HealtHy Eating and Drinking

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Looking for members wHo know or like HealtHy recipes. Anyone is welcome!

Sherry Blizzard
Aug 8, 2015

Get in your veggies!

Freeze your leftover juice in ice cube trays, pop out the frozen cubes into a ziplock baggie and you will have veggie juice all winter.
Mean Green Morning Juice

Sherry Blizzard
Jun 11, 2015

Wheat Free?

I love bread, I love pizza, pasta and almost anything that contains wheat. However, there a good number of people I work with who have gone gluten free and tell me how much better they feel. They have been wheat free for a year, several years and more. I am reading the book Wheat Belly by William Davis, MD and a lot of what he has to say makes perfectly good sense. I know this would require a huge mindshift on myself and family. Is anyone out there gluten or wheat free? How has it impacted your life? How do you deal with curve balls like potlucks and family dinners? My life has always revolved around cooking. How hard has it been to maintain this lifestyle? What recommendations would you make other than, "Get rid of everything that contains wheat in your house...i.e. all pastas, all bread, crackers, tortillas, even some salad dressings, cake mixes, croutons, bread crumbs and I can't even begin to name more.

I did this crazy thing 15 years ago and decided the way to go was Fat Free. Of course I followed the teachings of Susan Powder (remember the weird exercise guru with the blond flat top haircut that wrote that funny book dissing her ex)? I went through every shelf and cupboard in my house and disposed of everything that contained fat of any kind. I lived for a few years without fat and substituted fats with apple sauce, butter buds, olive oil was ok to keep and etc. I maintained a healthy weight, exercised regularly and then Atkins and South Beach came along and I allowed fat to come back into my diet.

Sorry for the long rant here....the point is, I a driven by fads. I know it! I want to hop on the newest bus and take it for a ride and when something else grabs my fancy, I abandon the bus and hop on the newer and, what I think to be improved bus.

With that said, I do have immediate family members who are critical diabetics. I see them grab for the snickers bar or the orange juice when their blood sugar soars through the roof. Yet I also know that the ADA recommends a diet high in Whole Grains and that Whole Grains are the WORST thing to put in your body to increase blood sugar levels. My family members truly believe that it is ok to have bread and butter with dinner, two slices of toast for breakfast or a sandwich made of two slices of bread. Heck, my mom even will eat cake or some other flour based yummy and willingly take an extra shot of insulin to adjust her blood sugar....blaming the problem on the sugar and not the wheat.

Weigh in your thoughts....all, both good and bad are welcome. The book say's that to be wheat free you must divorce yourself completely from any and all wheat and that you must replace that wheat with fresh fruits and vegetables such as kale, spinach, swiss chard, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, sweet potatoes and etc. they leave off potatoes and say to limit oats. They also say to read the labels and do not ingest anything to do with high fructose corn syrup or artificial sweetners. The book says to stay away from snacky things like corn chips and etc....No DUH!!!

Earlier this week I RE-WATCHED the film, "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" and had committed myself to going on a 30 day fruit and veggie juice fast to de-tox my body. Then, while reading the book, it became fairly clear to me that ingesting more micronutrients like Kale, Spinach, Apples and etc...and less macronutrients like bread, pasta, meat and etc...went hand in hand and made sense. I can't and won't every entirely give up my meat and cheese. The book doesn't advise that either. What it does say is that wheat is evil in every form.

What do you think?

Sherry Blizzard
Jun 9, 2015

Heading to Copper River for Sockeye's that time of year. I got our dipnetting permit and we are headed to Chitna to dipnet our sockeye. This year, we are allowed 35 sockeyes and 1 King Salmon. I already have the zipseal bags ready to go and the travel trailer is loaded and ready. Last year we put up 75 lbs of Copper River Sockeye Salmon. I saw the price today is $14.00 a pound. I can't believe it is that expensive, yet I know a lot of people who will pay for it. I feel very blessed to live in a place that allows its residents to make use of our own natural resources. Salmon is one of the best sources of Omega 3 proteins on the planet and we eat it every week--sometimes twice a week.

Lillian Reynolds
Jun 13, 2013

HealtHy Meals

Name a balanced breakfast, luncH and dinner.