September 16, 2015

 

Following my previous blog post, here's a great recipe that is sure to keep your skin glowing due to it's high omega-3 content:

 

Salmon with Red and Orange Vegetables

Serves 2-3

 

Ingredients: 
• 2 King salmon (wild) fillets, washed and patted dry, skin on 
• 1/2 butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes 
• 6 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped small or minced 
• 1 red pepper, chopped 
• 1 bunch kale, chopped or torn into small pieces 
• ½ cup of vegetable stock 
• 2 to 3 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 
• 2 TBSP fresh-squeezed lemon juice 
...

June 23, 2015

Several of you have asked me about the recent news stories on the benefits of MCTs and if it’s the weight loss “miracle” you’ve been hoping for. Here’s what you need to know:

 

MCTs – or medium chain triglycerides -- are the medium chain-length fatty acids. All oils contain long, medium or short chain fatty acids (or all three). There are actually four types of MCTs, all known for their amazing health benefits. The healthiest MCT is lauric acid, and coconut oil is the richest, all-natural source of MCTs (50%!) In fact, coconut oil is th...

February 21, 2015

As a plant based eater (85-90 per cent!), I only indulge on fish from time to time to get some additional protein into my diet. Today, I was craving a great tuna salad sandwich. Here's my healthy version.

 

Ingredients:

 

~ A large wrap made from plants and organic brown rice ( Gluten free and found at Whole Foods)

 

~ 1/2 cup of  light tuna lightly mixed with olive oil or Veganaise ( Veganaise is a great egg free option, tastes delicious, and is better for you!)

 

~ 1 Cup of rinsed organic kale

 

~ 1/2 sliced red vine tomato

 

~ 1/4 cup of chopp...

February 4, 2015

As a follow up to yesterday's post, here is a great recipe loaded with omega-3's: Heart-Healthy Baked Salmon.

 

Makes 4 servings

 

Ingredients 


 

* 4 (4-ounce) certified wild-caught salmon fillets, such as wild Alaskan. (I sometimes use one 2 to 3-pound salmon fillet, all one long piece, instead.) 

* 3 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil 

* 1/3 cup Braggs liquid aminos (A healthy, low-sodium alternative to soy sauce.) 

* Juice of one lemon 

* 2 TBSP sesame seeds (white, black or a mixture)

 

Directions 

 

Preheat oven to 350°. Coat a 9x13 baking pan with...

September 9, 2014

Flaxseed is packed with brain-boosting proteins and disease fighting omega-3's- the "good" fats such as Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA), which help build neurons and support the health of the area surrounding the brain. Three tablespoons of flaxseed have as much Omega-3's as a pound of fish! Studies show that eating two to three tablespoons of flaxseed a day can:

 

~ Help protect against memory loss and depresssion

 

~ Lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels up to a whopping 65 per cent!

 

~ Help fight against certain cancers, such as breast a...

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