Watergate Salad

Watergate Salad
 
Ingredients
  • 1 20 oz can Crushed pineapple
  • 1 3.6 oz box pistachio pudding mix
  • 8 oz tub Cool whip
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup Chopped nuts of choice
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • Optional extras: diced apple..chopped maraschino cherries..banana...
Instructions
  1. In large bowl mix crushed pineapple and pudding mix until well blended
  2. Add marshmallows, nuts, coconut..and other ingredients..Mix well...
  3. Add cool whip and fold in until well mixed.
  4. Chill..serve and enjoy!

 

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

Tangy Cheese Prawns

Tangy Cheese Prawns
 
Ingredients
  • 12 king prawns
  • ½ an onion...
  • ½ a red pepper
  • ½ a zucchini
  • 4 white mushrooms
  • 8 broccoli florets
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • olive oil
  • herbs
  • salt, pepper, paprika, chili (1 fresh or 2 dried ones)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 cup of round rice (paella rice)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 220 ºC / 425°F
  2. Peel prawns, if the skin is too tough, otherwise just scrub and rinse them
  3. or defrost in warm water.
  4. Heat olive oil in frying pan, fry onions, red pepper, zucchini, mushrooms,
  5. broccoli, use spices. When slightly browned add king prawns.
  6. Add chili after a few minutes, when prawns are brown add yoghurt,
  7. honey and herbs. If the liquid is too thick add a little milk.
  8. Add rice to the liquid. Stir well.
  9. Use a baking dish, fill in the stir and bake 15 minutes in the oven.
  10. Pull out the dish cover with cheese and bake again for another 15 minutes. make sure there is enough liquid for the rice to cook.
Notes
**For low carb option, omit rice and decrease yogurt to ½ cup.

Dish out with a side salad and some toasted baguette and swallow it down with some lovely red wine.

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

GRANNY’S CARROT CAKE

GRANNY'S CARROT CAKE
 
Best carrot cake you will ever eat
Ingredients
  • Cake:
  • 4 eggs
  • 1¼ cups vegetable oil
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Frosting:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees , Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, oil, white sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Mix in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in carrots. Fold in pecans. Pour into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.
  4. To Make Frosting: In a medium bowl, combine butter, cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in chopped pecans. Frost the cooled cake.

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

 

OATS & BERRIES PARFAIT

OATS & BERRIES PARFAIT
 
Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 heaping Tbsp sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
  • Almond milk
  • Slivered almonds
  • Raspberries, Blueberries (or berries of your choice)
  • ½ cup rolled oats, uncooked
  • 1 kiwi, peeled
Instructions
  1. In a blender, mix yogurt, honey, vanilla, and pudding mix with enough milk to make it blend smoothly without making it watery (about 3 Tbsp).
  2. Layer parfait cups with oats, almonds, and berries.
  3. Garnish with a slice of kiwi.
  4. Refrigerate until serving

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

Banana & Date Muffins

Banana & Date Muffins
 
Ingredients
  • 3-4 Ripe bananas
  • 1 cup sugar..
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • pinch salt...
  • I add in sprinkle cinnamon and put some pure vanilla in wet ingredients
Instructions
  1. preheat oven to 180
  2. grease muffins tins or put in paper ones...
  3. Beat eggs and bananas together or mash. Then add all other ingredients to wet mixture... add some dates too chopped.
  4. Fill muffins tins
  5. Cook approx 20 mins or until cooked... if smaller will take less time mmm enjoy!

 

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

Buttermilk Bacon Cornbread

Buttermilk Bacon Cornbread
 
Grandma’s very moist, sweet and delicious cornbread!
Ingredients
  • ¼ pound unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup cornmeal (I use yellow)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 6 to 8 slices bacon (cut into 1-2 inch pieces)
Instructions
  1. Place the bacon in a 9 or 10-inch cast iron skillet and put the skillet into the oven. Then preheat the oven to 375° with the skillet inside. Cook until the bacon is almost done. (If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can use an uncovered Dutch oven or a metal cake pan.)
  2. Whisk together all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, beat the egg and buttermilk until combined, then mix that into the bowl of dry ingredients. Stir in the melted butter.
  3. When the oven is hot, take out the skillet (carefully, as the handle will be hot!). Leave 2 Tbsp. of bacon fat and the bacon in the skillet. Add the cornbread batter and make sure it is evenly distributed in the skillet. Bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are beginning to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the bread comes out clean.
  4. Let the bread rest for 10 minutes in the skillet before cutting it into wedges and serving.
Notes
Cook’s Note: You’ll notice there are bacon drippings and butter in this recipe. The butter adds needed richness to the bread itself, and the bacon drippings help brown the crust, keep it from sticking to the skillet.
Finally, the method that works best with using a cast iron skillet is to preheat the skillet with the fat and then add the batter to the hot skillet. This helps brown the crust and with the pan already hot, the cornbread cooks more quickly.

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

 

Egg Roll Pizza

Egg Roll Pizza
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pkg egg roll wrappers
  • pizza sauce
  • pizza toppings (We used bell pepper, pepperoni, pancetta, mushrooms, olives)
  • shredded cheese
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Spray pan with cooking spray. Line pan with a layer of wrappers, over lapping as you go. As you place a wrapper down, brush it with your egg. Then lay next wrap on top of it. The egg acts as glue to bind them together.
  2. After you have at least 2 layers of egg roll wrappers down, place in oven.
  3. Conventional Oven:
  4. Preheat 425°. Bake 5 minutes or until egg wash starts drying.
  5. Remove from oven and put sauce down on your egg wrapper crust. Put a thin layer of cheese down. Begin adding your toppings and finish off with more cheese. Place back into oven for an additional 20 minutes or until crust is browned to your liking on bottom. Best if you cook the crust one day and make pizza the next!
  6. NuWave Oven:
  7. Power: High
  8. Bake 5 minutes or until egg wash starts drying.
  9. Remove from oven and put sauce down on your egg wrapper crust. Put a thin layer of cheese down. Begin adding your toppings and finish off with more cheese.
  10. Place back into oven for an additional 20 minutes or until crust is browned to your liking on bottom.
Notes
I recommend after 15 minutes you remove and place on short rack for the remaining 5 minutes. This helps the crust to crisp up better on the bottom when cooking in NuWave.

 

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

Angie’s Smothered-ISH Chicken

Angie's Smothered-ISH Chicken
 
Here it is! Tonight's main course! This started out as 'Smothered Chicken' but turned more in to a Crispy Smothered Chicken! So, I call it "Smothered-ISH Chicken"
Ingredients
  • Chicken Hind Quarters (legs & thighs still attached)
  • 2-3 cans of Cream of Chicken Soup (I made 8 hind quarters so used 3)
  • 1 package of Onion Soup Mix
  • Original Mrs. Dash (or seasonings of choice)
  • French Fried Onions
  • Small amount of milk (eyeball it for the right consistency)
Instructions
  1. Place thawed chicken in baking dishes.
  2. In separate bowl, combine soups and add enough milk to make a creamy consistency.
  3. Spoon over the chicken. Sprinkle Mrs. Dash. Then sprinkle with french fried onions.
  4. Bake in oven 1 hour at 375° or until chicken is 165°.

 

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

Strawberry Cream Poke Cake

1 Box white cake mix (use ingredients below to mix in the cake )
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup oil

Bake at 350 in a 9×12 baking pan for 25 minutes
Poke holes all over the cake with a fork or wooden spoon end for larger holes.
1 Box strawberry jello made as directed , pour warm mix over baked cake.

Frosting
1 can whipped vanilla frosting
1 container cool whip
1 tsp almond extract
1,  8 oz block cream cheese softened (optional)

Mix frosting and cool whip together, mix softened cream cheese in add almond extract mix til well blended.
Frost cooled cake add strawberries to the top enjoy

 

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

Double-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie

Double-Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie
 
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature......
  • ½ mashed avocado
  • 1-1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cup flour
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Cream butter, avocado, and brown sugar with an electric mixer for about 4 minutes. Add in eggs & vanilla and beat well.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together dry ingredients.
  4. Add dry mixture to the butter mixture, beating just until combined. Mix in the oats and chips.
  5. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheet for 8 to 10 minutes until set.
  6. Allow to cool for a few minutes on the sheet before transferring to rack to completely cool.

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

Lisa’s Lemon Meringue Pie

Lisa's Lemon Meringue Pie
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbs flour
  • 3 tbs cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups water
  • 2 lemons, juiced and zested
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 4 eggs whites
  • 6 tbs sugar
  • 1- 9-inch pie crust baked
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
  3. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter.
  4. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in ½ cup of hot sugar mixture.
  5. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pastry shell.
  6. In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until foamy. Add sugar gradually, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, sealing the edges at the crust.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.

 

http://wendyweighsin.sbc90daychallenge.com/

How to keep strawberries fresh

To keep the strawberries fresh longer in the refrigerator, use 1 Part White Vinegar to 10 Parts Water. Soak the strawberries, leaves and all in the vinegar/water mixture for a few minutes. Then drain the strawberries in a colander until they are completely dry.
Then place strawberries in an uncovered bowl in the refrigerator. The vinegar/water mixture kills any mold spores on the strawberries and keeps them fresh longer. The vinegar does not affect the taste. This also works for all kinds of berries: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc. It really works!!

 

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

Arugula, Portobello, & Feta Frittata

Arugula, Portobello, & Feta Frittata
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Frittatas are often prepared in well-seasoned cast iron skillets or other non-stick ovenproof pans or cookware. However, a standard 10” non-stick skillet will also work provided you don’t try to pop it in the oven! This savory stovetop frittata is easy to make and really versatile. The most difficult part is deciding whether you should enjoy it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Ingredients
  • 6 whole eggs
  • ¼ c. half & half
  • 3 T. water
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 baby Portobellos, washed, gills removed, stems chopped, and caps cut into thin slices
  • 2 handfuls arugula, washed and dried
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, washed and cut in half
  • 2 oz. Feta cheese, cut into equal-size chunks
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together 6 eggs, half & half, water, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper until blended. Set aside.
  2. Add olive oil to a 10” non-stick skillet and heat over medium heat. Add Portobello mushroom slices and chopped stems and cook approximately 5-6 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the mushrooms are browned, remove 3 uniformly sized mushroom slices from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add arugula to pan and stir constantly until wilted, approximately 1-2 minutes.
  4. With a spoon, spread ingredients into a uniform layer across the bottom of the pan, ensuring an even distribution of mushrooms and arugula throughout. Pour egg mixture on top and let cook for 1-2 minutes, or until the egg begins to set on bottom.
  5. Reduce heat to just above the “low” setting and cover. Cook 8-9 minutes, then remove cover and arrange the 3 Portobello strips, cherry tomato halves, and Feta chunks in a decorative pattern, if desired. If not, simply scatter those ingredients across the top of the frittata before covering again.
  6. Cook for another 5-6 minutes, or until the egg is cooked through and the Feta has just begun to melt. Remove from heat and carefully transfer to a serving platter and cut into wedges.
  7. Serve warm or enjoy at room temperature.

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

 

Essential Oils to Use During Massage

If you’re someone who is familiar with essential oils, you probably have some
knowledge about their usefulness, and how they can be used medicinally for a variety of
common conditions. It should make sense then, that pairing essential oils with the
ancient practice of massage can have a host of benefits for a person looking to be seen
by a massage therapist. The purpose of this article is name a short list of essential oils
that can be used during massage.

Geranium Oil

This powerful essential oil is associated with healthy firm skin. It has properties that
make it excellent as a muscle toner, and skin tightener. Geranium oil is astringent, so it
has profound anti-aging effects on wrinkles. In addition to those amazing beauty uses, it
also has a great scent that relaxes and eases emotional upheaval. This gives it strong
natural deodorant uses as well, which is a major bonus when you are having it rubbed
on you!

Coriander Oil

The fascinating history of coriander oil and its past uses are quite interesting. In ancient
Egypt, it was considered to be an aphrodisiac, and was mentioned in some of the
famous literature from the days of antiquity. It was well known for its anti-bacterial
attributes, because it helps fight the germs that cause unpleasant odors. Another one of
its most useful qualities is its tendency to be anti- spasmodic, in that it helps to relieve
muscle spasms when applied.

Lavender Oil

Do you have sore and tight muscles? Lavender oil is excellent for relaxing muscle and
helping it to heal. This oil is quickly absorbed into the bloodstream. On an emotional
level, the lavender works to promote and better sense of calm, and well-being. On a
physical level, the oil helps to heal blemishes, skin issues and restores skin to a healthy
complexion. It can also use its antioxidants to slow effects of aging, and can help fight
psoriasis.

Hinoki Oil

Hinoki oil has a rich history in Japan, finding its home in bathhouses, and religious
institutions. It has long been associated with the health of the respiratory system by
acting as a decongestant, and helping other breathing problems by relieving stress that
causes chest tightening. While this oil is powerful and continues to have various
benefits, it isn’t recommended for women that are pregnant or breastfeeding.

 

Disclaimer:

This website does not provide medical advice.

You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention.

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

7 Ways Turmeric Benefits Your Health

Turmeric is a commonly used spice that originates from the Curcuma plant. We most likely know it for its spiciness and use in dishes such as curry.

However, Turmeric has been extensively used within Chinese and Indian cultures, including as an anti-inflammatory. Turmeric is best consumed in its pure sense, rather than as a component of curry powder or other spices.

However, the Western world has been slow to notice the health benefits of turmeric, though turmeric can provide many health benefits, some of which are outlined below.

Anti-Inflammatory

Turmeric has long been used for its anti-inflammatory properties in Eastern cultures; this helps the body to fight infection and repair itself. It is the oil that the turmeric provides that has the scientifically proven anti-inflammatory capabilities.
Curcumin, the oil derived from turmeric, has been studied in numerous experiments, and has been shown to be equally as effective as typical anti-inflammatory drugs. The key difference is there are no side effects associated with curcumin oil. This is good news for those who suffer from joint conditions, such as arthritis, where inflammation plays a key role in exacerbating chronic pain.
Treatment for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease are common disorders that affect many people throughout the world and can be quite debilitating. Studies have investigated the effect of turmeric in mice who have such diseases.
Although the researchers are not entirely sure how it works, curcumin oil improved cell functions and reduced the symptoms. Certain symptoms such as mucosal ulceration were almost completely removed.
Indigestion and Heartburn Relief

Turmeric has also been shown to help with the common conditions of indigestion and heartburn. These are frequently experienced by individuals and can be incredibly frustrating and uncomfortable.
Turmeric stimulates the gallbladder and increases bile production; in Germany, turmeric is prescribed for such problems.
Heart disease

Studies have shown that there is a protective effect of turmeric on the heart. Initial research shows that turmeric can help to reduce the build-up of plaque in the heart, a key contributor to heart attacks. Turmeric may help to prevent oxidized cholesterol, which is what damages blood vessels. Damaged blood vessels are a critical factor in many heart diseases, such as health attacks, strokes, and atherosclerosis.
Delays diabetes

Research has shown that turmeric can actually delay the onset of diabetes. In a study, participants were tracked over a period of time and given either a placebo or curcumin tablets.
At the end of the study, not one participant who had taken the curcumin had developed diabetes. It is argued this finding is due to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Cancer prevention

Turmeric has been shown to have important antioxidant properties, which may help to protect cells against cancer, particularly in cells in the colon. Turmeric can help to protect vulnerable cells against free radicals, which can be harmful to the body.
Moreover, turmeric can help the body to expel mutated cells that may have developed cancer already. However, research is still working out how turmeric can help with cancer prevention.
Lowers cholesterol

High cholesterol is a common disorder and has been linked to many different, some serious, disorders.
Initial research shows that the oil in turmeric, curcumin oil, can help to lower cholesterol levels. It works on the liver and encourages it to produce more receptors that produce lower cholesterol.
Uses In Cooking
• Turmeric in dried spice form can add loads of flavor to curries, stews, stir-fries and roasted meat and chicken.
• Fresh turmeric is a root that looks much like fresh ginger. It can be juiced along with other fruits and vegetables. It can be added to smoothies.
• It makes a great addition to a chicken marinade adding a bright orange color to the mix; it is a key ingredient in Middle Eastern chicken kabobs.
• Use it to substitute saffron or mustard as it provides an equal yellow hue
• Jazz up white rice, by squeezing fresh turmeric through a garlic press and adding it to the rice, offers lots of flavor, and a golden color.
• Use fresh chopped or grated turmeric in coleslaw to add color, flavor, and key nutrients.
Pre-cautions
Everyone should seek medical advice before adding extra turmeric to their diet and sometimes it may actually have negative effects for some people, for example, its ability to slow blood clotting could be dangerous for anyone taking anticoagulant medication. If in doubt, speak to your medical professional.

 

Disclaimer:

This website does not provide medical advice.

You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention.

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

What Is Fasting?

What Is Fasting?

 

There are quite a few different reasons why you may be considering a fast. Often our first step into fasting is ordered by the doctor for a particular test or medical procedure. Or maybe you’ve read about the health and spiritual benefits of fasting and are interested in giving it a try.

By definition fasting is willing abstinence from food and drink. Different people fast differently. Some will take a little food or nutrition in the form of juice; others will stick to only water and herbal tea during for the duration of their fast.

Fasting for Spiritual Reasons

 

Fasting has a long tradition in all major world religions. The idea is that the removal of food and with it the worrying about food preparation helps you turn inward. Fasting is used as a way to meditate, pray and get closer to a higher being based on your faith.

In Christian Faith, fasting is used as a tool to atone for sins and bring us closer to good. Quite a few Christians will fast for 40 days during lent (the 40 days leading up to Easter). In other faith – Native American and yogic traditions come to mind; fasting allows the person to reach a higher level of spiritual awareness and is used to gain visions. No matter what your faith, your soul and mind can benefit from a fast.

Fasting for Health

 

There’s been a lot of talk in the alternative health industry about the benefits of fasting. The basic idea is that if we abstain from food for a period of time, our bodies move energy from processing the food we eat to maintenance mode. The idea is that when food is scarce, our body does everything it can to keep us in good shape to go out and hunt and gather.

Without food in your system, your body shifts to burning fat for energy, resulting in fat loss. This shift away from burning sugar for energy also helps with insulin levels and certain types of fasting (in a controlled environment under the supervision of your doctor) can help reverse diabetes.  In addition, fasting has been shown to lower blood pressure and bad cholesterol levels. There even seems to be some healing on a cellular level going on.

Intermittent Fasting

 

Intermittent fasting is a particular type of fasting where you go for long periods of the day without food, but end up having one or two meals. In essence you’re extending the period of time you usually go without food (while you’re sleeping) by several hours to give your body a chance to switch into fasting mood with all its health benefits.

Unlike traditional fasts where you go without food and most drink for three or more days, intermittent fasting still allows you to eat during a smaller window in your day. Other forms of intermittent fasting have you fast for one or two days per week, eating normally the rest of the time. Either method is a good alternative to traditional fasting and often easier to do and maintain will going on with our everyday life.

 

 

WEIGHT LOSS MOONSHINE

 WEIGHT LOSS MOONSHINE

The name of this drink came from my friends son, who tried her drink and said…” this tastes like beer!!”
I have had a lot of people message me, and asking how to beat a plateau.
This is one that I love!!!!!

Fill a 4 cup mason jar with
12 ice cubes
2-3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 strawberry, sliced
1 tsp stevia, or to taste
crushed mint leaves, or fresh
fill with water to the top
Stir well and enjoy throughout your day !!!!!

You can do so many flavors with this !!! Your choice of fruits or veggies, ginger or cinnamon, or whatever you’d like!!! Go wild!!!

Ps. Skinny fiber and this drink compliment each other well.

 

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

Bacon, Goat Cheese & Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Bacon, Goat Cheese & Basil Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 T. extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 6-oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, divided
  • 6 strips of cooked bacon, crispy and crumbled
  • 6 basil leaves, rolled and sliced thin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 c. balsamic vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Butterfly the chicken by running a sharp knife horizontally through the thickest part of each breast. Place one hand on top of the breast to stabilize while holding the knife parallel to the work surface while cutting. Do not cut all the way through. Open the breast so both halves can lie flat.
  3. Season the exposed surface with salt and pepper, then add ¼ of the goat cheese, crumbled bacon, and sliced basil leaves to each breast. Fold the breasts in half so the cheese mixture is surrounded by chicken breast on the bottom, back and top. Secure with long wooden toothpicks, if desired.
  4. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large oven-safe skillet. Once hot, add the stuffed chicken breasts to the pan to sear. Once browned on the bottom, carefully turn each breast over and repeat on the other side. Season top and bottom with salt and pepper, if desired, during this process.
  5. Place skillet in preheated oven and cook until an instant read thermometer reads 165 degrees when inserted, approximately 25-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cover until ready to serve.
  6. A few minutes before removing the chicken from the oven, start making the balsamic glaze. Heat balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan over medium-high heat. Stir while heating until the vinegar is reduced to about ⅓ of its original volume. It will form a thick, syrupy consistency when it is ready.
  7. To serve, place a stuffed chicken breast on each plate and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Pairs well with a mixed green salad or roasted vegetables.

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/

Are you wanting to try a product that is all natural and can help you on your weight loss journey?  Money back guarantee.  Learn more here:  http://Wendyweighsin.SBC90DayChallenge.com

 

Is Your Glass Half-Full Or Half Empty? How Positivity Can Change Your Life

Do you know what happy, successful people think about every day? It’s simple. They think about what they want and how they can get it. Positivity can change your life.
When you spend your time thinking and talking about what you want from life and how you can achieve it, you will feel happier and more in control. When you think about happy things, your brain releases endorphins, which give you a feeling of well-being. It doesn’t take long to develop a positive attitude.
The Importance of Optimism
Psychological tests have shown that happy people have a specific quality that enables them to live a better life. That quality, of course, is optimism. If you’re groaning at the thought of such positivity, because you worry that you can’t become an optimist, then stop right now. According to WebMD, optimism can be learned. It’s all about cause and effect. If you change your way of thinking and align it with optimists, you will start to feel happier and see results.
The Happy Find The Good In The World
There are two distinct ways that optimists deal with the world, which sets them apart from the rest:
• First, they remain focused on what they want, looking for ways to achieve it. They set clear goals and remain confident they will achieve them.
• Second, in every difficult situation an optimist will look for the good. When something goes wrong, they determine what lesson or knowledge can be drawn from the situation.
If you look for the good in someone or something then you will always find it, and in the looking, you will find yourself more cheerful.
The Power Of Positive Thinking
Optimists seek the lesson in every obstacle. They don’t get upset and look at where they can lay blame. They control their emotions and look at things logically.
Positive thinking has several benefits to your life:
Motivation: Willpower and motivation come from a strong mind. Negative thoughts lead to negative actions. When you replace pessimism with optimism, you reshape your outlook.
Strong Relationships: Happiness attracts happiness, thus happy people attract people who are happy. If you surround yourself with negativity, you will only attract negativity. Positivity breeds trust, which builds strong relationships. Without trust, relationships cannot survive. We are hardwired to seek trust.
Confidence: Negativity spreads and can impact other attributes, such as self-esteem and confidence. The key to leading a happy life is loving yourself. Optimists laugh louder, love harder, and walk taller. They glow.
Strong Mind & Body: Negative thoughts are draining and can have a severe impact on your mental health. They can leave you struggling to get up in the morning and inhibit your ability to sleep. Fatigue leads to weakness, sadness, and a lack of motivation. Therefore, negativity takes a toll on your whole body.
Choose Happiness
You can make the choice today to see the glass as half full instead of half empty. Look at your blessings rather than noting every shortcoming. Look at the best in everyone around you, because in truth, the majority of people are honest and good. Look for the good in their actions and in their words, and resolve to be of good cheer.
It’s easy to be upbeat when everything in your life is going well. However, it’s even more important to do so when everything is going against you or is falling apart. You can still draw from your inner strength and look on the bright side of life, it will pay off in spades.

Disclaimer:

This website does not provide medical advice.

You must not rely on the information on this website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider. If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention.

Join my Recipe Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/StirThePotRecipes/

Enter your email address to subscribe to this Blog 

Come and get healthy with us:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Fit4LifeWithWendy/