Why Are Whole Grains Healthier?

Whole grains vs. Refined grains. A whole grain is a seed. Grains can be compared to eggs. Eggs have a shell, the egg yolk and the egg white. Grains are very similar. They have a shell…the bran. They have a yolk…the germ. They have the egg white…the endosperm. The bran is the Shell. This is…

Oatmeal With the Superfood Cinnamon

1/2 cup dry rolled oats about 1 and 1/4 cup water 1/4 diced apple 15 – 20 raisins 1 teaspoon granulated sugar 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Cook the oats in water with a pinch of salt.  Add all other ingredients.  Stir and enjoy. It was delicious, it was filling, And It’s Healthy

Are You Worthy?

YES ! YES ! YES !! You are worth the effort to make a food plan. You are worth the effort to cook healthy, delicious meals that look good on a plate. You are worth the effort to sit at the table and use the “good dishes”. You are worth the effort to do whatever…

Will Lentils Make Me Happy?

  To lift your mood: Lentils Your brain needs folate to synthesize serotonin and dopamine, and research reveals that people with depression often have insufficient blood levels of folate. To get 90% of your day’s worth, work a cup of lentils into your lunch or dinner. Also good for: Blood sugar control, digestion “Happiness is an…

The Healthy and Tasty Avocado

Avocados were eaten in Central America thousands of years ago. When you mash them, they are silky and smooth like a creamy dairy product that grows on trees. Mashed avocado works well as a substitute for mayonnaise on a sandwich. Avocados contain a large amount of fat, but fortunately almost all of the fat is…

Good vs. Bad

  Two bites of something really good is much more satisfying than 20 bites of something not so good.  

Easy and Hearty Salad

What’s for dinner?  My version of Taco Salad. Even though I shouldn’t eat raw vegetables there comes a time when I just need to crunch on something raw.  This is a great salad to make.  It’s easy and it’s filling.   Warm Taco Chili Salad ¾ pound ground beef 1 taco seasoning package 1 can…

Kale,Kale, Kale….Why Kale?

This is from the Diabetic Diet Secrets website. Nutritionaly, kale is near the top amongst vegetables. It’s a real nutrition booster, with its high level of beta carotene and plentiful amounts of vitamins C and E. These antioxidants make it a good food to lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and cataracts. Kale is…

Brussels Sprouts Are Good

  I love them and they are good for the body. Brussels sprouts give our bodies calcium and vitamins A, C, and E.  Brussels sprouts are also a good source of fiber, folic acid, and a variety of phytochemicals.  Thousands of years ago early humans used plants, herbs and tree bark to assist peoples’ bodies…

Avocados Are Good For You

Avocados were eaten in Central America thousands of years ago. When you mash them, they are silky and smooth like a creamy dairy product that grows on trees. Mashed avocado works well as a substitute for mayonnaise on a sandwich. Avocados contain a large amount of fat, but fortunately almost all of the fat is…

Did You Know…

Your stomach is about the size of a baseball. It will  S-T-R-E-T-C-H  to 20 times it’s size.  About the size of a beach ball. If you eat a beach ball sized meal… you will feel VERY Uncomfortable!   I use this thought to help me control how much I put on my plate.

I’m Wondering About Snacking

It takes the brain about 20 minutes to decide it has had enough to eat. Wealthy dinner party hosts of the 1600 and 1700 hundreds began serving hors-d’oeuvres to guests about 30 minutes before dinner so that guests would eat a smaller quantity at dinner. Our mothers warned us against snacking in the afternoon because…