Healthy Outlook – DECEMBER – Gifts of Essential Oils

OK Now, for some fun gift ideas? Bath Salts or Shower Bombs –  For a calming relaxing bath after a challenging day.  2 parts Epsom salt, 2 parts Kosher salt and 1 part baking soda. Add essential oils.  You can put this mixture in a hinged glass jar with a ribbon and give the gift of relaxation!!  I like to use Lavender, Frankincense, and Bergamot for this. For those who need an invigorating shower to start the day. Mix 1 cup of baking... Read More

Healthy Outlook – NOVEMBER – Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup                 INGREDIENTS: 4 ½ Cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 Cup thinly sliced Carrot 1 Cup finely chopped Onion 1 Cup thinly sliced celery 1 teaspoon dried Basil 1 teaspoon dried Oregano 1 Bay Leaf 1 ½ Cups Dried Egg Noodles 2 Cups cooked chicken shredded 1/4 teaspoon of Red Pepper Combine 4 ½ cups broth, onion, carrots and celery, basil, oregano, pepper, and bay leaf.  Bring to... Read More

Healthy Outlook – OCTOBER – Guacamole

TASTY RECIPE! Guacamole INGREDIENTS: Avocados Spices to taste (I use cumin, cayenne, garlic   powder, and onion powder) Cilantro (optional) Lime juice (a must) Roma tomatoes (seeded)     Guacamole is incredibly simple and can be adjusted to your taste. Peel and remove the pit of as many avocados as you would like to use. I add spices and taste often. I ALWAYS squeeze fresh lime juice and adjust that to taste as well. I like cilantro so... Read More

Healthy Outlook – SEPTEMBER – Blueberry, Banana & Peanut Butter Oatmeal

INGREDIENTS: 1/4 C Oats cooked 1/2 medium Banana sliced 1 Tablespoon Peanut Butter 1/4 C Blueberries   Stir into cooked oatmeal; banana and peanut butter. Gently fold in blueberries. Serve immediately. *Blueberries, Cranberries, Red Grapes, Dark Chocolate, and Peanuts all contain small amounts of Resveratrol   Serving size:  1/4 Cup 265 calories 9.9 g fat 5.8 g fiber 8.5 g sugar 8.6 g protein  Read More

Healthy Outlook – AUG 2017 – Good Green Tea Smoothie

                  GOOD GREEN TEA SMOOTHIE Ingredients: 3 cups white grapes 2 packed cups baby spinach 1 ½ cups strong brewed green tea cooled * 1 medium ripe avocado 2 teaspoons honey   Combine grapes, spinach, green tea, avocado, and honey in a blender; blend until smooth. Serve immediately. *to brew strong green tea, use twice the amount of tea steep for 3 minutes (longer will give a bitter taste).   Serving... Read More

Healthy Outlook – JULY 2017 Watermelon

OK it’s not a recipe this month. But one of my favorite summer foods is watermelon, so I thought I would give you some nutritional facts about that! Serving size 3.5 ounces raw 30 calories 0 g fat 8 g carbohydrates 0 mg cholesterol 1 mg sodium 6 g sugar 1 g protein 11% RDA vitamin A 13% RDA vitamin C 1% RDA Calcium 1% RDA Iron    Read More

Healthy Out Look – June 2017 Wild Rice with Shiitake & Roasted Almonds

Wild Rice with Shiitake and Toasted Almonds 2 ¼ Cups reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth 2 Cups Sliced shiitake mushroom caps 1 Cup wild rice 6 Tablespoons sliced almonds Salt and fresh ground Pepper to taste 1 teaspoon butter 1 bunch of scallions thinly sliced freshly ground pepper Bring broth to a boil in a medium saucepan over high heat. Stir in mushrooms and wild rice. Return to a boil. Reduce heat to very low, cover, and simmer... Read More

Healthy Outlook MAY 2017 Roasted Broccoli

  Roasted Broccoli Ingredients 1 ¼ lbs fresh Broccoli Florets (about 8 cups) 3 ½ Tbsp Olive Oil 4 cloves Garlic, minced ¼ tsp crushed Red Pepper Flakes Salt and fresh ground Pepper to taste grated Parmesan cheese (optional) Preheat oven 450°. Combine broccoli and 3 tablespoons olive oil in a resealable plastic baggie and toss to coat. Transfer broccoli to a baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. Combine remaining... Read More

Healthy Outlook APR 2017 Mediterranean Zucchini Sticks

  Ingredients 3 zucchini, medium 1 cup red bell pepper, minced ½ cup tomatoes, minced ½ cup Kalamata olives, pitted and minced ¼ cup garlic minced 4 Tbsp. oregano, dried 1 tsp black pepper ¼ cup feta cheese crumbles ¼ cup parsley, finely chopped Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Cut zucchini in half lengthwise and scoop out the middle with a spoon or melon baller.  Discard flesh (or reserve for another purpose). Set Aside. In a medium bowl,... Read More

Healthy Outlook MAR 2017 Lemon Limade Margarita + Probiotics

Ingredients 3 oz Tequila 1 oz Cointreau 4 oz GoodBelly Lemon Limeade Probiotic Drink ice Fresh cut limes   In a larger mason jar (or bar shaker) add the tequila, Cointreau and GoodBelly Lemon Limeade. Add a few ice cubes to the jar. Place the lid on and mix vigorously for about 30 seconds.  Add a few ice cubes to your glasses and pour in the Margarita.  Add a fresh lime wedge and serve with a smile! Serving size: 8 oz 60 calories 0 g fat 15... Read More