Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Nutrition Tip: Healthy Affirmations

Positive affirmations can be a great way to keep yourself motivated when you are trying to make a healthy lifestyle change. 

Here are a few of my favorites!

-- I am in charge. I am responsible for the direction of my boat.

-- I will live my life in the way I want to be remembered.

-- I am grateful for my body, my vessel, and everything that it does for me.

-- My ability to conquer my challenges is limitless; my potential to succeed is infinite.

I encourage my clients and patients to stick a note somewhere that they look daily (mirror, refrigerator, etc) to help remind them of their goals and positive affirmations toward making changes!

Whatever your affirmation, make sure that it's positive!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

80(ish)--- Zucchini Cornbread

Tired of the same old cornbread recipe?  Use up some zucchini from your garden (or your neighbor's garden) and increase your veggie intake for the day!  Zucchini is high in lutein, which is essential for eye health.  It also holds a lot of moisture when grated or shredded, so adding it to muffins or a bread allows you to reduce the amount of added fats that you use, while still keeping it moist.

Zucchini Cornbread
Makes 1 loaf

1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, mix sugars, eggs, and oil until smooth.  Add in flour, cornmeal, salt, baking powder, and baking soda and mix again until combined.  Add in zucchini and salt, and mix until just combined.

Pour batter into loaf pan and bake for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.  Allow to cool slightly, then remove from pan and cut into 8 slices to serve.

Nutrition Info per 1 slice: 241 calories, 10 g fat, 4 g protein, 33 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Zucchini Season

I am perfecting my newest zucchini recipe this week.  I inherited a SUPER large zucchini from a friend and needed to put it to good use!  In my recipe development I searched for my previous zucchini recipes..... there are many!  Here's a few to tide you over until my newest creation is ready for you.....