Healthy Tips & Recipes by Gilad

Green Smoothie Recipe

by Gilad

Dish Type: Drink
Difficulty: Easy
No. of Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 5
Cooking Time: 1
Ingredients:
1 cup plain yogurt
1 banana
1 cup fresh spinach
1/2 cup pineapple chunks

Optional add ins:

1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 tablespoon flaked unsweetened coconut or 1/4 tsp coconut extract

Directions: Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

 

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Avocado-Buttermilk Soup with Crab Salad

by Gilad

This simple, no-cook soup is garnished with delicious orange-infused crabmeat. A vibrant, green-hued bowlful set before a hungry diner will not last long-take our word for it. Although it is intended to be rich and creamy, if the soup seems a little too thick, add 1 to 2 tablespoons more buttermilk.


Ingredients
3/4 cup fat-free buttermilk
1/2 cup chopped fresh tomatillos
1/2 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
3/8 teaspoon salt
2 ripe peeled avocados, pitted
1 serrano pepper, seeded
1 small garlic clove
2 tablespoons minced red bell pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
8 ounces lump crabmeat, drained and shell pieces removed

Preparation
  1. Place first 7 ingredients in a blender; process until smooth.
  2. Combine bell pepper and remaining ingredients; toss gently to combine.
  3. Spoon about 3/4 cup soup into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with about 1/3 cup crabmeat mixture.

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Sugarless Cranberry Sauce Recipe

by Gilad

For your Thanksgiving Table  

 

Cranberry sauce was a staple at the Thanksgiving table when I was a kid, though it usually came out of a can. Then, at some point, we started making it, but the recipe called for a lot of sugar! For those who haven't tried them, plain cranberries are very tart, so I wasn't sure this recipe would be able to be made healthy, but some other delicious fruits filled in the gaps. It does have more natural sugars than we normally eat, but is a healthier option to the ones that actually contain sugar.

Prep time 15 min. Cook time 15 min. Total time 30 min.

A homemade alternative to store-bought cranberry sauce with delicious hints of pineapple and orange to complement the flavor!

Ingredients

  • 2 bags of fresh cranberries (they are usually 12 ounce bags)
  • ¾ cup pineapple juice or orange juice (I recommend pineapple!)
  • ½ cup of applesauce (no sugar added)
  • ½ cup of water
  • juice and zest of one orange
  • 3 to 4 Tablespoons of honey or to taste (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put cranberries, pineapple juice, applesauce and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Keep on medium heat, stirring constantly until the cranberries start to explode (about 10-15 minutes).
  3. Reduce to a simmer and pour the juice and zest over the cranberry mixture.
  4. Simmer 10-15 minutes and remove from heat.
  5. Cool completely and store in fridge at least 4 hours but preferably overnight before serving.
NOTE: This is not as sweet as store versions! Taste at the end of cooking. It is naturally sweet from the fruit juice and applesauce but you can add more honey or agave to taste if needed.

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    Turkey: Pros, Cons and Tips!

    by Gilad

    Thanksgiving is just around the corner
    So let's look at TURKEY from an Australian point of view!
    Meat is a valuable source of protein and other nutrients. But when it comes to a healthy diet, it's important to choose the right kind of meat and eat the correct portion size. The Australian Guide To Healthy Eating recommends we eat one serving of meat per day, the equivalent of 65 to 100 grams of cooked meat.

    Turkey meat is sold in various forms, including whole, prepackaged slices, breast, thighs, mince, cutlets and tenderloins. Turkeys are not native to Australia (today's domestic turkey is a descendant of the wild turkey native to northern Mexico and the eastern US) and turkey farming is significantly different from other poultry farming. However, turkey consumption is growing. This year each Australian will have consumed an average of 1.7 kilograms of turkey meat, and the Australasian Turkey Federation estimates this will grow to 2.5 kilograms by 2011. 

    The pros

    • Turkey is a rich source of protein.
    • Skinless turkey is low in fat. White meat is lower in kilojoules and has less fat than the dark meat. A typical turkey consists of 70 per cent white meat and 30 per cent dark meat.
    • Turkey meat is a source of iron, zinc, potassium and phosphorus.
    • It is also a source of vitamin B6 and niacin, which are both essential for the body's energy production.
    • Regular turkey consumption can help lower cholesterol levels. The meat is low-GI and can help keep insulin levels stable.
    • Turkey contains the amino acid tryptophan, which produces serotonin and plays an important role in strengthening the immune system.
    • It is also a source of selenium, which is essential for thyroid hormone metabolism. It also boosts immunity and acts as an antioxidant.
    The cons
    • Turkey can be high in sodium.
    • Some meat, particularly prepackaged slices, can be processed and contain other substances.
    • Turkey skin is high in fat.
    • Research suggests large amounts of tryptophan can make you sleepy.
    Turkey tips
    • If you can, buy organic. Turkeys raised organically will have been treated humanely and are less likely to contain pesticides and herbicides.
    • Look for meat that is supple.
    • A turkey roast is cooked properly when it is piping hot all the way through.
    • Turkey dries out quickly, so don't overcook it.
    • If marinating turkey meat, put it in the fridge straight after you've finished, as it is highly sensitive to heat.
    • Store turkey separate from any gravy, stuffing or raw food.
    • Refrigerated turkey will keep for about one or two days. If it is already cooked, it will keep for about four days.

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    Nature Provides Us With Everything We Need

    By Gilad

    All before the arrival of the human, the salt water was separated from the fresh water, dry land was made, gardens were planted with fruit bearing trees and animals and fish were made. The planet already had what we needed before we were created!

    Nature provides us with everything we need and the less we interfere with it, the better it is for us! Check out these amazing 'Nature's Pharmacy' items that are available to us!

     A sliced carrot looks just like a human eye. You can see the pupil, the iris and even the radiating lines. And, YES, modern science has shown that the nutrients in carrots greatly contribute to the health of the eye..

    Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.   

    A walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere with upper and lower cerebellums.  Even the 'wrinkles' on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help in the formation of more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

    Kidney beans actually help heal the kidney and maintain it's function. And yes! They look exactly like the human kidneys!

     

    Celery and bok choy look like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium... If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak.  These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

    Conclusion? stick with natures abundant natural and unprocessed foods in order to get the best health benefits possible!

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    Motivation by Gilad

    by Gilad

    A body at rest tends to stay at rest and a body in motion tends to stay in motion unless something or someone acted upon by external forces. That is Newton's law of inertia and momentum. A rock stays motionless unless something or someone forces it from its resting position. When it comes to humans beings, the force that can move us comes from our minds that force is our motivation.

    When I came up with the name Bodies in Motion for my exercise program, I was thinking about how we are all a part of the universe and that the universe is in motion. Look around you planets, stars and galaxies are all in motion and living things are in motion, too.

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    Understanding Fitness by Gilad

    by Gilad

    It seems that everyone wants to be fit and in good shape. The past two decades have seen people paying more and more attention to health and fitness. We have finally realized the overwhelming benefits that attention to our health provides. But, what does it mean to be fit?

    Some people equate fitness with losing weight and being slim. But slim people can be unfit also. Other people equate fitness with lots of muscle. Some people think  fitness means being able to do 100 push-ups or run a marathon or compete in athletic events

    What does it mean to be a fit person? It mans that you possess each of the five components of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular endurance, flexibility and low body fat.

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    Green Smoothie

    by Gilad

    Dish Type Drink
    Difficulty Easy
    No. of Servings 1
    Preparation Time 5 minutes
    Cooking Time 1 minutes
    Ingredients 1 cup plain yogurt
    1 banana
    1 cup fresh spinach
    1/2 cup pineapple chunks

    Optional add ins:  1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
    1 tablespoon flaked unsweetened coconut or 1/4 tsp coconut extract

    Directions

    Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

    Enjoy!

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    How Much Do You Know About Tomatoes?

    by Gilad

    A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows that tomatoes are loaded with lycopene, a caretenoid antioxidant, and are indeed an excellent food to support a healthy heart!

    Slightly cooking tomatoes will help release the lycopene in them!
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    Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe

    by Gilad

    Recipe Name Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
    Description This delicious vegetarian entrée is not only filling but very tasty!
    Dish Type Main Dish
    Difficulty Easy
    No. of Servings 2
    Preparation Time 20 minutes
    Cooking Time 75
    Ingredients Spaghetti Squash
    1 can Italian style tomatoes with basal, oregano and garlic (a bit drained)
    1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
    large bunch or bag of fresh spinach
    Low fat mozzarella cheese
    any spices you may desire
    Directions Pierce spaghetti squash with a fork a few times around the squash. Place on a baking pan sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake approximately 45 min to 1 hour until tender. Cut in half and let cool. Once cooled, remove seeds and scrap out the pulp with a fork. They will look like spaghetti noodles. Place squash in a large bowl. Save the squash shells!
    Meanwhile in another pan wilt the spinach, add the tomatoes and any spices you may want to add and simmer for about 10 minutes. Add to the spaghetti squash.
    Mix in the grated parmesan cheese.
    Spoon squash mixture back into the squash shells. Top with shredded mozzarella and broil until cheese melts.
    Enjoy!
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