November 18, 2015

 

Grocery shopping can be confusing! It seems like every day there are new shout-outs on packaged foods: Heart Healthy! High in Protein! Trans-fat Free! What does it all really mean? In order to know what value a packaged food provides, we must understand how to read nutrition labels. Nutrition facts are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans developed by the USDA in 1980. (They are updated every five years.) The nutrition label is also based on “Percent Daily Value” (PDV). You’ll see that the values are listed as a percentage,...

July 14, 2015

Hey, Bee Fit followers, I am writing on bio-individuality because so many of you have different notions of what works and what doesn't for getting healthy. That's why a health program  must be customized to account for one's individual health history and individual preferences. There are a variety of factors that go into determining what works for one person and not another. For instance, one person's food may be another person's poison. Your genetic background and other health factors determine what works and what doesn't when engagi...

April 28, 2015

 

As a runner, one of my favorite breakfast meals is scrambled egg whites with spinach, onions and mushrooms with a few spices to add some zing! It's a power meal for me.  My hubby, though, tries to stay completely away from animal protein so the recipe can be substituted using tofu in place of the eggs. 

 

 

Ingredients 

1 16-ounce package firm tofu (OR four eggs beaten) 

1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil 

1/2 cup diced white onion 

3/4 cup finely chopped red pepper 

1/2 cup finely chopped jalapeño pepper (or other pepper of your c...

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...

August 8, 2014

As a follow up to this week’s post, Chickpeas: This Month’s Super Food, I am posting a protein packed salad recipe that will leave you feeling full for hours!

 

Ingredients:

 

2 Cups of arugula

1/2 onion, thinly sliced or chopped

1 TBSP of soy or turkey bacon, crumbled

2 TBSPs of crumbled feta cheese ( optional, use dairy free cheese if you’re vegan)

1 cup of sliced cherry tomatoes

1/2 cup of chopped cucumber

1/2 cup of chopped avocado

1/4 cup of shredded carrots

2 ( HEAPING!) TBSPs of hummus made from chickpeas

Olive Oil and Balsamic dressing to...

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