Sunday, January 30, 2011

Healthy Living Tips!

5 Healthy Living Tips for a Better Life

Eat more nutritious high fiber foods~ Healthy eating means getting plenty of colorful fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and lean protein.

Reduce and balance your fat intake~ Research shows it’s best to keep fat calories around 30% of total calories.

Drink plenty of water~ 8 glasses of water a day.

Exercise regularly ~ Physical activity keeps you fit and heart healthy.

Eliminate negative habits~ Gradually replace bad habits with healthy new habits.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Clean Eating Book~ 200 Mouthwatering Recipes!

Yummy Heart Healthy Breakfast Bars!

2 cups bran flakes, crushed
2 cups oatmeal
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 cup honey
1 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup skim milk powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Crush cereal, and place in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Add oatmeal, wheat germ, and cinnamon; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine yogurt, applesauce, vanilla, honey, beaten egg, and skim milk powder: mix well to combine.
Add baking soda and baking powder to the yogurt mixture. Mix well.
Gradually add the cereal and oatmeal mixture to the yogurt mixture and stir well.
Add raisins and mix to combine.
Scoop a heaping tablespoon of the batter and roll it into a ball. Place onto a
non-stick cookie sheet, or lined with baking parchment, and lightly flatten.
Bake at 350°F for 15-18 minutes. Makes 24 bars.


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Go Bananas!

Bananas are a Superfood for your heart, providing an excellent source of vitamin B6 and a good source of potassium, fiber and vitamin C.

Banana Smoothie

2 cups low-fat milk or (soy or almond milk)
2 medium frozen bananas
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
2 Servings


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Quinoa is believed to be one of the healthiest foods on the planet!

Quinoa is an ancient seed that can improve your health! It is considered a complete protein and a superfood. It is a great source of calcium, magnesium, and B vitamins.

Enjoy this nutrient dense breakfast

1 Cup cooked Quinoa
2 tsp of pure maple syrup
1 tsp of chopped walnuts
1/2 cup of raspberries