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Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Information about healthy living & a variety of health conditions

Week 4!

 Pumpkin! Overview: Canned pumpkin is mostly commonly purchased from September to December, and is a key component of a wide variety of seasonal and holiday recipes.  Best Choice Pumpkin, Libby’s, and Organic Pumpkin (Farmer’s Market or Trader Joe’s brands) are a few of the most popular brands of canned pumpkin products available. The Good News: Canned pumpkin contains 100% pure pumpkin, is minimally processed, and
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Week 3 – Featured Product!

Ezekiel 4:9 Breads – by Food For Life Overview: Ezekiel 4:9 Organiz Sprouted Whole Grain Products are flourless, organic, provide a complete source of protein, are high in fiber, and have a low glycemic index. Ezekiel bread is composed of wheat, barley, beans, lentils, millet, and spelt. The Good News:  This organic, natural, nutrient rich bread is also delicious!  There are just 80 calories
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Featured Product – Week 2

Greek Yogurt! Overview: Green yogurt is made by straining away the liquid whey to create a thick, creamy, high protein yogurt. Compared to regular yogurt, Greek yogurt is thicker, creamier, higher in protein, and in my opinion – tastier! Good News: Greek yogurt has 3 or more times the protein content (~18 grams, per 6oz serving), compared to regular yogurt (~5 grams, per 6oz
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New Series – Featured Product of the Week!

Beginning this week, through the end of 2011 (9 weeks), I will feature a ‘product of the week.’ This may be a new product to the market, or simply one that has health benefits that I’d like to encourage you to incorporate into your current diet, if you aren’t already doing so! The review of the ‘featured product of the week’ will include an
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Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Almonds & Mint

Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Almonds & Mint Makes 4 servings Ingredients 1/3 cup slivered almonds 2 TBS seedless strawberry preserves or strawberry jam (sugar-free for those needing to limit sugar intake) 1 TBS olive oil 2 tsp balsamic vinegar 1 tsp Dijon mustard 3 cups diced English (seedless) cucumber 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries (or frozen, thawed strawberries, halved) 2 TBS chopped fresh mint
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