Friday, November 21, 2014

The Perfect Pan-Roasted Rosemary Potatoes!

Another great healthy holiday side dish I stumbled upon was this pan-roasted rosemary red skin potatoes! Prep time is only 15mins and cooking time 15mins and did I mention its take 5 ingredients to make!

1 tablespoon of oliveoil
1 pound of small red potatoes halved
6 cloves of fresh garlic
3 sprigs of rosemary
Coarse salt and pepper

Heat oil over medium heat
Add potatoes with sides facing down,cook,turning potatoes occasionally for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown.
Add rosemary and a 1/2 cup of water and reduce medium heat to low,cover,cook. Turn potatoes occasionally until tender and water has evaporated. Check potatoes after 15mins but they should be cooked between 15-20mins,add more water if potatoes aren't cooked all the way through.
Stop rosemary leaves and scatter season the potatoes,add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately. enjoy!!

Friday, November 14, 2014

A Healthy and Simple Holiday side dish!

Get more veggies on the table this Holiday season with this AMAZING recipe! Sautéed Mushrooms and Green Beans! Sautéed mushrooms make for a perfect meat substitute for any vegetarians that may be joining you for dinner this season!

  Blanch green beans in boiling water until cooked (keep a little crunch for texture)
  Meanwhile,sautee mushrooms in butter and a teaspoon of teriyaki sauce in a medium high heat,until golden.
  Then toss with the drained green beans with some salt and pepper,you may add French fried onions for added flavor and texture.

It makes a for a delicious,quick and easy side dish!
       Keep the Holiday Season Light and Healthy!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

It's cold and flu season!

We all know the obvious ways to try and avoid the flu during cold and flu season,stay clear from people that are sick and wash your hands often etc but since food is medicine it's best to boost our immune systems with our diet as well!
 •4 servings of whole grains and salamon as well help build a strong immune system.
 • 2 meals containing at least one vitamin C rich food (spinach,cantaloupe and berries) is another way to build strength for your immune system and can reduce a cold but a day and a half!
 • Green tea can soothe a sorr throat and clear sinuses and also has been proven to reduce the risk of death from pneumonia. (If one were to have pneumonia already)
 •Yogurt also adds a daily dose of immune supporting probiotics!

     Beat the cold and flu season this year by making healthy foods your best friend!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wellness in Fall

Why wait for New Years to get back into healthy habits? Fall is the perfect time to create and learn new health routines! The kids are in school,the weather is cool,crisp and fall foliage is beautiful!

1.Brisk morning walks will get your heart rate up,even minor activities like raking leaves help!
 2. Watch TV and exercise! Many people love fall for the new fall television line up,kill two birds with one stone by working out while you watch. If you like to focus on one thing at a time,let watching TV be the incentive,allow yourself your tv time only if you've reached your exercise goal for the day!
3.The veggie and fruit selection is in abundance during the Fall season!! Soo many new and delicious recipes,from soups to casseroles!
4.The time change! Your body will be tired earlier in the evening which allows you to fall asleep faster and longer! That alone does wonders for your health!
5.Learn to ski when the snow falls or play a sport at the beach (it's less crowed during this time of season)

            There are so many ways and reasons to enjoy a healthy routine during the season!
                                       By this time next year you'll be a pro! Have fun!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Organic vs Non-Organic

Purchasing LOCAL and Organic fresh fruit and vegetables is important but not everyone can afford to purchase certified organic produce at all times. Here is a list of of produce that we should always try to buy organic and a list of conventionally grown produce that is safe to purchase.

Always Organic:
1. Cherry Tomatoes
2. Apples
3. Hot Peppers
4. Grapes
5. Cucumbers 
6. Celery 
7. Potatoes 
8. Spinach 
9. Strawberries
10. Kale

1. Cabbage
2. Avocados
3. Grapefruit 
4. Onions
5. Mushrooms 
6. Mangos 
7. Grape Fruit
8. Sweet Potatoes 
9. Kiwi 
10. Grapefruit

Real Food is Medicine!!
Happy Shopping!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Healthy Halloween Treats!

Halloween is one of the most anticipated holidays for kids,scary stories,dressing up and of course yummy treats! Here are a couple fun and simple Halloween treat ideas for the kids,without all the crazy sugar followed by cavities and stomach aches!
 Ghost Bananas
 Cut bananas in half pieces:
     3 dark chocolate chip pieces for the eyes and mouth
 Clementine Pumpkins:
     Peel clementines and add a piece of celery for the "pumpkin stalk" on the top.

These are just a few!
There are some really great,fun and easy ideas out there on the internet so keep your eyes peeled!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Love goes wherever Rosemary grows!

Rosemary,the scent of the season! We see and smell it in almost every holiday dish but did you know this small but mighty herb has some pretty amazing health benefits?

1.) When used as an oil it can help treat a cut or acne.
2.) Helps with digestion and can be used as a cleanser for your digestive system.
3.) Can improve memory by 60-70%,try sniffing it before a task or test!
4.)Helps fight aging,not just physical aging but brain aging as well.
5.)Helps fight cancer and its great for our eyes!

                                            And it's DELICIOUS!
         Be sure to pick some up at your next trip to the Farmers Market!