March 2012

Oil of Oregano

My mother has been raving about Oil of Oregano, which is different than the oregano you shake on your pizza, for several months now. I decided to do a little investigating to see exactly what benefits one can derive from this all-natural supplement.

According to the Global Healing Center, Oil of Oregano has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-microbial properties. It can even prevent certain illness when used over the course of time.

Homemade Mozzarella Cheese Sticks

There are plenty of fast food dishes that are made healthier simply by cooking them from scratch at home. My kids and I love to eat French fries and mozzarella cheese sticks, but we don’t want to eat them at the expense of our health. This is why we stick to eating our own homemade versions.

You will need the following ingredients to make your own mozzarella cheese sticks:
  • 8 oz. block of mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz. fat-free milk
  • 8 oz. bread crumbs
  • 16 oz. olive oil

Healthy Zucchini Side Dish

I am always looking for a way to make vegetables more appealing to my daughters. I can’t just offer them a zucchini and expect them to get excited. Of course, one thing that never proves to make a vegetable look boring is cheese. That is why I decided to use cheese as my secret weapon in this healthy zucchini side dish recipe.

You will need the following ingredients to make your healthy zucchini side dish:

  • Baking pan
  • Olive oil
  • Zucchini
  • Fresh garlic
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Black olives

Follow these steps to make your healthy zucchini side dish: