Thursday, January 30, 2014

Blueberry Spelt Bread

Looking for a healthy breakfast or snack that tastes more like a treat?  Let me suggest baking a loaf of Blueberry Spelt Bread.  This recipe is from the fabulous blog My Whole Food Life, which always has great healthy recipes that don't taste healthy.  Blueberry Spelt Bread is a breeze to make, and tastes delicious to boot.  

Monday, January 27, 2014

Sautéed Kale

Kale continues to be the superstar of the health food world, and I'm continuing to try to find ways to make this vegetable more lovable.  To be frank, I often find kale to be bitter in taste and unpleasant in texture.  After numerous kale encounters, I've learned that it is absolutely vital to get as fresh as kale as possible.  Skip the already prepared kale bags sold in your grocery store, and grab the large unwashed and uncut bunches instead.  The older kale gets, the more bitter it grows.  So stick with fresh!  Sure, it takes a bit longer to prepare, but it is certainly worth it.  This recipe below is simple and savory, and when used with fresh kale, creates an actually tasty kale side dish.  I actually went back for seconds, which is almost unheard for me when it comes to greens!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Infused Water

When I was younger, I rarely drank water.  I lived off Cokes in my teens, Diet Cokes in my early twenties, and Coke Zero after that.  I always felt like they gave me headaches (especially the diet ones), and were perhaps responsible for many other health issues I had at the time.  In my mid-twenties, I decided to give up my daily soda habit, and switch it out with water.  Since then, my afternoon headaches disappeared, my teeth feel consistently cleaner, my energy is higher, and all those annoying little health issues disappeared.  I definitely attribute my water intake to my huge improvement in overall health.