No excuses about being healthy & eating healthy
Came across this today!  Let me tell you, it’s yummy!!
Here’s the low down on it.
KIND Healthy Grains
100% Whole Grains-17g Amaranth, Quinoa, Oats, Millet & Buckwheat
Gluten Free
3g fiber
All natural
Low Glycemic
No refined sugars
Non GMO (genetically modified organisms)
No trans fats
Cholesterol free
very low sodium

Ingredients- Whole grains (gluten free oats, brown rice, millet, gluten free oat flour, buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa), evaporated cane juice, coconut, honey, canola oil, chicory root fiber, sesame seeds, molasses, sea salt, natural vitamin E
130 calories per 1/3 cup
Total Fat 4g
  Sat. fat 1.5g
  Trans fat 0g
Cholesterol 0g
Sodium 20mg
Total Carb. 21g
  dietary fiber 3g
  sugars 6g
Protein 3g
I made a snack bag with this (1/3 cup), a handful of raw almonds, a few yogurt raisins & dark chocolate raisins.  This would be good on yogurt, frozen yogurt or use your imagination.   

Came across this today!  Let me tell you, it’s yummy!!

Here’s the low down on it.

KIND Healthy Grains

100% Whole Grains-17g Amaranth, Quinoa, Oats, Millet & Buckwheat

Gluten Free

3g fiber

All natural

Low Glycemic

No refined sugars

Non GMO (genetically modified organisms)

No trans fats

Cholesterol free

very low sodium

Ingredients- Whole grains (gluten free oats, brown rice, millet, gluten free oat flour, buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa), evaporated cane juice, coconut, honey, canola oil, chicory root fiber, sesame seeds, molasses, sea salt, natural vitamin E

130 calories per 1/3 cup

Total Fat 4g

  Sat. fat 1.5g

  Trans fat 0g

Cholesterol 0g

Sodium 20mg

Total Carb. 21g

  dietary fiber 3g

  sugars 6g

Protein 3g

I made a snack bag with this (1/3 cup), a handful of raw almonds, a few yogurt raisins & dark chocolate raisins.  This would be good on yogurt, frozen yogurt or use your imagination.   

Pink Slime!  Ewwwww
So we’ve all heard about certain fast for chains using pink slime, but what most people haven’t paid attention to is the ground meats and poultry at the grocery store.
What is it?  Well, it’s cheap meat filler.  Parts.  The parts most people would not eat.  It’s low-grade trimmings that come from the most contaminated parts of the cow or bird.  The cow parts were once used only for dog food and cooking oil.  They heat the parts by simmering them in low heat, separating fat and tissue using a centrifuge and then spray them with ammonia gas, yes ammonia, like what’s in Windex, to kill germs.  This is all according to the United States Department of Agriculture.  
You can call your local grocery store to see if their meat is used with pink slime.  ABC News emailed the top 10 grocery chains. The only ones who responded were Costco, Whole Foods, HEB & Publix stating they do not use pink slime.  The rest never responded.
If your meat is stamped USDA Organic, it’s pure meat with NO filler.
#pinkslime #educate #eatclean #healthy #nutrition #labels 

Pink Slime!  Ewwwww

So we’ve all heard about certain fast for chains using pink slime, but what most people haven’t paid attention to is the ground meats and poultry at the grocery store.

What is it?  Well, it’s cheap meat filler.  Parts.  The parts most people would not eat.  It’s low-grade trimmings that come from the most contaminated parts of the cow or bird.  The cow parts were once used only for dog food and cooking oil.  They heat the parts by simmering them in low heat, separating fat and tissue using a centrifuge and then spray them with ammonia gas, yes ammonia, like what’s in Windex, to kill germs.  This is all according to the United States Department of Agriculture.  

You can call your local grocery store to see if their meat is used with pink slime.  ABC News emailed the top 10 grocery chains. The only ones who responded were Costco, Whole Foods, HEB & Publix stating they do not use pink slime.  The rest never responded.

If your meat is stamped USDA Organic, it’s pure meat with NO filler.

#pinkslime #educate #eatclean #healthy #nutrition #labels 

A very quick, easy & healthy meal. All done in around 8-10 minutes.
I purchased a frozen bag of Tilapia from Target ($7.99 per bag; 5-6 separate fillets per bag) 3g of fat; 21g of protein per fillet; 90 calories
I cooked the fillet in a little extra virgin olive oil, a dash ofpink Himalayan sea salt (Trader Joe’s), lemon pepper seasoning (Trader Joe’s) & fresh squeezed lemon
I steamed the asparagus (added nothing to it)
Baked a small sweet potato in the microwave after I washed it with the produce wash I’ve mentioned before, for about 4 min.  Then used a skillet with a little extra virgin olive oil, a dash of cinnamon & the pink sea salt.  Let me say it was so delicious!!!!
The entire meal took about 8-10 minutes to cook.  Incredibly filling.  Very healthy.  
No excuses why someone can’t cook a quick healthy meal.
#cleaneating #healthy #eatclean #tilapia #protein #fitness #vegetables #dinner

A very quick, easy & healthy meal. All done in around 8-10 minutes.

I purchased a frozen bag of Tilapia from Target ($7.99 per bag; 5-6 separate fillets per bag) 3g of fat; 21g of protein per fillet; 90 calories

I cooked the fillet in a little extra virgin olive oil, a dash ofpink Himalayan sea salt (Trader Joe’s), lemon pepper seasoning (Trader Joe’s) & fresh squeezed lemon

I steamed the asparagus (added nothing to it)

Baked a small sweet potato in the microwave after I washed it with the produce wash I’ve mentioned before, for about 4 min.  Then used a skillet with a little extra virgin olive oil, a dash of cinnamon & the pink sea salt.  Let me say it was so delicious!!!!

The entire meal took about 8-10 minutes to cook.  Incredibly filling.  Very healthy.  

No excuses why someone can’t cook a quick healthy meal.

#cleaneating #healthy #eatclean #tilapia #protein #fitness #vegetables #dinner

Fruits low in sugar

  Many people say to limit fruit.  But realize that not every persons body reacts the same to what they eat.  You will find out the right balance of food you should consume.  

  Here are some fruits that are low in sugar:

  • apples (green)
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • cranberries
  • currants
  • grapefruit
  • kiwis
  • kumquats (yes you eat them whole with the skin)
  • limes
  • lemons
  • pomegranates
  • strawberries

  Fruits should be eaten raw.  When you cook them they lose many nutrients and cleansing properties and can become acidic in your body rather than alkaline forming. Also dried fruit has a higher sugar content, so limit your intake on them.   

  Wash your fruit too.  In the previous posting there is a produce wash that is simply amazing.  It washes off pesticides, waxes etc. off.  So simple to use.  Grab a bottle.  It lasts a long time.  I purchased mine at Trader Joes for $3.99

Alcohol! You’ve got some options! Cheers!

  Not everyone wants to completely eliminate having a drink on occasion.  I’m not here to lecture on alcohol and the effects it does to your body or skin, just going to give you information so you can choose wisely when you want a drink.

  Having wine on occasion in moderation is okay since it has antioxidants & flavonoids.  There are organic wines & biodynamic wines that have no sulfates.  There are many people who are allergic to sulfates, so this may be an alternative for them.  Wine is fermented and does contain sugar, but it’s not as hard on your liver as hard alcohol.  

  Brewed alcohol is the worst and most toxic, such as beer, rum, and tequila, cause a sugar imbalances in your body and cause bloating.  

  Vodka is the best option if you want a cocktail.  Try vodka and soda water with a lime or two.  Tonic water has sugar. Energy drinks whether they are sugar free or not should be avoided.  If you like beer and really want one, try sicking to a darker beer, like Guinness, which have more minerals, over refined, lighter colored beers.  The carbs in darker beers absorb more slowly into your bloodstream so they will be less upsetting on your blood sugar levels.  

  Now you have some options. Cheers!  Please keep in mind that having water in between each alcoholic beverage is advisable and smart too.  **Don’t drink & drive**

PB2 Love peanut butter but don’t like the calories? Try PB2! It’s amazingly delicious. There’s two options, peanut butter or peanut better with chocolate. What’s PB2 you ask? It’s peanuts that have been slow roasted and pressed to remove the oil and fat. What’s left is the peanut that’s turned into a powder. It’s 85% less fat calories than traditional peanut butter. There’s only 45 calories per 2 TBS. You mix 2 TBS of PB2 with 1 TBS of water and stir then waalaa! Peanut butter! Bell Plantation is the maker of this product. They’ve got great recipes on their website too!  
You can find this at your local health food store and our local Whole Foods has started carrying it. You can also find it online to order.  Average price seems to be $5.99 for a 6.5 oz jar.  
#PB2 #peanutbutter #cleaneating #healthy #protein #food #fitness #BellPlantation #lesscalories

PB2 Love peanut butter but don’t like the calories? Try PB2! It’s amazingly delicious. There’s two options, peanut butter or peanut better with chocolate. What’s PB2 you ask? It’s peanuts that have been slow roasted and pressed to remove the oil and fat. What’s left is the peanut that’s turned into a powder. It’s 85% less fat calories than traditional peanut butter. There’s only 45 calories per 2 TBS. You mix 2 TBS of PB2 with 1 TBS of water and stir then waalaa! Peanut butter! Bell Plantation is the maker of this product. They’ve got great recipes on their website too!  

You can find this at your local health food store and our local Whole Foods has started carrying it. You can also find it online to order.  Average price seems to be $5.99 for a 6.5 oz jar.  

#PB2 #peanutbutter #cleaneating #healthy #protein #food #fitness #BellPlantation #lesscalories

Fiber! Let’s talk! Colon health

  There’s a growing trend in “high protein” diet “no carbs” and many other trending ways to eat.  One thing I haven’t seen people talk about is the importance of fiber! 

  Fiber is critical for your health.  Dietary fiber is found only in plant foods.  There’s a big amount in fruits, vegetables, legumes, and grains.  Women should eat at least between 21-25 grams of fiber per day.  Men should eat at least between 30-38 grams of fiber per day.

  Fiber passes through your small intestine undigested & forms the bulk of your stool.  Fiber stabilizes your body’s blood sugar levels.  Since there are so many people at every age with Type 1 & Type 2 diabetes, adding  fiber might help control diabetes.

  Dietary fiber removes excess cholesterol and hormones, binds to and deactivates cancer causing substances.  

  Fiber pushes the toxicity and sludge (gross) out of the body.  Helping keep excessive breeding of bad bacteria, so your good levels of good bacteria stays in the right balance.

  Fiber does make you full. It adds bulk.  It’s a natural way to fill you up without worrying about your caloric intake.

  Colon cancer is no joke.  Why risk it?  Diverticulitis is also serious. DIverticulitis is when pouches form on the wall of your colon.  It can be very painful! 

  Your colon aka large intestines is approximately 5 feet long. Your small intestine is approximately 20 feet long.  Yes, you read that right.  Your intestines have many turns and is packed into your body.  Without a diet high in fiber you are putting your body through some hard work to get your digested food to pass through your bowels.  

  You know what people say about eating corn and how it comes out.  Well, eating corn is actually good to do,  It also helps push that food through.  

  Here are some high fiber rich foods:

FRUIT

  • raspberries (1 cup)  8 grams
  • pear, with skin (1 med)  5.5 grams
  • apple, with skin (1med)  4.4 grams
  • strawberries halves (1 1/4 cup)  3.8 grams
  • banana (1med)  3.1 grams
  • orange  (1 med)  3.1 grams
  • figs, dried (2 med) 1.6 grams
  • rasisins (2TBS) 1.0 gram

GRAINS, CEREAL & PASTA

  • spaghetti, cooked, whole wheat  (1 cup) 6.2 grams
  • barley, pearled, cooked  (1 cup) 6.0 grams 
  • oat bran muffin (1 med) 5.2 grams
  • oatmeal, quick, reg. or instant, cooked (1 cup) 4.0 grams
  • popcorn, air popped  (3 cups) 3.5 grams
  • brown rice, cooked  (1 cup)  3.5 grams
  • bread, rye  (1 slice)  1.9 grams
  • bread, whole wheat or multigrain (1 slice) 1.9 grams

LEGUMES, NUTS & SEEDS

  • split peas, cooked (1 cup)  16.3 grams
  • lentils, cooked (1 cup)  15.6 grams
  • black beans, cooked (1 cup)  15 grams
  • lima beans, cooked  (1 cup)  13.2 grams
  • baked beans, vegetarian, canned, cooked (1 cup)  10.4 grams
  • sunflower seed kernels  (1/4 cup)  3.9 grams
  • almonds  (1 oz.-23 nuts)  3.5 grams
  • pistachio nuts (1 oz.-49 nuts)  2.9 grams
  • pecans  (1 oz.-19 halves)  2.7 grams

VEGETABLES

  • artichoke, cooked  (1 med)  10.3 grams
  • peas, cooked  (1 cup) 8.8 grams
  • broccoli, boiled  (1 cup)  5.1 grams
  • turnip greens, boiled  (1 cup)  5 grams
  • potato, with skin, baked  (1 med)  2.9 grams
  • tomato paste  (1/4 cup)  2.7 grams
  • carrot, raw  (1 med)  1.7 grams

  Ladies having fiber in your diet will also keep you from getting bloated and help slim down your tummy.  Ummm, yes please.  

  Eat a salad before your dinner.  But remember that your dressing can add up big time in calories so go easy.  When dining out, I recommend asking for any cheese to be omitted or on the side and ask for the dressing on the side.  That way you can control your calories.  Try sticking to a vinaigrette.  

  Think like a rabbit and get to eating those veggies and fruits to help keep your colon in optimal health.  **Try the Green Smoothie I have previously posted.  Plenty of good fiber.

#healthy #fiber #colonhealth #cleaneating #fitness #cancer #diabetes

Portion Controls

  Ok, people have gotten out of control when it comes to eating.  People feel that if it’s on their plate they need to eat it all!  Hence the muffin top trend.  Jumbo size doesn’t need to be added to your portions.

  Here’s a couple of easy tips to control your portions:

  • Try eating on a salad plate instead
  • Drink water with your meal
  • Take your time eating, you need to let your body realize when it’s full.  Don’t be in such a hurry to gobble down your food.
  • When dining out, when you place your order ask for half of it to be boxed up, before they bring it out. Don’t be embarrassed, you’ll be more embarrassed when you have a muffin top or spare tire.
  • When eating the main portion of your meal, fish, poultry, meat or whatever it is, eat a size the portion of the palm of your hand.

These are just a few tips.  It’s not rocket science.  You can do this!  Your waistline will thank you.

Healthy dinner!  Romaine lettuce, sliced avocado, black beans, tomato, shredded chicken and tiny bit of spicy brown mustard drizzled on top.  Super filling, easy, tasty, and healthy!  
#cleaneating #healthy #chicken #protein #blackbeans #lettuce #avocado #tomato #romainelettuce #fitness #eatclean #dinner

Healthy dinner!  Romaine lettuce, sliced avocado, black beans, tomato, shredded chicken and tiny bit of spicy brown mustard drizzled on top.  Super filling, easy, tasty, and healthy!  

#cleaneating #healthy #chicken #protein #blackbeans #lettuce #avocado #tomato #romainelettuce #fitness #eatclean #dinner

Want an incredibly easy way to shred chicken?  Use the the flat beater tool with your KitchenAid Mixer.  I cooked the chicken, tossed them in the bowl and put the power to medium to medium high.  Takes maybe 10-20 seconds.  Absolutely amazing!
#KitchenAid #cleaneating #healthy #fast #easy 

Want an incredibly easy way to shred chicken?  Use the the flat beater tool with your KitchenAid Mixer.  I cooked the chicken, tossed them in the bowl and put the power to medium to medium high.  Takes maybe 10-20 seconds.  Absolutely amazing!

#KitchenAid #cleaneating #healthy #fast #easy