Category Archives: Foodie Info

Tips On How To Eat Clean

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As the formula says…
10% genetics, 10% training/exercise, 80% nutrition
So that shows you how important what you put in your body is to the overall condition of your health.

Eating clean, working out, taking care of yourself is a lifestyle not a diet.
It’s something you will do day in, day out.
Not a diet that most people view as restrictive eating for a little while until they lose weight, then go back to their prior eating habits and gain the weight back

How to eat clean
Eat breakfast daily. (This is actually part of the Fit for 2012 Challenge)
Eat organic fresh fruits and veggies (6-8 servings a day) (This is also part of the Fit for 2012 Challenge).
Eat 6 small meals throughout the day.
Make sure to have a lunch bag or cooler with clean foods to take with you so you won’t get caught in a bind trying to find something if you’re at work or on the road.
Drink 6-8 glasses of water (yep, this is also part of the Fit for 2012 Challenge).
Take a Thermos or reusable water bottle with you so you can drink throughout the day.
Eat 2-3 servings of healthy fats a day.
Eat lean proteins.
Eat nutrient dense foods.

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The Truth about Food Additives

Do you know what you’re actually eating?
Do you know what’s in your food?
If you knew what was in some of your food it could freak you out a bit.

truth about food additives

Review: Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil & Coconut Macaroons & Chicken Recipe

I received a jar of Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil to do a review on.

While I use coconut oil in nearly everything…including putting on my skin on the ends of my hair, drinking a tablespoon or so a day by itself, adding to smoothies…
I kept forgetting to take pics of stuff for this review…til today!

The options are endless, but if you run out of ideas you can go check out the recipe page for some great things to make using coconut oil.

As you’ll see in my pictures, the Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil the oil is solid.
This happens when it’s 75 degrees or colder (yes, compliments of my daughter who’s constantly hot my condo is always freezing for me so the oil is pretty much always solid here).

Today, I made coconut macaroons

and coconut chicken

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7 Reasons You Should Eat Locally

Shipping is a terrible thing to do to vegetables.
They probably get jet-lagged, just like people.
~Elizabeth Berry

Here are some quick benefits of eating locally:

  • Fruits and vegetables are fresher. They haven’t been picked early, then transported for days or weeks, then sprayed and eventually make their way to the store. Locally, they’re picked and sold usually within 24-48 hours of your purchasing them.
  • They taste better. Ever have a strawberry or tomato straight off the vine? Need I say anything else?!
  • Local foods have a higher nutritional value since they’re fresher than those that have been picked, shipped, packaged and can take weeks before they even hit your plate
  • Buying local food allows us to eat by the seasons. We get to enjoy those foods when they are at their peak taste are the most abundant-not to mention the least expensive. Have you seen how much strawberries are when they’re shipped from somewhere else during off season.
  • You can reconnect with your food. Something about going to a U-pick or seeing where your food comes from brings you closer to it and you appreciate the value, taste of it more than grabbing a plastic container of fruit shipped from some other country at your local grocer.
  • It environmentally friendly to eat locally since it cuts down on carbon exhaust via shipping containers via cargo ships, trains, trucks, etc. There’s also no need for packaging waste when you purchase locally grown foods.
  • Buying locally also helps support your local economy.

A note: Just because a local farmers goods may not be certified organic does not mean they’re not organic. Many small farmers cannot pay the price of being certified organic. When you’re at the market, ask them about their growing procedures if organic is important to you. Even if the foods aren’t organic, many times they are still better than the shipped in organic produce & veggies you get at a big chain grocery.

If you don’t know where any farmers markets are in your area, visit http://www.localharvest.org and do a search by your zip code.

100 Mile Diet has made it easy to show what’s within the 100 miles of your location.

You can also find more information on these sites:
http://www.slowfoodusa.org
http://www.sustainabletable.org
http://www.organicconsumers.org
http://www.centerforfoodsafety.org
http://www.ucsaction.org