We love mozzarella on our salad or on top of a heaping hot pasta dish, but for breakfast it is light & something fresh.
adding berries and walnuts just adds to this nutritious, easy to make breakfast. We all know about the benefits of berries eating walnuts help with lowering blood pressure, inflammation, helps with weight loss, and supports good brain function.
The most difficult part of replacing white sugar with healthy sweeteners is missing the convenience of sugar. Any where out of our own kitchen replacing sugar won’t be easy, but more and more places will provide honey or molasses if you just ask for it .
Here is a list of healthy delicious sweeteners:
honey; dates sugar; coconut sugar; maple syrup & molasses
Honey-the nectar of the gods, is also used topically for centuries to heal wounds and fight infections. It’s also great for adding flavor to homemade dressings and marinades.
Date sugar- made from dried dates. Haven’t tried this one but we love adding dates cut in small pieces to oatmeal, salads, cottage cheese, eggs, and peanut butter sandwiches.
Coconut sugar- also known as coconut palm sugar or coco sap sugar, or coconut crystals is made from the sweet nectar of flower buds of the coconut palm.
Maple sugar- boiling sap from maple trees dried, powdered, and sold as maple sugar. Also great with cinnamon or ginger for added flavor to sweet potatoes, and grilled vegetables.
Molasses- dark syrup is the byproduct of processing sugar cane, but it has antioxidants, making it a better option than refined sugar. With its bold flavor it is a tasty ingredient for cookies, smoothies, barbecueand beans.
Seasonal eating is so much healthier for us. Not only we notice craving for seasonal fruits and vegetables, but we tend to use them more as ingredients for our meals.
Potatoes, parsnips, sweet potatoes,carrots, broccoli, brussels sprouts, zucchini, onions, bell peppers, cabbage, winter squash, sweet chard, turnips, mushrooms just a small list of vegetables soon in season, and full of flavor if purchased from local vendors.
To feed our family we hear less complaines if vegetables are roasted.
We follow these steps:
1- cut the veggies
2- preheat the oven 425°
3- olive oil
4- salt & pepper
5- don’t crowd them
to get evetything crisp and kid friendly roast these veggies together:
zucchini, summer squash, bell peppers, 10 to 20 minutes
asparagus, green beans, 10 to 20 minutes
broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, 15 to 25 minutes
beets, potatoes, carrots together for , 30 to 45 minutes.
butternut squash, acorn squash, 20 to 60 minutes.
Now just hoping for, cooler more fallish weather 🍁