The health benefits of Cumin are many, including; its ability to aid in digestion, improve immunity and treat piles, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, lactation, anemia, skin disorders, boils and cancer.
Breakfast is absolutely the most important meal of the day and as we hear time and time again, one that should never be skipped. This recipe for Southwestern Skillet Eggs is a delicious way to energize your morning with a healthy start!
When I first spotted this recipe, I immediately thought it was great dinner for those days you're facing time constraints - you know; busy moms, late nights at the office, or a kid's sporting event night. At those moments, I never want to eat something simply because I am hungry, nor have to fight the urge to do so when it is getting late. So when I know I will be facing a time crunch for dinner, I do my best to search for meals that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less, but still be clean and healthy to fit in with my lifestyle.
I love stuffed peppers, but I usually bake them after making all the filling which can take some time. So this recipe recipe makes for the perfect alternative!
It is absolutely true that nutrients contained in certain foods can trigger feel-good brain chemicals and boost your mood. Here are twelve blessed with nutrients that can lift your spirits!
The goodness of clean eating doesn't have to stop at you!!! Clean eating is also good for the community and the planet! Buying local puts money back into the community, while clean and organic means no pesticides and chemicals are harming the environment, leading to cleaner waterways and drinking supply. Local means fresher, more flavorful and more nutritious for you!
Cioppino is typically a seafood stew, but I decided to do it a little differently. I decided to put it over pasta and change it up a little. To do it, I purchased one pound of de-shelled clams, one pound of de-shelled mussels (which I forgot to add!), one pound of shrimp and one pound of tilapia. With that, I went from step 6, straight to step 8, and added all the fish together. I boiled my whole wheat pasta and tossed with basil, red pepper flakes and used Parmesan cheese to garnish after mixing it with the fish. Not only was it a family hit, but it is also 21 day fix approved!
This recipe came right from Autumn Calabrese's Fixate Cookbook. For this dinner I used these containers: 1 green (onion, fennel, veg broth and basil), 1 purple (crushed tomatoes), 1 1/2 red (all seafood and fish), 2 yellow (pasta) and 1/8 blue (cheese)
Although I always prefer to use fresh fish whenever possible, and particularly in this recipe, there are other options available. Canned fish is an easy and convenient way to get a dose of protein and omega 3's without all the prep work that may be involved when using fresh fish. If choosing tuna, opt for light tuna over white or albacore. Light tuna contains less mercury, fewer calories, less sodium and more vitamin B and iron. However, the better choice is canned salmon. Canned salmon has more omega 3's and is likely to contain fewer toxins like mercury because of their feeding patterns.
A couple of weeks ago, my sister in-law asked me about Jellies and Jams. She wanted to have some to spread on a piece of toast - whole grain of course - but had questions as to which ones might be okay as part of a clean eating regimen. I'm sure she's not the only one who is curious, so for anyone wondering, here's the answer:
Spreads made from fruit only. A 100% fruit spread made with no added sugars, preferably organic, is your healthiest bet. Natural jams and jellies allow the natural taste of its fruits come through and that typically will keep you from missing the added sugars.
That question got me thinking and motivated me to action. Instead of purchasing a fruit spread, I decided I would make one. In doing so, not only would I know it is the real deal, but I would make extra for my sister in-law as well!
TIP: Real fruit only spreads will last about a month in the refrigerator. To prevent early spoilage keep it in the back of the fridge where it stays colder than items placed on the door.
To serve you may want to add chopped cilantro, avocado slices and some lime juice for a little flair!!!
I am a huge coffee and dessert lover, but being on a healthy clean-eating diet can hinder my appetite for the sweet treats I love. So I am always looking for something to satisfy my cravings without going off track. The holidays can totally put a lot of people over the edge when it comes to staying on track. This year, I decided to to take control of my path and make some desserts for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day that would satisfy me and still keep me in check!
Hi! My name is Jessica Troncillito. I am a wife and the mother of one son who has made some pretty big changes in her life. You see, coming from a traditional Sicilian family who spent hours together around the table during our huge Sunday dinners, I've always been into food. Cooking, baking and of course, "eating" were passions that have basically surrounded me since birth.
The joy my grandparents found in their garden and canning their harvest has left an indelible mark upon me, and I still have fond memories of my grandmother baking cookies, apple pies and cheese cakes for nearly every occasion.
Fortunately, that same love and joy of cooking has been passed from my grandparents to my mother, and ultimately, onto myself.
I love to cook and absolutely feel at peace in the kitchen. But as I began to grow older, health and nutrition played a larger roll in my daily meal preparation and my approach to the cooking rituals I'd been exposed to since childhood changed dramatically. I began a regimen of cooking leaner and cleaner - not only for myself, but for my family as well - and the results have been undeniable.
Here, on "Lean & Clean Eating with Jess", I'd love to not only share with you the person I've become today, but also, the recipes and lifestyle tips that got me to where I am and can help bring about a healthier you!