Sunday, March 24, 2013

More food...

Just a quick little post about healthy things this weekend. First - Mandolin + low heat convection oven for a few hours = apple chips. I'm addicted.

Another smoothy. Kale + mango + strawberries + milk + unflavoured North Coast Naturals Whey Protein. Creamy and not too sweet. A perfect way to start the day. (No, this is not paid advertising! I've tried a lot of whey, I really like this one.)

Dragon fruit. So pretty, but rather bland. More nourishment for the soul than the body.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Green smoothie shake up

I live with an autoimmune disease. It's been particularly bad lately, and I'm trying to help as much as I can through nutrition (in addition to a bunch of allopathic and complimentary medicine).

 This morning's green smoothie: Green mango lassie

1 cup frozen collard greens
1/2 ripe mango
1/2 cup whole milk yogurt
1 cup milk (or water, or juice)
Add all ingredients to your blender and mix on highest speed until smooth. Enjoy, knowing that you are filling your body with:
vitamins A, C, K
(Note, vitamin K can modify the effectiveness of blood thinners.)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sweet Potatoe Fries

It's been too long since I've last posted! I've got a back log of photos for tasty recipes to post about, and some thoughts about being well that I want to share. Things have been a little crazy up here in Ottawa due to a massive storm this past week (I got stranded at my parents' house!) and a variety of little things here and there.

But to keep you full of healthy food I bring you Sweet Potatoe Fries. These are delicious, and packed full of vitamins and fiber. Who needs fast food when you can bake these up in less time than it takes to drive to a fast food joint to get some less than healthy food that is no where near as tasty?

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Get out a baking pan.

Take a big sweet potatoe and peel it. Slice it into 1/2 inch thick slices and then into fries. (i.e. first cut along the long end into flat pieces and then cut your pieces into strips).

Source: Me!
Put your sweet potatoe strips into a bowl and toss with 2 tbsp of olive oil, 1/2 tsp of salt, 1 tsp of paprika and 2 tsp of rosemary. Spread onto your baking sheet. Pop into the oven, and roast for 20 minutes or until done. It you want to be really fancy, you can flip half way through the roasting time at 10 minutes. I usually don't bother.

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That's it! Now you can enjoy tasty  healthy, inexpensive sweet potatoe fries.