Saturday, January 31, 2015

Recipe of the Day


Chicken Noodle Soup

This recipe provides 4 -6 servings.

Ingredients:

1) 1 pound ground chicken
2) 1 medium size yellow onion, chopped
3) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4) 1 1 /4 cup thinly sliced carrots
5) 6 cups low sodium chicken broth
6) 1 cup sliced mushrooms
7) 1/2 cup thinly celery
8) 3 kale leaves, thinly sliced
9) 8 ounces brown rice pasta, such as small elbows, such as rotini
10) sea salt ( to taste)
11) black pepper ( to taste)

Instructions:

1) In a medium bowl combine the chicken with salt and pepper.

2) In a Dutch oven over medium -high heat, heat the oil. Cook the ground chicken, until browned. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, approx. 5 minutes, until translucent. Add the carrots and cook, stirring frequently, approx. 1 minute. Add the broth, celery, mushrooms, and kale. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer 15 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

3) Meanwhile, prepare the pasta, according to package directions. Drain, cover, and set aside.

4) Add cooked chicken and pasta to soup, mix thoroughly, heat to warm through out; ready to serve.




Enjoy!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Making Healthy Breakfast Choices


The following are examples of possible breakfast choices:

Poor breakfast choices:

A croissant

Black coffee

Sugary cereal with milk

White bagel

Better breakfast choices:

Muffin with extra fiber

Coffee with milk and sugar

Protein bar

Whole-grain pancakes with a little syrup

Best breakfast choices:

Regular or egg-white omelet with added beans or veggies

Fruit with yogurt, and coffee with milk or soymilk

Whole-grain toast topped with unsweetened applesauce and fresh fruit

Oatmeal or other hot-cooked grain cereal with added fruit and nuts



*Importantly noted, skipping meals is what we want to stay away from, so worse case scenario, a poor breakfast choice is a great choice compared to skipping breakfast.


Let's aim, let's have a goal of making the best healthy breakfast choices!




Sunday, January 11, 2015

Book Recommendation



The Power Habit: Why we do what we do in life and business, by Charles Duhigg


I highly recommend this book!