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Hello Healthy (TASTY) Dinner Round 2…

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The recipe in the last post was found courtesy of the Bob’s Red Mill website.  If you are not familiar with the comprehensive line of healthy baking and cooking items produced by this fantastic LOCAL Oregon company you are mission out!

Check out Bob’s Red Mill and get your healthy on.

By the way, healthy food tastes really good when done right.  There are ingredients such as nuts, olive oil, avocado, and more that are chock full of unsaturated, extremely beneficial fats that lend a rich flavor to all sorts of meals.  While vegetables, fruits, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds do make up the bulk of a natural and nutrient-rich eating plan, certain oils are a great addition to the menu.  Of course it is ok, even recommended, to splurge from time to time.  No one can be  good 100% of the time, so let yourself enjoy treats and mainly stick to the good stuff.

Have a great dinner!


Juicing

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Has anyone seen the documentary Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead?  If not it is worth the watch and quite an inspiration!

While the film is not about promoting juicing (the practice of drinking your fruits and vegetables), it shows numerous examples of the benefits of allowing the body to receive such a high level of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and essential cell building blocks.  If a person tried to eat the amount of fruits and veggies used to make a nice tall glass of fresh juice they might explode.  There is way too much bulk when eating produce if one desires an extremely concentrated level of nutrients in one sitting.

Breville juicers are supposed to be very high quality; this one is on my short list:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out JUICING to find all kinds of juice recipes for different ailments or concerns.  From arthritic conditions to stomach problems to respiratory illness, there are juice blends that will assist in healing the body.

Looking forward to getting this juicer in the mail then going to Whole Foods’ organic produce section and picking up tons of fruits and veggies!


A note on protein

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Admittedly I think a lot about protein…and how to get enough of it.  Getting fat and carbs into one’s diet is simple, but outside of sitting down and eating half a chicken it is more challenging to meet our protein needs.

Everyone has a different opinion as to appropriate daily protein intake, but if you want to be lean and svelte protein is essential and a good rule of thumb is to eat as many grams each day as your weight.  So, if you weigh 120 pounds then eat 120 grams.  This would equate to 480 calories in your daily diet coming from protein; if someone is on, say, a 1500 calorie a day eating program then that would be about 32% of your calories.  The Zone diet would give you a thumbs up, Dukan Diet most likely too.  But most importantly we here at Rachel Rettman – Fitness. Nutrition. Lifestyle would be proud of you!

So grab your soy nuts, drink your milk, eat your tofu, and wolf down some lentils.  Whatever your pleasure, there are lots of creative ways to pack in the protein!  More on this topic to follow…

 

 

 


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