Salads can make a great meal because they are easy to prepare. Plus eating lots of salads is a great way to increase your vegetable consumption and satisfy your hunger with fewer calories. However, choosing the wrong salad fixings or dressing can turn a healthy, low-calorie meal into a 1,000+ calorie disaster.To avoid such disasters, follow these tips: WHEN AT HOME:1. Instead of pouring oil onto your salad, use an olive oil spray to very lightly coat the lettuce before adding vinegar and spices.
Have you noticed as Spring becomes prevalent you decide you no longer need to be vigilant about your immunity; just after relaxing with a nice ahh a cough and/or sniffles begin? If your under the weather and need more then spring greens to feel better, try this recipe.
Place in pan...
thin covering of water (in place of oil – research indicates heated oil becomes carcinogenic)
Chopped (use blender if desired):
onion (quercitin - anti-inflammatory)
I normally post once a week as I like to mull things over and do not want to post just to increase the total number of words I churn out. However, this is something I really wanted to share. I just watched a segment of the Dave Rubin Report. He was talking about some additives in commercial food, and I was so surprised (and I do not surprise easily about what big food will do) I had to look for some other sources.
If you enjoy eating spicy foods you're in luck. Besides being delicious, spicy foods have been shown to increase metabolism. That doesn't mean you can cover your junk food in hot sauce and make it healthy. Just eat healthy and add a little spice to it. Better Body, Better life!
If you've kept up with the workings of the food industry this past week, then you're likely to have heard that Whole Foods, the most popular chain of organic grocery stores in the United States, is dropping Chobani yogurt products from its offerings.
A quick reminder to be careful of false advertising for food. While we are all trying to eat healthier and make better choices, food companies are trying to figure out how to maintain or even boost sales. They'll throw on extra ads like "X Vitamins and Minerals" or "Protein Bars" or "Only 100 calories!"...
1. Drink plenty of Water- Drinking enough water and staying hydrated is key when it comes to staying healthy. Especially here in sunny Miami. Drinking water helps to decrease appetite as well as eliminate "I'm bored/hungry cravings." The goal is to drink half of ones body weight in ounces daily. ExtraTip- If water seems boring to you, add freshly squeezed lemon or lime for flavor as well as a dose of healthy antioxidants.
2. Cook your own meals/brown bag it- Set aside a day (I usually pick Sunday) to cook and prepare your own meals for the week.