, when I got home and read the label, there was NO FIBER in the bread. What the?!?!? My two whole grain cents… if you care… make sure the bread you buy says WHOLE wheat bread or whole grains – and read the labels carefully! I basically bought white bread with brown flecks in it, flecks with absolutely NO fiber.


    I’m going to venture into the world of wheat bread baking. I’m looking for a recipe that is like the wheat bread they give you at Cheesecake Factory (DARK, kind of sweet, not too dense, not pumpernickel). If you have one, please share!


  8. Wednesday, January 31, 2007

    Jenny’s Green Salad

    Jenny's Green Salad
     
    From Jenny Roberts
    Author:
    Cuisine: Side Dish
    Ingredients
    • Lettuce – variety (we included spinach in the mix)
    • Sliced mushrooms
    • Chopped green onion
    • Halved grapes
    • Almond slivers or slices
    • Can mandarin oranges
    • DRESSING:
    • ¾ cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • ⅓ cup cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon onion juice
    • 1 cup salad oil
    • 1½ tablespoons poppy seeds

  9. Spaghetti Pomodoro

    Spaghetti Pomodoro
     
    From Liz Findlay
    Author:
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Pasta
    Instructions
    1. Cook spaghetti, do not over cook. Add fresh tomatoes, a ton of fresh garlic, some salt, and let it simmer (perhaps some olive oil as well would be good – note from Jane 🙂 ). At the last, throw in a whole bunch of basil. Serve immediately. We love to eat Spaghetti with fresh sliced cucumbers drenched in balsamic vinegar and a baguette broiled with butter and garlic and parmesan cheese.

     


  10. Lime & Honey Glazed Salmon w/Warm Black Bean & Corn Salad

    Lime & Honey Glazed Salmon w/Warm Black Bean & Corn Salad
     
    From Rachael Ray’s “365: No Repeats”
    Author:
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Fish
    Ingredients
    • 4 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 medium red onion, chopped
    • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
    • ½ – 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    • salt and pepper
    • Juice of 2 limes
    • 3 tablespoons honey
    • 1 teaspoon chili powder
    • 4 6-ounce salmon fillets
    • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 1 10 ounce box frozen corn kernels, defrosted
    • ½ cup chicken stock or broth
    • 1 15-ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
    • 2-3 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
    • 6 cups baby spinach
    Instructions
    1. Preheat medium skillet over medium heat with 2 T of oil. Add onions, garlic, red pepper flakes, cumin, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 mins.
    2. While the onions are cooking, preheat a medium non-stick skillet over medium-high heat with the remaining 2 T oil. In a shallow dish, combine the juice of 1 lime, honey, chili powder, salt and pepper. Add the salmon fillets to the lime-honey mixture and toss to coat thoroughly. Add the seasoned salmon to the hot skillet and cook until just cooked through, 3-4 mins on each side.
    3. To the make salad, add the bell peppers and corn kernels to the onion mixture and cook for 1 min. Add the chicken stock and continue to cook for another 2 minutes. Add the black beans and cook until the beans are just heated through. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the juice of the second lime, the cilantro and spinach. Toss to wilt the spinach and then taste and adjust the seasoning. Serve the salmon on the warm salad.

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