AHH Inspiration #16
09/08/14 by

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Happy Monday! Welcome to a new week. 

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This week on the menus we are slowly shifting  into the Fall season. Here are a few things on the menus this week:

September Corn Salad with Grilled Marinated Tofu

Basil Salmon with Sauteed Zucchini

3 Day Cleansing Diet: September 1, 2014
09/01/14 by

Tofu Noodle Bowl~3 Day Cleanse Diet ~ A Healthy HungerTo access the 3 Day Cleansing Diet you must  sign up for a small $3 access fee. Members of any of our other menu plans get FREE access. Sign up HERE to get started.
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A 3 Day Real Food Cleansing Plan to Launch September 1
08/27/14 by

Overnight Oats with Caramelized Peaches- Part of the 3 Day Cleansing Diet~ A Healthy Hunger

 

I’m excited to tell you about a 3 day cleansing diet. No- this is not juicing. It’s not uber restrictive, nor does it consist of weird, bland foods. It’s three days of fresh eating designed to calm down inflammation and get you on track to some healthier ways.

You can read more about it HERE.

Give me 3 days! It’ll be worth it.

AHH Inspiration #15
08/25/14 by

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Happy Monday! This weeks menus have been posted. Members may login HERE.

This Week on the Menus:

Smokey Chicken and Guacamole Tostadas

Tomato Basil Salad with White Beans and Shrimp

Edamame~ 3 Ways to Enjoy A Healthy Snack
08/13/14 by

Edamame with Lemon Salt ~ A Healthy Hunger

Edamame is a delicious and healthy snack which is easy to make and super fun to eat. Here are three simple recipes you can make in minutes.

What Exactly is Edamame?

Edamame is another name for soy beans. The beans that you get in the pods are actually immature beans. When allowed to fully mature they become a much harder bean from which soy milk and tofu are made. The young beans are very tender and can be eaten after being boiled or steamed.

A Trio of Edamame~ A Healthy Hunger

Edamame makes for a wonderful snack due to it’s high protein content, fiber and healthy fat. Edamame is also high in Vitamin K, folate and a good source of non-heme (vegetable based) iron. They have a neutral taste and a texture that is a bit more dense without mushiness, making it an interesting texture in a salad in place of a traditional bean. 

How to Eat Edamame From the Pod

Here’s the fun part. The shell of the pod is tough and inedible, it’s only the beans inside that you are after. There are two basic methods for eating edamame. The first is to pick up a pod and put it to your mouth, then squeeze the pod behind the bean and pass it through your lips.

I prefer the second method, which is to put the pod between your teeth and tease the bean out of the pod. The benefit of this method is that you get some of the flavoring that is coated on the outside of the pod along with the beans- which to me is the best part.

Lemon Salt Edamame~ A Healthy HungerHow to Prepare Edamame Continue Reading

AHH Inspiration #14
08/11/14 by

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 Happy Monday!

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Just a few things off the menu this week:

 

Salmon Parcels with Mixed Summer Vegetables

Avocado Buttermilk Soup with Crab Salad

 

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Peanut Butter Oat Bars
08/07/14 by

peanut butter oat bars~A Healthy Hunger

 There are a lot of granola and snack bars out there to be sure. Some are quite good for you, most are loaded with unhealthy fats, sugars and preservatives. One must be careful to be sure that you’re not eating a glorified candy bar, or a horrific science project.

I created these bars because after a workout (or even before), I like a quick snack. My schedule usually takes me from my workout to some errands around town, so refueling after exercising would come too late if I were to eat when I got home. During intense exercise energy stores are depleted and muscle fibers are broken down. The repair begins immediately after you stop exercising, and the optimal time is within the first 30 minutes. Without adequate building blocks your body isn’t capable of rebuilding itself- making all that hard work less effective over time. It’s not important to consume a lot of calories, 125-200 for an average workout is sufficient. In conjunction with refueling, be sure that you’re rehydrating adequately too.

Peanut Butter Oat Bars ~ A Healthy Hunger

 Theses bars are super simple to make, and little hands could certainly be a big part of this recipe making. One batch turned out 30 bars for a total of $5 worth of ingredients- so quite economical too. The fats are mostly unsaturated and the oats provide some fiber. Because they do not have preservatives in them, after cutting them up, wrap each one up and store some in the fridge and the rest in the freezer. That way they are ready to put into a purse or pocket as  you head out the door. Continue Reading

AHH Inspiration #13
08/04/14 by

Don't stand in your own light ~ A Healthy Hunger

Happy Monday!

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Just a few things off the menu this week:

 

Jerk Chicken and Nectarine Salad

Shrimp and Crab Salad with Avocado and Oranges

 

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Baby Lima Bean and Sorghum Salad with Goat Cream
07/18/14 by

Lima Bean Sorghum Salad ~ A Healthy Hunger

 

When the heat of the summer is on a cool salad is often at the forefront of our meals. When vegetables are in season it’s so easy to get your 5-a-day.

To add some balance I occasionally make a grain based salad like this one. This salad is hearty enough to be a whole meal, providing good protein and fiber. The cream is made with nonfat Greek yogurt and goat cheese which adds another protein boost and some good calcium too. Sorghum has a similar texture to wheat berries, but it’s gluten free.  I used fresh baby lima beans for some body and fiber and balanced it with some raw crunchy sugar snap peas. I love the sweetness and texture that the peas bring to this dish.

When the days are hot, and the less time spent in the kitchen the better- I make a double batch so we can reach for a healthy snack, lunch or side for some grilled meats all week. I recommend dressing half, then dress the rest a day or three later.

Sorghum Salad ~ A Healthy Hunger

Here is another sorghum recipe that you may also enjoy:  http://www.astackofdishes.com/sorghum-salad/ 

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Baby Lima Bean and Sorghum Salad with Goat Cream
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
45 min
252 calories
48 g
5 g
4 g
11 g
2 g
129 g
248 g
6 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
129g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252
Calories from Fat 32
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 2g
8%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 5mg
2%
Sodium 248mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 48g
16%
Dietary Fiber 6g
23%
Sugars 6g
Protein 11g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
18%
Calcium
7%
Iron
19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cup sorghum
  2. 1 cup fresh, or frozen, baby lima beans
  3. 1 cup sugar snap peas, cut into four pieces
  4. 1 t minced garlic
  5. 2 oz goat cheese
  6. 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  7. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan place sorghum with 4 1/2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook until water is absorbed and the grains are tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, steam the lima beans and set aside, and chop the snap peas.
  3. In a small bowl combine the goat cheese, yoghurt, garlic, lemon juice and salt. Stir until smooth and set aside. Before dressing the salad taste for balance, adding more salt or lemon if necessary.
  4. When the sorghum is cool, combine all the ingredients and serve.
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calories
252
fat
4g
protein
11g
carbs
48g
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