Thursday, June 30, 2016

Butter-Bean Burgers

Need to whip up a quick, easy meal that will be pleasing to the whole family? Try a ready-in-25-minutes butter bean burger!

With a prep time of just 15 minutes, you can make burgers to feed 4 and have them cooked in another 10. Or, prepare them in advance so they are ready to be cooked and served.

1 drained 15 ounce can butter beans
1 chopped small yellow or vidalia onion
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 beaten egg
6 crushed saltine style crackers
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup vegetable oil

In a mid-size bowl, smash butter beans to a clay-like mush. Add onion, jalapeno pepper, crushed crackers, egg, cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well and form into 4 patties roughly the shape of your bread slices or sandwich buns.

In a large skillet heat the oil over a medium-high flame or heat; use enough oil for 1/4 inch depth. Fry patties for about 5 minutes on each side, until golden.

Glorious Fiber

Fiber, ahh that lovely, but ever so vague, fiber. "Is this," one may ask, "like the fibers of my pants, or the fiber arts?" No, this is fiber, as in roughage, as in the plant matter in vegetables, grains, and fruits. It must be added that this is far preferable to fiber, as in Metamucil, slippery elm bark, or psyllium husks, though they have their place of value. The advised path is to stick with the fruit, vegetable and grain fibers, at every meal, to support good health and interestingly enough, to help fight cancers.

The fibrous part of plants serves many purposes for the plants and for humans. For instance, the bulk of an orange's vitamin C content is actually in the fibrous white lining of the peel, so eat that for your 'C' rather than drinking orange juice. Eating the 'whole' edible part of the plant ensures that you get the full nutrient content as well as any beneficial medicinal content. Also of great importance is the fact that the plant fiber helps keep your intestines and bowel scrubbed clean of fecal matter and other toxic build-up, which could otherwise poison your body, and even cause cancer.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

1500 Calorie Sample Menu

A common misconception among those longing to lose weight is that you have to sacrifice flavor to cut calories. While it's true that red velvet cake with cream cheese icing is probably not the most suitable low-fat dessert option, it's not hard to find healthy alternatives that taste just as good. Just feast your eyes on this sample menu:

2 cranberry cornmeal pancakes
2 tsp almond butter
2 tsp maple syrup
1 poached egg

2 whole wheat tortillas
1 cup romaine lettuce
3/4 cup black beans
1/5 avocado, chopped
2 tablespoons salsa

15 almonds and/or cashews OR 4 tbsp hummus and 12 baby carrots OR
1 cup any non-fat yogurt

broiled swordfish OR broiled salmon
1 sweet potato OR
1 cup couscous
1/2 cup asparagus
5 mushrooms
1 cup mixed greens
2 tbsp oil and vinegar

Q & A – How Can I Stop Eating So Much at Night?

A lot of people have this same problem, and for some the solution has been to busy themselves in the evening with hobbies or things that busied their hands. Here are a few suggestions:

– Give yourself a manicure - don't want to eat if it'll mess up your nails!

– Spend time doing things like lotioning your whole body - since it's smaller now, you want it all to be soft too!

– Take a long shower after the gym, or even a bath with some candles, music.

– Pick up a couple good books and dive into the story, instead of your fridge.

– Write your checks and go through the mail. Anything to keep your hands busy!

Monday, June 27, 2016

Control Cravings

Many of us get stuck in the same craving cycles that prevent us from shedding those unwanted pounds. Here are three things you can do to curb your cravings:

Drink water. Many times our junk food cravings are the product of partial dehydration. You can occupy your mouth, and quench your craving, so to speak, by drinking 2 glasses of water within thirty minutes.

Munch smart. Have some healthy snacks on hand to help satisfy the munchies when they come. If you love to snack on salty treats, stock up on healthy nuts and veggie snacks. If sweet is more your thing, keep apples, clementines, and low-fat yogurt on hand.

Accept your cravings. Part of changing your eating habits is letting go of the old ways that are not working for your body. You will have cravings, and at times it may be hard. Preparing yourself with healthy snacks and the ocassional measured indulgence will go a long way towards keeping you in control.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Natural Sunburn Remedies


For sunburn at any age, there are a number of things that you can do to relieve your suffering. Start by taking a warm bath – no soap or shampoo, just water. Gently dry your skin off – don't rub! Next, take your pick of topical applications. You can use aloe, milk of magnesia, vinegar, or a baking soda paste. Each of these is an effective treatment for sunburned skin. Avoid topical lotions with chemicals as those can actually cause more irritation.
Be sure to stay out of the sun until the sunburn is completely healed and of course, use protection when you're in the sun. If you can't stay in the shade, sunscreen is the next best thing!


Here's a list of Natural Supplements That can Help!

Avoid sugar, alcohol, caffeine as they contribute to the inflammatory response. Avoid allergens when suspected or known. For pain relieve try the Tennant Biomodulator Pro 2.0