Disclaimer – I am not here to single out any food brands. I am teaching about reading food labels in general. What’s the difference? Carbohydrates are large sugar or starch molecules. Sugars are simple molecules in the form of granules or syrup. When the label says “no sugar added” this means sugar in some shape or form of granules or syrups were not added. This … Continue reading Insight of the day: No sugar added, does not mean carbohydrate free!
CHIA, HEMP & FLAX What are they? How do I use them? Where can I get them? Chia Seeds “Chia seed contains a wealth of fiber—5 grams in just one tablespoon. It is the fiber in chia that causes chia seed to swell when combined with water, creating chia gel. Whether you eat chia gel or just the raw seeds, the hydrophilic action of chia … Continue reading CHIA, HEMP & FLAX?
I am obsessed with pizza. Not to mention I am a lot Italian and grew up on it. I could eat pizza for every meal. Mom raised us on making our own bread, pasta and pizza! Yay carbs. Inventing pizza recipes has been a fun tradition in our household. One of my favorites is the “dessert” pizza. Whole wheat crust topped with Nutella, marscapone cheese, fresh … Continue reading Pizza Chicken?
In 2012 Angela and I worked together on her customized nutrition plan. Angel has done a great job re-enforcing all she learned from the program into her day-to-day routine. As you will read from her testimony she experienced weight loss and improved energy levels. I want to thank her for this beautiful testimony. I am grateful to have such a beautiful friend with an amazing … Continue reading Thank you Angela!
This morning I decided to create healthful yet hearty pancakes. This recipe is a great way to get veggies or fruits, omega fatty acids, and whole grains into your day. All of which are important for a healthy heart, healthy gut function and to sustain energy! This recipe can also be altered to be completely gluten free, or vegan however these specific pancakes are not. … Continue reading Harvest Pancakes!
It’s been a while since my last notation. Internet has been lacking in my life these days! Thanksgiving with family! What a lovely time filled with good food, company and of course cooking. The project was to conquer making my Nana’s pies! There isn’t much to do differently in order to make them lower in carbohydrates or lower in fat. We could alter the recipe … Continue reading Holiday Season! – Pies
Nutrition Tip of today: Cooked an amazing chicken breast using Weber grill seasoning: roasted garlic and herb spice (from Sam’s club for 3 bucks) + fresh basil. No fat or preservatives made my chicken breast so moist! Steam/bake/broil/grill your chicken breast with a touch of sodium/fat free chicken broth & spices!!! Food = Love. Continue reading Use Grill Seasonings!