Cooking and baking has become a necessity now that we all take comfort and safety in staying home. Watching cooking shows has been the most entertaining and age appropriate tv time for my entire family, and has been an easy way for me learn a few new recipes.
If you have children at home you will relate to my hectic 3 meals a daily schedule. During the week lunch hour changes by the online school schedule, and only on weekends we all enjoy a more relaxed menu around the kitchen table.
Food brings us together, and sitting together for a meal for me has always been comforting, and I do confess my family is not fussy or limited by food allergies, so I have less stress preparing meals.
Since quarantine I have used my pasta maker 3 times, for spinach and ricotta ravioli, and fettuccini. Baked tart shells that everyone filled w their favorite fruits, and grilled chicken and burgers just to give myself a menagerie of recipes to prepare for our meals.
We are all doing our best during the quarantine to keep it together, and I will remember this experience as the time I challenged my family to enjoy my cooking without ketchup.🤣
antioxidants, are linked to lower risk of heart disease, and blueberries have them more than any other fruits. Add blueberries to cold or hot cereals, and salads.
Great source of antioxidants, this little berry can slow down cognitive aging.
It is common knowledge that prunes are full of fiber and help our gastrointestinal system, but they also help bone density,
and protect against osteoporosis. Potassium in prunes, help increase bone mineral density and decrease the risk of bone breakdown.
Helps boost mind health. All cruciferous veggies including broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale or arugula help with aging with a clear mind.
Have Antioxidant and lycopene. lycopene helps to protect our skin against damage from UV light. We absorb the lycopene in cooked tomatoes. So add tomato sauce to your pasta.
Great source of calcium, protein, and probiotics. We need all three for healthy bones, strong muscles and healthy gut. Some Greek yogurts have more protein than other yogurts, and taste great in a parfait or as a spread with a favorite jam.
Snacking on almonds, pistachios and peanuts may help us live longer. People who regularly eat them have a lower risk of heart disease, cancer and respiratory disease.
Rich in antioxidants, drinking green tea can help the skin repair itself from sun damage, pollution, and poor nutrition .
potent anti-inflammatory. The cause of painful joints, and arthritis, is inflammation in the cartridge . Add a dash of Tumric to almost anything, not only it adds color to your food it is a also great for you.
Capsaicin in the peppers helps protect against heart disease. So use it to spice up scrambled eggs chili, taco meat, and salsa.
Whole grain bread
The fiber in grain can help us with depression, cancer and heart disease as we age.
Omega-3 fatty acids, we need it to keep our mind sharpe, good for skin, and balance our mood. We can get more calcium my using canned salmon with bones every once in a while.
nutrients in the the yolks may help decrease our risk of macular degeneration, and cataracts. And to help our muscles the amino acids found in eggs help rebuild and repair muscle tissue.