you can’t have
your wings and eat them too? With
football games and colder days I wanted to create a healthier version that
would also be detox friendly for those who still want to enjoy a tailgate party
or cheering on their favorite team this season!
SOOO GOOD – I promised
you won’t even
miss that they are not fried!!! I’m also
giving you my secret on how to make them oh so crispy and yummy – It’s an
extra step but a necessary one if you want those crispy wings. First you’ll need to parboil the wings for a few minutes to boil out
some of the fat. This will make for the
best baked wing you’ve ever
put in Yo Mouth!
Place the chicken wings directly on the sheet pan.
Bake the chicken wings for 25 minutes on the first side;
flip the wings and bake for another 5-10 minutes on the other side, until the
skin looks crispy and golden brown.
Buffalo Sauce Instructions:
Heat butter in a saucepan on medium heat
Once butter is melted add hot sauce, garlic, onion powder
and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add your chicken wings to a large bowl; pour the buffalo
sauce over to coat thoroughly.
Plate and enjoy!
The best place for me to buy affordable organic chicken
wings is at Costco – at the
time of this post they were $2.50 per lb.
When choosing your hot sauce read your ingredients
carefully. Choose a hot sauce with the
fewest ingredients and ones you can understand what each ingredient is – some of my favorites are Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, and Crystals
For metal sheet pans be sure to purchase stainless steel instead of Aluminum ones.
Potatoes were first cultivated in the South America Region around 7,000 to 10,000 years ago. They are the 4th largest food crop all over the world with one-third of the world’s potatoes being cultivated in China and India which helps explain the demand in both countries’ cuisines.
Potatoes are one of the vegetables that are loved by many because of their flavor and how easily they blend into different types of foods. Let us explore the hidden gems beyond the flavor of this tuber.
They are rich in carbohydrates and fiber which facilitates smooth digestion making them good food for people who have a hard time digesting solid foods but requires plenty of energy.
They are easy to digest and they hold a lot of Vitamin C for added protection again infection and diseases which is good for you and your children. Yams and sweet potatoes can also relieve inflammation in the digestive system and may ease the suffering in those with gout.
Rich in Carotenoids
Carotenoids help maintain your heart and other internal organs for healthy functioning. But always make sure to watch out in over-consuming potatoes as they can also raise your glucose levels. One way to combat this is by adding a good fat such as butter to those taters.
Potatoes are rich in Vitamin B and Vitamin C which supports healthy skin and a crushed potato pulp mixed with honey can be used as a skin mask. For people who are suffering from pimples or sunburn, apply a potato pulp on the affected area for faster healing.
We won’t end this article without a delicious and surely healthy potato recipe that you can serve for your friends or family!
RED POTATO, ASPARAGUS, & ARTICHOKE SALAD
18 small red potatoes
3 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
2 (14 ounce) cans artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup olive oil
salt and ground black pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
5 tablespoons minced fresh chives
Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bite-size cubes. Transfer to a large bowl.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the asparagus spears, and cook until tender, about 3 minutes depending on size. Drain and immediately plunge into cold water to stop cooking. Cut the asparagus spears into 1-inch pieces. Place in the bowl with the potatoes. Stir in the artichokes, breaking them apart slightly as you put them in the bowl.
Combine the mustard and lemon juice in a bowl; whisk the oil gradually into the mustard and lemon juice until smooth. Season with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste. Drizzle over the vegetables; toss to coat. Sprinkle with chives to serve..
The holidays are upon us and it is a time of family, friendship and celebration but can also be a time of stress for us with travel plans, interrupted schedules and falling out of sync with our routines.
Thanksgiving is one of the most awaited events of the year because it unifies all the people that we love the most at one bountiful table. The constant wave of laughter and culinary delicacies are the highlights of the day but when it comes to food, how much is too much? If you tune into your body and think that you’re already stuffed, and yet, you still want to have a pinch serving of each food to suffice your cravings; that’s a red flag. One way to distract yourself from overeating is to socialize and be more mindful during your meal. This year focus on feeding yourself not only with what’s served but also with stories and emotions.
Start off your day with a fresh fruit smoothie which will provide you with a boost in your metabolism and provide you with a lot of amazing and supportive nutrients. Take a stroll along the sidewalk or do some cycling to start your body and keep the blood flowing. A shot of apple cider mixed with water can also lift your digestion (you can add this to your daily routine as it can help your overall health). CHEW CHEW CHEW! Eat your food slowly. It will give you a lot more time to chat with your family and friends plus, you’re giving your tummy a way to easily digest, no one’s in a race here, so savor every bite. Last but not the least, do not consume too much food in one sitting.
Digestion plays a big part for us during this time because of the additional or different foods we may be eating so be sure to include fiber-enriched dishes at your table such as salads, beans, and veggies. After eating, do not lie down for 2 to 3 hours to avoid acid reflux or indigestion. Also, if you feel stuffed or bloated, drinking a cup of peppermint or chamomile tea can ease your discomfort. The next morning, get your body into the groove to invigorate your stomach and to burn calories; Eat foods that are high in fiber like carrots, nuts, and beans and drink plenty of water to support the body’s elimination processes.
Quick Tips for the Holidays
Plan time for exercise. Exercise helps relieve holiday stress and prevent weight gain. A moderate and daily increase in exercise can help partially offset increased holiday eating. Try 10- or 15-minute brisk walks twice a day.
• Don’t skip meals. Before leaving for a party, eat a light snack like raw vegetables or a piece of fruit to curb your appetite. You will be less tempted to over-indulge.
• Survey party buffets before filling your plate. Choose your favorite foods and skip your least favorite. Include vegetables and fruits to keep your plate balanced.
• Eat until you are satisfied, not stuffed. Savor your favorite holiday treats while eating small portions. Sit down, get comfortable, and enjoy.
• Be careful with beverages. Alcohol can lessen inhibitions and induce overeating; non-alcoholic beverages can be full of calories and sugar.
• If you overeat at one meal go light on the next. It takes 500 calories per day (or 3,500 calories per week) above your normal/maintenance consumption to gain one pound. It is impossible to gain weight from one piece of pie!
• Take the focus off food. Turn candy and cookie making time into non-edible projects like making wreaths, dough art decorations or a gingerbread house. Plan group activities with family and friends that aren’t all about food.
• Try serving a holiday meal to the community, playing games or going on a walking tour of decorated homes.
• Bring your own healthy dish to a holiday gathering.
And even if you fall of the wagon during the holidays there is always a new day to jump back on that wagon – If you need some additional support and assistance to get back on track my 28 Day Hormone Reset Detox may be just what you need after the holidays to get back on track!
Cherish this moment and keep the love alive. Here’s wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and holiday season!
1- 12 ounce package fresh cranberries
2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/2 cup pumpkin purée (nothing added just pumpkin)
3 tablespoons almond butter (or your favorite nut butter)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix all of the ingredients together in a saucepan over medium-high heat.
Bring the sauce to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until the berries begin to break, or for about 20 minutes.
Remove from heat and let it sit until it reaches room temperatures. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
Cell phones emit radio-frequency radiation, which is a type
of electromagnetic field or EMF. These EMFs impact health in subtle, but
powerful ways. That’s to say, they have adverse biological effects on the
health of your cells.
There’s a LOT of science that shows cell phone radiation as
detrimental to health.
Lloyd Burrell is one of a growing number of folks who has
experienced the devastating effects of cell phone radiation. In February 2002,
he put his cell phone next to his ear to answer a call and began to feel
light-headed and slightly dizzy. By the end of the short conversation, he was
confused and dazed.
A few minutes later, his phone rang again. As he was
speaking, his ear started to feel warm. This burning sensation then spread to
the whole side of his face. Then, daylong headaches became the norm, and every
time he put his phone to his ear, it hurt.
Doctors said his illness didn’t exist, even as his condition
It took Lloyd nearly 10 years to understand the science,
what was happening to his body and learn how to deal with EMFs. There are
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The indoors can be a haven for all of us, but the real
question is, are we genuinely secure from any health threats when we are
Environmental hazards can be found inside our homes, and in
fact, the indoor pollutant is placed among the top 5 health hazards. Many times
all of our cleaning efforts is not enough to extinguish the threats, but there
is some good news! NASA has found a way to purify the inside of our homes and
that is through the help of indoor plants. Yes, the greens are back, and we are
here to introduce to you the selected few of them that will help in clearing
your home of indoor toxins.
If Daenerys has Dracarys, well Mother Nature has Dracaena! This house plant has a variety of
40 kinds, and the toxic substances it can annihilate include formaldehyde,
xylene, trichloroethylene, and benzene. It is also known for its long leaves
which is lined with white, cream, or red but be cautious as this plant is a
poison when ingested by dogs or cats. For pet lovers, you might want to skip
Still a neophyte in the world of gardening, this friendly spider (plant of course) is easy to grow,
especially to those people who are not into high maintenance plants. It can
spout flowers that will grow as a baby spider or spiderettes. The indoor
pollutants that it can purify are xylene and formaldehyde.
An ideal plant for places with a drier condition; it does
not need to be watered often, and it is tough to kill. The snake plant is durable on all levels! The
pollutants it can remove are xylene, trichloroethylene, formaldehyde, and
benzene. This plant is one of my favs!
Suitable for the skin, hair, and now for your overall
health! The clear flesh of Aloe Vera is
rich in vitamins, amino acids, and other elements that have anti-inflammatory
properties, and anti-bacterial effects. Display a pot of this miracle plant
inside your home as it can disintegrate formaldehyde. I use this plant a lot for any cuts, scraps
and even razor burn!
It can grow as tall as 12 feet and can filter a tremendous
amount of air compared to the other plants, bamboo
palm thrives on bright lights and it is safe for pets too! It can purify
trichloroethylene, benzene, and formaldehyde.
Once you’ve chosen your plants the fun begins in choosing
their homes (pots). This is a great way to add your decorative style and flair
to your home. Get creative – you can
choose anything from traditional pots, to
ones of whimsy and even hanging ones. Lately my favorite have been those that can
be hung on my wall!
As you can see there are a variety of plants that can help
clean up your home and also bring some fun decorative ideas as well – so just
pick one and get growing!