Tuesday, February 25, 2020

How To Make Fresh Tomato Soup In Vitamix

Delicious and aromatic, this classic soup is comforting enough for family yet elegant enough for company. Tomatoes are packed with nutrition. If you can control the other ingredients, you can make yourself a healthy (and tasty) bowl of tomato soup pretty easily.


Ingredients:


1/2 cups (500 ml) water
4 fresh tomatoes
1 stalk of celery
3/4 cup of carrots
1/3 onion
1 garlic clove garlic
1 vegetable bouillon cube
1 teaspoon (3 g) salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 Tablespoon fresh basil leaves, dried/chopped
Handful of cashews
Handful of spinach


Directions:


Place water, tomato, garlic, bouillon cube, onion, carrots, celery salt, pepper, and basil into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
Select Variable 1 or the Hot Soups program (if available).
Start the machine, slowly increase to the highest speed, and blend for 5 minutes 45 seconds; or start the machine and allow the Hot Soups program to complete. Stop the machine.
Select Variable 1. Start the machine and remove the lid plug. Add Spinach to the container and blend for 15 seconds. Enjoy!

Monday, February 24, 2020

How To make Zucchini Flat Bread/Zucchini Roti


This is super easy vegan recipe, very tasty and simple to make. The good thing about this recipe is that you don’t have to squeeze the juice from your zucchini to use it, making it quicker and easier to prepare.


Zucchini has a good amount of potassium: 295 milligrams per cup, or 8% of your recommended daily value. Zucchini is also high in the antioxidant vitamin C, which may help the lining of your blood cells function better, lowering blood pressure and protecting against clogged arteries.


Zucchini is a good source of fiber, which is great for weight loss because it slows down digestion of food and keeps you full for longer. It also has a high water content, which adds bulk to what you eat without extra calories.
Ingredients:


Whole wheat  Flour : 450 G
Small Zucchini : 3
Onions : 1
Eggs : 1
Salt : 1 Teaspoon
Black Pepper : 1 Teaspoon
Chili flakes : 1 Teaspoon
Baking Powder : 1 Teaspoon
Water : 100 ML



Instructions:


Wash then Grate zucchini into the bowl.
Dice onion to desired size and add to bowl
Add egg, salt, pepper, chilli, baking powder and flours.
Mix by hand and knead.
Shape and rest in bowl covered for 1 hour.
Separate into 6-7 pieces and roll into balls.
Flour a flat surface and roll into flat to about 4-5mm thick.
Add 1 tbsp of oil to a cast iron pan and fry on medium to high heat until golden – flip as required. Enjoy!

Pineapple and Banana Smoothie




Pineapple and Banana Smoothie is a gorgeous and indulgent smoothie, but totally healthy. If you have a Vitamix, give this refreshing  smoothie a try. It is perfect for a hot summer day!


Pineapple is good for your body both inside and out – eating a few slices of fresh pineapple a day can defend your body from harmful free radicals and disease, help your digestion by cleaning the body's organs and blood, increase your energy intake and boost metabolism, nourish your hair and skin.


The banana is one of the most popular health foods on earth. Eating bananas can help lower blood pressure and may reduce the risk of cancer.


Ingredients:


1 large banana
1 cup pineapple


Directions:


Place all your ingredients in the Vitamix machine, liquid first, then soft ingredients, then firmer ones. Add one cup of ice last. Secure the lid and select Variable 1. Turn machine on and slowly increase to your machine's highest speed. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Glowing Green Smoothie for Glowing Skin and Shiny Hair (Beauty Detox Drink)

Green smoothies are a great way to get my daily recommended serving of fruits and veggies. I have difficulty eating enough throughout the day, but can easily consume them as a drink.


Green smoothies are packed with the nutrition and are very low in calories. They contain the vitamins, minerals, healthy carbohydrates, fiber and low fat whole food that you need to lose weight quickly, safely and effectively without starving yourself. They are also low in sugars found naturally in fruit and fruit juices making them a healthier option than traditional fruit smoothies and natural juices.


Clearer, radiant skin is an often-reported benefit to eating healthier. Smoothies are high in fiber and allow your body to eliminate toxins the right way instead of through your skin. The vitamin E found in green leafy vegetables works with vitamin C to keep skin healthy as you age.


Ingredients:

1/2 cups water
3/4 romaine lettuce, chopped
1-2 stalks  celery
3/4 of a small bunch of spinach
1/2 apple, cored and chopped
1/2  banana
Juice of 1/2 fresh lemon
Optional: 1/3 bunch cilantro or parsley


Directions:


Add water and all the ingredients to Vitamix blender. Blend at a low speed to start and half way through blend at high speed until smooth. Enjoy!

How To Make Eggplant Cakes



Eggplant is a high-fiber, low-calorie food that is rich in nutrients and comes with many potential health benefits. From reducing the risk of heart disease to helping with blood sugar control and weight loss, eggplants are a simple and delicious addition to any healthy diet.

The vitamin & mineral content of eggplants is quite extensive. They're a great source of vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, thiamine, niacin, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, copper, fiber, folic acid, potassium. Eggplant cake. It can be used as breakfast, delicious and nutritious.


Prepare 1 - 2 thick eggplants, remove the ends, and cut into thick slices of about 0.8 cm; soak in salt water for 5 minutes.

Prepare half a carrot and cut into small pieces; cut into small pieces; cut chopped green onion; put them all in a bowl for use. Add Ham if you desired.

Use a knife/spoon to hollow out the eggplant; cut the excavated eggplant into small pieces and put them into a bowl.

Add 3 eggs to the bowl and mix well; add appropriate amount of salt and pepper.
Preheat cast iron pan with some oil, put the eggplant circle, put the batter in the eggplant circle (do not put it too full); cover the lid for 2 minutes; repeat the face, fry until both sides of the golden, the whole process needs to be 4 minutes. Enjoy!



Saturday, February 22, 2020

How To Make Grapefruit Detox Drink In Vitamix



Grapefruit can be part of a healthy weight loss diet because it's nutritious, not because of any mysterious fat-burning properties. ... A half grapefruit or a glass of grapefruit juice before meals may help fill you up so you'll eat fewer calories at meals and potentially lose weight.


Strawberries are a healthy food to eat to lose weight, because there are 49 calories in one cup of strawberries. They are also loaded with Vitamin C, 3 grams of fiber, and some calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Strawberries are rich sources of phenolic antioxidants that can help aid in weight loss.

1. Start by cutting up your preferred amount of grapefruit, I'd recommend using 3-4 per single serving. Remove all excess skin, leaving just the pulp.

2.In addition to the grapefruit, all you essentially need is fresh Strawberries in the blender. However, you could also add fresh mint and fresh pineapple, if you'd like.

3. Place all of the strawberries and grapefruit into a blender and a handful of ice- blend until smooth then pour into a cup and enjoy.


Friday, February 21, 2020

Crockpot Cashew Chicken




Ingredients:

2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thigh tenders or chicken breast tenders
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 Tbsp Olive oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 Tbsp ketchup
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 cup cashews


Directions:


Combine flour and pepper in large Ziploc bag. Add chicken. Shake to coat with flour mixture. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chicken about 2 minutes on each side. Place chicken in slow cooker. Combine soy sauce, vinegar, ketchup, sugar, garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes in small bowl; pour over chicken. Cook on LOW for 3 to 4 hours. Add cashews and stir. Serve over rice. Makes 4-6 servings.


If you want like sauce and want to have some to pour over the chicken and the rice, double the sauce.


How To Make Hot Vegetable Soup In Vitamix

Vitamix soup recipes can be enjoyed year round! .One of the best things that you're going to love about your Vitamix blender is that you can cook a steaming hot nutritious soup in minutes, from fresh ingredients. Well, the Vitamix is much more than a blender. It actually cooks using friction heat.

Ingredients:

6-8 small carrots, 
  • 1 small onion, cut in half
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 whole tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 small green chilli
  • handful of cashews
  • 1 pack of veg bouillon/cubes 
  • Ground black pepper and salt, to taste

  • Blend all ingredients in Vitamix on highest speed for 6 minutes.Pour in soup bowl and enjoy!









Size Zero Weight Loss Drink I Lose 30 LBS In 15 Days



Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain. This enzyme is found in the juice of pineapple and helps in metabolizing protein, which in turn helps burn away the excess belly fat. Cucumber has zero fat, low-calories, making it an excellent snack for people looking to lose weight. So toss some cucumbers in salads or eat them as it is and add a dash of lemon juice, salt and black pepper to stimulate weight loss. Ginger aids in digestion and lowers cholesterol levels, this is the perfect ingredient to use in a weight loss drink. Ginger helps and prevents us from over eating and it aids in proper digestion. Ingredients: Makes 2 servings. 1 cup fresh Pineapple 1 unpeeled small Cucumber 2 inches peeled fresh Ginger. 750 ml water. Blend all ingredients; do not strain. Add some lemon juice if you desire. Enjoy. Drink morning and evening every day for 15 days and see the difference for yourself.


Can You Lose Weight Eating Eggs Everyday??

Eggs might just be the easiest, cheapest and most versatile way to up your protein intake. Eggs are among the best sources of protein in the diet. The simplest way to lose weight is to reduce your daily calorie intake. Three large boiled eggs contain less than 240 calories. By adding a generous serving of vegetables, you're able to have a complete meal for only about 300 calories.


Eggs are a low-calorie food rich in protein and other nutrients. Eating eggs may support weight loss, especially if a person incorporates them into a calorie-controlled diet. Eating an egg-based breakfast may stop a person from consuming extra calories throughout the day.


A daily egg can have many health benefits. According to Healthy Food House, they can help boost your immune system, improve teeth and bone health and skin. Eating eggs leads to elevated levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL), also known as the “good” cholesterol. People who have higher HDL levels have a lower risk of heart disease, stroke and other health issues. According to one study, eating two eggs a day for six weeks increased HDL levels by 10%.


Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white, which also includes vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat than the yolk. Eggs are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.


You might have noticed that eating eggs for breakfast may keep you feeling fuller for longer — that’s generally attributed to the high protein content in eggs. Whether you have an omelette for breakfast or a hard-boiled egg as a snack, eggs can help you stay satisfied after or between meals.

Protein is an essential macronutrient to help you lose weight and build muscle. But to make sure you get enough in a day, you have to load up at each meal.  If you're relying on eggs as your main source of protein for a meal, you'll have to eat two or three whole eggs to bump up that protein content to 12 to 18 grams.


Eggs are a low-calorie food rich in protein and other nutrients. Eating eggs may support weight loss, especially if a person incorporates them into a calorie-controlled diet. Eating an egg-based breakfast may stop a person from consuming extra calories throughout the day.


As part of a balanced diet, eggs can provide many health benefits. A growing body of research suggests that eating eggs can also support weight loss. Eggs are rich in protein, low in calories, and they may boost the metabolism.



How To Make Fresh Orange Juice In Vitamix


Drinking orange juice daily can help increase the concentration of vitamin C or ascorbic acid, a key disease-fighting nutrient, in your body. Vitamin C is not produced in the human body and it has to come from plant sources like oranges

The best way to enjoy the amazing taste and health benefits in 100% orange juice is by drinking it in the recommended daily amounts. Experts recommend 8 ounces of 100% fruit juice per day for adults and older children, and 4-6 ounces for younger kids each day.

Oranges contain Vitamin B9 and folate. These promote blood circulation and purification by assisting in the production of red blood cells. Two cups of 100% orange juice a day for a month can lower blood pressure and improve the inner lining of blood vessels.

Your Vitamix machine can blend as well as perform whole-food juicing easily, but if you're really in a time crunch, blending is an easier and cleaner option.

How To Make Fresh Orange Juice In Vitamix:

Place sliced oranges into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
Blend for 45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached. Enjoy!

Thursday, February 20, 2020

If A Person Wants To Be A Part Of Your Life, They Will Make An Obvious Effort To Do So. Think Twice Before Reserving A Space In Your Heart For People Who Do Not Make An Effort To Stay.

If A Person Wants To Be A Part Of Your Life, They Will Make An Obvious Effort To Do So. Think Twice Before Reserving A Space In Your Heart For People Who Do Not Make An Effort To Stay.

You attract what you are, not what you want. If you want great, then be great.



Simply put, the Law of Attraction says that you will attract into your life whatever you focus on. Whatever you give your energy and attention to will come back to you. So, if you stay focused on the good and positive things in your life, you will automatically attract more good and positive things into your life.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Easy Self Cleaning Frigidaire Oven Instructions

Begin by reading the owner's manual. Many consumers are nervous about using the self-cleaning feature because of the extreme heat, but being informed will boost your confidence.

Clean according to your cooking habits. Frequent spillovers and splatters are best handled with frequent cleaning. Pick a time to clean when you'll be at home but out of the kitchen for a few hours -- to prevent breathing any fumes.

Many Frigidaire ovens feature a self-cleaning cycle which cleans the oven automatically. When the self-clean cycle is running, the oven's bake and broil elements simultaneously heat the oven to temperatures close to 1,000 degrees. The extreme heat turns any baked-on stains to ash that you must sweep out of the oven after the cycle is finished. I

1 Remove all pans and foil from inside the oven before you clean. Usually, you'll need to remove the racks and wash them separately. Metal racks will discolor and be harder to slide if you leave them in. Enamel-covered racks can be cleaned along with the rest of the oven.

2 Close the oven door completely. If your Frigidaire oven has a manual lock, slide the lock-bar to lock the oven's door. If it does not have a lock-bar, the oven will lock automatically.

3 Locate the "Clean" button on the oven's control panel.

4 Press the "Clean" button to begin the cleaning cycle. Once you press the button, you may need to fasten it with a lever or it may lock automatically. This prevents anyone from opening it during the cleaning cycle and being blasted by the heat.

5 Let the oven cool after the cleaning cycle. The oven will turn off automatically when the cleaning cycle is over, but you won't be able to open it until it cools down to regular baking temperatures.

6 Use a brush or paper towel to wipe out the ash created during the cleaning. The ash will usually be located on the bottom of the oven floor as well as on the racks if you left them in.

Why You Should Eat Eggs Every Day


Eggs might just be the easiest, cheapest and most versatile way to up your protein intake. Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high-quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white, which also includes vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat than the yolk. Eggs are rich sources of selenium, vitamin D, B6, B12 and minerals such as zinc, iron and copper.

A new study published in the journal Heart suggests that eating eggs may even have a protective effect: People who reported eating up to one egg per day had an 11% lower risk of developing heart disease—and an 18% lower risk of dying from it—over the following nine years than those who did not eat eggs.

A large egg contains 77 calories, with 6 grams of quality protein, 5 grams of fat and trace amounts of carbohydrates. It’s very important to realize that almost all the nutrients are contained in the yolk, the white contains only protein.


Eggs Improve Your Cholesterol Profile and do NOT Raise Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease. The main reason people have been warned about eggs is that they're loaded with cholesterol. One large egg contains 212 mg of cholesterol, which is a LOT compared to most other foods.


Proteins are the main building blocks of the body and serve both structural and functional purposes. They consist of amino acids that are linked together, kind of like beads on a string, then folded into complex shapes.


Healthiest way to eat eggs are shorter and lower-heat cooking methods cause less oxidation of cholesterol and help retain most of the nutrients in the eggs. For this reason, poached and boiled (either hard or soft) eggs may be the healthiest to eat. These cooking methods also don't add any unnecessary calories.


Adding eggs to your diet may be one of the easiest things to do if you're trying to lose weight. They can make you feel more full and help you eat fewer calories throughout the day. Eggs are a great source of many vitamins and minerals that are commonly lacking in the diet.


The science is clear that up to 3 whole eggs per day are perfectly safe for healthy people. There is no evidence that going beyond that is harmful — it is just "uncharted territory," as it hasn't been studied.

Eggs are pretty much nature's perfect food. On top of everything else, they are also cheap, easy to prepare, go with almost any food and taste awesome.










Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Can Sugar Be More Addictive Than Cocaine??



Refined sugar is actually more addictive than even cocaine, so sugar is pretty much probably the most consumed addictive substance around the world. This is similar to the experience drug users have when using addictive substances. The study also found that withdrawing from chronic sucrose exposure can cause an imbalance in dopamine levels, which will make it hard for people to quit sugar abruptly, or “cold turkey.”

Refined sugar is similar to cocaine -- a white crystal extracted from sugar cane rather than coca leaves -- and research shows that sugar can be even more addicting than cocaine. Sugar activates the opiate receptors in our brain and affects the reward center, which leads to compulsive behavior, despite the negative consequences like weight gain, headaches and hormone imbalances.


But whether or not sugar is more addictive than cocaine, researchers and nutritionists are in agreement that yes, sugar has addictive properties, and we need to be getting less of it. All those extra calories contribute to obesity. But are people eating all that sugar because they like the taste or because they are addicted to it? If we go by the scientific definition of addictionsugar doesn't fit. An addictive substance induces a pleasant state, triggers tolerance and causes dependence.


Sugar fuels every cell in the brain. Your brain also sees sugar as a reward, which makes you keep wanting more of it. If you often eat a lot of sugar, you're reinforcing that reward, which can make it tough to break the habit.


Think you don't have a sweet tooth, but crave bagels, chips, or French fries? These starchy foods are complex carbs that the body breaks down into simple sugars. Eaten without better foods, starches can make blood sugar surge and crash like sugar. White rice and white flour do this. Highly refined starches like white bread, pretzels, crackers, and pasta are worst.



Useful tips to stop sugar cravings:

You don't need sugar as much as you think you do. In fact, you can train your taste buds to enjoy things that aren't as sweet. Try cutting out one sweet food from your diet each week. For example, pass on dessert after dinner. Start putting less sugar in your coffee or cereal. Over time, you will lose your need for that sugar taste.

You don't have to give up sweetness. Just get it from other sources. Try fresh berries or pureed fruit on oatmeal instead of sugar. Explore fruit that's dried, frozen, or canned (without too much added sugar). A glass of low-fat milk or low-sugar yogurt can help.

If you make small, simple changes to your diet, it's easy to keep them up. Start by eating more fruits and vegetables. Drink extra water. Check food labels, and pick those that don't have a lot of sugar. Cut out a little bit of sugar each week. After a few weeks, you'll be surprised at how little you miss it. Eating protein is an easy way to curb sugar cravings. High-protein foods digest more slowly, keeping you feeling full for longer. Protein doesn't make your blood sugar spike the way refined carbs and sugars do. Pick proteins like lean chicken, low-fat yogurt, eggs, nuts, or beans.

Fiber helps fight a sugar itch in many ways. First, it keeps you full. High-fiber foods also give you more energy. Because they don't raise your blood sugar, there's no hungry crash after.

Exercise can help wipe out those sugar cravings and change the way you eat in general. Honey, brown sugar, and cane juice may sound healthy. But sugar is sugar. Whether it comes from bees or sugar cane, it can cause your blood sugar to rise. Honey and unrefined sugars are slightly higher in nutrients, but their calories still count.


 



Monday, February 17, 2020

Benefits of Daytime Napping

Do you take naps? Maybe you should! A good nap can get you out of that afternoon slump, recharge your energy, and leave you more alert and in a better mood.
 
Sleep experts have found that daytime naps can improve many things: increase alertness, boost creativity, reduce stress, improve perception, stamina, motor skills and accuracy, enhance your sex life, aid in weight loss, reduce the risk of heart attack, brighten your mood and boost memory.
 
Taking a long nap may leave a person feeling tired and sluggish. Also, napping too late in the day may make it hard for them to get to sleep at night. In general, the ideal nap is about 20 minutes around the middle of the day.
 
Generally speaking, the longer a nap is, the longer you will feel rejuvenated after waking. Long naps of one to two hours during the afternoon will mean you are less sleepy (and require less sleep) that night. This could mean it will take longer than usual to fall asleep. However, waking during deep sleep will not. Taking an afternoon nap is a tradition in many countries, and they all have a low rate of heart attacks. 
 
Surprising benefits of an afternoon nap:
 
20-minute nap: Enhances mental alertness, memory, and motor learning skills.
20 to 30-minute nap: Boosts your creativity and your memory
30 to 60-minute nap: Powers up your decision-making skills and memory
60 to 90-minute nap: The most beneficial nap type as it ensures REM sleep. It helps you restart your brain, and enhances your problem-solving skills.
Does afternoon nap increase weight?
 
Our bodies are expending energy all the time. It is true to say that had someone gone for a brisk walk rather than, say, taking an afternoon nap, they would have utilized more energy for the duration of the walk. Sleeping itself, however, is not the cause of weight gain.
 
As per the National sleep foundation, napping can be put into three different categories:
Habitual napping is when a person takes a nap at the same time every day.
Emergency napping often helps with sleepy driving or fatigue while using heavy and potentially dangerous work tools.
Planned or ‘Therapy’ napping means going for a nap before you even start feeling sleepy. This method can be used to prevent fatigue and tiredness, or when a person knows that they will have to stay awake for longer than usual.
Naps were found to improve reaction time, logical reasoning, math skills, mood, and even help with fatigue. In addition, napping is great for the heart, weight management, blood pressure regulation, and stress, alertness and more.

Quick And Easy Triple Berry Green Smoothie




I love this Triple Berry Green Smoothie because it contains a full cup of spinach, and you can't even taste it. A great way to sneak some healthy leafy greens and fruits into your day is to enjoy a breakfast smoothie.

Ingredients:

1 handful spinach approx 1 cup
1 small avocado
1 cup frozen berries blueberries, raspberries, blackberries
1 small banana
1 cup almond/cashew/regular milk/water

Instructions:

Add all ingredients into a Vitamix blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour into a glass and enjoy!



Saturday, February 15, 2020

The Best Avocado Flat Bread Recipe/How to make Avocado Roti (Vegetarian)



Once you will try this, you’ll fall in love with this soft nutritious avocado flatbread. Flatbread is best for you when it's made with whole grains and has little added fat or sugar. Whole grain breads have high amounts of fiber an essential nutrient that can help prevent obesity,

The creamy flesh of the avocado is a great fiber source; a two-tablespoon serving of avocado has about 2 grams of fiber and an entire fruit contains around 10 grams. Avocados are also an excellent source of mono- and polyunsaturated fats—the "good" kind that can help lower cholesterol and reduce heart-disease risk.

This avocado flat bread is so easy to make and very healthy. Homemade flatbread in particular is a great option so that you can control everything that goes into your flatbread, and use whole grains, and low fat options.

Ingredients:

1 cup ripe mashed avocados
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro or parsley
Salt, red chilli peppers and Garam masala to taste
2 cups whole wheat flour or flour of your choice
Olive Oil or Butter (to brush on the flat breads)

Instructions: 

Mash avocado and add mashed Avocado, red chilli peppers, garam masala and salt. Mix well and knead for 2 - 3 minutes. Cover and let it rest for 10 mins.

After resting the dough, cut it into equal size pieces. Roll each piece into little balls.

Then roll the dough ball with a rolling pin. To make a round shape.
Heat a non-stick pan or cast iron pan on medium high heat. Lay the flatbread on the heated pan very gently.

Cook for 1 -2 minutes on one side and then flip it gently and cook for another 1 – 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and serve. Enjoy!


Homemade Healthy Caesar Salad Dressing Without Anchovies (Low Calories)


This Natural Yogurt Caesar Salad is a healthy and low fat alternative to traditional Caesar salad! It’s ultra creamy and delicious and it’s so easy to make with basic ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen!

Homemade Caesar salad dressing is almost always better than the stuff you can buy in a bottle at the grocery store but traditional recipes are SO unhealthy. I love this recipe, and it’s become one of those staple recipes in our family that I make almost weekly.

Ingredients:

I tbs of olive oil
1 cup of 2% plain yogurt or greek yogurt
1/2 tbs garlic powder
1/3 cup of parmesan cheese




I often make this dressing by throwing all the ingredients in a bowl and mix it up, but using a blender also works very well if you want ultra smooth Caesar salad dressing. It's up to you! You can also use Greek yogurt instead of 2% and can add salt and pepper to taste. 

This dressing also stays fresh in the tightly closed jar in the fridge for several days for you to enjoy all by yourself! We even use the dressing as a dip for veggies sometimes, which is another delicious way to enjoy it!



Friday, February 14, 2020

Why Wearing Black Makes Everything More Elegant And Classy


The color black represents strength, seriousness, power, and authority. Black is a formal, elegant, and prestigious color. Authoritative and powerful, The color black can evoke strong emotions and too much black can be overwhelming. In heraldry, black is the symbol of grief.

Wearing black makes you appear more attractive, intelligent, and confident. Red was second as the color that is most closely associated with confidence. Black represents power, elegance, discipline and mystery. Wear black to communicate an authoritative image or protect emotions. 

Black is by far one of the most popular colors when it comes to fashion, and it's easy to see why. The color black in fashion has traditionally been associated with class, sophistication and even mystery, which makes it amazing for smart style and formal wear.

The fact that black is slimming is universally agreed. The reason why black is so flattering, is so simple: It hides all the SHADOWS that are created by lumps and bumps because you don't get shadows with a colour that already is the shadow. 



As others have mentioned, the color black is also slimming and exudes a sense of class and elegance. Black is better to hide spills and wrinkles, so lasts longer (esp. clothes that need dry cleaning). Black goes with all other black, you don’t have to worry about a color clash. Also, black goes with any other color. In the same fabric, black usually looks better quality than any other color, so you can pay less for the same outfit in black.
Black color has a unique richness that gives a black outfit a classy look, for this reason a black outfit often appears more classy compared to similar outfit in a different color. Black is a neutral color and can be combined with any other color, including the color of their jewelry, handbags and shoes.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

What Happens When You Cut Sugar Out Of Your Diet

Eating too much sugar is one of the worst things you can do to your body. It has many negative effects on your health. Even though sugar is naturally found in foods like fruits and vegetables, this type has little effect on your blood sugar and is considered very healthy. Fresh fruits and vegetables also contain lots of healthy vitamins and minerals. The danger is from added sugars in processed foods.


Cutting down on added sugars and maintaining a diet rich in whole foods has many benefits for the body. Specifically, reducing sugar intake and eating a healthful diet may help people reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, as sugar can increase the risk of obesity, which can lead to type 2 diabetes. An excess of sweetened foods and beverages can lead to weight gain, blood sugar problems and an increased risk of heart disease, among other dangerous conditions.


Sugar causes inflammation in the skin, so the less you eat, the clearer your complexion may become. Eliminating sugar from your diet can improve the overall quality of your sleep in the long run.You might lose weight from cutting sugar out of your diet.


What happens when you stop eating sugar?


Especially in the first few days, when you stop eating sugar altogether, however, your body goes through withdrawal, and it's not pleasant for your body or your brain. "As you begin to cut back on sugar intake, the body begins to sense this, and you may feel cranky or irritable.


Withdrawal symptoms can last from a few days to two weeks. The longer your body goes without sugar, the less intense your symptoms and cravings for sugar will be. You may find that your symptoms are worse at certain times of the day, such as between meals


Eating a lot of refined, added sugars can lead to headaches, low energy levels, and inflammation. Cutting sugar out of your diet will likely decrease inflammation, boost your energy levels, and improve your ability to focus.



it is true that you will lose weight simply by cutting out sugar. On the other hand, if you continue to eat sugar, your chance of gaining weight grow higher and higher. High triglycerides raise your risk of heart disease. Less added sugar can lower those levels and may help stop weight gain and fat buildup linked to heart disease.


Cutting added sugars can mean better nutrition, especially if you make it a point to replace those calories with whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, fish, and whole grains.


Sugars are the primary food source for the bacteria that grow in your mouth and cause tooth decay. That can lead to cavities and more serious infections. Cutting back on sugars, especially added sugars in drinks like soda or punch, could help slow or stop the decay.


Can you live without sugar?

Human body can survive without sugar intake. SWEETNESS is just a matter of taste and not a necessity in a diet as a human body can survive even with zero sugar intake. The amount of sugar needed by the body is zero as the body can produce and absorb sugar from consumption of other daily food supplements.



Try to skip prepackaged foods in favor of whole foods like fresh fruits, vegetables, seeds, and nuts. And when you buy ready-made foods, read nutrition labels. If you know how much sugar is in a product, you can limit how much you eat. And drink water instead of sodas and sports drinks. The added sugar in these beverages is even worse than many solid food sources in terms of nutrition and hunger satisfaction.