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Month: February 2022

Cream Cheese Recipes – So Easy It’s Almost Like Cheating

Cream cheese is more than a condiment for midnight bagel lovers. The thick and smooth consistency of cream cheese makes it an ideal ingredient for recipes ranging from exquisite desserts to gourmet dinner entrees. Get ready to jot some great ideas made from the king of soft cheeses! Casseroles Nothing adds a creamy texture to a casserole quite like cream cheese Use cream cheese as a base for noodle, spinach, broccoli or any other vegetable casseroles. The rich flavor of the cheese complements vegetables incredibly well. Use cream cheese in fruit casseroles as well. French toast and canned or…

Drinking a Green Smoothie That Batman Would Be Proud Of

One of the best things you can do for your health is drink a green smoothie in the morning. The amount of energy you feel in the morning from drinking a green smoothie is great. You don’t have to worry about feeling sluggish like you do when you eat eggs, toast, bagels, or anything else heavy like that. I’m a huge fan of Batman, and in Batman Begins, Bruce Wayne is seen drinking a green smoothie when he gets out of bed. After he chugs it down, he drops down and does a quick set of push ups. After…

Yin and Yang Food – How Does it Affect You?

Did you know that Yin and Yang, the principle at the heart of Chinese philosophy, applies to Chinese food and cooking as well? In Chinese medicine, all food can be divided into four Qis: Hot, warm, cool and cold; or yang, mild yang, mild yin and yin respectively. In general, yang food improves blood circulation and warms us up, but too much yang food (or eaten during the wrong season e.g. summer) will induce constant thirst, hot flashes, night sweats and constipation. In contrast, yin food quenches thirst, cleanses our systems and cools us down, but if eaten inappropriately…

Healthy Banana Smoothie Recipes

Banana smoothies are delicious, naturally thick and have a milkshake like consistency. Yummy! This doesn’t mean they are not healthy. If you prefer you can substitute soy or almond milk for the dairy milk. It is also best to use ripe bananas, so if your bananas are becoming over-ripe just toss them in the blender for a healthy smoothie. These smoothies are super easy to make. Enjoy! One Banana Smoothie Ingredients: 1 c. milk 1 banana, cut up 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 ice cubes Directions: Add the milk, banana, vanilla extract and the ice cubes together in the…

Vegetable Nutrition – Empty Calories or Rich Nutrients?

Every Sunday is like the last, my wife sends me to the store with a list of items for the week. All the basics are on there: Milk Eggs Cereal Yogurt Celery Lettuce You get the idea. Like a zombie, I mindlessly walk the store and get each item on the list and bring them home. While unpacking I start to make comments about each item (I probably should write an article on why I shouldn’t do that) and why we don’t need them. I always get hung up on celery and lettuce. They don’t do anything for me…

Healthy Food for Children to Consume

Children that are lacking well balanced meals are vulnerable to health problems such as poor eyesight, exhaustion as well as reduced concentration. This may hinder their development, which may be very depressing as being a parent. Unhealthy weight is rising among children on account of extravagance in high fat foods such as hamburgers and pizza. Alternatively, healthy food for the children boost psychological health and maintain how much they weigh and general health who is fit. Understanding sensible food list will give parents a concept in what might be a part of healthy foods for children. Fundamentally, healthy food…

Kids In the Kitchen

Kids love to help mom in the kitchen. Both of my girls always asked what they could do to help prepare meals. Here are several suggestions for recipes kids can help make that require no cooking: 1. Fruit on a stick. Buy already cut up fruit pieces and have the kids put them on short skewers. Kids love to make the skewers and then eat them. Try mixing colors, such as blueberries with either strawberries or pineapple, or strawberries with cantaloupe. 2. Dips for veggies. Kids love to dip. Start with either yogurt, mayonnaise or cottage cheese. You can…