All Blog Posts Tagged 'nutrition' (94)

A non-negotiable ritual

We talked some time ago about the physical health benefits resulting from daily tea drinking. Regular doses of antioxidants, as well as increased hydration and alertness, are just a few of those benefits. But tea has an experiential component that benefits mental health as well. A few moments taken to sit, sip and contemplate will give your poor, overcrowded brain a rest!



Easier said than done, right? Well, here’s an idea from our fellow Chai Babies out there. Claim one ritual for… Continue

Added by Dheepa Maturi on April 29, 2009 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Spice it up!

Want to spice up your meals? Adding masala chai to your favorite holiday dishes will give them a wonderfully exciting layer of flavor.



1. Breads. Add one cup of prepared masala chai to pumpkin or cinnamon bread recipes for wonderfully varied and spicy flavor.



2. Veggies. Use prepared masala chai to steam vegetables and rice or soak lentils and beans.



3. Soups, sauces and marinades. Add prepared masala chai directly to these dishes.



4. For you… Continue

Added by Dheepa Maturi on April 29, 2009 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Adobo Pork Chops

Adobo pork chops are a big favorite at my house. They are spicy and have a wonderful flavor. I usually make the marinade the night before or first thing in the morning and let them soak up the flavor overnight or for at least 8 hours. The chops are very low in carbs so I usually serve them with beans or potatoes.

Makes: 6 servings



Ingredients



* 6 boneless pork top loin chops, cut 3/4 inch thick ( 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 pounds total)

* 2 tablespoons packed brown… Continue

Added by Cheryl Foiles on April 14, 2009 at 11:49pm — No Comments

Why is This News?

I just read an article on WebMD about the benefits of a diet high in fruits, nuts, and vegetables and low in fatty, processed foods (Not All Diets Pass the Heart-Healthy Test) and wondered "Why is this news?" Don't we all know this stuff by now?



Don't get me wrong, the article was great, but I am amazed that we Americans still don't get it. Our diet is chock full of fast food, sugar, fat. Why is that? The answer, in one word is convenience. We've grown accustomed to a life of hectic… Continue

Added by Cheryl Foiles on April 14, 2009 at 11:43pm — No Comments

I let my daughter eat Cheese Puffs for breakfast

I don't think I'm a bad mom - I read to my kids every day, I tell them I love them constantly, they are always hugged, kissed, or tickled, I bathe them quite regularly, they have clean clothes, etc. They love vegetables and fruit, and I try to serve healthy meals (with the exception of the occasional Happy Meal).



Therefore, it certainly can't be my fault that my daughter ate cheese puffs for breakfast today, right? I wholeheartedly blame Costco. I blame them for their barrel of yummy… Continue

Added by Cheryl Reyes on April 6, 2009 at 11:52pm — No Comments

Are You Female? You Must Be Hungry!

I knew it was my biology!

Sometimes those dietary temptations are just too hard to resist.



Finally science has proven my assertions to be true.



In a study recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Gene-Jack Wang of… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on March 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

MyPyramid for For Kids

This is probably the wrong time to bring this topic up, but, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) has updated their guidelines for kids- as young as 2.



The Dietary Guidelines describe a healthy diet for adults as one that;

Emphasizes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products;

Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs, and nuts; and

Is low in saturated fats, trans fats,… Continue

Added by Harriet B on December 14, 2008 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Eating Disorder or Just Starving?

I already know my answer...but a lot of women out there have no idea about theirs. For 12 years, I struggled with my weight, I binged, I purged, I didn’t eat, I suffered from chronic IBS, bloating, gas and pain, all I thought about was food, I loathed my body, I loathed myself.



At the time, I had several dietary rules/beliefs:

1. Eat as little fat as possible.

2. No dairy.

3. No meat.

4. Non-fat frozen yogurt doesn’t count as anything.

5. If it comes from the… Continue

Added by Julie Roads on September 30, 2008 at 5:31pm — No Comments

What is the Healthy Lifestyle Teachers?

About a week ago, I created the group, the Healthy Lifestyle Teachers.

Why did I do this?

Looking at today’s obesity figures, eating out statistics, and a lack of physical activities, isn’t it time to take a good look at the amount of opportunities we offer children to learn about a healthy…

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Added by LisaN on August 9, 2008 at 7:11am — No Comments

How I Lost 100 lbs. Tip #4



I wanted to share with you a very joyous moment. I just got my yellow belt in Tae Bo Kwon, Billy Blank's martial arts interpretation of Tae Kwon Do. He's the only 8th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in the United States, and I'm so honored to have the opportunity to study under him, Shellie, and Julieanne. When this picture was taken, I had just finished my test and was high on life.



My name is Leah Segedie and I'm Chief Mom of… Continue

Added by Leah on May 5, 2008 at 1:27am — 4 Comments

How I Lost 100 lbs. Tip #3

Hi, I'm Redhead Mama, Chief Mom of Operations of Bookieboo. I've successfully lost over 100 lbs. and am here to help you lose weight.



My third piece of advice would be to:



Build Reinforcing Habits

Building reinforcing habits means to create a system where you reinforce good behavior and discourage bad behavior. It's like putting checks and balances in your exercise regime. This… Continue

Added by Leah on May 5, 2008 at 1:26am — No Comments

How I Lost 100 lbs. Tip #2

Hi! I'm Redhead Mama, Chief Mom of Operations of Bookieboo. I'm so honored to be able to share my experiences with everyone of how I lost weight and how I am continuing to stay on track.



My second piece of advice is this:



Create Mini-Milestones

If you have a large goal like I did, don't think about it in it's entirety. (This is very important!) The best thing to do is break it up… Continue

Added by Leah on May 5, 2008 at 1:24am — No Comments

How I Lost 100 lbs. Tip #1



Hi! I'm Redhead Mama, Publisher of Bookieboo.



When people find out how much weight I've lost, especially if they did not know me when I was heavier, they look at me in amazement like I've done something impossible. My weight loss and new lifestyle have nothing to do with super human strength. I'm an ordinary stay-at-home mom with a very active toddler boy, whom I named the site after. Everything… Continue

Added by Leah on May 5, 2008 at 1:23am — No Comments

An Apple a Day.....................

To end National Nutrition Month, I had to do a post on a fruit close to my heart:

APPLES!!

Photo courtesy of static-photo

At a very young age, I learned about apples from my Grandmother. In fact, before it gained name and fame as a brand of computer, McIntosh (notice the spelling…

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Added by LisaN on March 31, 2008 at 11:06pm — No Comments

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