Quinoa Shrimp Bowl
Serves 4 Total time: 30 minutes Download Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups quinoa 2-3 tbsp Coconut oil 1 lb shrimp – peeled 10 mini multi colored sweet peppers, julienned 1 tbsp garlic ½ red onion, chopped 1 tomato, diced 1 can black beans 1 can corn (optional) 2 Avocados, sliced 2-3 limes Greek Seasoning Directions: Cook quinoa according to package. While quinoa cooks, sauté peppers in 1 T coconut oil Prepare other ingredients (chop onions, dice tomatoes, heat black beans and corn)
10 Reasons Why Too Much Sugar is Bad for You
From marinara sauce to peanut butter, added sugar can be found in even the most unexpected products. Many people rely on quick, processed foods for meals and snacks. Since these products often contain added sugar, it makes up a large proportion of their daily calorie intake. In the US, added sugars account for up to 17% of the total calorie intake of adults and up to 14% for children (1). Dietary guidelines suggest limiting calories from added sugar to less than 10% per day
Serves: 32 pops Prep time: 1.5-2 hours Total time: 3.5-4 hours Download Recipe Ingredients: ½ of a Watermelon, seedless 1 ½ cups of Greek yogurt, Vanilla or plain Popsicle molds like these. We got ours from Walmart at an after summer sale for $.25 each. Directions: Cut the rind off of the watermelon and dice into chunks. Place watermelon flat on a cookie sheet or pan and stick in the freezer for about 1 hour. You want them to begin the freezing process but not be completely f
Twisted Greek Salad
This is the perfect light and refreshing side dish for any summer meal. I love that it travels well and is healthy. Enjoy! Serves 6-8 Total time: 10-15 minutes Download Recipe Ingredients: 2 cucumbers, diced (skin on) 1 small red onion, diced 15 cherry tomatoes, quartered ½ cup Feta cheese, crumbled 1/4 to 1/2 cup kalmata olives, quartered 1 tsp red wine vinegar ¼ cup olive oil Squeeze lemon juice Salt and pepper to taste Fresh basil Directions: Combine cucumbers, red onion,
Essential Nutrients for Women
Women's Health Week was last week but who says we should only celebrate women's health for 1 week? The most important thing we can do for ourselves is eat healthy and make sure we are getting the essential nutrients on a daily basis. Healthy weight loss and maintenance is all about energy balance. This means eating smarter and moving more. Many people make the mistake of limiting some of the foods they need the most when trying to lose weight. It’s important to eat food high
Yoga? But I am a runner!
Two weeks ago, I started going to yoga again after a decade long break. I am trying really hard to love yoga! I am a runner! I like to be physically active and get a good sweat on in the process. Why in the world would I want to take time out of my day to practice yoga? Well, I was quickly reminded after my first class how good it makes me feel. I am a very strong runner but over the years have lost much of the flexibility I used to have as a teenager. My first class was
"Cinco de Avocado"
There’s a lot of discussion about avocados lately – since the US gets 80% of our avocados from Mexico and if a wall is built or the border is shut down, our supply of these nutrient-packed superfoods will be devastated (not to mention, no more Mexican TVs, blue-jeans, etc.). So, I say, in celebration of Cinco de Mayo – let’s make the most of avocados while they’re still legal and accessible. While the average avocado contains 322 calories and 29 grams of fat – they are a grea
Basic and Easy Chili
Source: Maximized Living Nutrition Plans Serves: 5-7 ( 1 ½ cup servings) Prep/Cook time: 25 minutes HERE is the recipe to print. Ingredients 2 lb. ground beef (grass fed and finished) 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 ½ cups onion, chopped 4 stalks celery, chopped 2 cups green bell pepper (red, yellow or orange peppers can also be used) 1 tbsp minced garlic 2 cans black beans, drained and rinsed 28oz can crushed tomatoes 2 tbsp oregano 2 tbsp chili powder 2 tbsp ground cumin 1-2 tbsp salt