Archive for the Healthy Foods Category

Parsnips and Potatoes

Apr 19th, 2014 Posted in Healthy Foods | no comment »

parsnips and carrotsTrying something new is a great thing- this week add parsnips to your veggies mix!

 

I recently started using parsnips in my recipes because I tried them and really enjoy eating them. They look like carrots except they are white.

An easy recipe that I made in a frying pan. I just peeled and chopped 2 carrots, 2 parsnips and 1 potato ( left over cooked the day before). I also chopped a tomato and a slice of pineapple, and added a cup of frozen peas.

What is your best food group?

Apr 19th, 2014 Posted in Healthy Foods | no comment »

Fruits and veggies are the best food group for you to stay healthy and well.

 

Lentil soup with sweet potatoes, a good healthy choice. The lentils are packed with protein and the sweet potatoes full of vitamins and minerals

Lentil soup with sweet and white potatoes, a good healthy choice. The lentils are packed with protein and the sweet potatoes full of vitamins and minerals

Fruits and vegetables are packed with fiber and vitamins for your health. If you are trying to get healthier, add more  fruits and veggies to your daily diet.

What are you eating? Some Functional Foods

Apr 12th, 2014 Posted in Healthy Foods | no comment »

There are many foods which are packed with vitamins and minerals to help you stay healthy and well. Did you know that they are called Functional Foods?

The first Functional Food that I think about are the orange ones! Carotenoids- they are the B-Carotene in carrots, orange fruits, butternut squash and cantaloupe. Great for your health and wellness; the yellower the better!

 

Back to basics. Steamed carrots and potatoes

Back to basics. Steamed carrots and potatoes

 

Here are a few more functional foods:

Lycopene is found in foods such as tomato products.

Do you want healthy digestion? Focus on good food combinations

Apr 11th, 2014 Posted in Healthy Foods | no comment »

 A Healthy diet and Exercise can deliver you great health

Some steamed veggies

Some steamed veggies

Today there are many new diet and exercise tips but good nutrition tips have been around for many years. Author  Dr.Howard Hay developed The Hay Diet in 1939 and his theories are still very sound advice today.

The theory is on the importance of food combinations for healthy digestion.

Dr. Hay pointed out that a combination of high-protein and high-starch foods has appalling effects on the digestive system. Dr. Hay himself was troubled by painful digestion for many years related to chronic inflammation of his kidneys, high blood pressure and a badly dilated heart. When  he changed his eating habits, his symptoms disappeared.

Oats are Simple and Nutritious

Nov 9th, 2013 Posted in Healthy Foods | no comment »

 

Oats Are So Very Good For You~

oats

I start most of my days with 1/4 cup steel cut and 1/4 plain rolled oats steamed for about 5 minutes mixed with 1/4 cup of almond milk and a sprinkle of cinnamon. I also add a chopped apple.
So nutritious and filling to start your day.
The other benefit is that oats can lower your cholesterol.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make it a nutritious one.

 

 

Soluble Fiber