Thursday, February 15, 2018

Quick, Easy, Healthy and Economical Dinners


Quick, easy, healthy and economical are the best buzz words for cooking that I know.  I love quick, easy, healthy, yummy and economical.   I enjoy preparing healthy dinners with lots of vitamins and minerals, which is another step in achieving good health.  And let it be known that most of us like to create meals that don’t break the bank, and are still easy to make and save some dollars.

Here is one our favorite healthy dinners and so easy to make.  My husband does all the grocery shopping and he always checks for sales and seasonal bargains.  

The cost of this dinner:

One half of a chicken:  1.50
Mushrooms:     .50 cents
Red peppers …..25
One large  Onion………..25
Tomatos………..,25
Brussel sprouts  25
Quinoa………….30

Total Cost for the dinner  $3.30  
Add another $1.50 for two more people for the chicken. There are enough veggies for four people. 

We  bought the chicken on sale.  We actually bought 4 packages for future meals. And the rest of the veggies I had in the fridge.

Chicken Recipe

Ingredients;
chicken half
1/2 red pepper chopped in small pieces
1 large onion  chopped in small pieces
2 Roma tomatoes  sliced i half
1 cup of mushrooms sliced
1 cup of sliced brussel sprouts
1 cup of quinoa  (this is enough for two meals for two)
1 1/4 cup of water or chicken broth
1/2 cup of sesame seed oil
1 tablespoon each of curry powder, turmeric, rosemary, basil garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350
  2. Blend the oil with all the spices and mix well
  3. Dip the chicken in the mixture and remove,  and set in large baking dish
  4. Fit the veggies around the chicken breast keep each separate  from the other
  5. Pour the rest of the oil mixture over the veggies.
  6. You may want to pour extra oil over the veggies
  7. Add 1/2 cup of water and pour over the chicken and vegetables
  8. Bake for about 1.5 hours.


Lots more  healthy recipes from my book  Feel Better Every Day

Monday, February 12, 2018

Stay Happy as You Age


As we age we find the mirror starts playing tricks on us.  While looking in the mirror we may suddenly have lost the bloom of youth.  Actually it was not so suddenly, but it does seem that way at times.  The reality is that when growing older some things feel easier in life and some things become more challenging.  Our attitudes change in many facets of our lives. We also find stress and anxiety are often part of our daily landscape.

There are other things that happen as we age just alone in our physical being.  We find our energy doesn’t  last quite as long as it did, and we may not be as agile. Our weight has a way of shifting around changing our proportions. One thing for sure that is easy and that is gaining weight.  

So what is the good news?  The best news of all is that we are here living and can look forward to each day if we choose to be happy.

I once read that happiness is a choice.  Okay so you are looking at this page right now and snickering at me.  You have a ton of problems so how can you choose to be happy.  Trust me this is no easy feat but you can find happy moments each day.  We all have something to be grateful for.  My mother in law had a great saying which I have carried around with me.  “Everything in life has its compensations.”  Think about that one.

One thing I do most days is write a gratitude list.  I write down all that I am grateful for and it sticks with me all day.  We all have issues in life and no one is free from them.  Haven’t you seen miserable people who have everything and happy people who have very little?  

We all wake up with those days that we feel the weight of the world on our shoulders for many reasons.  It could be family, money or health—the three biggest detours to happiness.

And lets not get into stress and anxiety as we all have our doses of that each day.

Here are just a few simple ideas to find ways of being happy every day.

  1. Plan a treat for yourself 
  2. Take a walk and enjoy nature
  3. Have a forbidden food to sneak in for the day
  4. Watch a favorite TV show or movie
  5. Call a friend who is a good listener
  6. Unclutter a closet or room.  (This really helps me)
  7. Take some time to meditate that will clear your mind
  8. Take a bath in scented water
  9. Just smile
  10. Buy yourself something new and  it doesn’t have to cost much


This growing old and dealing with aging problems is a challenge and we have to work at fighting back with different solutions. I am getting up today and I have decided to be happy.


More ideas for staying happy in my book  Feel Better Every Day on Amazon

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Natural Cleaning Ideas to Save Money



Cleaning house is not my favorite thing to do, but having a clean house is my favorite place to be.  I actually threw away all of my aerosol cleaning solutions and decided to make make many of my own cleaning products.  So far I still buy laundry and dishwasher detergent.

There are many recipes out there for liquid soap.  I made up this recipe which I also use for personal soap and even my hair.  I love it as it is easy to make and pure.

What you will need:
1. pump bottle
2. Pure castille soap
3. baking soda
4. Water
5  Rosemary essential oil

Directions:
1. Fill the bottle halfway with castille soap
2. Add 1 tablespoon of baking soda
3. Fill to almost the top with water
4. Add 4 or 5 drops of rosemary essential oil


Quick Cleaning Recope
What  you will need:
1. Large Spray bottle
2. White vinegar
3. Baking soda
4. Hydrogen peroxide
5. 6 or 7 drops of lemon or lavender essential oil

Directions
1. Fill the bottle half full of water
2. Add very slowly 2 tablespoons of baking soda
3. Add 3 drops of 3 percent hydrogen peroxide
4. Add 1/2 cup of white vinegar
5. Shale very very gently

This solution is great for doing bathrooms and kitchens.  I use it on granite with no problems.  I often spray the furniture to deodorize the sofas and chairs.  You will want to check first on the back of a chair or sofa that is upholstered to make sure the fabric is colorfast.

Just Baking Soda:

I use baking soda for so many things.  I keep a cup of the soda in each bathroom, by the washing machine and by the cat box.

For a quick cleaning in my bathrooms I pour a little in the toilet, tub and sink.
I simple take a damp rag and go over everything.  I am sure to give another swipe of a damp rag over all of the surfaces pick up all of the residue from the baking soda.

I add about 1/4 cup to a load of laundry.  Every morning when cleaning the cat box I sprinkle a little in the box and never have cat odors.

I love looking under my sink and seeing very few cleaning solutions.  I am working on a laundry detergent and furniture polish next.  I feel healthier knowing I am not spraying all kinds of toxic and scented cleaning solutions in my house.

I have many more recipes in my book  my book Feel Better Every Day


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Being an Empath--Solutions and Ideas

Surviving as an Empath

Perhaps you have discovered that you are an empath, well at least you can use this label to describe how you navigate in life.  There are good things and challenging things about being an empath.  I recently discovered that this label describes me and my actions.  I am going to go through some of the traits and some easy (well maybe not so easy) solutions to  live peacefully with ourselves.

1.  We often know stuff without being told.
 This is not a bad thing but often creates a feeling of unrest inside. It can also cause us to make quick judgement and even decisions.  It is best  to just allow these thoughts to flow through and evaluate everything before plunging in.

2.  As an empath we often feel  other's emotions whether where we are  or even far away.
 This feeling can make it challenging to our spirit when entering a room.  You can tune out this feeling by engaging in conversations and focusing on your environment.  Experiencing the faraway emotions  is different story as we are often not sure if what we are feeling is real.  When my head gets full of other's emotions I try to divert myself or have a quiet meditation for a few minutes.


3 Some empaths have an addictive personality
Hopefully you can create positive activities in your life to avoid any addictions.   Currently I have no addictions but sometimes it is as simple as being addicted to buying art supplies.  I have gone through that particular addiction. It certainly is not dangerous but could get expensive.  Dealing with alcohol, food or spending money addictions  will require some outside support and help.  Sometimes empaths just need a good friend to share feelings with.

4. Drawn to holistic and metaphysical beliefs.  To me this is one of the best traits of an empath, and something I have always geared towards.  Developing healthy protocols for staying healthy is excellent,  and metaphysical gives direction to our mind and soul.

5. Needing solitude.
 I try to find time each day to be alone and do things I love like read or paint.

6. Feelings always show
I am not sure we can do anything about this and I personally don't care.  If you are in a situation where it is not to your best interests to show your feelings, this is something you can work on.

7. Clutter dampens the spirit
We have clutter in certain rooms in the house, and if I can have some spaces that are clutter free I am okay with this.

8. Negativity is over whelming
One of the best ways to avoid negativity is to surround yourself with positive people.  We all have those negative moments but they often flee.

9. Sympathy with underdogs
Pick your underdogs wisely and make sure they are working at helping themselves before you reach out. Many people are excellent at playing this role.


10.Crowds can become unbearable
I personally avoid crowds as much as possible.  We rarely go places where there are lots of people in one place.

There are more traits to deal with for the empath.  If you feel you are one there are excellent sources to check out.

Check out my book: Amazon Feel Better Every Day

Monday, February 5, 2018

Unusual Foods With Huge Health Benefits


Research

I spend a lot of time researching different foods, herbs, spices and supplements. It is easy to get swayed into trying many of these by the many promises they offer in the arena of preventing disease and different conditions. I do not believe in any magic bullet for cures of any kind,  but there are many wonderful foods out there that can often be considered like medicine.  I try to find several sources  in my research that concur on any new idea, thought or product. I am going to share these three products with you that I have found to have many health benefits.

Black Garlic: 

 Most of us are familiar with garlic and use it to spruce up many different dishes. Black garlic is something many have probably not heard about.  The black garlic has more allicin than white garlic which is the most important health ingredient of garlic.  Black garlic is a stronger antioxidant and rich in more amino acids than white garlic. The black garlic is actually regular garlic that has been carefully fermented.  The flavor and scent is less strong, but very flavorful.  The black garlic also comes in supplements if you are not fond of adding garlic to your food. 



Broccoli Sprouts 

These little sprouts  rich in Sulforaphane which is reported to be a substance that can help the body stay free from many diseases. I use these tasty little sprouts in salads and when I make  a healthy sandwich of tuna or chicken on whole grain bread.  I even add them to soups and stews.  I keep a small container in my fridge all the time and try to incorporate it in some dish on a daily basis.

Here is a list of a few of the benefits
1.Lowers cholesterol
2. Helps keep the cardiovascular system healthy
3. Supports brain health
4. Anti inflammatory.
5. Protects muscles

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds is another product I keep stored in my pantry. You can eat these little back seeds raw or cooked for their health benefits. I add these seeds to soups and salads and even meatloaf and stews. These seeds are not for munching as a snack by themselves.  These seeds aid digestion primarily and support healthy skin and can help regulate blood sugar.  The seeds have  a large quantity of manganese, magnesium,  calcium and vitamins A,B,D and E.  Chia seeds are also rich in antioxidants and Omega 3. These seeds provide a simple way to get all of these vitamins and minerals in your diet.


Do you have any special healthy tips of something you enjoy consuming?  I would love to hear of any different ideas.  I have a few more up my sleeve and will save them for another day.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

I am an Empath--Are You?

I am an Empath are YOU?

I am not big on giving people labels as they seems to stick with them and often create an unhappy image.  However,  I have found my label —like it or not.  I am an Empath.

What is an empath?

The simple definition of an empath is that if you  are affected by other peoples energies. and are gifted with an intuitive feeling and ability to perceive others.   You are highly sensitive and emotional but that is not all.   We often know the motivation of others and also can take on the emotions of others.  This is not a learned way of being.  In other words you are either an empath or not. We  Empaths are walking around with accumulated karma and emotions and energy from others around us, which is not always easy. 

Situations

We often feel more of what is going on outside than what is happening inside of us.  Where there is disharmony there is an unhappy empath.  Unpleasant situations and confrontations create a feeling of unhappiness and unrest.  Empaths often do well in therapy as talking out problems helps a great deal.  If the problem is not settled the act of sharing feelings help. Healing comes from talking and reasoning. 

Suffering as seen in others is very hard on the empath personality.   Empaths are almost always caring and understanding.  Strangers  often pour out their problems and deepest fears, not just occasionally but often. Empaths can go from happy fun and very humorous to sad and despondent— but there is  always a reason.  They need stimulation but can get this from being alone and delving into their own special fun projects and fantasy.


Here are some traits of the Empath 

If you fall into most of these traits you are a member of the  empath club.

  1. Many times empaths know stuff without being told
  2. Sometimes crowds and noise becomes unbearable
  3. You feel other people’s emotions whether in the same room or miles away
  4. You almost  always know when someone is not being honest
  5. Sympathetic with the underdog
  6. Can have an addictive personality
  7. Drawn to holistic therapies and metaphysical beliefs
  8. Truth and fairness is of utmost importance in life
  9. Empaths must have answers and explanations for things they are curious about
  10. Daydreamers and happy being alone and getting into their dreams
  11. Free spirits—rules and regulations bog them down
  12. Cannot hide feelings and the feelings always show
  13. Clutter dampens spirit
  14. A strong need for solicitude and quiet 
  15. Easily bored in situations and gets distracted and starts to day dream
  16. Negativity is overwhelming for Empaths



You can live happily being an Empath, but you have to be aware of your surroundings, choose friends carefully and take care of yourself. 


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Thursday, February 1, 2018

New and Simple Ideas for Dinner Parties

The New Dinner Party idea

Today it is sometimes a challenge to have friends over for dinner. Either people have certain things they cannot eat or certain things they do not want to eat.  There are so many special diets to include: Paleo, Keto, Vegan and Vegetarian along with  low sodium, low fat, low sugar, no dairy, and the list goes on.

I have come up with a new inventive idea and I call it the cocktail dinner party.  Not only will you please all your guests but your work is cut in half.  To me the most challenging thing about a dinner party is the last minute preparation, setting the table, serving pieces ready and keeping everything hot or cold.  The best thing about the cocktail dinner party is that you can  do just about everything ahead of time or choose to make a few things that require last minute prep.  Now the purpose of this is to please all of your guests with foods for your vegan friends, vegetarian and those on Paleo and kept diets. I find that most foods do well being served either chilled or room temperature.

Setting of the table requires:
  1. Small plates and napkins
  2. Drink glasses

You will need to have red and white wine, beer, soda for your non drinking friends and a nice touch is flavored water.

Here are some suggested menus for this new dinner party.
  1. Cold shrimp with sauce
  2. Hummus dip with veggies
  3. Baked cheese
  4. Cheese cubes with green olives and cherry tomatoes
  5. Baked cheesy zucchini strips
  6. Sirloin steak cubes with spicy sour cream sauce
  7. Stuffed mushrooms with ground beef filling
  8. Pineapple cubes for something sweet
Everything here can be made ahead of time and refrigerated. 
Remove everything from the fridge ahead of time except the shrimp and allow to return to room temperature.

Set everything out on a table.

Some advantages to serving food this way.  

  1. People are allowed to eat what they want and follow their special diets
  2. People are moving around and not getting sleepy at the dinner table
  3. People are mingling more
  4. People don't feel obligated to eat what they don't want
  5. Cleanup is easy 



Monday, January 29, 2018

A Healthy and Very Easy Dinner Recipe

What is for dinner tonite?  This is a question I wake up with in the morning since I am the main cook in our household.  Fortunately my husband is a good griller and we do barbecue often throughout the entire year.  I forgot to mention the word  easy which is one of my favorite words to use when referring to cooking. I truly believe that wonderful food does not have to take a huge amount of time nor cost a huge fortune.

Here is a favorite meal of ours that takes me almost no time at all.

The menu is grilled hamburger steaks and grilled veggies with cucumber slices.

1.  I make hamburger patties and season with garlic powder, basil, salt and pepper.  I add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil.  The grass fed beef we get sometimes is a little dry.  And remember adding a little oil to most foods help conduct the flavor.

2. I get out a large aluminum throw away pan with about 2 inch sides.  I sprinkle a little sesame seed or grapeseed oil on the bottom.  My favorite seasonings to add are oregano, basil, garlic powder, turmeric  (about a teaspoon or two each).  I blend in the seasonings.

3. I cut up an onion in medium size pieces along with red peppers.  I use whole mushrooms unless they are too large and then cut in half.  Other  veggies you can add: zucchini, celery, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts (cut in half)

4. Add the veggies to the pan and it doesn't matter if they crow each other.

5. Pour a little more oil mixed with more seasoning over the top and ready to go.

6. Slice your cucumber slices and add a few tablespoons of cider vinegar over them.

You have an easy and healthful dinner that you can put together in about 20 minutes.


There is nothing better in my estimation than barbecued vegetables. And to boot they add a very healthy and delicious addition to many different meals.

*You can substitute chicken, turkey or black bean burgers depending on your preference.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Easy and Quick Soups for Winter

Soup is a daily occurrence at our house, when we are home for lunch.  I work at home and need to
stop for lunch due to hunger pangs and to get away from the computer for a short time.  When I make soup I always make huge batches to have soup for the week.  I always feel very self-righteous as the soups are crafted with the most healthful ingredients.  We usually get our daily requirement of veggies from my soups.

I generally have containers of soup  in the freezer and one in the fridge for the next day lunch.  As I was checking my refrigerator to take out some soup for a healthy lunch--no soup in sight. 

Within 40 minutes I had soup on the table with this soup recipe.  You can vary this recipe with any veggies you have around.  I admit to using some different soup vegetables for this recipe.  I usually have either black or white beams in most of my soups.  However beans take a long time to cook so they were not be included.  However, lentils cook up really fast and we love lentil soup.  This recipe will last you all week long.

Hodgepodge Quick Soup
Ingredients:
1 gallon of water or mixture with chicken stock
3 cups of dry lentils (any color)
1/4 cup of sesame seed oil
3 cups of chopped celery

1 large onion chopped
1 cup of parsley chopped
2 cups of chopped spinach
1 cup of chopped brussel sprouts
1 chopped zucchini

4 tablespoons each of curry powder, turmeric, coriander, ginger, cinnamon and black pepper

Directions:
1. Boil water  in large pot
2. Add sesame seed oil
3. Add the lentils and cook for about 20 minutes

4. Add all of the seasonings
5. Add all of the veggies
6. Cook until the vegetables are tender
7.  Add salt and extra pepper to taste

Serve up this healthful and delicious soup with some crusty French bread.

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Delicious Recipes for Left Over Chicken

I cook dinners from scratch just about everyday.  We go out on rare occasions for two reasons. I often don't trust restaurant food and there are few places where we live that I just love.  To me going out for dinner is a treat and I want excellent service as well as wonderful food.   In other words we don't just run out for a bite because I don't feel like cooking.  I try to make every meal full of healthy selections.

I do have my favorite fast meals that include my husband grilling chicken, salmon, steak or hamburger patties.  I love meat and though I am health conscious about or food we have it once a week.  Just mentioning steak makes me want one.

I also use left overs to create  delicious meal.  It seems like I always have some left over chicken. If we are going to have chicken two nights a row sometimes I come up with something interesting to do with the chicken. 

Here is a favorite and easy chicken with onions and mushrooms.  I almost always have mushrooms around because we love them and they are super for the immune system.  Not many people know  that.

Chicken A La Leftovers

Ingredients:
2 cups of left over chicken in small pieces
Grapeseed oil (enough to cover the bottom of a large frying pan)
3 sliced garlic cloves
2 tablespoons each of basil, marjoram, taragon and rosemary
1 large sweet onion chopped
2 cups of fresh mushrooms sliced
1 cup of chopped fresh spinach
1 cup of sliced zucchini
1/2 cup of dry white wine

Directions:
1. Heat the oil
2. Add the garlic cloves
3, Stir in all the spices
4 Add all the veggies except the spinach
5. Cook for about 10 minutes
6. Add the spinach and the chicken
7. Cook everything for about 5 minutes
8. Add the wine and cook for ten minutes
9. Add salt and pepper to your taste

Serve with brown rice and a tossed green salad


Here is another favorite recipe with left over chicken

Ingredients:
2 cups of cooked chicken in small pieces
Sesame seed oil (enough to cover the bottom of a frying pan)
1 cup of water chestnuts (sliced)
1 cup of sliced carrots
1 cup of bokchoy
2 cups of fresh spinach
2 tablespoons each of curry powder, turmeric powder and garlic powder
1 tablespoon each if coriander, fennel and red pepper flakes

Directions:
1. Heat the oil
2. Add the sliced water chestnuts, carrots and bokchoy
3. Add all the seasonings
4. Cook for about 5 mintues
5. Add the chopped spinach
6. Add the chicken
7. Cook just long enough for the chicken to get hot.
*you may have to add a little water during the cooking.

Add salt and pepper to your taste

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Unusual Foods with Huge Health Benefits



Research

I spend a lot of time researching different foods, herbs, spices and supplements. It is easy to get swayed into trying many of these by the many promises they offer in the arena of preventing disease and different conditions. I do not believe in any magic bullet for cures of any kind,  but there are many wonderful foods out there that can often be considered like medicine.  I try to find several sources  in my research that concur on any new idea, thought or product. I am going to share these three products with you that I have found to have many health benefits.

Black Garlic: 

 Most of us are familiar with garlic and use it to spruce up many different dishes. Black garlic is something many have probably not heard about.  The black garlic has more allicin than white garlic which is the most important health ingredient of garlic.  Black garlic is a stronger antioxidant and rich in more amino acids than white garlic. The black garlic is actually regular garlic that has been carefully fermented.  The flavor and scent is less strong, but very flavorful.  The black garlic also comes in supplements if you are not fond of adding garlic to your food. 



Broccoli Sprouts 

These little sprouts  rich in Sulforaphane which is reported to be a substance that can help the body stay free from many diseases. I use these tasty little sprouts in salads and when I make  a healthy sandwich of tuna or chicken on whole grain bread.  I even add them to soups and stews.  I keep a small container in my fridge all the time and try to incorporate it in some dish on a daily basis.

Here is a list of a few of the benefits
1.Lowers cholesterolGarlic, Black Garlic, Aged Garlic, Black
2. Helps keep the cardiovascular system healthy
3. Supports brain health
4. Anti inflammatory.
5. Protects muscles

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds is another product I keep stored in my pantry. You can eat these little back seeds raw or cooked for their health benefits. I add these seeds to soups and salads and even meatloaf and stews. These seeds are not for munching as a snack by themselves.  These seeds aid digestion primarily and support healthy skin and can help regulate blood sugar.  The seeds have  a large quantity of manganese, magnesium,  calcium and vitamins A,B,D and E.  Chia seeds are also rich in antioxidants and Omega 3. These seeds provide a simple way to get all of these vitamins and minerals in your diet.


Do you have any special healthy tips of something you enjoy consuming?  I would love to hear of any different ideas.  I have a few more up my sleeve and will save them for another day.


If you are interested in other healthy foods and spices check out my book on Amazon
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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Feel Better Every Day--My Book

Why I Wrote My Book “Feel Better Every Day”

I have had my book in the planning stages for many years.  One day I just sat down and started writing.  The reasons I wrote the book are as follows:
  1. I wanted to share my knowledge about health and nutrition that I have been researching for years.
  2. I want the world to be a healthier place
  3. I want to add to the parade of hopefully cutting back on doctor visits and prescription drugs
  4. I want people to enjoy their senior years and do many of the things they want. to do.
  5. I want people to eat healthier and cut out as much junk food as possible
  6. I want people to use these simple ideas to lessen anxiety and find ways for restful nights.

Seeing a healthier world and less overweight folks walking around will make so happy.

What is in my book

  1. My selection of the best supplements to take for different conditions.  I have proven stories how many conditions have cleared by taking proper supplements.
  2. Vitamins—how many are  necessary and what are the best ones to take.
  3. Minerals—the importance of minerals and their  food sources.  I am a huge fan of getting enough magnesium and I will share why.
  4. A chapter on Essential oils—I share my  favorite ones. I will show you how to make your own lotions and potions for better health with NO preservatives or additives.  I also share the ways to best use essential oils.
  5. Different conditions such as blood pressure, leg cramps, heartburn and how to solve these issues natural ways.
  6. Actions such as Tai Chi, Yoga etc and the many benefits taking classes can improve your health and mobility
  7. How to make your own skin care product as well as household cleaners.  Get your house clean and rid mold and bacteria. My favorite recipes for skin creams and lotions.  I even have a recipe for toothpaste.  Did you know toothpaste is made with sugar and lots of chemicals?
  8. A huge chapter on my favorite recipes  that are all filled with vitamins and minerals.  They are all easy to make, inexpensive and use natural ingredients.  Many of the recipes are low calorie for weight loss programs. There are vegan, vegetarian and Paleo recipes. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and appetizers.  Also I promise some fabulous chocolate desserts.
  9. I have included some of my favorite products to use—baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, cacao powder, chia seeds and many more.

I hope this doesn’t sound like a commercial for my book. I wanted to share with you how much really simple information you will find. There is a short story about me and what I believe, but the book works well as a reference book to check out when you are having a problem.


I have tried just about everything in this book and have gotten reports that what I have suggested really works.  Now I do know that all of us are different but the solutions are simple and easy to try.  I hope you will not only buy my book but use it to feel better every day.


I have tons of information about foods, conditions and a lot of great recipes in my book. Check it out on Amazon:   http://a.co/8Y7LHwq   

Monday, January 15, 2018

Healthy and Very Quick Lunches


Lunch is that meal that breaks up the day.  For people in the work place it is time to relax and perhaps chat with friends and get refreshed before heading back to work. 

Lunch for those of us who work at home  is time to get off the computer or whatever work we are involved; and get some nourishment and a short break.  Many do not want to take a long time for lunch nor spend time in the kitchen,  so here are some very quick ideas to nourish your body and get a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals to ensure your healthy eating.


Sometimes when are very busy we can reach for a cookie, a piece of cheese or just about anything to stave off the hunger and get back to work. It is always a good idea to keep a range of healthy and easy to fix  food when you are really busy and do not want to take time for lunch.  

Here are some really quick ideas for that healthy and easy lunch

Cut up veggies with a prepared yogurt dip

Recipe for Yogurt Dip
Ingredients  
1 cup of organic Greek plain yogurt
One teaspoon of oregano, basil and tarragon
1/4 cup of feta cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
  1. Blend the spices in the yogurt
  2. Blend in the cheese and mix well
Make sure to have cucumber slices, sliced carrots, celery and peppers

Another Quick  Lunch
A chicken thigh  (Having precooked chicken pieces  is a great quick grab lunch)
Add some cut up veggies

Egg salad

Boil about 6 eggs when you have time
Mash the eggs with a little mayonnaise, chopped green onion and salt and pepper
Spread the egg salad on a slice of whole grain toast or
Set on a bed of lettuce with tomatoes
 This egg salad can be suitable for two or three healthy lunches.


Cottage Cheese
Always have a carton of cottage cheese in the house for quick lunches (full fat)
Serve the cottage cheese on a lettuce leaves and add cucumber slices or red pepper slices and black pepper.
This is great when you are in a hurry and need a dose of protein.

Turkey Slices  
Wrap the turkey around celery sticks and much away for healthy eating

Avocado Slices

I love avocados to slice and go.  Lots of healthy fats as well as a huge amount ofvitamins and minerals.  If you are really in a hurry this is enough nutrition to keep you till dinner.

Pepper Jack Cheese and red peppers
This is really easy and all you have to do is slice a sweet red pepper and a slice of cheese.


These are just a few ideas when you are very busy.  You need to have some healthy food while working hard.

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