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This is the perfect make ahead salad to throw on a quick sandwich for a delicious and nutritious lunch. If you guys like the videos please LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, and/or SHARE them with your friends! The more people we can reach the more videos we can make! Thanks!! To print out the complete recipe visit: cleananddelicious.com Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com Twitter: @DaniSpies Pinterest: pinterest.com
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A Holiday inspired alternative to your traditional Turkey dinner! My Quinoa Stuffed Turkey Breast is a Clean, Simple and Delicious alternative for a small crowd this Holiday Season! If you guys like the videos please LIKE, SUBSCRIBE, and/or SHARE them with your friends! The more people we can reach the more videos we can make! Thanks!! To print out the complete recipe visit: cleananddelicious.com Official Facebook Page: www.facebook.com Twitter: @DaniSpies
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Here are two salads that you are actually going to WANT to eat! I call these ‘restaurant salads’ because they are like what you get at a salad bar at a restaurant. So here’s a demo of how you can make two nutritious salads with the same ingredients: a quinoa salad and a tabouleh (parsley) salad. you need: 2/3c quinoa 1c water 1 bushel of parsley 1/2 onion 1 small-medium tomato 1 medium shiitake mushroom salad dressing: 1tsp honey 1tsp mustard (pref. dijon) 1/4c hot water 1/4 c apple cider vinegar optonal: 1 tsp turmeric 1tsp salt or some pepper, 1 clove garlic or other herbs like oregano
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Hi guys. (this was posted a few days back, i only made it private while youtube fixed an edit where i had tried to stabilize the camera movements and they made my video look like a carnival funhouse mirror no joke, but here it is back up and sorry for any confusion, enjoy!) This isn’t the vid I planned to be uploading today. I made this video back before I made the first video I posted on youtube so sorry for the narrow camera view (and shaky cam movements, you can just listen if you want too) and that my voice volume is louder than I might normally use today. If you’re a fan of unintentional asmr this is probably closer to that style. I still like the topics of discussion (food and a bit of my thoughts about ASMR) so I wanted to offer this up to you. Also, some nice bag crinkles and triggers sprinkled about :D. I am still working on a whisper video that I am very excited about and I hope a lot of you will really enjoy. I expect to have that up very soon. This one is me talking about food (yum.), superfood, healthy eating and lifestyle, weight management, metabolism, diet, ASMR, and yes, dessert, etc. I hope that it might be helpful or thought-provoking for some of you who struggle with any of these things and I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for checking it out and I will have new ASMR video up very soon. I do not work for TJ’s and was not paid to make this video by them or anyone :). I am also not a nutritionist in real life nor do I claim to be so. However …
Question by Sandra L: My dog started eating quinoa. I can see the entire grains in his poop. Can dogs digest quinoa?
My dog started eating quinoa last week. I mix it with raw buffalo meat. I can see the entire grains in his poop. This is an amazing food but I don’t think he is digesting it and I wonder if it is worth giving it to him?
I do cook the quinoa because I know he wouldn’t digest the raw quinoa.
Does anyone know this for sure? any vets out there?
Answer by pikachuflatulates
Dogs’ intestines aren’t equipped to handle fiber. They are carnivors. They have short intestines. We have long intestines, so quinoa is good for us.
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Carol Fensters Tips for Eating Nutritious Food on a Gluten-Free Diet
Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 26, 2012
Eating nutritious food is important for people on a gluten-free diet to maintain good health. Carol Fenster, author of 10 gluten-free gluten-free cookbooks, offers tips for choosing the most nutrient-dense options while still avoiding gluten, a protein in wheat that makes some people ill.
Knowing how to make nutritious, gluten-free choices is important, says Fenster, author of Gluten-Free 101, because not all gluten-free foods are prepared safely nor do all gluten-free foods supply the nutrients our bodies need for good health.
Eat the Rainbow: All vegetables are healthy in their own wayand a plant-based diet is becoming more popular among gluten-free people but try to maximize nutrient intake with a wide variety of brightly-hued veggies such as purple cabbage and eggplant, red bell peppers and tomatoes, orange carrots and squash, and green broccoli or kale. Make sure any sauces on vegetablessuch as a white sauce, or toppings like crispy breadcrumbsare gluten-free. Brightly-hued fruits such as berries, cherries, mango, and kiwi are excellent choices but make sure any dessert sauces, puddings, or pastries in which theyre used are also gluten-free.
Opt for Whole Grains: Eating whole grains is especially challenging for gluten-free people because most choices are wheat-based. Rather than a highly-processed, rice-based cold cereal for breakfast cook a batch of whole grains ahead of time and keep them in the fridge. Topped with honey and cinnamon, pre-cooked quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, or sorghum grains make a quick, hearty breakfast with important nutrients that other people get from wheat-based cereals.
Oatmeal is another good whole-grain choice, but must be gluten-free, say Fenster. The Whole Grains Council recommends three to five daily servings of whole grains, but a serving of cooked whole grains is only one-half cup so most Americans can easily get more than that at one meal.
Pick the Beans: Beans are one of the healthiest foods on earth and especially good for gluten-free people, says Fenster, because of their fiber, B-vitamins, and protein. They are also low in fat and sodium and very inexpensive. Conveniently available in cans, they only need to be rinsed thoroughly to remove excess sodium and then theyre ready to be used in soups, stews, casseroles, side dishesor mashed into purees and used in baking. Fenster co-authored a booklet Pulses in the Gluten-Free Diet on how to use beans in gluten-free baking and cooking.
Make Healthy Snacks Accessible: Keep serving-size bags of nuts, dried fruits, gluten-free whole-grain crackers and healthy chips (such as those made from beans) on hand to avoid the temptations of less-nutritious snacks such as potato chips, cookies, ice cream, and candy. For example, keep healthy snacks in the car, or in a purse or briefcase, or on a special shelf in the pantry to avoid last-minute desperation that can lead to unhealthy choices.
Be the Baker: Bakery items like breads are greatly missed when people embark on a gluten-free diet. So, its tempting to over-indulge on gluten-free versions. However, cautions Fenster, many store-bought bakery items contain highly-processed flours such as white rice flour and have high sugar, fat, and sodium contents, but are low in protein and fiber. Instead, make homemade versions with gluten-free bread recipes that feature healthier flours such as amaranth, buckwheat, quinoa, sorghum, and teff. Home baking gives greater control over the fat, sugar, and sodium content in food. Be sure to read the labels of all ingredients to make sure they are gluten-free and measure correctly for best results, using Fensters video, How to Measure Flour, as a guide.
Beware of Sauces, Thickeners, and Coatings: Even the healthiest choices can be off-limits for gluten-free people if they arent made with gluten-free ingredients, says Fenster. For example, broccoli soup may be thickened with wheat flour. Roasted cauliflower may be coated with bread crumbs. Salmon may be marinated in wheat-based soy sauce. Pork tenderloin may be dredged in wheat flour before browning. Sauces are especially suspicious because, unless they are reduced (boiled down to a concentrated, thicker version) they must be thickened with something and that thickener is usually wheat flour, so always verify how sauces are thickened.
A gluten-free diet can be extremely healthy, says Fenster. It all depends on the choices we make, so always opt for the most nutritionally-dense choice for maximum health.
SweetLeaf? Supports Local Healthy Eating, Active Lifestyle Festival
Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) April 11, 2012
SweetLeaf Stevia? Sweetener is joining together with the University of Arizona Medical Centers Health & Wellness Center and the Grow 2B Fit Foundation to support the H.E.A.L. (Healthy Eating, Active Lifestyle) Festival, taking place on Saturday, April 21 in Tucson, Arizona. The free family event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Diamond Childrens lobby and patio area at 1501 N. Campbell Avenue, as well as on the grassy area outside the UA Medical Centers Health & Wellness Center.
In its inaugural year, the H.E.A.L. Festival is being held on Global Youth Service Day and is a service-learning project of 11-year-old Haile Thomas, youth advisory board member for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. Haile is also the founder of Healthy Girls Adventures Club and the lead host of Kids Can Cook, an online cooking show. Haile and her partners youth and adult volunteers, as well as local Arizona foundations and corporations like Wisdom Natural Brands?, the makers of SweetLeaf? will present a day of physical fitness activities, healthy cooking demonstrations from local chefs, and nutrition talks for the Tucson community. The goal of the H.E.A.L. Festival is to motivate kids and their families to embrace a healthy lifestyle.
We were very impressed with all of the efforts young Haile has put into promoting healthy living through eating better and exercising, not only through H.E.A.L., but through her contributions to Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Kids Can Cook, said James May, Founder and CEO of Wisdom Natural Brands.
The H.E.A.L. Festival and SweetLeaf are such a natural fit, added May. The festival is one way Haile is bringing attention to all the sugar-filled and processed foods targeted at kids and families, and SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener is all about offering families a natural, cleanly processed alternative to sugar with zero calories, zero carbohydrates and zero glycemic index.
I believe that the voice, ideas, and contributions of youth are important because we live in an overly sweet, salty, and processed world, and kids are often targeted by unhealthy foods. So its only right that we fight back, said Haile. The H.E.A.L. Festival is one of the ways that I am fighting back and educating kids and their families, and I am so grateful for the encouragement and support that Ive received from my partners and event participants. Together, I believe we will host a fantastic event for Tucson families!
Natural, great tasting SweetLeaf is extremely versatile, and can be used with a variety of foods and beverages. Available in packets, a convenient shaker, or 17 different flavors of liquids that the entire family can enjoy, SweetLeaf can be sprinkled on grapefruit or oatmeal, stirred into hot tea or smoothies, or added to sauces, salad dressings, jams and more. Recipes can be found at http://www.sweetleaf.com.
In addition to SweetLeaf, the following organizations are also co-sponsoring the H.E.A.L. Festival: YSA, Disney, UnitedHealthcare, ZisBoomBah.com, Ancient Harvest Quinoa, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Kids Can Cook, Arizona Kids Food Revolution, Grow 2B Fit Foundation, The University of Arizona Medical Center Diamond Childrens, and Hanling Acupuncture Healing Center. The Partners are: Healthy Girl Adventures Club, Grow 2B Fit Foundation, and the Pivirotto Wellness Center at the University of Arizona Medical Center.
For more on the H.E.A.L. Festival, visit http://www.healfestival.com for details.
For more information about SweetLeaf, or to schedule an interview with James May, please call the contacts listed at the bottom of this release.
About Wisdom Natural Brands?
Gilbert, Arizona-based Wisdom Natural Brands? is the parent company of two highly respected consumer brands: SweetLeaf Stevia? Sweetener and Wisdom of the Ancients? herbal teas. SweetLeaf? is the only all-natural stevia sweetener with zero calories, zero carbohydrates and zero glycemic index. Its green processing procedure uses only cool, purified water and high-grade stevia leaves. The sweetener was recognized as the 2010-2011 Global Stevia Products Award Winner for taste, technology and sustainability by the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health. SweetLeaf is sold in boxes containing 35 or 70 packets, as well as in SweetLeaf Stevia Plus? Shaker Bottles for easy home use and SweetLeaf SteviaTabs Dissolvable Tablets for on-the-go use. SweetLeaf Stevia Liquid Sweeteners are convenient and fun to use in beverages and foods and there are 17 different flavors. SugarLeaf, also by Wisdom, bonds SweetLeaf with cane sugar for a low-calorie sugar alternative perfect for baking and cooking. SweetLeaf? Liquid Stevia drops add flavor without calories or carbohydrates to water or favorite foods and beverages. For more information about SweetLeaf products, recipes and more, visit http://www.sweetleaf.com
Wisdom of the Ancients herbal teas, from energizing Yerba Mat? Royale? to calming Rooibos, are available loose leaf or in bags and come in a variety of refreshing flavors. Select varieties are also available with a touch of calorie-free stevia sweetener.
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Carol Fensters Tips for Eating Whole Grains on a Gluten-Free Diet: May is National Celiac Awareness Month
Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 14, 2012
In celebration of May as National Celiac Awareness Month, gluten-free cooking expert Carol Fenster offers tips for preparing whole grains that are safe for celiacs because they must avoid gluten, a protein in wheat and related grains.
Only about 40% of all Americans eat whole grains. Worse yet, they only eat one serving a dayfar short of the 3 to 5 servings recommending by the USDA and the Whole Grains Council. Most Americans eat various forms of wheat, barley, and oats, but celiacs need to know what gluten-free grains to choose and how to prepare them, says Fensterwhose recipes in her cookbook 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes use every gluten-free grain on the market. Eating whole grains is particularly important for people with celiac diseasean autoimmune condition that hampers absorption of nutrients from foodbecause the protein, fiber, and vitamins in whole grains is vital for good health.
Grains are considered whole if they include all 3 partsgerm, endosperm, and branbut can also include the seeds of plants. So we lump amaranth, brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa, sorghum, and teff together when discussing whole grains. Oats are inherently gluten-free, but can be contaminated when grown and processed in proximity to wheat so always look for oats labeled gluten-free.
Fenster suggests 4 ways to incorporate more whole grains into a gluten-free diet:
 Eat cooked whole grains as main dishes, breakfast cereal, and side dishes.
Cooked whole grains can star in grain salads, which are basically assembled like a mixed green salad and tossed with a vinaigrette dressing. For breakfast, cook a batch of whole grains ahead of time (on the stovetop or in a slow-cooker) and store in the fridge. Topped with honey and cinnamon, cooked whole grains such as amaranth, brown rice, buckwheat, quinoa, or sorghummake a quick, hearty breakfast with important nutrients that other people get from wheat-based cereals. Dressed up with savory herbs and spices, those same cooked grains can replace white rice as a side dish with dinner entr?es.
 Incorporate cooked whole grains into main dishes and sides.
Small amounts of leftover cooked whole grains can be tossed with gluten-free pasta, sprinkled over mixed green salads, or mixed with black beans or pinto beans in Southwestern dishes. Adding these grains not only boosts the nutrient content of these dishes but they also add interesting texture. These amounts may seem small, but a serving of cooked whole grains is only 8 tablespoons, so a tablespoon here and there really adds up throughout the day, says Fenster, who co-authored a guide to eating gluten-free whole grains.
 Add cooked whole grains to baked goods.
While gluten-free flours provide the backbone of gluten-free baked goods, cooked whole grainssuch as amaranth, buckwheat, gluten-free rolled oats or oat bran, quinoa, sorghum, and teffcan be added in small amounts to bread, cookie, or bar dough without upsetting the delicate balance between liquid and dry ingredients. Fenster adds about ? cup to ? cup per recipe and then judges whether more liquid is needed on a recipe-by-recipe basis. Other seeds that are very nutritious include chia, hemp, or kaiwa (baby quinoa) and Fenster adds them to yogurt, granola, or smoothies.
 Purchase ready-made gluten-free foods made with whole grains.
You can also get whole grains from ready-made gluten-free products, says Fenster. Look for the yellow Whole Grains Stamp on a variety of products such as gluten-free cereals, breads, and crackers. Eating three whole grain food products labeled 100% Whole Grain or six products bearing ANY Whole Grain Stampsatisfies the need for 3 to 5 servings per day.
Given all these creative ways to add whole grains to the gluten-free diet, everyone should use National Celiac Awareness Month as a catalyst to increase our intake of gluten-free whole grains, says Fenster.
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