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Avocado Dressing

Posted on 29. Aug, 2013 in Food

Tis the season for fresh avocados!  Here is a great recipe to use instead of Ranch.

 

Avocado dressing to replace ranch! 1 large avocado, 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, 1/2 cup greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon hot sauce, 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, 2 garlic cloves, 3/4 teaspoon salt.avocado dressing

Help, I need a tasty lunch.

Posted on 29. Aug, 2013 in Food

Here is an easy and yummy lunch that will make you feel fabulous!

Toast a sandwich thin top with egg whites, grilled onions and sautéed spinach. The only thing I was missing was tomato and feta! It was YUM!

Egg white lunch

Light Summer Salad

Posted on 29. Aug, 2013 in Food

Summer isn’t over yet, so keep on making those fun salads. Here is a new one I concocted: Quinoa Cucumber Salad.  (more…)

Side Dish of Charred Corn and Feta — just says “SUMMER”

Posted on 25. Jun, 2013 in Food

three ingredient sides

Charred Corn with Scallions and Feta

Not Without Salt blogger Ashley Rodriguez loves to liven up corn on the cob by buttering or oiling it, then grilling until charred in parts and cooked through. Once cooled, she slices the corn off the cob and tosses with chopped scallions and crumbled feta, plus olive oil and—of course—salt, to taste.

Courtesy of Not Without Salt

Protein Protein Protein

Posted on 25. Jun, 2013 in Food

Avocado Deviled Eggs

three ingredient sides

Want a side dish that packs protein and healthy fats, try these deviled eggs. But to cut down on the cholesterol and saturated fat, replace half of the egg yolks with mashed avocado and Greek yogurt before piping them back into the middle of the hardboiled egg whites. (Sprinkle with paprika if desired.)

Bizarre Health Remedies

Posted on 08. Sep, 2014 in Fitness, Food

I am always looking for healthy cures or holistic cures.  I think these are some of the best.

Bizarre Home Cures That Work

 

By Tabby Biddle
Reviewed by QualityHealth’s Medical Advisory Board

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Problem: Cold Sores

Home Cure: Lemon balm tea

What to Do: Prepare lemon balm tea by brewing 2 to 4 tablespoons of the herb per cup of boiling water. Let it cool, then dot with a cotton ball on the cold sore several times a day.

Why It Works: Cold sores are caused by a herpes simplex virus (HSV). Lemon balm has antiviral properties that work to tame herpes outbreaks.

Problem: Eczema
Home Cure:
Olive Oil

What to Do: Apply olive oil directly to the irritated area. Rub 1 teaspoon per square inch of skin, which creates a seal that prevents skin from drying out. For serious cases, cover oil-slathered skin with plastic wrap overnight to lock moisture in.

Why it Works: Olive oil is packed with antioxidants that can reduce the inflammation associated with eczema. Olive oil is actually the base used for many moisturizers. When used alone, it lacks chemical irritants that you may find in store-bought creams.

Problem: Hiccups
Home Cure:
Sugar

What to Do: Swallow one teaspoon of sugar (dry) to stop hiccups.

Why it Works: The sugar is believed to modify the nerve muscles that would otherwise tell the muscles in the diaphragm to contract spasmodically and contribute to hiccups.

Problem: Nausea
Home Cure:
Lemons

What to Do: At the first hint of nausea, suck on a lemon.

Why it Works: Motion sickness causes you to produce excess saliva, which can make you nauseated. Lemons help dry out your mouth and can help soothe the queasy feeling.

Problem: Stained Teeth
Home Cure:
Apples

What to Do: Eat an apple a day.

Why it Works: Apples have a gentle malic acid that works on cleansing tooth enamel and helps dissolve stains.

Problem: Urinary Tract Infections
Home Cure:
Baking Soda

What to Do: At the first sign of symptoms, drink a solution made with ¼ teaspoon of baking soda mixed in 8 ounces of water. Continue this once a day until you can get a culture done at a doctor’s office and start antibiotics.

Why it Works: Baking soda makes the bladder environment more alkaline, which reduces bacteria’s ability to multiply.

Note: If your health issue does not improve with one of the recommended home cures, contact your doctor for an appointment to discuss other treatment options.


Sources:

Gelman, L. 19 Bizarre Home Cures that Really Work. Prevention. http://www.prevention.com/doctorsbookofhomeremedies/index.html. Accessed January 29, 2010.

Kearl, M. Our Favorite Home Remedies. AOL Health.com. http://www.aolhealth.com/health/home-remedies. Accessed January 29, 2010.

Lemon Balm, Information Page. University of MarylandMedicalCenter. http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/lemon-balm-000261.htm. January 29, 2010.

Olive Oil for Eczema. HealthySkinGuide.com. http://www.healthy-skin-guide.com/olive-oil-for-eczema.html. Accessed January 29, 2010.

O’Neill, J. Vital Signs: Treatments; For Warts, The Duct Tape Cure. The New York Times. Oct. 15, 2002.  http://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/15/health/vital-signs-treatments-for-warts-the-duct-tape-cure.html. Accessed January 29, 2010.

 

It is hard to make healthy choices….

Posted on 02. Mar, 2014 in Food, Uncategorized

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”

—La Rochefoucauld

 

The signature line on my emails are “You Can’t Out Exercise A Bad Diet!” How true this is.  I speak with numerous people that work out regularly, but can’t figure out why they aren’t losing the weight. So we journal every bite they take!  You will be amazed at what “extra bites” and “sneaky calories” are found in a day.

Did you lick the peanut butter knife after making sandwiches? Did you walk by your co-worker’s desk and grab 3,5, 10 M&M’s? Did you sample and snack while making meals?

Let’s re-evaluate those 2014 Resolutions.  How are they holding up? Not so much?

FOCUS and re-establish your goals.  Instead of I want to lose 20 lbs, let’s say, I would like to lose some weight. Instead of I want to eat healthy, let’s say, I want to eat 1-2 days/week with healthy choices.

START with journaling.  Get a notebook, app or tablet and write down EVERYTHING that goes into your mouth during 1 week.  I mean EVERYTHING.  Those couple of Cheerios as you are cleaning up, the leftovers that won’t fit into a tupperware, and don’t forget the snacking while cooking or enjoying a glass of wine.

If you want to discuss your journal after 7 days, I am happy to help, just email me.  But after 7 days, take a long hard look at where you are adding those extra calories.  Then you can start with “during 3-5pm, I am going to eat fruit, yogurt and nuts”.  See how that goes and build from there.

You are all strong RockIt Mammas!  Check in and let us know how you are doing.

Sugar, Sugar, EVERYWHERE!

Posted on 20. Feb, 2014 in Food, Uncategorized

This is no longer a challenge– this your child’s health!! (more…)

New Yummy Recipe

Posted on 09. Dec, 2013 in Food

Today was a happy day at dinner time! A new recipe that was renovated from an old midwestern recipe.  Twice Baked Potatoes has a new look.  (more…)

Tomato, Spinach & Chick peas???

Posted on 02. Nov, 2013 in Food

I usually am good to try any new recipe, but this one needs a new chef?

Who is in to try it and report back??

Spinach, Tomato and Chick Peas….