Apples are apples and cows are cows…right? A guide to food quality.

Apples are apples and cows are cows…right? Well…

You’ve heard the saying, “you are what you eat.” This is 100% true. The vitamins, minerals and nutrients from the foods you eat end up making up your body, cell by cell.

This saying is accurate and well known but is really in need of an addendum – you are what you eat AND you are what your food eats.

Back to the apples and cows.

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Food Log Friday & Cilantro Pesto Recipe

Oh cilantro! It seems like people either love it or hate it. Interestingly, this may be due to a genetic trait.

I’ll admit it. I’m a cilantro lover. You other cilantro lovers out there probably adore it for it’s fresh, citrusy flavor but there are lots of other reasons to heart cilantro.

Cilantro:

  • is a great source of antioxidants (2)
  • is rich in vitamins A, K & C as well as potassium and manganese (2)
  • helps cleanse the liver thanks to the compound linalool (1)
  • helps cleanse the body of toxic metals (2)
  • supports the digestive system (2)
  • promotes a calm feeling (2)
  • can improve sleep quality (3)
  • helps balance blood sugar (3)
  • has natural anti-histamine properties that calm skin irritations (3)

Cilantro pesto is a tasty way to add more cilantro to your diet. It’s versatile and super easy to make. It boosts the flavor of chicken, beef, white fish, shrimp, eggs, roasted veggies, steamed veggies, and makes for a delicious salad dressing. My recipe is barely a recipe; just a few ingredients blended together in a food processor.

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Food Log Friday & A Request for Podcast Recommendations

Hey, hey!

Do you listen to podcasts?

I first learned about podcasts through a trainer I was working out with during my NPC bikini days in 2011-2012. She told me that she listened to them while she cleaned the house. She didn’t dread cleaning so much if she was looking forward to listening to a podcast. Genius!

Since then, I have been listening to podcast when I clean the house, do yard work, cook, walk the dog, and any time I’m in the car. Over the years, I have mostly stuck with health and fitness related podcasts but I’m ready to branch out. I’ll never abandon the health related stuff but I’m in need of a little variety. Help me, please!

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Food Log Friday & a Little Bit ‘Bout Bone Broth

Yay! It’s (almost) the freakin’ weekend! Hope you have some fun and relaxing plans!

Before we talk about what I ate yesterday, let’s talk about what I made…

Beef bone broth! And its super gelatinous!

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Food Log Friday: What Does a Nutrition Therapy Consultant Eat?

I have been reading food/health/wellness/nutrition blogs for a while now. Probably, the last 5-6 years. One of the features I continue to really like on these blogs is posts about what people eat in a day. Is it weird to care about what a stranger eats all day? Most likely, but I find it interesting. Why? Because, through these posts I am introduced to new:

  • Recipes
  • Meal ideas
  • Cooking techniques
  • Products
  • Ways to incorporate superfoods
  • Things I didn’t even know about

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Tips & Tricks to Help You Dominate Meal Prep

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This quote is everywhere and it’s super annoying because it’s so true. Spontaneity is great but, how many spontaneous trips to the grocery store after work, when you’re starving and tired with everyone else in the world who’s starving and tired has ended up with a delicious healthy meal?

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My Food Philosophy

Eating has become over complicated. Something once innate and simple has become complex and frustrating. We’re long past the days of hunting, gathering and eating what Mother Nature provides. There are numerous contributors to this dramatic change but a few that merit mention are:

  1. The poor science of the fat-phobia ringleaders birthed an entire “diet” industry that values profits over health.
  1. Impressive but evil science crafted hyper-palatable foods designed to leave you hungry and tweaking for more.
  1. Nutrition Infobesity. Infobesity: information overload; refers to the difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information.

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