I’m obsessed with COCONUT. OBSESSED. And OBSESSED with this COCONUT YOGURT RECIPE I’ve been making lately. I like to make it on Sunday evenings and store it in glass jars for the week. Give it a try and let me know what you think in the comments below!
Eating a healthy breakfast does a number of positive things for you physically. For instance, it gives your body the perfect dose of energy that it needs to make it through your busy morning. It has also been linked to enhanced weight control. Up to 90 percent of people who have been able to maintain weight loss for more than year indicating that they eat this important meal at least five of the seven days per week. However, the key to making breakfasts work for you is to choose food options that supply a decent amount of nutrients while tasting amazing. What are some to consider? Tasty Yet Healthy Breakfast Options
If you have a little bit of time on your hands, a breakfast burrito is a great way to get some nutritious foods in your system and satisfy your hunger at the same time. Don’t be afraid to load it up with veggies either. Peppers, avocado, tomatoes, and any others you want to add will boost the flavor while keeping it healthy. Another option, and one that is slightly more filling, is whole-wheat apple pancakes. By adding wheat flour, you’re consuming healthier carbs. The apples are good for you too as they are loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants and fiber, which is good for your digestive tract, lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes, and even has the potential of reducing your cholesterol levels.
If you don’t have a lot of time to make a meal, a nutrient-packed breakfast to consider is a simple green smoothie. Some ingredients that are great in green smoothies include kale, spinach, and parsley. Of course, you can always add other non-green foods as well, such as different fruits, flax seed, and other nutritious ingredients that you’ve grown to love.
Juicing is yet another alternative and one that a lot of people find enables them to start their day with a lot of energy without giving them a full stomach that can weigh them down. How is juicing different than smoothies? The main difference between the two is that juicing removes a large amount of the fiber. It’s still good for you, though, as many people have experienced improved health via juicing. Jil Larsen is one of them. She was able to reverse her skin disorder after just six months of eating healthier foods and juicing.
And here is one more idea for a quick and healthy breakfast for those crazy busy mornings…
Healthy Breakfast Tips
If you typically struggle with eating a healthy breakfast, here are some tips that can help:
Buy nutritious breakfast foods that you not only enjoy eating, but that you also don’t mind making, so you aren’t tempted to walk out the door without them.
Have a number of healthy food options on hand so you don’t get bored eating the same breakfasts over and over again.
Keep your fridge and pantry stocked so you can’t skip breakfast due to the excuse that there’s nothing to eat.
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Hello Friends! I’m excited to share this GIVEAWAY with you!!!
Have you heard of Tropical Traditions? Well if not, let me invite you to make friends with this fabulous company! They so generously sent me a quart jar of their Gold Label Coconut Oil to review and they are sharing a quart jar with the WINNER of this GIVEAWAY!
So take a look at this short video review and then ENTER to win your own jar!
Tropical Traditions has many video recipes for you to check out. Check them out on YouTube. Click HERE on how to use COCONUT OIL.
Keep in mind that when you cook with coconut oil and it gets on your skin, or you use it in your personal products, it absorbs – like everything does – through your skin into your blood stream… and it’s GOOD FOR YOU! This is another way we are getting rid of those harmful chemicals in our home. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil: http://coconutoil.com
If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you. 🙂 Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.
* And everyone gets their own toothpaste container!
NO DOUBLE DIPPING IN MY TOOTHPASTE!!!
The spearmint was the most popular, followed by peppermint and orange. A few tried cinnamon and we decided it “tasted” like those Christmas cinnamon brooms…
so not for me.
I did warn the kids that this tasts/feels salty because of the baking soda. Add more coconut oil if you want and you can add a little stevia or sugar to sweeten it… but that seems weird to me because we are trying to remove sugars from our teeth, but some recipes add it.
Check out how easy this is on my DIY Toothpaste video.
Right now Tropical Traditions has their Coconut Oil on Sale! This is no doubt the best quality you can get and I absolutely LOVE this awesome company. Click HERE to take a look and buy.
STUFF TO KNOW ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS
* Citrus oils pul toxins out of plastics and should only be used with glass.
* Essential oils should not be used undiluted on the skin. Some can be used with “carrier oils, waxes, butters, alcohols, or other diluting measures
* Do not take essential oils internally – especially wintergreen and eucalyptus
* If you’re allergic to a food, you will be allergic to that oil.
* Most essential oils are high in antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral properties… good for cleaning!
* If you use product on a child under 5 yrs, use half the amount of essential oils
* Always test a small area of your skin first to make sure it isn’t going to irritate your skin
As I was making this weeks meal plan, I realized I hadn’t put this ZUCCHINI LASAGNA recipe we had on theFitness Vacationlast November with all of my other recipes. This week I am making homemade spaghetti sauce and meatballs. It is VERY good and leaves me with lots of delicious spaghetti sauce, so that’s why I will be making ZUCCHINI LASAGNA as well this week. YUM! This is how I make ZUCCHINI LASAGNA
My favorite soup EVER is the Tomato Basil Soup from La Madeleine Cafe. It is SO delicious. Have you had it? Well, when we moved away from Houston, Tx, we moved away from my favorite soup. 🙁 So I found a recipe inspired by La Madeleine’s soup and tried it out. My first attempt took me hours and I ended up with hot tomato soup all over me, my walls, and my ceiling. That’s right. RED SOUP ON THE CELING. After I cleaned myself up, I told myself I will NEVER make this again! Ever. Then we ate it. It was THE BEST! At this point I realized I had to find a cleaner, more time friendly way to do this. After a few batches of experimenting, I came up with this recipe… and BTW, it is JUST AS GOOD as the first attempt 🙂 So this is what I do now…
4 cups of crushed tomatoes
(28 oz & 14 oz can)
4 cups of tomato juice
Fresh basil leaves
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup butter
salt & pepper to taste
a dash of lemon juice
Simmer crushed tomatoes and tomato juice over medium heat for 30 minutes.
Puree the soup, adding in 14 basil leaves.
* to keep from getting soup on your ceiling :/ blend in small batches at a time, make sure the lid of the blender is on good, and hold it down with a towel under your hand while you blend.
Add heavy cream, butter, salt, pepper and lemon.
Heat, but don’t boil!
I toasted up some Ezekiel bread from Food For Life to go with the soup.So Good 🙂