Ingredient of the Week XX: Carrots

Carrots are crunchy and sweet root vegetables! They are low calorie and combine well with other root vegetables like parsnips, rutabaga, kohl robe and beets! Add carrots to a mixed greens salad and even a fruit salad (see my Ambrosia Slaw recipe on this site). Chop them in rounds, julienne them into a stir fry, […]

Kale Chips

I’ve been playing around with the making of Kale Chips for a while. You can cook them on high heat fast, or low and slow. 400 degrees for 5-8 minutes or better yet, 275 degrees for 45 minutes. Low and slow is the way to go (from my texture and tastebud standpoint). It’s fairly easy, […]

Ingredient of the Week XIX: Celery

Celery takes more effort to eat, than the calories in it! One medium sized stalk has about 7 calories with 1 gram of fiber. Once rinsed, store it with water to keep the celery fresh and hydrated! Fill it with foods like peanut butter, hummus, tuna, salmon/cream cheese for an enjoyable quick meal! Celery is […]

Ingredient of the Week XVIII: Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter is one of those foods you can eat everyday! How would you like to eat this and know you are getting protein, a good source of fiber and carbohydrate, AND good fats with every bite?! Crazy Richard’s brand, available in many groceries, is naturally nutritious, specially roasted and ground, 100% peanuts! It contains […]

Ingredient of the Week XVII: Banana

Banana nana pho fanna. fee phi foe fanna. BANANA! They float in water just like apples. Have you ever bobbed for bananas? (hehee) Bananas contain Vitamin C, Potassium, Fiber, and Vitamin B6. A medium size banana is around 100 calories and is free of sodium, fat and cholesterol! Did you know the greener the banana, […]