Mulberries a must in your trail mix

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Mulberries are a product of the Morus alba tree. Leaves & stems even contain nutrients
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Red mulberries – the fruit, like grapes, is red or white and grows in bunches called “drupes.”

Add this delicious small fruit to your trail mix. You can buy them easily On line anywhere. This small sweet delicious fruit is not very well know for its nutritional value, since the fresh fruit itself is almost impossible to buy fully ripped. But don’t give up on it’s delicious special sweetness. Keep them in a glass jar on your kitchen counter, and add it to your salad, yogurt, or just enjoy it with your morning coffee.

Benefits are:

Source of Antioxidants

Supports the Immune System

Supports Healthy Blood Sugar

Brain Protection

 

 

Yogurt with drizzle of honey, or toast peanut butter topped with slices of peaches

Snacking before bed, Good or Bad?

Snacking before bed is Good. There is nothing wrong with having a snack before we go to bed. It is easy to stay up late finishing a project or cleaning up before bed, and as you get ready for bed you realize the last time you ate was dinner, many hours ago. Nothing is worst than going to bed with a grumbling stomach.

4 important facts about snacking before bedtime.

1- It should be only a snack

2- Choose a snack that won’t keep you up.

3- Snack we pick should be light on the stomach and low on fat content.

4- No sugary, caffeinated, or spicy food.

Any snack with complex carbs and protein will release amino acids into our body that could actually help us sleep better at night.

Here is a list of 10 snacks :

1- Peanut butter

2- Pistachios

3- Greek yogurt

4- Cottage cheese

5- Popcorn

6- White Meat Turkey

7- High fiber cereal

8- fruits

9- whole wheat cracker

10- dates & nut butter

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Persimmons “ The fruit of the gods”

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So sweet and delicious these beautiful fruits originally from China are in season from October to February.

More than 100 varieties we are only familiar with two. The fuyu and hachiya persimmons. The fuyu variety the flat and round shape is full of flavor when they are just soft to the touch, but the acorn shape the hachiya needs to be perfectly rip, very soft to touch before it is sweet and flavorful.

Loaded with vitamins, persimmons are good for our heart, immune system, and are an excellent source of powerful antioxidants like carotenoids and flavonoids.

Easiest way to enjoy a hachiya persimmon :

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Cut out the top
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Cut in half  lengthwise 

Figs for snack and sweet dessert

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Figs as topping for ice cream

Fig, fruit of the ficus tree one of the world’s oldest trees,which is part of the mulberry family is sweet, delicious and good source of vitamins.

Rich in minerals including potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and copper and are a good source of antioxidants and vitamins A, E and K.

Dried or fresh figs have the same benefits, because of fig’s delicate nature it is often dried.

We love to serve dried or fresh figs with cheese and fruits, and with some added sugar turn them into a delicious jam. Use it for toppings, or for a afternoon snack with butter or cream cheese.

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Figs, leaves are also perfect to line the snack trays
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Figs
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Our tree had a few ripe figs, perfect for tomorows’s breakfast. Add 1 Cup of water 3 TBL sp of sugar. Boil until thick syrup is made.

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Eating healthy while traveling

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Fruits for snacking

Fresh snacks 

Stop at a grocery store and pick up fruits, bagged carrots, nuts,hummus. For lunch take advantage of their salad bar.

Eat frequently and small amounts, so pack snacks. Eating small amounts of healthy food throughout the day keeps your mind sharp.

Protein with essential amino acid: eggs, chicken beef….

Drink water

Yes – that means stopping  for a restroom, choose a place to stop so you can stretch your legs, let the kids out for few minutes, and get some fresh air.

Drinking plenty of water will flush your body of toxins, keeps your skin fresh, and helps you eat less. 

Foods not to eat

  • simple carbohydrates or high glycemic foods : 

fruit juices, sodas, sugary snacks, anything deep-fried, nonfat desserts and sweeteners, anything partially hydrogenated.

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Peanut butter and pears make a delicious snack

Pears have been around for 3000 years, and are a great source of immune-boosting vitamin C., antioxidants, high in fiber so great for digestive system, helps with dehydration, reduces fever, and are a great pre or post workout snack.

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Organic creamy peanut butter generously spread on two pieces of white bread, thinly sliced Bartlett pear

Choose any sliced bread that you prefer, but we think when Bartlett pears ripen they are super juicy and sweet.

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Creamy organic peanut butter and two slices of white bread, and a Bartlett pear.

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Grab a yogurt for snack or a meal on the go

With so many choices, all we have to remember is that plain yogurt has probiotics  that are good for our guts, and has calcium to keep our bones strong, and protein for our muscles.

Organic Greek yogurt adds more thickness to smoothies and parfaits. It is high in protein while still being low-cal. There is about 100 calories in a 6-ounce container of plain, non-fat Greek yogurt. With fruits and honey added to plain yogurt we can lose the extra calories added sugar, and additives from flavored yogurts.

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Yogurt, with raisins, granola, berries, nuts, and for more flavor a dash of cinnamon, and for sweetness maple syrup

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