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HOHOLIDAY COOKING (and eating)TIPS

Turkey Dinner

Turkey – lean protein, roasted, so no problems here!

Stuffing – make it healthier by using sprouted grain bread (Silver Hills). To make breadcrumbs, simply gradually add pieces of bread to blender. Let sit in open air until dried out. Add seasonings etc as you normally would.

Cranberry Sauce – use ½ the sugar and add stevia to desired sweetness, cutting the carbohydrate content in half!

Gravy – not much fat in turkey juices, but you can skim off any fat that is there. Pour juices in a clear pitcher/container. Fat will rise to the top. Thicken with a mixture of wheat or chickpea flour.

Starch – remember that sweet and white potato, squash and stuffing are all starches, so try to have only 2 choices here. If the stuffing is a must, choose from white or sweet potato and squash.

Vegetables –  try to have as much green as yellow and orange vegetable. You may like carrot, turnip and green beans or broccoli for example.

Dessert –  Do you really need it? This is always a large meal that all are quite adequately stuffed afterwards. If you must, go for a low fat trifle, or a crustless pumpkin flan or pudding. Even easier would be fresh fruit with soft cheese.

 

Leftovers – use leftover turkey wisely by making pot pies, soup, Divan and even saving some for salad. Hot turkey sandwiches on Silver Hills are great as well, but don’t have potatoes as this will double your starch intake!

If you are on a low carb plan: NO stuffing, NO potato or squash, thicken gravy with Guar or xanthan gum, and green veg, cauliflower and/or turnip only. Also, sorry, but no dessert! Unless you have decided to take the day off!!Cranberries should be sweetened with stevia only. You may have extra turkey! J

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HOLIDAY COOKING (and eating)TIPS

 

 

 

Turkey Dinner

Turkey – lean protein, roasted, so no problems here!

Stuffing – make it healthier by using sprouted grain bread (Silver Hills). To make breadcrumbs, simply gradually add pieces of bread to blender. Let sit in open air until dried out. Add seasonings etc as you normally would.

Cranberry Sauce – use ½ the sugar and add stevia to desired sweetness, cutting the carbohydrate content in half!

Gravy – not much fat in turkey juices, but you can skim off any fat that is there. Pour juices in a clear pitcher/container. Fat will rise to the top. Thicken with a mixture of wheat or chickpea flour.

Starch – remember that sweet and white potato, squash and stuffing are all starches, so try to have only 2 choices here. If the stuffing is a must, choose from white or sweet potato and squash.

Vegetables –  try to have as much green as yellow and orange vegetable. You may like carrot, turnip and green beans or broccoli for example.

Dessert –  Do you really need it? This is always a large meal that all are quite adequately stuffed afterwards. If you must, go for a low fat trifle, or a crustless pumpkin flan or pudding. Even easier would be fresh fruit with soft cheese.

 

Leftovers – use leftover turkey wisely by making pot pies, soup, Divan and even saving some for salad. Hot turkey sandwiches on Silver Hills are great as well, but don’t have potatoes as this will double your starch intake!

If you are on a low carb plan: NO stuffing, NO potato or squash, thicken gravy with chickpea flour, or better yet, guar or xanthan gum. have plenty of green veg, cauliflower and/or turnip. Cranberries should be sweetened with stevia, xylitol or erythritol only. You may have extra turkey!

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WEIGHT LOSS- ON LINE!

Lifewise is pleased to offer a new option for a healthier, leaner you!

For those of you who do not reside on PEI, or just don’t want the face to face appointments, or cannot travel, this is your answer!

What you get:

-complete personalized program consisting of menu plan, recipes, grocery lists- all based on your lifestyle, likes and dislikes, and present health status.

-weekly accountability (you will submit a food log via email)

-weekly feedback and motivation (includes troubleshooting if necessary)

-new recipes each week based on your participation in using them

-fast food lists and dining out guidelines

-weekly articles to educate you on good nutrition

-more energy, more focus and clarity, better sleep

-exercise and supplement recommendations

What you need:

-a computer and a scanner or a smart phone

-a good body weight scale

-a good food weighing scale

-a 3 ring binder and hole puncher (to stay organized)

-DESIRE to be healthy and lean

For more information please consult: http://www.lifewiseonline.wordpress.com

or email Alison at   lifewisepei@gmail.com

 

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Skin Deep: A check on the toxicity of your personal products

We know that our bodies absorb ingredients sub-dermally (through our skin). We now have medicinal patches, hormone patches, nicotine patches, etc

Take a little time to check the products you are using for their levels of ingredients that are harmful to your health:

http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/

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Pesticide Load on Produce

Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use this guide to pesticides to reduce your exposures as much as possible. This Guide will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated produce.

The Dirty Dozen has a Plus category to highlight two crops — green beans and leafy greens, meaning, kale and collard greens – that did not meet traditional Dirty Dozen criteria but were commonly contaminated with highly toxic organophosphate insecticides. These insecticides are toxic to the nervous system and have been largely removed from agriculture over the past decade; but they are not banned and still show up on some food crops.

Commodity crop corn used for animal feed and biofuels is almost all produced with genetically modified (GMO) seeds, as is some sweet corn sold for human consumption. Since GMO sweet corn is not labeled as such in US stores, I advise those who have concerns about GMOs to buy organic sweet corn.

DIRTY DOZEN PLUS                                  CLEAN (LOWEST IN PESTICIDES)

1/ Apples                                                                             1/ Onions

2/ Celery                                                                              2/ Sweet Corn (gmo’s)

3/ Sweet Bell peppers                                                   3/ Pineapple

4/ Peaches                                                                          4/ Avocado

5/ Strawberries                                                                 5/ Cabbage

6/ Nectarines (Imported)                                             6/ Sweet Peas

7/ Grapes                                                                            7/ Asparagus

8/ Spinach                                                                           8/ Mango

9/ Lettuce                                                                           9/ Eggplant

10/ Cucumbers                                                                 10/ Kiwi

11/ Blueberries- domestic                                            11/ Canteloupe- domestic

12/ Potatoes                                                                      12/ Sweet Potato

13/ Green Beans ++                                                        13/ Grapefruit

14/ Kale++                                                                          14/ Grapefruit

15/ Collard Greens+++                                                           15/ Watermelon

16/ Mushrooms

Lifewise recommends  buying  organic produce if you can – for adults and babies. But sometimes organic produce can cost more or isn’t available. You can use a product called “Nature CLean” produce wash, which will remove some of the residue. Eating required servings of fruits and vegetables per day from the Clean 15 list rather than from the Dirty Dozen, or buying organic, can lower your pesticide intake by up to 92 percent!

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June 5, 2012 · 11:40 am

Wheat and Type 1 Diabetes

This article from the Wheat Belly Blog shares yet another  convincing argument against the consumption of today’s wheat! If you find this article interesting, you may want to read “Wheat Belly” , by William Davis, MD. As well as great information and convincing science and research, the book also has some great wheat free recipes!

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