Category Archives: Food Facts

Poopie Brownies! Yummy Recipe That’s Healthy and Makes You ….

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THESE ARE SO DELICIOUS!!!  And I’m sorry for the title of this, but there’s no better way to describe these.  They just have that very desired and healthy affect of …….. making you ‘regular’, for lack of a better term! 😯   I know my kids will deny that they LOVED these, but they’re totally full of sh** (well not anymore, because they ate my poopie brownies 😉 )!  These are yummy, guilt-free and HIGH IN FIBER, making them SO good for you.  The main ingredient, black beans, is why I properly named these “POOPIE BROWNIES”! Continue reading Poopie Brownies! Yummy Recipe That’s Healthy and Makes You ….

Foods Disguised As Healthy, But ….. SUCK!

 

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I recently received a comment/question (which I’ll post below for you to read) from a reader (Amy) about my last blog on carrageenan – and I think it’s definitely worth expanding on.  Like Amy, I drank almond milk because for ME, it was a better alternative than milk.  If I want calcium, there are far better AND SAFER options than cow’s milk.

In my studies thru Cornell, I came across the dangers of carrageenan.  Being the avid nutrition-label-reader that I am, I FREAKED when I realized that carrageenan is one of the ingredients in my almond milk.  Needless to say, I dumped it and have fortunately found other brands that do NOT tout carrageenan as one of their ingredients.  But this lead me to panic a bit because WHAT ELSE am I ingesting while thinking I’m doing my body good?!  So here goes… my upward spiral to weeding out unsafe ingredients that the food industry has so cleverly disguised as healthy!  Continue reading Foods Disguised As Healthy, But ….. SUCK!

Do You Take Your Milk WITH or WithOUT Carrageenan?

 

 

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A heads up!  If you drink almond milk, you may (no, you DEFINITELY) want to check the ingredients to be sure that carrageenan is NOT listed on there!  If you already know this, stop reading here.  But if you don’t, you must know this because it is such a harmful additive and it can SO easily be avoided! Continue reading Do You Take Your Milk WITH or WithOUT Carrageenan?

Candy Bar or GINORMOUS Salad? Hmmm! (Some Fun Comparisons.)

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A lot of people who I work with seem to know a lot about nutrition already. Those are by far my easiest clients – because they just GET IT!  So currently I’m working with a gentleman who is trying to lose about 80 pounds and get off of his diabetes medications. The other day he confessed to me that when he gets hungry in the middle of the day, he will run down (to the lobby shop in his office building) and grab a Hershey’s candy bar. “Wait. You’re telling me that when you feel hungry, a candy bar is your go-to answer?”  Of course I said this as unemotionally as possible, but when I heard a very intelligent, well-educated man say he does something that I just assumed everyone KNOWS is a no-no, a light went off in my head.  I hope he couldn’t read the cartoon over my head, but it read “THANKS DUDE!  GREAT BLOG TOPIC!”

With that, here are some very interesting food comparisons, just for fun!  Ready?  Kay, here goes: Continue reading Candy Bar or GINORMOUS Salad? Hmmm! (Some Fun Comparisons.)

An Interesting Little Tidbit About Your OATmeal!

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SPEAKING OF BLOOD SUGAR … (I know! I’m annoying already!  Trust me though!  You want to know this!) Hopefully you know, at least from my previous blog, what a glycemic index is and why it is SO important to eat foods that do NOT spike your blood glucose.  This is crucial both for good health AND a slimmer waistline!  But did you know that oatmeal, the most basic breakfast item, can play a huge role in the process? Yup, true story! By incorporating oats into your diet, you can nurture and protect your precious, beautiful cells.  So here’s what ya gotta know!  Simple, yet interesting! Continue reading An Interesting Little Tidbit About Your OATmeal!

Love Buffalo Wings? Me Neither! But You’ll LOVE My HEALTHY Cauli Wings!

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I thought I’d share my EASY, GO-TO recipe since I seem to be making this a LOT lately.  My husband devours these CRUNCHY CAULIFLOWER “WINGS” in no time, which makes me so proud 😀   And this is my most-requested side-dish by far!  It’s a great alternative to chicken wings or anything fried and crispy, and it totally fits the bill when you just NEED that tang and crunch!  So here it is.  A to-die-for recipe worth LIVING for! 😎  Continue reading Love Buffalo Wings? Me Neither! But You’ll LOVE My HEALTHY Cauli Wings!

Glycemic WHO? What is This and Why Should We Care?

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In many of my blogs I often refer to foods that ‘spike your blood sugar’.  I am going to explain why it is so important to avoid this – and why it’s crucial to eat a diet that promotes stable blood sugar, both for weight management and for your HEALTH!   It’s actually pretty fascinating how this whole ‘thing’ works!  Once you understand this concept and fully appreciate why it is SO important, it’ll be easy to make healthy choices.  So, you ready to (possibly) learn a little something?  Great!  Then buckle up!!!   😎  Continue reading Glycemic WHO? What is This and Why Should We Care?

Cool Way To Test For IODINE Deficiency! (Your kids Will Think You’re A FREAK!)

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Here’s a quick, cool little FYI for ya on your Friday morning!   Wanna know a very cool way to test to see if you’re iodine levels are at a healthy place?  Go buy some iodine (I have the Logol’s Iodine, 5%) and put it on your skin. (I do my upper arm so people think it’s a tattoo, POSSIBLY because I draw a huge HEART on myself with that little wand, therefore making me VERY cool 😎 ).  If that orange stuff is still there in 48 hours, you’re fine.  If it’s not, you need to up your iodine intake.  “WHY?”, you ask? Continue reading Cool Way To Test For IODINE Deficiency! (Your kids Will Think You’re A FREAK!)

Let’s Talk About Honey (NOT Boo Boo! …. Is That Show Even Still On?)!

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A couple blogs back I raved about MORINGA and all of its amazing, healthy attributes.  Well, at that SAME juice/smoothie place I referenced in Florida, another thing that struck me was that they used raw honey!  While I try to stay away from sweeteners in general, I have to give kudos to this one in particular – and you should too!  Here’s why…. Continue reading Let’s Talk About Honey (NOT Boo Boo! …. Is That Show Even Still On?)!

There! I Admit It! I’m a TOTAL Hypochondriac!

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Oh man, where do I even start with this?  Let me begin with what prompted me to write on this topic. The other day I reached for a glass of water and inspected it, trying to figure out why the glass felt so lumpy. I didn’t see anything wrong with it so I put the glass down and moved on. A few minutes later I turned on my faucet and was shocked by how lumpy it was. Once again, upon inspection, I saw nothing.  So I looked at my finger! Low and behold – my finger had a huge bump on it and it was totally discolored!!! I had no recollection of having injured myself. So clearly, after all of two seconds, I ‘finally’ realized the worst!  It must be cancer! Continue reading There! I Admit It! I’m a TOTAL Hypochondriac!