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...

February 2, 2015

There are many foods that support heart health, but one of the nutrients that is most important to maintaining healthy cardiovascular function is Omega-3 fatty acids. An excellent source of Omega-3s is fish – fish is low in saturated fat and is high in Omega-3s.

 

According to the Harvard School of Public Health, eating two grams of Omega-3 fatty acids from fish each week "reduces the risk of dying from heart disease by 36 percent." Aim for two servings of cold-water, fatty fish each week, such as salmon, halibut, and lake-trout. Smalle...

January 14, 2015

Loving my work and being a dedicated health coach, I do my best to live what I preach. I eat a plant based diet (85-90 per cent) and stay away completely from soda and red meat. But, with that said, like most of you, I am human, and every now and then I splurge just a little bit too much on red wine, coffee, and sugary treats, especially during the holiday season. When this happens, I schedule a few days in the month to do a "safe" one day detox. Why do I call it safe? Well, that's because I am not a big believer in fasting, especiall...

January 13, 2015

Good news for the avocado lover! New research published in the Journal of American Heart Association (http://jaha.ahajournals.org/content/4/1/e001355) has found that eating an avocado a day as part of overall healthy diet in omega 3 fats, may help lower LDL, the bad cholesterol. Research also suggests that pairing the fruit with a juicy tomato helps reduce inflammation faster.  It is believed that the healthy fats in avocados help the body absorb more lycopene, the antioxidant responsible for giving vegetables and fruits their bright...

September 11, 2014

Your mother was right! Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. We've all heard this before, but has anyone ever told you that what you eat makes a huge difference in the way you feel for the rest of the day?? Hint, the "bee fit" motto: Food determines how we feel and heal! :-) And, yet, according to food industry studies, more than 30 million people in the U.S. skip breakfast on a regular basis!

 

Now, I am not talking about eating a breakfast of sugared Frosted Flakes or a plain bagel with loads of cream cheese. These kinds of...

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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