Cheesy Lentil Bolognese Bake

food recipes Jul 15, 2017

INGREDIENTS

o    7 ounces noodles of choice (I use fusilli, brand linked below)

o    2 cups sweet potato, peeled & diced into 1/4" pieces (approx. 1/2 lg sweet potato)

o    1 1/2 cups carrots, peeled & diced into 1/4" pieces (approx. 2 medium carrots)

o    1 cup yellow onion, diced into 1/2" pieces (approx. 1/2 lg onion)

o    4 cloves garlic, minced

o    1 teaspoon paprika

o    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

o    1 teaspoon onion powder

o    1/4 teaspoon black pepper

o    1 tablespoon coconut sugar

o    1/4 cup low-sodium Tamari (sub low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos)

o    1 6 oz. can tomato paste

o    3/4 cup plain Kite Hill Cream Cheese (sub regular cream cheese)

o    1/4 cup water

o    2 tablespoons avocado oil (sub melted coconut oil, brands linked...

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5 Nutrition Myths

food healthy nutrition Jul 15, 2017

1.       When you eat junk food, you can just burn it off.

Let’s say you crave a doughnut for breakfast. That would contain no less that 350 calories. Depending on what you do, it may take half-an-hour to an hour to burn off. Will you take the time to put in the work? Consider that you may feel tempted to eat something unhealthy again, later in the day. The calories will then add up quick and trying to burn them off, on top on extra calories you are already trying to lose, can become close to impossible.

 

2.       It’s okay to eat as much protein as you want.

Too much of anything can be bad. This can definitely apply to protein. Side-effects of too much protein can therefore include bad breath, moodiness, potentially damage your kidneys, may feel constipated/bloated, or even, in the long run end up gaining weight.

 

3.       Eating after you exercise cancels out your...

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Motivation Through Food

“I found myself listless and enormously anxious, slogging away at a corporate job that I didn’t enjoy. I also became disillusioned with the social routine of late nights and hungover, greasy brunches, which seemed to get so many people through the workweek.” -Laura Lea

10 years ago, the life of Laura Lea, a newly graduated English Lit. student from the University of Virginia, who just moved to the Big Apple, consisted of mind-numbing routine. In the process her shiny, simple view of life deteriorated and anxiety built up, as she got accustomed to the life of the typical New York workaholic. Her situation often led her to eat alone, and, dreading requesting for a table for one, she resorted to cooking.

Laura, from living with her family in Nashville was accustomed to cozy home-made meals, therefore, in an attempt to occupy herself, she took up cooking. So, with a tight budget, her visits to farmers markets became more frequent. She began with a focus on vegetables,...

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