A very healthy and nutritious stir fry made with Aloe Vera The Aloe Vera plant has many cosmetic and medicinal properties.It is full of antibiotics which will fight off infections. It cures ulcers , prevents constipation, cures bacterial infections inside the stomach, reduces cholesterol, regulates blood sugar, soothens joint inflammation especially arthritis related swelling and much more. ...more
Well, only 3 foods actually. Hummus, grapes, and smoothies. I guess it could be worse, right? I don’t know what it is about these three foods, but I could eat a very large portion of them every single day (and often I do). I love snacking on hummus and carrot chips between breakfast and lunch, and grapes are my go to dessert when I’m craving something sweet after dinner, but smoothies are my absolute favorite post workout recovery food....more
Any time spent in a hospital sucks for many reasons, but one largely unmentioned part of the suckage is the food. OMG, guys. Why, in an establishment supposedly dedicated to speedy recovery and optimal health, can patients only find fake syrup, fake peanut butter, fake jelly, white bread and iceberg lettuce? Everything was empty calories, artificial ingredients and minimal nutrition. Awful.
I knew nothing about Olive Leaf Extract until Barlean's sent me a bottle to try. I am definitely familiar with a variety of super foods like acai berry, maca root, and green tea but this was a new one. I love learning about new herbs and remedies so I started researching the benefits of this product....more
The other day I discovered an evil snack lurking in the bulk section of my neighborhood hippy dippy health food store. Sesame sticks. They’re horrible! I hate them! I hate them because I want to eat them all the time!...more
Natural foods markets – helpful in a number of ways
I headed into my local natural food market today for a number of reasons. I wanted something different for lunch, I needed a couple of homeopathic remedies in a hurry, and I needed deodorant (I prefer the chemical free kind). My local natural food market is GreenAcres Market in Bradley Fair, Wichita, KS. Find GreenAcres Market on Facebook, too, at
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With my job having been so crazy lately, grocery shopping has taken a bit of a dive in my priorities. Now, that doesn’t mean I’m not sticking to my calorie range and eating as well as I should! That just means I don’t have a lot of fresh food around the house (or time to prepare it, even if I did). I realized today when I was packing my lunch that I have a kind of emergency supply of pre-packaged healthy foods for just these seasons!
So here are a few of my favorit...more