Happy New Year!Here’s
a great recipe for a healthy start
in 2010. This salad makes a satisfying main dish
because quinoa is so nourishing -- it's a good
source of complete protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Though not technically a grain, quinoa can substitute
for nearly any grain in cooking. It’s
actually the seed of a leafy plant and its relatives
include spinach, beets, and Swiss chard.
1 cup quinoa
1 ½ cups cold water
1 tsp. salt
1 cup snow peas, or green beans
1-2 small carrots, peeled & sliced thin
½ green or red pepper, sliced thin
1 medium ripe tomato
1 medium cucumber, peeled & diced
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil
½ cup chopped walnuts or toasted sunflower seeds
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice (for dressing)
¼ cup olive oil (for dressing)
Fresh ground pepper (for dressing)
Soak the quinoa in cold water for 15 minutes;
rinse thoroughly, pour off and discard most
of the water, draining through a large fine
Place soaked, drained quinoa
in 2-quart pot with the 1½ cups water, sal,t
and dash of oil (to prevent sticking); bring
to a boil.
Turn the heat down to very low;
cover and cook for 15 minutes; remove from
heat and allow to sit five minutes with lid
on; fluff gently with a fork and set aside to
Steam carrots & green veggies for
5 minutes then rinse in cold water; add ½ tsp.
Chop the tomatoes, herb, and cucumber.
Using a whisk or shaking in a jar, make
the dressing by blending lemon juice, ½ tsp.
salt, ¼ cup
olive oil, and pepper.
Gently combine veggies,
walnuts, quinoa and dressing in a large bowl;
cover and chill.
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nutrition researcher at the University of Washington
found that the most reliable predictor of obesity
is a person’s wealth.
People with the least amount of money to spend on
food are the ones most likely to be overweight, according
to the study. The explanation is that one can buy
the most calories for a cheaper price among the processed
food and soft drink aisles of the supermarket. Processed
foods are more “energy dense” than fresh
contain less water and fiber but have more fat and
sugar, which makes them both less filling and more
fattening. These particular calories also happen
to be the least healthful ones.
of food dictate that if you are on a low budget,
the most rational strategy is to eat badly. But that
should not be the case. The truth is that eating
vitamin- and mineral-rich vegetables is the most
sound and cost-effective way to eating healthy.
Higher consumption of vegetables will supply the
nutrient needs such as calcium, ferrous, thiamine,
riboflavin, niacin, vitamins C and A. It is the solution
to micronutrient deficiency, which can occur in both
overweight and underweight children.
fresh in the new year and be an inspiration to yourself
and others. Make your
resolution one that will benefit your health, the environment,
and animals. If you haven't yet made
the switch, transition to a healthy vegan
diet by phasing out meat, eggs, and dairy.
Here are the Top 10 Reasons Go
Vegan in 2010:
save the lives of 34 land animals each year.
Your body will appreciate the break from saturated
fat, cholesterol, and hormones.
join the ranks of fellow vegans Alicia Silverstone,
Toby McGuire, Natalie Portman, and other celebrities.
You’ll reduce your carbon footprint more than if
you scrapped your car.
concern will now be who to invite over for
dinner, instead of who to eat for dinner.
a great way to shed those extra holiday pounds.
save over a million gallons of water each year.
increase your energy levels for more outdoor
activities this summer.
we truly are what we eat, who wants to be a “meathead?”
can still visit McDonald’s… for