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3 Quick Ways to Down Your Fruits And Veggies

Fruits and vegetables. Can’t live with them, seemingly. And can’t live without them, literally. These food groups become essential for getting in your fiber and avoiding those uncomfortable, plaguing conditions, like constipation. Plus, these foods are typically made of a lot of water. That means lower numbers when you step on the scale because you get full faster without all the calories. And don't forget the lower risk of cancer and other diseases when we regularly get the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. Try these three quick ways to make it easier to get your daily dose in. Use it to keep yourself healthy or even for your kids' meal planning. 1.    Make it a mandatory part of one of your meals. I brown bag it for lunch and...

DON’T EAT AFTER 7PM TO LOSE WEIGHT

It’s time to shut down your kitchen early in the evening, if you are trying to lose weight. According to Dr. Oz, fasting for 12 hours after your last meal is key to weight loss. For example, “if you finish dinner at 9 p.m., you should not start eating breakfast until 9 a.m. This fasting method is great for people who want to try fasting but have fluctuating schedules and need the flexibility.” To learn more about times to eat to lose weight click on the link below. http://livelighter.org/weight-loss-info-eating-after-7pm/ #Transformationtuesdays ...

Chopped Vegetable Salad

Need a different spin on your salad. Tired of just lettuce and tomatoes, well try chopping up a variety of vegetables and making that your salad! ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: 2 carrots (chopped) 2 celery stalks (chopped) 1/2 of a small red onion (chopped) 1 small can of sliced black olives 1 cup of kale ( chopped) 1 cucumber (chopped) 2 Tablespoons of raw sunflower seeds or walnuts (chopped) 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 to a teaspoon of agave nectar or honey or more Sea salt and pepper to taste  DIRECTIONS: For the dressing: In large bowl whisk together oil, mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, agave nectar or honey, salt, pepper until smooth. Now add all chopped vegetables and...

HOW TO MAKE SHRIMP FRIED RICE HEALTHY

Making your own fried rice is a lot healthier than buying it. This is because you are using healthier oils such as grapeseed oil or extra virgin olive oil; not to mention you can even use brown rice and control the sodium. ENJOY!!!! INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup grapeseed oil or extra virgin olive oil 8 ounces of medium fresh shrimp (peel and deveined) 3 eggs lightly beaten and (scrambled) 1 teaspoon ginger (grated) 2 teaspoon garlic (minced) 1 bunch scallions white and green parts (sliced thinly) 4-5 cups cooked white or brown rice 2 cups of frozen peas and carrots (thawed ) 1/3 or 1/4 cups low sodium soy sauce (or less) DIRECTIONS: In a wok or non-stick skillet heat 2 tablespoons of oil over high heat. Add shrimp, and stir until pink. Remove the shrimp to...

BGH PRESENTS “HEALTHY EATING WORKSHOP”

Black Girl Health’s healthy eating workshop led and organized by Indira Case spread a powerful message about the importance of taking control of your health, instead of it controlling you. The workshop demonstrated how healthy eating can be incorporated under strict time constraints, lack funds, and resources. It is also debunked stereotypes associated with organic/natural foods, such as the belief these foods are NOT affordable or easily attainable.   [gallery size="medium" ids="2621,2620,2619"] The workshop shop held at Capital Presbyterian Church at 14th and Cumberland Streets on Saturday, April 16th drew a full house of both men and women of all ages.  Many women expressed they don’t have enough time to eat balance diets. A big part of a balance diet is getting the proper nutrients, vitamins, and...

Whats Cookin’ Kj: KALE CHIPS

 Kale Kale Kale! One of the healthiest green vegetable on the planet, ENJOY!!  INGREDIENTS: 1-2 brunches of kale (break into bite size pieces) Olive oil or Grapeseed oil sea salt  DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 275 degrees.  Cut the rib out of the kale and break into bite size pieces. Wash and dry kale.   Put clean dry kale in a large bowl and coat with oil. Then toss on baking sheet, sprinkle with salt.  Put in oven cook for 20-30 minutes until crisp. COOK’S NOTE: The dryer the kale the more crispier it will be. #Whatscookinkj...

FOODS THAT HELP PREVENT ILLNESS!

It's time to live for the future instead of just for the moment. Your young looks and attractive body can't take care of itself.  If you neglect your body now, you open the doors to many diseases tearing it apart. At some point you may think my body is indispensable, but the truth is...

Blanched Veggies with Buttermilk Dip

Turn your bland veggies into a side dish that’s delicious with any meal. ENJOY!! INGREDIENTS: Asparagus, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Green olives (optional) 1 cup buttermilk  1cup sour cream 1/2 cup fresh dill (chopped) 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest (finely grated) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Sea salt and black pepper to taste  DIRECTIONS: In a large pot of boiling salted water add cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus for 1-2 minutes just tender. Remove veggie and transfer to a bowl of ice water and let cool completely, then remove and pat dry. Combine buttermilk, sour cream, dill, lemon zest, and juice in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for a least 2 hours up to 1 day; stir until smooth. Before serving, arrange veggies on a platter or plate and serve with dip.  COOK’S...