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Want Some Good recipes?

Everyone needs some good recipes.

I am sure that you are wondering about a source for some good recipes that you can try or maybe you have a good recipe you would like to share. I am not a cook, but I prepare low glycemic, tasty meals for my family that are quick and easy.  Once you understand the principles of eating healthy, you will quickly know which recipes are potentially good or not.

Here is one of my favorite snacks, Kale chips!

KALE CHIPS

  1. Marinate one inch kale pieces in Olive Oil and pepper and refrigerate overnight
  2. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
  4. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minutes.

I have created a SUGAR BUSTER SURVIVAL GUIDE which includes some of my favorite recipes as well as shopping lists and added resources.

CLICK HERE for to download the Sugar Buster Survival Guide.

Are Your Greens Clean?

Are your greens clean? There is another aspect to eating clean that many of us forget about. I say this with a “disclaimer”. Studies have been comparing the benefits of organic versus non organic produce for years, and despite all of that, there hasn’t been a clear case for the nutritional advantages of organic food.

For me, I look at the list of produce with the most pesticide residue and choose organic for these whenever I can.

For the third year in a row, strawberries top the “Dirty Dozen” list put out by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). The list has been published each year since 2004 and ranks popular fruits and vegetables based on pesticide contamination.

The group found that one third of all conventional, or non-organic, strawberry samples contained 10 or more pesticides. One sample of strawberries was found to have an “astounding” 22 pesticide residues, EWG said.

Spinach, the second produce item on the list, contained pesticide residues in 97 percent of conventional, or non-organic, samples. Additionally, more than 98 percent of samples of strawberries, peaches, potatoes, nectarines, cherries and apples tested positive for residue of at least one pesticide, according to the activist group.

The full list of the EWG’s “Dirty Dozen” includes:

  1. Strawberries
  2. Spinach
  3. Nectarines
  4. Apples
  5. Grapes
  6. Peaches
  7. Cherries
  8. Pears
  9. Tomatoes
  10. Celery
  11. Potatoes
  12. Sweet Bell Peppers

The Environmental Working Group also released a companion list of 15 foods with the lowest levels of pesticide residues detected in federal testing.

The full list of the EWG’s “Clean Fifteen”:

  1. Avocados
  2. Sweet corn
  3. Pineapples
  4. Cabbages
  5. Onions
  6. Sweet peas (frozen)
  7. Papayas
  8. Asparagus
  9. Mangoes
  10. Eggplants
  11. Honeydew melons
  12. Kiwis
  13. Cantaloupes
  14. Cauliflower
  15. Broccoli

 

Sugar is our #1 Recreational Drug of Choice

One of my favorite snacks is frozen yogurt. I always get the fat free variety!

Well…. when you look at the ingredients label and sugar content, I am  better off eating a candy bar!

I thought low-fat yogurt was supposed to be good for me??? Think again……..So now the research is taking a turn and looking at a new villain causing lifestyle diseases: SUGAR!!!!

Sugar, and refined flours create conditions in the brain  similar to what happens with cocaine and heroine. Sugar and flour can affect your brain just like drugs of abuse. Research shows that rats already addicted to cocaine and heroine will SWITCH and turn to sugar, that’s how powerful it is!  It’s the refining process that makes sugar and flour so dangerous to our brains!!

My 5 Day Sugar Cleanse is the  beginning of re-wiring your brain chemistry and down regulating the cravings that you have become so accustomed to. After the 5 days I was amazed that I had no sugar cravings. My brain was so used to being stimulated by that oh so amazing sugar rush.

Within the 5 days I send daily e-mails with information about nutrition, the negative effects of sugar, research, etc. to motivate you throughout the week

EDUCATION  + PRACTICAL APPLICATION + ACCOUNTABILITY = OPTIMAL HEALTH

My next 5 Day SUGAR CLEANSE BEGINS FEBRUARY 5th CLICK HERE to join