Hey WHAT are we really EATING!! Food in its raw form is usually the best! Why are we paying to be poisoned! Who knew – I read this article and thought I was being cautious! Did not even consider my soy protein powder.
Soy is the cheapest protein available today, and it is a major component of most animal feeds. Cheap soy protein allows chickens to grow the fastest, and produce the maximum amount of eggs during their peak laying cycles. So why do Rob and I pay more for organic, soy-free chicken feed? Why do we read labels and avoid eating highly processed soy products like the plague?
Because soy beans are very high in phytic acid and isoflavones. Phytic acid blocks absorption of calcium, magnesium, copper, iron and zinc. The phytic acid in soy beans is not reduced or neutralized by soaking, sprouting or long, slow cooking. Soy Isoflavones mimic estrogen in the body. Soy processing leads to the formation of toxic nitrosamines (carcinogens) and the formation of MSG. Additional MSG is often added to soy products during manufacturing. Many soy products contain high levels of aluminum.
What do Phytic Acid and…
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Had a rough weekend, so this is always a good reminder!!! This was one of those weekends where I ate too much salt and processed foods. This morning felt like a bloated potato! Redirect and stay on track is my goal for today!!
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Spaghetti Squash Curry Let’ face it! Sometimes I need a big volume of food to feel satisfied! Spaghetti squash curry, you can always GO back for seconds without trashing your diet. This is a great meal that is filling, and with a little experimentation you can change-up the spices and vegetables to create many low-calorie, low carb meals! Ingredients; […]
I think this was just blogged for me! Lover of beets and looking for my memory!!!!
Beet those pesky lapses in memory:
Do you ever find yourself sitting through half the late movie-you know, what’s-it-called, starring what’s-his-face—before remembering you’ve already seen it? Have you forgotten where you left your coffee mug (next to your keys, wherever they are) again?
Maybe you need a shot of beet juice. New research indicates that the nitrates in beet juice (which convert to nitrites and nitric oxide in the body) open up oxygen-rich blood vessels. Even better, the nitrite gets the oxygen and blood to the exact place in the brain where you need them most.
That’s good news, because reduced blood flow to certain brain zones is linked to memory glitches, slower thinking and dementia. Though it will take more research to measure beet juice’s impact on your brain, several studies already have shown that it does good things for your body. Beet juice can lower your blood…
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This is a sister post to my post on ” Do Not waste will help your WAIST” You can eat fresh an non processed and still have a budget!! Plus health care in the long run will cost you more!
A yummy way to eat the “it’s not trash yet” produce lingering in the fridge…
Make a salad “chutney“!
- small dice cucumber, red onion, roasted red pepper, tomatoes
- top with a favorite dressing or red wine vinegar, olive oil, kosher salt, pepper, oregano
- use on top of any greens or add to a sandwich
“Mother’s words of wisdom: “Answer me! Don’t talk with food in your mouth!” ~ Erma Bombeck
Everyone needs to print could help you save some money while eating healthy!
My position on organic foods is quite simple: If I had a Dr. Oz or Oprah food budget, I’d buy everything organic. It’s true that organic foods are not purchased exclusively by the very rich or else it wouldn’t be a billion dollar industry. There are lots of regular people with regular incomes who have made the lifestyle choice of buying organic foods. I have made that choice, whenever possible and affordable, and some items that I’ve been buying organic for a decade now like milk, yogurt, eggs and butter are not cheap by any standard but I feel are worth it for my health. When it comes to produce, if there is a sale on organic products, I’ll jump at the occasion and there are certain conventional products, like berries, I will no longer eat if I cannot buy them organic. If I could only buy organic meats I…
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Just read an article on how much food we waste. It is estimated everyday americans waste enough food to fill the rose bowl stadium. WOW!
So last week I started to pay attention to how much edible food my family squander. I was just amazed! I thought I was pretty frugal! Now this was not a scientific experiment but it was enough for me to realize how much money I am throwing away weekly. Especially because I try to buy fresh and depending on school and sports schedules sometimes the fresh produce does not get consumed and just rots in my refrigerator. So this week I am on a mission to waste less!
My biggest house hold waste tends to be fruit. I really try to judge how much to purchase each week but we all know with schedules and picky kids it does not always get eaten. So this week I started freezing fruit in small quantities to use for future recipes. Plus having frozen fresh foods on hand is better for my health and waist line!
Freezing Fruit: After washing the fruit, I remove all skin and seeds depending on the kind of fruit. Then I portioned the fruit into one cup portion sizes. Then I transferred the fruit to a small zip lock bags and labeled and date. Some fruits like apples, pears and bananas will darken which does not bother me but there are techniques you can use with ascorbic acid to preserve your fruits. Also some fruits like oranges, lemons and limes, I puree with a little water and freeze in ice-cube trays. After frozen in the trays I put in zip lock bags for later use. Remember air leads to loss of flavor so the more air you can remove the better. I prefer to freeze in zip lock bags rather than plastic containers, I find it is easier to remove the air.
Then it is ready to use anytime. The frozen fruit is great for smoothies. Even use to make a sorbet or bake with! I love it on my oatmeal!
Think Thin Bars are “OH” so yummy!
I am always on the go! If I got the time I go for a good salad or some fruit. After saying that we all know sometimes hunger gets the best of us and time is often an issue for us moms! Before you grab some junk food try one of the Think Thin Bars. They are 230 calories, 20 grams of protein, have no trans fat and 0 sugars. Be aware they do not have much fiber and 25 carbs. They are gluten-free, organic and come in a lot of flavors. The bars are really yummy, my favorite is the chocolate espresso. They had no funny after taste and a creamy texture and fewer calories than a lot of protein bars. I thought it was very satisfying. But remember this is more of a meal replacement if you counting calories and they are little pricey.
JUST A DISCLAIMER: I did not receive these products for free or was NOT paid to try them! Just a MOM on a mission to keep my girlish figure!!