As you might have noticed, we have tried to bring you relevant pieces of information that will transform your life and make it better. That is why we focus on offering multiple recipes that can be easily done, without losing much time, using vegetables, lots of them. The Spiral Slicer is of a great help and has been throughout our entire adventure. Continue reading “The power of vegetables: foods that will improve your life”
Parenting is not simple! If anyone comes up to you and tells you how simple being a parent is, you can be sure that he or she is lying. However, no one can carry out this kind of lie too long. Everyone knows that raising children is the hardest job in the world, but it is all worth it. The nerves, the screams, the sleepless nights, all are worth the effort for one smile. When your child looks at you with those big eyes filled with joy and trust and throws you an ear to ear smile, you are once again up for any task, no matter how hard it is. Continue reading “Smart strategies to get kids to eat vegetables”
We’ve found this recipe on http://cravingsinamsterdam.com/ and we didn’t test it yet, but we have big plans today. So, let’s get started! Continue reading “What do we cook on National Grilled Cheese Day”
Your diet has a major effect on your food cravings, your stress levels, and your energy throughout the day. By making smart food choices and developing healthy eating habits, it will be much easier to lose or maintain your weight, control cravings and feel energetic all day long. Also, healthy food can help you to combat the stress and many chronic diseases.
It’s so important to eat lots of veggie noodles! They are full of vitamins and minerals that benefit your body in so many ways. Veggie noodles help’s you to have beautiful skin and hair and also reduce the risk to developing some chronic diseases. If you want to lose weight, veggie pasta are the best option because increase satiety. Continue reading “Why should you replace regular pasta with veggie noodles?”
This fresh, tasty and healthy salad is perfect for a quick meal. Forget all about fast-food when you are in a hurry and try this simple recipe.
It’s important to eat lots of radish and carrot pasta because their pungent flavor and natural spice can help you to clear the sinuses, eliminate mucus excess in the body and prevent viral infections. As a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, radishes contain fiber, vitamins and minerals which protect your body. Carrots also contain fiber, vitamin K, potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and zinc. Continue reading “Carrots and Radishes Noodles with French dressing! “
Why are Italians so slim when they eat pasta every day? There are so many answers to this question. One of them is that they pay a big attention to what, when and how long they eat. Instead of using butter they use olive oil for everything not only for salads. They buy their veggies from the market most of the time. In Italian supermarkets, they sell what is in season and all vegetables are organic. They are not a mass producing country and most of their veggies and fruits come from their own farms. Continue reading “Italians love pasta and they eat it every day!”
There are some nights when we want to eat something special, nutritious and tasty, but we don’t want to gain weight. The recipe below will satisfy your craving and not only because is delicious, but also because its ingredients are magical for your health.
Serves: 2 people
2 large zucchini
1/2 orange, cherry, halved
Baby spinach leaves
zest of one lemon
2 medium avocado
1 cucumber, peeled and sliced thick
a few large leaves of basil (optional)
Lemon juice made from 1 lemon
3-4 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon white pepper or black pepper to taste
salt to taste
Prepare your zucchini noodles with the Spiral Slicer.
For the puree, place all ingredients into a food processor/blender and process until creamy. Taste for flavor and add anything extra if you like. Toss zucchini pasta with avocado-cucumber mayonnaise and a handful of baby spinach leaves. Serve with tomatoes, pine seeds, lemon zest and fresh orange.
Delight your senses!
What you should know about zucchini
A big zucchini contains a large amount of magnesium (58 mg, The Linus Pauling Institute) and plays a significant role in the bone’s health.
In only 100 grams of zucchini there are 0.35 mg of vitamin B3, high levels of vitamin B9, 270 mg of potassium, iron, manganese, 30 mg phosphorus, zinc, 230 mg of provitamin A, 10 mg of vitamin C, 3.2 grams of dietary fibers, carotenoids (for visually impaired), anti-oxidants (reconstruction of nerve cells).
Zucchini is one of the best sources for protection against inflammation due to the presence of omega-3 fatty acids in seeds, as well as antioxidants (lutein, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene) and polysaccharides.
Also, if you want to lose weight you can’t go wrong with zucchini. Are very low in calories (about 15 calories / 100g) and contain 95% water. Zucchini bark is full of fiber and can help protect against colon cancer. It also prevents diseases caused by intestinal parasites.
Be aware of the choices you make! Did you know that soup is not so good for your health? It is very important to know that raw fruits and vegetables contain enzymes that energize us and keep our body in an excellent condition. Cooked food can weaken the body leading to disease.
The enzymes are so important because:
– Fight against parasites, infections, aids digestion and restores the body’s recovery.
– Life could not exist without enzymes; they are involved in every process in the body, from digestion through support for immune system functionality;
– Carry oxygen to all cells;
– Dissolve blood clots in the body;
– They take prepared and digested food and carry it to be used as building blocks for nerves, muscles, blood and endocrine glands;
– Enzymes from the immune system attack the toxins and waste from the blood.
What happens when we eat cooked food?
Body consume from enzyme reserves and, therefore, enzymes decrease in quantity. Also, reduce the body’s ability to process proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in excess, which weakens the body and cause illness. By cooking, a lot of live food enzymes dies because they do not survive at high temperatures.
I am right when I say that after eating cooked food you feel tired and sleepy? It is because that food is devoid of enzymes, minerals and nutrients. The body will take from teeth, bones, blood and other organs nutrients needed for digestion, which leads to deficiencies. It will be hard for you to concentrate because all the blood goes down into the stomach to deal with digestion.
What should you do?
Eat small portions of cooked food in addition to a huge salad.
If you like sweets, don’t worry! You can prepare in a couple of minutes raw sweets made from almonds, cashew, honey, cacao beans, cinnamon, macadamia nuts, coconut butter and other healthy ingredients.
Replace regular pasta with zucchini, squash or carrot pasta. Is better for your health to avoid carbohydrates from spaghetti and replace them with vegetable noodles and julienne spirals.
I also recommend you to drink fresh green juices and colored smoothies, and I can assure you that you’ll fell great in your body. You will be energized all day and present to all challenges that arise in your life!