January 14, 2016

Here's a new recipe for the veggie burger. Instead of using brown rice, I opted for quinoa. Quinoa, a high protein vegetable grain, has less sodium and more zinc, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, copper, and calcium than wheat, corn, and barley. And, to top that off, it contains lots of fiber; just 1/2 cup of quinoa contains about 5 grams of fiber. This veggie burger recipe is very tasty, so much so, you won't be able to stop at one!

 

Ingredients ( makes 10 patties, depending on size you want ):

 

3 cups of cooked quinoa, at room...

January 2, 2016

 

Having trouble getting your daily requirement of vegetables into your diet? Preparing soups is a great way to get in a few servings. Try this tasty kale and white bean soup. A big bowl of this hot meal will get you at least a couple of servings of your daily requirement. And, it's a great immune boosting recipe for the winter months. Remember, BeeFitters, food determines how we feel and heal! 

 

Ingredients: 
• 2 TBSP olive oil 
• 1 small finely chopped onion and carrot (optional) 
• 6 garlic cloves, minced 
• 2 leeks (white and light...

October 26, 2015

 

Here's another great Fall recipe that incorportes delicious root veggies: Roasted Chicken and Roots with Apricot

 

Ingredients: 

o 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts ( chop in small pieces) 
o 2 carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 
o 2 beets, each cut into 1-inch pieces (optional)
o 1 butternut squash, peeled & seeded, cut into 1-inch pieces 
o 2 ½ TBSP extra virgin olive oil 
o ½ cup dried apricots 
o 2 TBSP water 
o Sea salt and pepper to taste (optional)

 

Directions:

 

Heat oven to 450o. In a large glass bowl, stir cut vegeta...

October 7, 2015

 

Spicy Sweet Potatoes
Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

o 1 ½ pounds sweet potatoes or yams, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 
o 1 small red or white onion, peeled and chopped 
o 2 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil 
o 1 to 1 ½ tsp chili pepper 
o 4 gloves garlic, chopped fine

Some herbs for taste and presentation (optional)

 

Directions:

Heat oven to 400o. Place the prepared potatoes (or yams) and onions in a reusable plastic bag. Drizzle in the olive oil. Shake bag to coat vegetables well. Next, spread the vegetables into a glass baking dish in one layer;...

October 8, 2014

Never mind the minor inconvenience of having to use a little extra mouth wash after eating a few slices-onions are a powerful weapon in your fight against many diseases, cancer being one. According to many doctors, people who eat onions have a lower risk of many types of cancers, some of which include breast, ovarian, and esophageal.

 

Let's peel back the layers of this incredible food, and take a quick look at some of the health benefits:

 

~ Onions contain chromium, which assists in regulating blood sugar and may help boost metabolism.

 

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