Food


Does the idea of whipping out the giant juicer every morning just for a cup or two of nutritious and yummy green juice have your head spinning? Here is a quick tip so you only juice and clean once a week, but get to enjoy this wonderful health drink every day.  On the day you go grocery shopping, break out the juicer and make a huge batch of juice, or a couple different types.  But don’t put that juice in a container in the fridge.  You see, the longer juice is exposed to air, the more nutrition is lost.  So here’s one way to minimize the nutrition loss.  Put that juice in ice cube trays, put it in the freezer for a couple hours until juice cubes are formed.  Freezing the juice into cubes makes a smaller surface area for the oxygen to destroy, and it keeps the enzymes active.  Put those cubes in a ziploc bag or a vacuum sealed bag is even better.  Then in the morning, take a couple cubes and put them in a glass of room temp or cooler water.  Wait a few minutes, and you’ll have fresh nutritious juice without the hassle of daily juicing.

HAPPY JUICING!

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Diet coke, and other diet sodas, contain cancer causing sweeteners, DNA altering preservatives, stimulants and colorants with no safety levels established.  They are seen as the “healthy” alternative to regular soda, even by nutritionists and doctors.  In reality though, they are anything but healthy.  Here’s more than enough evidence to convince you to never ever ever take another sip.

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Thanks again to Sarah for doing the guest blog post about Traditional Foods (TF).  Following this type of eating can seem daunting, especially if you need to avoid bovine as animal meats, fats and raw milk are such a part of TF eating.  But I want my readers to know there are a couple easy things to add to their diets to ease into TF and start building better nutrition for their family.  Below are 8 ways we have introduced TF eating into our life.

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Today, I am happy to present you an introduction to Traditional Foods. Mothering mom Sarah from Food & Stuff, has been kind enough to write a great piece about TF. Here’s what Sarah has to say…..

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A little spicy, a little nutty, this dish kicks it up a notch and adds a little Asian flare to your table.

Time: about 45 minutes start to finish

Ingredients:
4 boneless but skin on chicken thighs
1 Pkg rice noodles
4 baby bok choy
1/2 small bag of snap peas or sugar peas
1 cup baby spinach
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup coconut milk (or other milk sub)
Cayenne Pepper to taste
1/2 cup thai peanut sauce (like Thai Kitchen’s Peanut Satay Sauce or House of Tsang’s Bangkok Padang Peanut Sauce)
Grapeseed oil
Toasted sesame oil
6 pieces of naturally pickled ginger, plus 2 tsp of ginger juice
1 -2 cups coarse chopped almond meal (like that leftover from making homemade almond milk)

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So last night I began making homemade almond milk.  Why homemade you ask? Well, I know there is a very delicious alternative with Diamond Almond Breeze, but there are added ingredients like Xantham Gum, Carageenan, and other emulsifiers that I don’t know if our son would react to.  Plus, I don’t know how the milk is made and whether they soak the almonds before hand.  I’d rather take the time to make my own and know I did everything to make it digestible and nutrient dense for our little guy.

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In 2004, Congress passed the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act.  Its goal was to provide allergic consumers the information to make healthy and smart decisions, by having foods containing the Top 8 allergens clearly labeled.  Unfortunately, manufacturers have been slow to comply and consistently fail to accurately label their products, putting the allergic public in danger. But you can stay of top of your allergens with these alert services…

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