Monday, February 28, 2011
Serve up in a bowl and top it either with Hemp Seed Hearts or a dollop of Guacamole for healthy fats!
Enjoy your Meatless Monday~ Namaste
Monday, February 21, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sweet tooth lovers, try making your sweetheart some of these amazing GF Fudge Black Bean brownie bars. You will never believe they are made from Black Beans!
Have you ever looked at a fruit or a vegetable and wondered why it looks like a body part. Make no coincidence there's a reason for this and it is quiet interesting and makes sense.
Tomatoes have four chambers and it is red like the heart. All the research shows tomatoes are indeed pure and blood food. Tomatoes are packed with lycopene, which has been shown to reduce heart diseases. Simply add a thick slice a sandwich or toss in salads is an easy way to incorporate it into your daily healthy habits. Fact 101 about tomatoes is that cooked tomato sauce and canned tomato sauce that you buy in the store both contain more lycopene then raw tomatoes. Snuggle up with your loved one this Valentine's Day with a warm yummy bowl of Tomato Bulgar Soup with Warm Spices.
Emotions play a key role when it comes to our hearts. Over the years I have found that the key to opening my heart to love is by loving my vulnerability any my shadow sides. Experiences lead me to control, taking charge, financially supporting men out of internal fear of losing them, losing control and most of all being abandoned. I experienced loneliness, anxiety, and fear deep down inside, often due to discontentment, control and lack of believing in my self worth. So I asked What Is Happiness? I have learned that basic inner peace is love and compassion with no expectations. Someone truly dear to my heart once told me no expectations leads to no resentment. So today open your heart with love and compassion. Happy Valentine's Day with Love
Monday, February 7, 2011
What are hemp hearts you may ask?
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
So many times do I hear from clients that they don't eat breakfast or only have a cup or two of coffee to start the day. Does this sound like you?
Not waking up hungry, lack of motivation, and just want that caffeine to give you the buzz you need to start your day?
Ask your self this, if you fuel your car with regular unleaded gas but it requires premium unleaded do you think it will get you from point A to point B? Of course it will, but on the internal components of that car over time something is bound to break and only then do you pay attention to it because it requires IMMEDIATE attention!
So WHY do you do the same to your body and WAIT for something to go wrong and demand an IMMEDIATE fix?
Knowledge is power and by education yourself to CHOOSE higher quality foods for FUEL Vs NO food or poor choices is KEY to getting energy your body requires.
Here are a few tips to get you started...
1. Eat a WIDE variety of fresh fruits and vegetables (preferably organic)
2. Become a GRAZER. Large meals trigger the body to release more insulin, resulting in low blood sugar levels and fatigue. Smaller meals help keep blood sugar levels steady.
3. Stay HYDRATED. Your body is composed of over 66% water, so why deprive it of what you are made up of? Drink in between meals, not with your meals!
4. Choose HIGH quality snacks. Good options are a handful of unsalted nuts, fresh fruit (eaten alone), dairy free yogurt (goat yogurt is a great option), vegetables with hummus or bean dip, and whole-grain bread with a tablespoon of almond butter or peanut butter.
5. MORE fiber PLEASE. For optimal digestion the body requires no less then 35 grams of dietary fiber a day! Great sources are beans, lentils, apples, vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli and cabbage. Fiber slows the release of insulin and helps maintain a steady supply of energy!