January 2012

Healthy Breakfast Melt for a Great Start to the Morning


I love breakfast melts, but the ones they offer in morning convenience stores aren’t as healthy as they could be. That is when I decided to make my own at home. Usually, I’ll make extra so that I can just heat one up for the next day or two to save time.

You will need the following ingredients to make your healthy breakfast melt:
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped onions
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped green peppers
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 strips of turkey bacon
  • 2 oz. of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 half of a whole grain or high fiber English muffin

No More Milk: Harvard Declares Dairy Unhealthy

New health food guide excludes milk products

 

We may have all been told by our mothers to drink our milk every day, but like much maternal wisdom, that bit of advice may no longer be sound. Since growing up, I've not only watched many a pot boil; I've also learned that the path to health isn't necessarily paved with cow-juice. Some reading on alt-health websites had previously led me to cut way back on dairy, and now it seems like even Harvard agrees with my generally vegan tendencies. The Harvard School of Public Health recently released a new food guide that stated unequivocally that dairy was not the best option for obtaining the calcium our bodies need.

Homemade Soup Brings Good Health

Homemade soup is so much healthier than the soup you get from a can. Getting back to nature is always the best thing you can do for your body. I started making soup from scratch after I tasted a soup my father had made with vegetables from his backyard garden. The taste was so divine that no canned soup could rival it. We now make versions of this soup for each other whenever someone gets sick.

Healthy Mixed Berry Shake


Instead of handing my children a hot fudge sundae, a slice of cheesecake, or a bar of chocolate for dessert, I make a mixed berry shake in my blender. This shake is not only a healthier choice, but it is also delicious. Taste is important if you want your kids to stick with foods that will actually benefit their bodies. Berries are full of antioxidants, which is what we all need to fight off germs and keep our immune systems working at their best.

You will need the following items to make your mixed berry shake:

½ banana
4 strawberries
4 raspberries
12 blueberries
3 cubes of ice
¼ cup of fat-free milk
2 Tbsp. of pineapple juice
4 oz. of vanilla yogurt

Follow these steps to create your mixed berry shake: