Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Five Easy Recipes for a Better Diet

1. Instead of buying sugary yogurts, purchase plain yogurt and mix in an unrefined sweetener, such as honey, maple syrup (Aunt Jemima is not maple syrup) or agave nectar.

2. Make your own salad
dressings, avoiding the overpriced and over processed bottled versions. I’ll post a video tomorrow demonstrating how quick and easy it is to make a vinaigrette.

3. Replace candy bars with dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa content). In addition to other health benefits, dark chocolate contains antioxidants, which protect our bodies' cells from damage.

4. Bake crout
ons for use in soups, chilies and salads. How? Preheat oven to 350. Cut day-old bread into cubed bite-size pieces. Lightly coat bread with olive oil, kosher or sea salt and fresh ground pepper. Place on baking sheet. Put in oven and bake until lightly browned. Store in plastic container.

5. Buy peanut butter that’s just peanuts. Sugars and hydrogenated oils do not belong in peanut butter. If you can’t find fresh pressed peanut butter, a commercial alternative is Smucker’s Natural Peanut Butter with No Salt Added.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

ah ! i see the tremblay honey in the picture. good stuff !!!
-Dhiraj

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Sounds like a great way to make a healthy recipe. Dark chocolate is my favorite

Elizabeth J. Neal said...

Pour honey mixture over dry ingredients; mix only until moistened. Spoon into oiled muffin tins. Bake at 375°F for 20 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted near center comes out clean. finding the right medicine for fibromyalgia