In a previous post, I shared about the different types of protein powders. Check out the previous post here. For many years I had a smoothie almost every day; it had mostly fruit so I am sure I was getting way too much sugar. I actually had so many smoothies that I have a hard time enjoying them anymore. I still wanted to occasionally incorporate protein powder in my diet so I have found other recipes for protein powder. In this post, I thought I would share a few ways to add protein powder into your diet besides smoothies or shakes.
October is considered pumpkin month. Just look around they are everywhere! Carving pumpkins is a tradition in many homes, but what about eating pumpkins? Pumpkin pie is what most people think about if they are going to eat pumpkin, but did you know that pumpkin is actually a power-pack fruit (yes, pumpkin is actually a fruit)?
Turmeric is a member of the ginger family and is cultivated in India, China, Indonesia, and other tropical countries. Turmeric is mildly aromatic and has scents of orange or ginger. It has a pungent, bitter flavor.
The name turmeric derives from the Latin word terra merita (meritorious earth), referring to the color of ground turmeric, which resembles a mineral pigment. Because of its brilliant yellow color, it is also known as “Indian saffron.”
Fermented foods are among humans oldest attempt to preserve food. There has been a resurgence of fermenting vegetables due to the numerous health benefits. Sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) was mentioned in early Roman writings; it has a long history. Sauerkraut contains high levels of dietary fiber, as well as significant levels of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and various B vitamins. It is a good source of iron, manganese, copper, sodium, magnesium, and calcium.
This is a simple recipe for some heart “healthy” fudge. I know you are thinking “how can fudge be healthy”, right? Let’s take a look at some of the healthy ingredients in this fudge.
We all like to have something sweet once in a while, right? The challenge can be keeping it healthy. This Apple Cinnamon Muffin recipe is gluten free and has no granulated sugar. The sweetness comes from the apples and organic maple syrup. There are only 4 grams of sugar per muffin compared to at least 16 grams in most muffins. To keep the recipe grain free, I used coconut flour.
I don’t know about you, but changing my eating to a more healthy plan has been a process over time. I have found that doing small changes has worked well for me. One addition to my diet is seeds. Seeds may be tiny, but they are nutritional powerhouses loaded with healthy fats, essential fatty acids, fiber, protein, minerals, vitamin E, and other life-enhancing nutrients.
Have you ever thought to combine blueberries and zucchini in a recipe? This week I did. Come check out this post where I share the health benefits of blueberries and zucchini and my recipe.
June is strawberry season here in Minnesota so a trip to one of the local farms may be in my near future. I am contemplating if bringing my 18-month-old grandson would be a fun adventure for him. I am thinking that any fruit he did pick would not end up in the container, but in his mouth instead!! I found a great website, PickYourOwn, which lists farms in the United States and around the world where you can pick your own fruit and vegetables. The website also has resources for canning, recommended books, farmers markets, pumpkin patches, just to name a few.