July 28th, 2010
This honey chicken recipe provides the body with an excellent source of protein. Chicken is a great source of protein, providing almost 70 percent of the recommended daily protein allowance in just 4 ounces. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood and is an important component of every cell in the body. The body uses protein to build and repair tissues and to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals.
What you need:
2 tablespoons of water
1 cup of matzo meal
2 small chicken fryers, chopped
1 teaspoon salt and/or pepper
½ cup of pure peanut oil
1 cup of hot water
¼ cup of honey
1 cup of unsweetened pineapple juice
1. Heat up the oven at 325 degrees.
2. Beat the eggs and two tablespoons of water in a bowl and set aside.
3. Then in another bowl, mix the matzo meal, salt and pepper together.
4. Place each piece of chicken into the egg mix and then into the matzo meal mix.
5. Heat the oil in a large skillet and place the chicken into it until both sides are browned.
6. Then in another bowl mix the hot water, honey and pineapple juice and pour this over the chicken.
7. Bake the chicken for about 40 minuets and add juices throughout the baking.
July 23rd, 2010
Try this flavorful and healthy egg breakfast recipe to get your day off to a good start. Eggs are loaded with healthful nutrients including high-quality protein. Enjoy your eggs any way you like them – scrambled, poached, fried, hard-boiled, or made into an omelet. Here is an egg breakfast recipe for Huevos Rancheros.
What you need:
1/2 small red onion
1/2 red bell pepper chopped
2 cups of chopped fresh spinach
1 clove of crushed garlic
1-2 omega eggs
1/2 can of vegetarian refried beans or a 4 oz. blended black or red kidney beans
2 corn tortillas or whole wheat tortillas
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1/2 teaspoon of dry sage
1 tablespoon of cumin
Salt and/ or pepper, to taste
1. Heat up the turmeric, cumin and sage on low with one tablespoon of olive oil.
2. Add in the bell pepper, onion, tomatoes and spinach and sauté them together
3. Blend the beans together and sauté them as well.
4. Add a few large tablespoons of the mixture onto the tortillas and then add some vegetables.
5. Poach one or two eggs and add them on top of the beans and veggies and then top it off with some salsa.
July 14th, 2010
Most everyone on the planet knows that spinach is a hugely healthy food. Finding easy spinach recipes that also taste great is often the problem. Of all the easy spinach recipes I have tried, this is the best in terms of health benefits because of the added brain-friendly ingredients. And don’t worry moms, your kids will like it!
Things you need to make Brainy Spinach Pie:
3 or 4 omega-enriched eggs
1 cup of chopped walnuts
1 cup of ricotta cheese
1 chopped small red onion
3 or 4 pressed garlic cloves
2 cups of chopped spinach and arugula
Chopped red bell pepper
½ cup of feta cheese
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoons of sage
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Salt and pepper needed
A pie shell or 6 to 8 sheets of filo dough
Easy Spinach Recipes: Brainy Spinach Pie Steps:
1. Heat up the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Take the onions, garlic and peppers in the olive oil and sauté them together. Then add the spinach.
3. Beat up the eggs and then add the walnuts, ricotta and feta cheese, sauté mixture and seasoning.
4. Use the pie shell or filo pastry and wrap it into the shell.
5. Bake this in a pie dish for about 45 minutes on 375 degrees.
July 12th, 2010
Okay – maybe I am a bit biased, but I do believe that, as a base, this is the best granola recipe I have tried in a long time. This is a simple granola recipe that leaves plenty of room for creativity and expansion. Add a handful of cashews, carob chips, almonds or pepitas to make the best granola even better!
What you need:
3 cups of uncooked rolled oats
1 cup of sunflower seeds
1 cup of sesame seeds
1 cup of wheat germ
1 cup of honey
½ cup of pure vegetable oil
¼ cup of soy flour
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
¼ cup of chopped dates if desired
¼ cup of shredded coconuts if desired
½ cup of water
Steps for making the best granola recipe:
1. Heat up the oven to 350 degrees
2. Take a backing sheet and grease it lightly
3. Mix everything except the coconut and into a bowl.
4. Spread out the mixture over the backing sheet evenly.
5. Bake for about 15 or 20 minuets or until it is browned.
6. Add the dates and coconut if desired and mix together.
July 7th, 2010
If you are looking for a healthy chicken recipe, look no further. This chicken stir fry recipe is power-packed with healthy ingredients. Broccoli and kale are nutrition stand-outs among vegetables. The red onion, garlic, ginger and red cabbage are also an excellent addition. Add to this the brown rice, which offers B vitamins, manganese, selenium and iron as well as a high fiber content. Not only is this a healthy chicken recipe, it is also great tasting!
Chicken Stir Fry
What you need:
3 chicken breasts
2 cups of brown rice
6-8 florets of broccoli
1 chopped red cabbage
1 chopped red onion
1 chopped or diced red bell pepper
1 cup of bean sprouts
1 cup of chopped kale
4 minced garlic cloves
1 tablespoon of minced ginger
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of soy sauce
1. Prepare the rice according to directions
2. In the olive oil, stir fry the onions, red bell peppers, garlic, ginger, kale, cabbage and broccoli for about five minuets on medium.
3. Add chicken and soy sauce.
4. Serve over rice.
July 2nd, 2010
Snow peas are bursting with nutrients and like all peas, are a type of legume. Snow peas are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin K, B complex vitamins and vitamin C. Foods considered an “excellent source” provide 20% or more of the daily recommended value. Try this snow peas recipe for a healthy and delicious snack.
Stuffed Snow Peas Recipe
What you need:
35 young snow peas
3 once package of cream cheese
¼ teaspoon of dry mustard
¼ teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of mayonnaise
1. Rinse off the snow peas in cold water and cut off the ends and any hanging strings.
2. Place the peas in a bowl and pour boiling water over them until they are covered.
3. Let the peas sit in the water for about a minuet and they drain it.
4. Then open up one side of the pod and let them cool.
5. Mix the rest of the ingredients together and fill up each pod with it.
6. Let sit in the fridge and cool for about an hour before eating.
June 23rd, 2010
Here’s a recipe for jello salad that has the added benefit of Omega-3 fatty acids. This is a Waldorf salad of sorts that includes walnuts and flaxseed. Whether you use a jello with sugar or a sugar-free jello is up to you. Some people are opposed to sugar while others are opposed to artificial sweeteners. I all depends on what camp you are in.
Omega-3 Waldorf Jell-O
What you need:
Any flavored Jell-O
1/2 cup of walnut halves chopped up
1/2 cup of dark cherries or purple grapes
1/2 cup of low fat, plain yogurt
1 tablespoon of ground up flaxseeds
1. Make the Jell-O
2. Fill the bowl of Jell-O with the walnuts and grapes or cherries
3. Put in the fridge until it firms up
4. Pour the yogurt on top and sprinkle it with the ground flax.
April 28th, 2010
Granola can be an incredibly healthy way to start the day or it can considered a junk food. It all depends on the ingredients used. Try this healthy granola recipe that provides great healthy benefits while avoiding some of the common granola pitfalls.
As with any granola recipe, feel free to add your own creative touch by substituting nuts, seeds and sweeteners. Play around with the recipes until you find your perfect mix. And don’t forget to include your kids in the preparations. Kids typically loving helping in the kitchen!
Sweet Tart Granola
6 cups old-fashions oats
1 1/4 cups pistachios
1/4 cups sunflower seeds
1/3 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
3 large egg whites
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cups honey (maple syrup or molasses can be substituted)
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine first five ingredients in a large bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs whites and salt until frothy. Combine honey and oil.
4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until evenly coated.
5. Evenly spread the mixture on two baking sheets and bake 20 minutes.
6. Gently flip granola with a spatula and bake an additional 10 minutes, until golden brown. If the granola begins to brown too much on the edges, gently stir the outer parts to the middle.
7. Remove from the oven and cool completely on the pan. Once cooled, transfer the granola to a bowl and gently stir in the dried cherries and coconut.