Food

Nature Box!!!!

I am an avid snacker and lately the rice crispy treats and potato chips at the student store have been haunting me so I decided to try out Nature Box… it is $10 for the first month and the cheapest package is only $19 a month after that…

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Beauty Juice

This juice will help to rid your body of toxins and improve kidney function, leading to healthy glowing skin. I try to drink lemon water every morning but this day I wanted to switch things up so I threw these ingredients into the juicer and drank up!! This was a breakfast substitute because I was in a rush (a late breakfast, only 1.5 hours before lunch…)

Orange + Apple + Celery + Lemon + Ginger Juice Recipe

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 Apples
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1 lemon
  • Ginger, to taste (I used 4oz of brewed Yogi Ginger Tea)

This recipe made about 22 oz. The mason jar only holds around 18 (If I fill to the rim) so I gave the rest to my daughter. We loved it!!!

I use a Jack Lalanne Power Juicer Deluxe 

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Benefits

  • Apple & Celery: cleanse your body of toxins, improve kidney function and lower blood pressure;
  • Oranges: provide a healthy dose of immune boosting Vitamin C
  • Lemon: helps to clear your digestive system and purify your liver
  • Ginger: is an aromatic antioxidant with direct anti-inflammatory effects known to effectively alleviate symptoms of gastrointestinal distress.

Bliss cannot be disturbed by gain or loss

~ Yogi Tea

SUPER Kale Quinoa and Mushroom Pilaf!!!

I am a self proclaimed sometimes-a-tarian…What this means is that I will go any number of months without eating meat at all but I am usually a pescatarian ( I eat fish and seafood) and I will occasionally eat meats. I choose not to eat meat that often for environmental, ethical, and health reasons. When I do purchase meat at the store it is organic, free-range, and vegetarian fed; this includes my eggs… Now with that miniature rant out of the way here is my Vegan Kale, Mushroom, Quinoa Pilaf!!!quin1-001

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Happy St. Patty’s Day and Healthy Eating For the Family…

Green Breakfast: Green Waffles, Green Eggs, and Fruit w/Green Kiwi 😉

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I Know I’m a little late but I needed to share my St. Patty’s day meal but I also wanted to share and receive a little feedback on something that Ive been struggling with. Trying to get my family to see the long and short term health benefits of eating healthier without them thinking Im some kind of hippie or tree huger has been extremely challenging…. People oppose things that are different from their norms all the time but food should be something we are open to especially if we want to live wholesome lives.

Image My daughter went from breast milk to a mostly organic, whole food, and vegetarian diet so getting her to eat anything green has never been a problem, but as she gets older she has become picky about her textures.

Here are some notes/tips from zenhabits (My go-to blog for just about anything) on how to get your kids as well as other members from your family to try healthier food options:

  • If you do the cooking, cook food for the family, and cook your meals separately. Eva & I often cook our healthy food in bulk and eat the same food for days, while the kids eat other things. For some reason they’re not big kale and quinoa fans. Kids.
  • Kids can change their taste buds, but slowly. They won’t instantly like big green salads, but you can introduce vegetables slowly, in soups and other dishes they might be used to. Dice carrots and kale can be added to chili and spaghetti sauce if you cut them small enough and add them when you’re cooking onions/garlic.
  • Kids will eat nearly anything if you add some baked fries to the dish.
  • If the kids are going to eat something especially tempting (pizza), I try to make myself scarce so I don’t have temptations. It’s too hard to avoid junk that I enjoy eating, if it’s right in front of me, so I’ll go for a run or go to my room to do some work — keep busy.
  • We try to find restaurants that has healthy food that the kids will like.
  • When I went vegetarian, Eva & the kids weren’t vegetarian. I did get them to try some dishes, which they generally liked, and then would just eat my food separately from them. If I made my food especially delicious, it would be tempting for them to at least try.
  • Kids will go to any restaurant if there’s dessert at the end.
  • Many people don’t like the idea of vegan food, even if they’ve never tried it. Making delicious vegan cupcakes will often win them over, at least to try it. I recommend Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World. Truly amazing.

I Cheated… well at least it feels that way.

I cheated on my diet!! LoL

I was really in the mood for something spicy while I was preparing my daughters grilled cheese sandwich that was to accompany her tomato soup. Then I remembered seeing a YouTuber who made a sandwich with jalapeños and cheese!! (light bulb) I guess it wasnt really cheating because I didn’t use much cream cheese and I used a veggie sliced cheese (that melts beautifully I might add) Dave’s Killer Bread, and jalapeño’s that I pickled myself.

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Oooey Gooey Spicy GoodnessImage

I constructed the sandwich than put it on my George Foreman Grill for about 2 minutes and this was the result… I skipped the tomato soup, but Im sure it would have been magnificent with it.

this would probably be great after a night of heavy drinking too….. IJS 🙂