Did you know?

QUICK HEALTH TIP: As always, it is best to avoid processed foods.

Did you know that processed foods made with trans fats are bad for your body’s cholesterol balance and eventually bad for your heart health?

Did you know that one processed cookie made with trans fats is usually the maximum amount of trans fats that you should be eating in a day?

Check these articles for more information:

https://www.livestrong.com/article/501704-recommended-intake-of-trans-fat/.

https://www-m.cnn.com/2018/05/14/health/trans-fats-who-2023-intl-bn/index.html

https://www.dairynutrition.ca/nutrients-in-milk-products/fat/natural-trans-fats

Source:

Andrews, J.M. “Recommended Intake of Trans Fat.” LIVESTRONG.COM. October 03, 2017. Accessed May 14, 2018. https://www.livestrong.com/article/501704-recommended-intake-of-trans-fat/.

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms! May all the moms be blessed with the best! Love you, mom.

Thursday Thoughts

Green Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

1. 1 cup boiled quinoa (makes two servings)

2. Greens – Kale, Parsley and Lettuce – all finely chopped

3. Tofu cubes – soft tofu

4. Your favorite yogurt based dressing

5. Extra virgin olive oil

6. Salt

7. Black pepper powder

8. Cherry tomatoes – optional (3-4)

Method:

1. Mix all the greens and tofu with any yogurt based dressing

2. Add quinoa to the above mix and then add extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper

3. Note: quinoa should be at the room temperature

Try and share your reviews 😋

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Dinner is Served

Dinner Is Served

#J’aimeCuisiner #food photography #Soup #Salad #zucchini #mushrooms #quinoa #quinoasalad #healthy #healthylifestyle #healthyfood #healthyeating #vegetarian #food #goodvibes #live #life #foodblogger #biglife

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Yum Dip

Keep cool this summer with my super-quick and refreshing, Yum Dip.

Ingredients:

  1. 1/2 of a small tomato finely chopped
  2. 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  3. 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  4. Handful of Cilantro – finely chopped

Method:

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl – start with ranch, mayo, cilantro and then add in the tomato.

Enjoy with your favorite snacks. You can relish this with tortilla chips, wings or any other snacks that you want! 😋

Note: make sure to taste your ranch dressing and mayo before mixing because you may want to avoid ingredients that are more on the sour side (usually some varieties of ranch vinaigrette dressing and avocado oil mayonnaise are a little too sour). In that case, just use a regular variety of ranch and mayo.

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Earth Day Everyday

Celebrate Earth Day Everyday

Here are some of the things that I have incorporated into my day-to-day lifestyle because Earth day is not about being eco-friendly for just one day but always. I:

  • Use a glass water bottle whenever I need one and I do not use a plastic water bottle, even if it is reusable.
  • Use stainless steel straws and do not use any plastic straws. These straws are washable and come with a cleaning brush to clean them from the inside as well.
  • Do not use plastic containers for storing food or for packing lunches, just glass containers.
  • Do not use paper kitchen towels when at home, just fabric kitchen towels.
  • Always turn off the tap water when I don’t need water in between brushing, washing dishes or cleaning.
  • Use fabric shopping bags and not paper or plastic ones.
  • Do not buy anything with toxic or micro-plastic glitter (cosmetics, scrubs, mugs, etc.) because when the glitter goes down the drain, it contaminates the oceans and is eaten by the fishes.

“Treat the Earth well. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” – Proverb (Unknown)

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