Nutrition News

0 Comments | September 21, 2014

  • Nutrition News

    • Global Warming Means Getting Your Thighs Out Sooner Than Expected

      Daily Bread God gave us fat thighs, but also berries.  ♥recipe ♥story ♥quote ♥recipe  Taking the B.O.S.S.  to work for thinner thighs in global heat!    ♥story The city of Chicago and I had a deal. Every November I get to eat whatever I want and get fat until April, when it’s so cold nobody will see my thighs under seventeen layers of clothing. Then when we get the first hint of warm air, I start to swap out chocolate for berries, and beef stews for veggies, and by the time summer rolls around, nobody notices a thing.  Global warming […]

    • Renata’s Remedies: Bomb Your Cold & Flu

      DAILY BREAD ♥RECIPE ♥STORY ♥QUOTE ♥RECIPE Renata’s Remedies Step 1: Grapefruit Bombs Peel two large pink grapefruit and cut into bite size pieces in AM. Sit down and FORCE yourself to eat every single bite. Repeat in PM. Grapefruit Bombs and Other Clinically Unproven Cold Remedies that WORKED for me. Step 2: Hot, Tart & Spicy Tea Pour boiling water into a tea pot and add tons of FRESHLY grated/chopped ginger, a sprinkle of cayenne pepper, a sprinkle of turmeric, FRESHLY squeezed grapefruit/orange or lemon segments, a chamomile tea bag, a cinnamon stick, and organic honey. Steep for 5 minutes, then heat […]

    • 60 Second Power Pump (200 Calories)

      DAILY BREAD ♥RECIPE ♥STORY ♥QUOTE Power Pumps are NOT Just for Breakfast! Controls Blood Sugar Drama Uses all those frozen berries you don’t know how to use  Only uses a little of the expensive stuff ♥RECIPE Microwave one cup of frozen berries for 45 seconds until they are pliable. (60 cals) Add 1/4 C of “Engine 2 Plant-Strong: Rip’s Big Bowl Triple Berry Walnut” purchased at Wholefoods or similar (105 cals) 1/2 C sugar-free almond milk (15 calories) 1/2 tsp Organic Chia Seeds (15 calories) Optional: 2-3  drops pure maple syrup or vanilla essence. (1-25 cals) ♥STORY My blood sugar levels are so sensitive that I licked caramel off my […]

    • Grab that Beautiful Pumpkin and Squash It into Soup!

      Daily Bread ♥da recipe ♥ da story ♥ da quote         Pumpkin season! ♥da recipe Grab a glorious pumpkin. Cut off top, scoop out seeds and strings. Rub-a-dub inside with olive oil and Roast-it-With-Renata at 375F until soft. (30-60 minutes depending on your gourd.) Scoop out soft flesh, saute with olive oil (or butter), shallot, and a little stock. Salt and pepper to taste.  Blitz with immersion blender until luscious and smooth. When it’s soft, it’s done!   Saute soft pumpkin with shallot and olive oil or butter. Buy that immersion blender! ♥ da story Don’t just gaze at […]

    • Da Frozen Blueberry Taste Test

      Daily Bread ♥da recipe ♥da story ♥ da quote   ♥da recipe  Da Blueberry Taste Test Grab three bags of organic, non-GMO, or regular frozen blueberries. Find a friend, close your eyes, ask your friend to feed you one at a time, and take notes on order, taste, choice. Notice aroma, ice-bluberry texture, ripe blueberry flavor. Pick Da Winner! ♥da story Renata’s Favorite Frozen Blueberries Were: *****WINNER***** Stahlbush Island Farms Frozen Blueberries My order of preference for these three brands starting with my favorite were: “Stahblush Island Farms” frozen non-GMO blueberries. ***RENATA’S WINNER***Very strong texture of blueberry without so many ice crystals crunching between my […]

    • DAILY BREAD: Veg + Veg = Protein Power

      Veggies ARE protein!   Daily Bread ♥da recipe ♥ da story ♥ da quote ♥da recipe Roast it with Renata at 375F! Practically ever vegetable can be lightly coated in olive oil, lightly salted, and roasted in the oven on a baking sheet at 375F until soft, brown, gooey.   Get your pulse powered up with plant-based protein! Lightly coat asparagus with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt. Spread on baking sheet and roast uncovered at 375F for about 20-30 minutes.  You can’t over cook it! I once left veggies in oven way too long and they just came out brown and gooier! […]

    • DAILY BREAD: Gluten-Free Guests add flavor to Renata’s Kitchen

      Daily Bread ♥da recipe ♥ da story ♥ da quote 4-year-old Luciana had fun making this dish in just a few minutes! ♥da recipe Click here for recipe link to: Luciana’s Easy Peasy Gluten-Free Oven Baked Pasta Small fingers love tiny tea cups filled with gluten-free pasta bake. ♥ da story I absolutely love when friends who have different diets come to visit.  I learn so much! Our friends Nick and Gayle Bisesi brought their amazing daughter Luciana to our home.  Luciana is four years old, and I think she knows more about nutrition than I do! It is fun for me to […]

    • DAILY BREAD: Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free “Sunflower Snackwich”

      Daily Bread ♥da recipe ♥ da story ♥ da quote Luciana’s Sunflower Snackwich ♥da recipe Luciana’s Sunflower Seed “Snackwich”  Slice one half of Food for Life Brown Rice Tortilla in half. Spread thinly with Maranatha Sunflower Seed Butter. Toast in oven for a few minutes. Sprinkle with sliced grapes, slice in half again. Gently place halves together into cute little triangle-sized slices. “Food For Life Brown Rice, Organic Tortillas & Maranatha Sunflower Seed Butter.     ♥ da story I wanna be like Luciana when I grow up. This child has eaten a dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, organic diet since the day she […]

    • Daily Bread: Your Organic Beef Bio Cheat Sheet

      Daily Bread ♥da recipe ♥ da story ♥ da quote What is Organic Meat? Is your meat grass-fed, organic, hormone-free, or GMO-free? ♥da recipe:  Renata’s Quick Organic Steak Marinade Marinate 2 organic sirloin steaks in a bowl with 2 T olive oil, 2 T fresh herbs like parsley, rosemary, basil, them (or mix), 2 cloves sliced garlic, 2 squeezes of fresh lemon, 2 fingers of capers, 2 dabs of Dijon mustard, and 2 twists of fresh pepper from the grinder.  Let it sit while you have a glass of wine. Remove soaked steak and place on hot grill, ensuring that you don’t flip it […]

    • DAILY BREAD: Get Your Happy Garden into the Frying Pan

      Daily Bread ♥da recipe ♥ da story ♥ da quote Loaded with colorful garden veggies, turmeric, nuts and raisins, this dish can be anything you want it to be depending on what you find in your basket! ♥da recipe Happy Garden Stir Fry Happy & colorful veggies, turmeric and  nuts or reduce inflammation in your body!   ♥ da story Ahhhh August. It’s time to reap what you have sown in the garden You may have more produce than you imagined! If you haven’t planted any seeds or plants this year, never mind.  The grocery stores and markets are also picking produce faster than they can ship it. […]

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