Food prep


Food Choice
FUEL: Stuff We Put In Our Body WHAT’S IN YOUR FRIDGE? Certainly, there is no need for it to look like the photo. Open up the door and take a good look. What’s in there? Is there anything “old and mold” you can get rid of? Any over processed and […]

FUEL: WHAT’S IN YOUR FRIDGE?


pineapple
PINEAPPLE: Immune support, bone strength, digestive aid, and an anti-inflammatory pineapple could be defined as — superfood staple. Did you know that each scale on a pineapple is actually a berry? First discovered in 1493 on the island of Guadalupe, research indicates that our scaly friend helps reduce mucus and […]

FUEL: Pineapple


tomato
Steamed bok choy and native tomato, a plain and simple favorite for me.  Bok Choy, a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, is chock full of vitamins and antioxidants. Benefits include Omega-3’s, Zinc, and Vitamin A. Bok Choy is included in many studies about cancer prevention. #FUEL #LetsGoUp #Yesrising

FUEL: Steamed Bok Choy and Tomato




vegetarian
Super easy Sauté Mushrooms, spinach, onion and tomato. A super easy side dish and wonderful in a grinder, sub, or hoagie. I love to mix this in with whole grain pasta or rice. Play around with your ingredients! Heat extra virgin olive oil in a salute pan, add all ingredients […]

FUEL: Super Easy Sauté


Green Food
It’s kinda like Taboule without the bulgar wheat. I purchased a couple large bunches of fresh parsley on sale, washed and chopped it up with some fresh diced tomato, onion, and cucumber. Mix well and add a few drops of olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon to taste. Salt and […]

Parsley Salad



Eggplant 1
Here is my quick and easy dinner of roasted eggplant and tomato, brown rice and brussels sprouts with chicken, and of course my peanut butter cookies. This couldn’t be easier and promises to impress AND happify just about anyone! First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. OK. let’s go: ROASTED EGGPLANT and […]

Quick and Easy Eggplant


Food Options
Roasting peppers can be a good way to add to our go-to meals options for the week. Slicing them up and roasting on a cookie sheet in a 350 degree oven with a little olive oil and salt and pepper makes for great flavor additions to sandwiches, sides, eggs, or […]

Food Opts for the Week


fruit snack
Fruit is a great snack to replace chips, candy or other processed foods. Some days I cut up an apple with peanut butter for a afternoon pick-me-up or have some berries, nuts and yogurt for a night-time snack. Here is one of my favorites this time of year – fresh […]

You’re a Peach



salad
It’s been so hot and humid the last few weeks, this has been a great go-to meal. Last night’s dinner: Egg, wilted kale, cherry tomato with basil, and cucumber – with lemon and olive oil. Mmmmmmm. I find all of these items at the local farmer’s market and vary what’s […]

Quick Summer Night Salad


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Love this time of year because the tomato’s found at the local farmer are wonderful. The colour’s are striking and the taste is what you can only savor during the peak season. I’m not sure what the name of these are but they are awesome in sandwiches or salads. Often, you […]

Farmer’s Market Tomato Fest





summer food 2
Sometimes we need simple reminders to keep ourselves in check. Summer brings outdoor fun, travel, vacations and sometimes long and busy days where we can easily slack off in the nutrition department. This is a dish I make in the summer with fresh ingredients from the local farmers market. Fresh […]

Food Prep: Summer Fare


explore food
MINDFUL EATING TIP: Permission to Explore: Don’t force yourself to eat things you don’t like. But – TRY NEW THINGS. Eliminate table salt, sugar and processed food – especially white flour. Give yourself permission to explore cleaner and greener foods like kale, spinach or arugula or good complex carbohydrates like sweet […]

MINDFUL EATING TIP: Permission to Explore



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Roasting vegetables is a good way to prepare for the week or a dinner party. You can roast just about anything and in this photo you will see carrots, celery, and onion and yes, GRAPES! I love roasted grapes! By adding some type of fruit to the pan, you will […]

Food Prep: Roasting Everything



Gym Food 1
So, I got home from the gym tonight, looked in the fridge and this happened: Brown herbed rice with steamed shitake, steamed asparagus, smoked mozzarella, and cilantro…few drops of olive oil, Braggs Aminos and I had myself a really satisfying quick meal. Yum, I tell ya… 🙂

Fuel for the Gods



herbs
What I love about cilantro is both the flavor and the scent. People seem to either love it or hate it. Since I love it, I’ll rattle on why. Cilantro has about 8 different natural antibiotic properties and has been shown to be effective in treating Salmonella. These properties have […]

Food Prep: My Bro Cilantro


Kiwi-Fruit 4
I remove the skin, slice up and store in a glass container. Usually mine are consumed within a day or two because I prefer fresher fruit. You can use Kiwis on salads or in smoothies – though, I like to eat mine as a snack right from the container. The […]

Food Prep: Kiwi


Garlic-Cloves 1
Here is something you can prepare for the week ahead. I take a whole garlic bulb, slice it in half, add a couple drops of olive oil and place in the oven on 350 until tender. Of course spreading warm roasted garlic on good bread is a fabulous treat, but […]

Food Prep: Roast Garlic



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I like to prepare foods that I can use throughout the week. This week found a container of cherry tomatoes for $1.29 at the local produce store along with a package of sliced baby bella mushrooms on sale for $1.68. You can roast them dry or toss them together in […]

Food Prep: Roasted Tomato and Mushroom