Parents are busy. And as a single mother of three kids, it’s a daily struggle for me to figure out how to get dinner on the table.
Here are my 5 tips for making weeknight meals happen.
Tip 1: Get organized...
What’s the Difference?
If you keep up on the latest diet and nutrition trends you likely saw that Kelly Clarkson credited The Plant Paradoxdiet with her recent weight loss. The Plant Paradoxdiet calls for avoiding lectins, a type of protein found in plants that scientists believe are part of the defense mechanism plants use to paralyze predatory insects. Lectins pass through your body without being digested and are categorized as an ‘anti-nutrient’ since they lower your ability to absorb key vitamins and minerals.
Lectin-containing foods include nightshades (such eggplants, tomatoes, red peppers), out-of-season fruits, grains, and raw legumes. Cutting out these lectin-containing foods reportedly reduces inflammation, repairs gut health, and prevents weight gain.
In a recent blog, 15 Ways to Reduce Lectins in Your Diet, the diet's creator, Steven Gundry, M.D., writes that “lectins are like little barnacles that look for specific sugar molecules in our blood, the lining of our gut, and on our nerves. When they find a good spot to land, they cling to those cells, breaking down their ability to communicate with our immune systems.” They literally tear open little holes between the cells that line our intestines. This perforation is the cause of leaky gut syndrome (LGS), which, in turn, may lead to autoimmune issues or symptoms similar to those of food poisoning.
Using Genetic Information to help understand Personal Dietary needs for Optimal Health by Chef Lindsay K
Have you always wondered how genetics play a role with your health? Have you ever wanted to dive deeper into what characteristics your personal dietary needs are but don’t know where to begin?
Whole Health Everyday's guest blogger, Jess, from the Newport Center Orthopedic in Newport Beach is here to share the importance of a fast metabolism and how to feed it...
Some of us are naturally born with a fast metabolism, but others have to be very diligent to maintain it. A fast metabolism will not only help you with aesthetic weight loss goals, but it also enables you to stay healthy internally. Here’s what you need to know about building a fast metabolism – why it’s important, how it works, and some great foods that can help.
As I mentioned in my previous restaurant review, the chefs of WHE are now on a mission to help you not only with your in-home dining, but to help you while out and about! Each chef will be blogging about their personal restaurant experiences and sharing what to eat for which type of diet and what their personal favorites are. Here is another restaurant I was able to visit this week that I think all of you will enjoy.
As part of keeping up with the latest food trends, I love to go out and experience fine dining in this beautiful city I call home. I always want to be able to give my clients feedback of where they can maintain their clean eating habits while dining out and where to splurge, but not completely abandon their clean diet. More restaurants are becoming aware of different diet trends and it’s always nice to be able to walk into a restaurant and feel you can enjoy it without feeling like you’re being the picky guest asking for too many changes on a specific dish. It’s also great to find healthy items on the menu that are low carb and delicious and fit my preferred diet plan.
The chefs of WHE are now on a mission to help you not only with your in-home dining, but to also help you while out and about! Each chef will be blogging about their personal restaurant experiences and sharing what to eat for which type of diet and what their personal favorites are. Stay tuned!
This week I visited the Mayor’s Table @ Lido House in Newport Beach ...
Whole Health Everyday loves to make delicious, healthy food. We challenge ourselves to fulfill our clients needs’ both in taste and nutrition. Sometimes this means taking a traditional comfort food and finding a way to create a healthier version that still serves up major flavor. Around Thanksgiving time last year we posted a “Dairy Free Green Bean Casserole” recipe on our blog which included a healthier fried onions recipe. Traditionally, fried onions are soaked in milk and deep fried in vegetable oil, but with some simple adjustments they become gluten free, dairy free, and free of harmful vegetable oil. (Read the whole recipe here: Dairy Free Green Bean Casserole)
So, we’re asking YOU to send us your favorite recipes and a WHE chef will create a deliciously healthy version for FREE! Every kind of recipe is welcome, from pasta to meat to alcoholic beverages. We look forward to being challenged by you!
~ Whole Health Everyday staff
NOTE: Please post your favorite recipes in the comments section on the WHE Blog Page and we will reply! This is a completely FREE service.
The OC Chef's Table was a success this year, completely sold out and they raised over 1 million dollars in the effort to break the cycle of homelessness! This is the 11th annual charity event by the Illumination Foundation where the best chefs in the area come together for a magical evening. Our chefs Corey and Kristen contributed the Hors D'oeuvres. We can't wait to see what next year's event brings! Special thanks to Melissa's Produce and The Hood Kitchen Space for all of their help.
I’ve been cooking for a client on the Whole30 diet for months! When I first started I thought it would be a challenge. Most folks follow the diet for 30 days and then come off of it, but this has become a lifestyle for them and they are Whole30 for LIFE. It has become quite normal to me actually, I only shop in the meat & produce sections of Mother's Market! I make sure to carefully read the ingredients in all products for sugar and extra “non-Whole30” ingredients. I am shocked at how much junk and fillers are in some products that are labeled as “healthy” options.
Sheesh. Anyways, here is a great Whole30 meatball recipe! I love this recipe because I pair it with a bold Chimichurri sauce that is spicy and fresh, which helps to liven up the meatballs quite a bit.
2 Filets of salmon (6 to 8 oz. each)
2 Garlic cloves (minced)
1 Bunch of baby dill (finely chopped)
¼ Teaspoon garlic powder
¼ Teaspoon onion powder
Zest of 1 lemon
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste
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