Fiber, Are You Getting Enough?

Fiber, Are You Getting Enough?

It sounds so strange to say, but I love fibrous foods.

 

Not just the obvious ones, or at least the ones that people assume have great fiber.  I don’t recognize I’m eating it most of the time, but getting over 30 gram a day is my minimum goal. Eating a substantial amount of vegetables a day makes it easy for me to get my daily intake.

 

It is estimated that less than 5% of Americans get the daily fiber as recommended.
High fiber foods help:
Guard against Cancer
Heart disease
Diverticulosis
Kidney stones
PMS
Obesity
Helps support a healthy digestive tract
Keep an eye out for “faux” fibers.  These are the […] Read more

Nutty Cookies

Nutty Cookies

Nutty Cookies   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   These are cookies that have only a hint of sweet. I couldn’t tell whether I should make them sweeter, or simply let them “be”. I went with the latter. Author: Leslie Harrington Recipe type: Cookie/nut rounds Serves: 16-20 cookies Ingredients ½ cup Nuttzo Organic crunchy nut butter (peanut free) ½ tbsp grass fed butter 3 tbsp Lakanto maple syrup […] Read more

(WILL) Power Through the Holidays

(WILL) Power Through the Holidays

I contemplated writing about the typical “it’s the holidays, let’s focus on not putting on the pounds”. I don’t think there is much I could say that would be news to everyone. Things like, “make sure you are getting in your workout on the big day”, or “keep portion sizes small”. Yada yada yada.

 

Instead of focusing on specific strategies, let’s address a few concepts to help you conquer the eating, I mean, holiday season.

 

1) Willpower – it’s finite. Meaning you will run out. Using it alone will not hold you through the day. If you wake up, spend the […] Read more

How Type 1 Diabetes Is Just a Passenger on the Drive to Live Healthy & Serve Others

How Type 1 Diabetes Is Just a Passenger on the Drive to Live Healthy & Serve Others

Imagine you are a college kid, living a normal, active, healthy life and you are suddenly struck with the news your life will change forever.  This is what happened to Marcie Siegal.  Marcie was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 20.  Suddenly she found herself faced with the realization she would need to depend on multiple daily injections of insulin to simply survive.

 

At this point, she was faced with a choice – her response to her new life.  Do I let this diagnosis define me or do I live in spite of it?  Marcie not only chose […] Read more

Why Reading Labels May Be Wasting Your Time And Increasing Your Waistline

Why Reading Labels May Be Wasting Your Time And Increasing Your Waistline

 

 

Let’s face it, even if we eat the best we can possible eat most of the time, we are still faced with reaching for a snack or food with a label.  Traveling, meetings or events running longer than you thought, going to a party with very little options – these are times you may find yourself in a rut.  Or you may just be looking for a healthy treat.  Let’s assume you are looking at a label on a food that is being deemed “healthy”.  The grocery stores are riddled with labels claiming “All Natural” (what does this even mean?), […] Read more

Shrimp & Cabbage Hodgepodge

Shrimp & Cabbage Hodgepodge

Shrimp & Cabbage Hodgepodge   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 12 mins Total time 27 mins   This recipe was born out of a recipe that was missing many ingredients. I started subbing some out, but it got so random that it just became this hodgepodge – hence, the name. Wonderful served over a small bed of fresh spinach or in a paleo coconut wrap. Author: Leslie Harrington Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 lb […] Read more

A Spin on Mac n’ Cheese

A Spin on Mac n’ Cheese

A Spin on Mac n’ Cheeese   Save Print Prep time 15 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 40 mins   This was a recipe I had found many years ago and had never tried it until recently. I had to make it twice to make sure it was really good. Well, it was better the second time. Author: Unknown Recipe type: Diabetic Friendly Serves: 4 Ingredients 1 average sized head of cauliflower, “riced” in food […] Read more

5 Things I Wish I Had Done Differently When I Was Diagnosed Pre Diabetic

5 Things I Wish I Had Done Differently When I Was Diagnosed Pre Diabetic

When I was told I was “in pre diabetic range”, I did not believe my doctor.  Literally, I did not believe him.  I was a very active, healthy eating, and fit person.  I ate a very diabetic style, low carb diet as it was, so I assumed he was wrong.  Just like that, I dismissed him.  Of course, he told me not to worry about it.  To watch my sugar and carbs.

It wasn’t until the 3rd (yes, the 3rd!!!) time that I finally stopped and thought – wait a minute..what is this about?  Looking back, knowing what I know now, […] Read more

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

This was such a lovely change up to cauliflower.  There are so many options with cauliflower these days.  Some more exciting than others, but this one was great, even next day.  I will warn you, prepare your pan well.  I did not spray enough oil and I had a field day cleaning up the pan!  But, it was well worth it 🙂
Buffalo Cauliflower Bites   Save Print Prep time 5 mins Cook time 25 mins Total time 30 mins   I […] Read more

Protein Packed Egg Muffins

Protein Packed Egg Muffins

High Protein Egg Muffins   Save Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   This is fantastic for weekly prep. You can freeze it and it travels nicely. Author: Leslie Harrington Recipe type: Diabetic friendly Cuisine: Breakfast Serves: 6 muffins Ingredients 6 eggs or 6 whites, 3 yolks 6 slices Organic, nitrate free Applegate Farms Smoked Turkey Breast 1 cup Fresh organic baby spinach leaves 6 oz package organic baby bella […] Read more