I’m sure all of you have heard how important it is to get vitamins and minerals into our bodies to create and maintain optimal health. Minerals are inorganic elements and can not be produced or synthesized in the body the way certain vitamins can. They must be obtained through the food we eat or through the water we drink. Minerals play many vital roles in the body working in combination with vitamins, hormones, enzymes and various other nutrient co-factors to regulate thousands of biological functions. They support immune function, metabolism, regulation of blood sugar and fluids, muscle contraction and relaxation, mental and cognitive function; as well as repair and cellular detoxification.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, for greasing the pan 1/2 bunch asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 1 heaping cup) 1 cup thinly sliced leeks, both white and green parts 6 whole eggs, beaten 2 oz. chèvre (soft goat cheese) Sea salt and pepper
Ingredients: 2 cups cooked quinoa, at room temperature or chilled 1 can (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed 1 mango, peeled and diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro 3 tablespoon red OR white wine vinegar 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 small lime) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper
INGREDIENTS: 1 tbsp olive oil 2 large zucchinis, spiralized 1 lb lean ground turkey 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 small brown onion, peeled and finely chopped 3 tbsp of homemade taco seasoning (or one packet of your favorite taco seasoning) 1/4 cup water 14 oz can diced tomatoes 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese fresh cilantro leaves one lime, sliced into wedges
Ingredients 1 lb lean Ground Beef ½ cup low-sodium Beef Broth 1-2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce 2 medium Onions 3 Green Bell Peppers 5-6 Mushrooms, halved 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil 4 slices Provolone Cheese Salt & Pepper
Let’s talk about fad diets! You’ve all heard of at least one. They come in a variety of names and all claim to get you FASTER and BETTER results! The thing about fad diets that usually gets consumers is the buzzwords revolving around commitment. “You can lose X amount in X amount by only paying X amount”. If you were told to plug away at something consistently for a year and you’d get slow results, CONSISTENT AND SUSTAINABLE slow results, you might be interested, or you might choose that quick fix.
INGREDIENTS: 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 (8 oz.) package button mushrooms, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional) 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth 1 (14.5 oz.) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes 10 oz. thin whole-wheat spaghetti noodles 3 cups fresh spinach or baby spinach 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus extra for serving For serving: 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil or parsley (optional)
Ingredients: 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 4 large Chicken Breasts (whole or cut into strips) 1/4 cup Chicken Broth 1 tablespoon Cornstarch 2 cloves Garlic, minced 1/2 cup Coconut Cream 1/2 cup Sun-Dried Tomatoes (drained if packed in oil) 1/2 cup Fresh Basil, chopped Sea Salt Pepper