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Portobello-Zucchini Tacos

These are so yummy and easy to make!  All you have to do is slice up a few large portobello mushrooms and a zucchini.  I threw in some onion and bell pepper to the stir fry as well! Add in some seasonings and some cayenne pepper for a little extra spice. Top the finished product with your favorite extras, such as tomato, salsa, guacamole, etc.  *I also like to use spinach instead of iceberg lettuce (gives you the nice crunch with the added nutrients of spinach).  Also, try using a romaine lettuce leaf instead of a tortilla. Hope you guys enjoy these as much as I do! Cheers and Happy Friday!!photo(21)

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FOOD.

The U.S Food Administration really knew what they were talking about in1917!  LIKE this post if you agree….

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Food vs. Pharmacy

Is this illustration something that you guys have noticed? 

I know I have!!  Choose healthy foods to prevent ending up like the left side of this cartoon!

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Cauliflower Crust Pizza

Pizza has always been one of my weaknesses, thus I am constantly trying to find ways to make it more healthy!  I don’t know about you guys, but I always feel pretty yucky after eating all those carbs from the crust!  This pizza crust recipe is low-carb and gluten free! I was pleasantly surprised by the taste of this! Now if only I could substitute the cheese for something else….

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CAULIFLOWER-CRUST PIZZA RECIPE:

Prep time:  15 mins
Cook time:  35 mins
Total time:  50 mins
 
Ingredients
  • 1/2 head cauliflower (about 2 cups riced)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 cup part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400° F.
  2. Prep a cookie sheet or pizza stone. You can grease the cookie sheet or use parchment paper. I would highly recommend using a pizza stone or parchment paper as it tends to stick to pans.
  3. Remove the stems and leaves from your cauliflower and chop the florets into chunks. Add to a food processor or blender and pulse just until the texture is similar to rice. If you don’t have a food processor, you can grate the cauliflower with a cheese grater or chop it.
  4. Sauté cauliflower “rice” in a non-stick skillet over medium heat and cook until translucent, approximately 6-8 minutes.
  5. In a bowl combine the cooked cauliflower with all remaining ingredients.
  6. Spread dough out evenly over parchment paper (or stone) – about 1/4 to 1/3 of an inch thick. The pizza should be about 9-10 inches in diameter.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden, crispy on the edges and cooked through the middle.
  8. Remove the crust from the oven.
  9. Top with pizza sauce and toppings. Be careful not to add too many heavy toppings as you don’t want to weigh down the crust.
  10. Broil the pizza for 5 minutes, or until the toppings are hot and the cheese is melted. Allow the pizza to cool for 2-3 minutes then cut and serve immediately.

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Hope  you enjoy!

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The TRUE meaning of FOOD.

According to the dictionary, food is defined as “any nourishing substance that is eaten, drunk, or otherwise taken into the body to sustain life, provide energy, and promote growth.”

I believe we, as a culture, have forgotten the meaning of food and its importance.  Food has the power to prevent illness, evoke emotion, unite people together, and put a smile on our face. Most importantly, the right foods can allow us to live a long and happy life.  The food we eat should nourish our bodies and our lives.  As a dietitian, I want to help people rediscover the meaning of healthy food and themselves.

Today I want you to ask yourself “Is this FOOD I’m about to eat going to nourish my body?”   You might be surprised to find that the food you’re eating is not REAL food and is only providing you with empty calories. Always strive to NOURISH your body through your food, exercise, and your mind.

What does food mean to you and how do you stay nourished?

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Taste the Rainbow!

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Always strive to get every color of the rainbow at each meal. Phytochemicals typically differ based on the color of the fruits and vegetables that you’re eating, thus consuming each color will greatly benefit your health!

Healthy and Happy Friday!

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Quote of the Day: Emerson

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Is your health your FIRST priority?

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