Monthly Archives: October 2017

Baked Apples and Grilled Sweet Potatoes

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Welcome readers! Hope everyone’s week is going well. Apples and sweet potatoes are always popular during the Fall season. Today I am providing you all with their health benefits and a delicious and healthy way to prepare them.

Sweet Potatoes:

 High in fiber

Vitamin D 

Relieves constipation

Aids in digestion

Contains anti-oxidants

Iron

 

Apples:

High in fiber

Provides enzymes

Lowers cholesterol 

Boosts immune system

Clears Skin

Healthy digestion

Here are some delicious recipes to try :

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

2 sweet potatoes 

honey or agave

orange juice

cinnamon

                    Slice sweet potatoes. Marinate in orange juice in a bowl.

Add cinnamon and honey or agave. Put on grill for 10 minutes or until tender.

Serve and enjoy

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Baked Apples

2 large Apples

2 tablespoons of butter

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1/3 cup of water or apple juice 

2 tablespoons honey or agave

1/2 tablespoon brown sugar

Make sure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut the apples in half around the middle. Remove the core and seeds with a small spoon or knife.Place the apples in an ovenproof baking dish. In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter, agave, cinnamon and nutmeg. Spoon the mixture into the middle of  the apple halves. Pour water or apple juice into the baking dish.
Bake apples for 40 to 45 minutes, or until the apples are tender, basting them
 with the juices from the baking dish.
Serve warm with plain or vanilla yogurt and a drizzle of honey

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Increasing Fiber in Your Daily Diet

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Hello! I have created a list  for increasing fiber in your daily diet. Below are a few tips for you to follow.

Eat at least two servings of fruits and vegetables each day. Apples, broccoli, plums, peaches, pears, spinach,cabbage, carrots, and beans are all high in fiber.

Eat a salad daily and use oil based dressings instead of creamy dressings.

Substitute white rice for brown rice.

Eat whole grain breads and cereal

Add green vegetables or leafy greens to your meals.

Hope you find these tips helpful! 

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Healthy Fruit and Vegetable Dips

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Hello to all our readers! This week I have some easy and healthy fruit and vegetable dips for you to make. These recipes are perfect for parties , events,  and  game day.

Cinnamon Yogurt Dip 

6-8 ounces plain nonfat yogurt

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1 tablespoon agave or honey

small or medium bowl

Mix together the yogurt, cinnamon, and honey in the bowl. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve with your fruit tray.

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Creamy Vegetable Dip 

2-3 cups of plain yogurt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon parsley

1/2 teaspoon dill weed

2 tablespoons minced onion

medium bowl

Mix together the yogurt, spices, and herbs in the medium bowl until smooth. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve with your vegetable tray.

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Hope you enjoy trying these recipes !

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Fall Season Juicing Recipes

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Hello Everybody!  I am going to share some wonderful fall juicing recipes packed with fruits such as pears and apples and infused with ginger and carrots.  These recipes are filled with nutrients, enzymes, and fiber, not to mention they are delicious!

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Carrots, Beets, Apples, and Lemon

          1 beet peeled

        3-4 Carrots

             2 apples cored

1/2 lemon

Fresh ginger peeled to taste

Juice all ingredients and enjoy.

Cinnamon Apple

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2- 3 apples cored

Dash of ground ginger

1 tablespoon of honey or agave

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

a dash of cloves

Juice apples add in vanilla and spices. Enjoy.

Cranberry, Lemon and Orange

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1/3 cranberries

1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks

1 lemon

1 1/2 oranges

                  1 apple or pear cored   

      1 stalk of celery

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