Archive for Healthy Food

Flax seed is an amazingly healthy food. Only 2 teaspoons a day can make a huge difference in your family’s health.

Flax seed is quite easy to add into to your diet. Unlike wheat germ which can leave an “after taste,” ground flax seed barely has any taste when added to foods. (If it does have a sour taste you should throw it out, as it has gone rancid.)

If your kids don’t like eating fish, flax seed is a great way to get Omega-3s into their diet for a healthy breakfast.
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May
26

“Before and After” Healthy Food Makeovers

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What is YOUR definition of a healthy food? Have you ever eaten a food that you thought was healthy, only to find out it wasn’t?
The great news is there are many easy ways to easily transform an “unhealthy food,” into a very healthy food diet.
Even though the USDA guidelines are widely accepted as a standard for eating healthy food,  why is it so difficult to eat to maintain a healthy food diet?
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Sweeteners – Coconut Sap Sugar

How would you like to start baking with a HEALTHY sugar that is RICH with vitamins and minerals, has a very low Glycemic index of only 35, and tastes simply fantastic!  

Yes I LOVE coconut sugar and believe it is is a pure gift to healthy baking.
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Mar
12

Oat Flour Makes You “Feel Your Oats”

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Oat flour is a fabulously healthy flour to bake with, in addition to the fact that it adds a delightfully sweet taste to whole grain baked goods. With oat flour, you are able to enjoy the same nutritional value that oats have; yet savor the lovely taste that oat flour brings to your whole grain baked goods. Oats, and oat flour is very healthy for everyone to eat on a regular basis, and the best part……… it is DELICIOUS!

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Date sugar is a wonderful sugar substitute that is healthy for kids and it tastes great. Date sugar  is not processed, or refined and it is loaded with  fiber, vitamins and minerals.  Date sugar is a light brown, pretty color and has a very wonderful taste.

Date sugar is just GROUND UP DATES!

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Sucanat sugar is dried sugar cane juice that is much healthier to use when baking versus white, refined and processed sugar. Sucanut Wholesome Sweeteners Fair Trade Organic Sucanat (Brown Sugar), 16-Ounce Pouches (Pack of 12)has a smaller proportion of sucrose, fewer calories and is loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Sucanat is to whole grain flours, as white sugar is to white, refined flours.

Sucanat sugar alternative  is filled with vitamins and minerals such as Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Vitamin A and many other nutrients.

(See chart at the bottom of page to view all of the vitamins and minerals that are in 1 cup of Sucanat)

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Quinoa flour is one of my favorite healthy flours. Quinoa tastes great and also adds a lightness to baked goods without using white flour. I often combine whole wheat flour and Quinoa flour to achieve a wonderful combination in my healthy baking recipes.

Quinoa flour is really easy to bake with too!

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Jan
21

Baking with Oil Is Great For Healthy Baking

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Baking with oil is a wonderful way to bake healthy cookies, healthy desserts, and healthy muffins. By using “healthy fats” in your baked goods, you are able to make delicious sweet treats that are a lot healthier then they would be if they were packed with unhealthy fats.

Baking with oil versus butter enables you to make healthier desserts that are not as fattening, that are healthy for kids and taste great!

Baking with oil is a great way to help make cookies, cakes and muffins healthy.

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Jan
17

Maple Syrup Baking

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100% pure maple syrup is a wonderful substitute for sugar, and is ideal to use when making healthy cookies, healthy muffins, and healthy desserts. I am not referring to the maple syrup that comes shaped like an robust woman, or the maple syrup that has an ingredient list so long that you forget what product you were even looking at. Clearly those maple syrups are basically sugar water with chemicals; they are not the real thing. I am referring to the living healthy benefits of 100% pure maple syrup.

Living Healthy Mom includes several maple syrup recipes.

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Nov
05

Whole Wheat- A Healthy Food for Kids and Adults

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Whole wheat is a healthy food for kids, for adults and for your entire family. When eating 100% whole wheat foods don’t forget to include in your menu; whole wheat bread, whole wheat crackers, whole wheat pastas, whole wheat tortillas, whole wheat rice, whole wheat cereals and whole wheat flours.

Whole wheat is a very healthy food. It is much healthier to eat than it’s counterpart of refined white flour products. The main reason why processed white flour is not as healthy is because all of the vitamins, minerals and fiber that makes whole wheat such a healthy food, is eliminating and stripped out when making white bread, white flour, white tortillas, white rice, white crackers, and white pasta. Yes, some of the nutrients are added back in as a result of the fortification process, but the nutritional value decreases drastically even with fortification. Read More→

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