The Making of a Cookbook: Behind The Scenes of Simply Real Eating (PART 2) – Health Article

(there’s no backplash or real glass in those windows behind me, but production begins!) PART 2: if you haven’t caught up with PART 1: The Making of  The Simply Real Eating Cookbook, Behind-The-Scenes, you’re gonna want to read that one first, for any of this to make sense. Catch up here. Oh where were we? Oh right. I had just signed a book deal, for a book release in Fall of 2019. I had 9 months to create it. And…

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Summer’s Bounty Pasta Salad – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Summer’s here and so are those delicious summer vegetables–tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers, Oh my!  Try them with this chilled pasta salad dish.  It will be the perfect side-dish to take to a Fourth of July celebration!  It is kidney-friendly too for those with Chronic Kidney Disease. Ingredients: 12 oz Box Tri-Color Rotini 1/2 green pepper, diced 1/2 red pepper, diced 1/2 orange pepper, diced 1/3 cup red onion, diced 1/3 cup cucumber (w/skin), diced 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved 1…

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Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Research tells us that people who eat breakfast have more mental clarity and energy AND can better control their weight and blood sugar levels. Here is a quick grab and go breakfast idea that is full of nutrition.  Greek yogurt provides protein, calcium and probiotics (people who consume milk and yogurt better control their blood pressure as shown in the DASH diet studies). The fruit provides more vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.  Nuts  contain unsaturated fat which can help you better…

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Lung-Healthy Recipe: Tomatoes with Mozzarella and Avocado – Health Education Article

Studies have shown that tomatoes may help improve lung function in even smokers, and can slow the natural decline in lung function that occurs with age. This delicious, light lunch uses lycopene-rich tomatoes and heart-healthy extra virgin olive oil with tasty buffalo mozzarella. PREP TIME: 5 minutes SERVINGS:  1 This take on an Italian caprese salad gives you the same fresh taste using red wine vinegar instead of balsamic. INGREDIENTS • 1 ripe tomatoes, cored and thinly sliced crosswise •…

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Why you should use turmeric essential oil – Health Article

You’ve probably heard of turmeric before or have probably used it as one of your spice or health regimen because of its well known active compound curcumin, amongst many others that have shocking health benefits. Tumeric hailing from the Zingiberaceae plant family, (the same family as ginger), has both been used as a spice to flavor and color food and also as a medicinal herb. Modern research published in 2011 entitled, Turmeric, the Golden Spice, suggests that “The activities of…

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Mediterranean Pasta Salad – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

This incredibly healthy, colorful and fresh Mediterranean Pasta Salad can be a side-dish, snack or an entree salad. It’s quick to throw-together and it does not last long at our house. The flavors and textures are so perfect together!             Salad Ingredients: 6 ounces textured pasta like penne or rotini (Gluten-Free if desired) 4 oz. roasted red peppers (from jar) 2 oz. sundried tomatoes (or 1/2 cup diced fresh tomatoes) 1 cucumber (peeled and diced)…

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Okra & Tomatoes – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

This Okra & Tomatoes recipe is so easy and so delicious! We live in the South and most people here prefer to have their okra fried and have usually not eaten it cooked any other way. Here is a healthy, delicious alternative that we often share with our clients.  Okra is a low calorie vegetable high in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, B-Complex & Folate. One surprising benefit of okra is found in the phytochemical, mucilage, which aids digestion and helps…

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Types, Nutrition, Health Benefits, and Recipes – Health Article

Grits is a highly nutritious dish, very popular in the Southern United States. It is prepared from dried, ground corn or maize by using various forms of liquids such as milk, water, and broth. The health benefits of grits consumption are enormous which makes it an ideal diet. The reason why this dish is so nutritious and healthy because you can mix as its liquid ingredient to any variety of liquid as per your special needs and health condition. For…

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Quick Baked Oatmeal – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

Begin your day with a warm bowl of oatmeal!  Preparation can begin the night before to make for a quick, easy and nutritious oatmeal breakfast. The chia seeds are an excellent source of omega 3 fat and the nut butter will add more healthy fat and a good amount of protein which will help to increase satiety. Enjoy! Ingredients 1/2 cup old fashioned oats 1 T chia seeds (optional) Sweetener of choice Dash of salt 2 T smooth nut butter…

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Turkey & Veggie Wraps – Nutrition Pair – Health Education Article

This is a fast, easy and delicious way to use up those Thanksgiving turkey leftovers! Ingredients:  2 cups chopped turkey 2 cups salad greens or spinach ½ cup corn (fresh, frozen or canned no-salt added) ½ cup shredded carrots ½ cup Craisins ½ cup cranberry sauce 4 Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas Directions: Combine turkey, salad greens/spinach, corn, carrots and Craisins in a bowl.  Warm tortillas according to package directions or serve as is.  Spread 2 T of cranberry sauce on…

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Advice that Doctors do not Give: How to Extend your Life! – Healthbulk – HealthBulk – Health Article

Regardless of the disease that we suffer, the solution of the doctors always seems to be a pill and worse, the pill does not heal the sick, but hides the symptoms while your physical and mental state continue to deteriorate. This proposal is not new, but quite the opposite. Our ancestors never suffered a heart attack and in the paleolithic era there were no sleeping pills or insulin injections. Evolution has helped many aspects of daily life, but it has…

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Pastelón – Cook For Your Life – Health Article

Pastelón this healthier version cuts the fat but keeps the flavor Servings: 12 Prep time: 20 Total time: 60 minutes Cuisine: Latino, Healthy Latino This delicious Pastelón is a total crowd-pleaser. It is a healthier version of the traditional Latino Holiday classic and cuts the fat but keeps the flavor. This version uses homemade sofrito to build amazing flavor, while raisins and alcaparrado give it a deliciously sweet and salty tang. Instead of the usual beef, we’ve used ground turkey.…

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Chicken Fiesta Salad Recipe | Wellness Mama – Health Article

Variety is the spice of life they say, and I’m the first to admit salads can get boring! When I start to feel this way I know it’s time to make this chicken fiesta salad. Crunchy colorful peppers, creamy guacamole, and zesty homemade salsa (if it’s the season!) make this one of my favorite meals. For simplicity, I plan this salad on the same week we’re having tacos so I don’t have to chop ingredients twice. Here’s how to make…

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Healthy Indomie Recipe: How to Cook Noodles {In a healthy Manner} – Health Article

In this Article, I will try as much as possible to reveal how to cook Noodles in a way it counters the potential health hazard it might poss to the body. Long before now, it has been generally accepted that noodles are healthy, till recent discoveries start taking place to ascertain the health implication of its major Ingredients, and how to cook noodles in the best possible healthy way. Before I show you how to cook Noodles, let’s talk about…

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The Perfect Romantic Dinner Menu for Two – Health Article

Call me unromantic, but I’m not a big fan of going out on Valentine’s Day. Being one of the most popular days of the year to go out, babysitters can be tough to find and most restaurants are packed! I personally think it is much more relaxing to cook a romantic dinner for two at home and have a date night in after the kids are in bed. With some planning and a few special touches, a meal at home can…

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Easy Grape Tart – Cook For Your Life – Health Article

Grape Tart Servings: 6 Prep time: 20 This easy grape tart is a truly simple winter treat. It’s incredibly basic. All it is is shortcrust pastry pressed into a baking sheet and filled with halved grapes that have been tossed in sugar and cornstarch. It may seem counterintuitive to cook grapes, but their sweetness becomes deliciously concentrated when they are baked or roasted, making this an… This is only a snippet of a Health Article written by Ann Ogden Read…

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