Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Winter Squash and Apple Soup


Baby.. it’s cold outside! I have already broke out my winter coat and mittens, as have a lot of other people around me. One of the best ways to warm up during cold fall and winter nights is a yummy bowl of soup. This soup is easy to make and tastes good too! Enjoy.

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/3090

3 Bean Salad with Gouda


This is a very yummy, healthy and easy bean salad recipe to make. I actually ate this salad almost everyday for lunch a month before my wedding to stay full and also to stay in shape with a low fat meal.

Now hopefully you can try it and enjoy it as much as I do.  By the way, this meal is filled with fiber and is also Gluten Free, so eat up and feel no regrets!

Peace and Love,

NaturalMindandBody

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/3006

Layered Vegetable Enchiladas


Love Mexican food, but not all of the calories? This recipie is easy, tasty and healthy.. and did I mention tasty?? This is another recipie I found from one of my favorite health food stores, WholeFoods.

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/2873

Linguine with Spinach, Artichokes, and Red Lentil Sauce


Love Pasta? This is a yummy recipe, while still being healthy. I found this recipe from one of my favorite health food stores, WholeFood’s website. This could be a perfect recipe to make just for yourself if you wish, but it also could make for a romantic dinner date for two, just add a few candles and enjoy!

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/2882

You Are What You Eat!


Remember when you were little and you would hear the saying, “You are what you eat?” Well, it’s true in a sense. No, you aren’t going to turn into a huge walking pizza with arms and legs if you eat a pizza, or a walking bunch of grapes with arms and legs if you eat grapes. (Although, this would make a funny Halloween costume! ) BUT.. the way you eat makes you feel certain ways with your body and within your mind.

For example, you know when you are craving McDonald’s and you just can’t help yourself and you over eat every bite of that double cheese burger and french fries, while finishing it off slurping down a soda? Well, how do you feel afterwards? Your body feels exhausted and lazy, and your mind usually feels towards.. blah.

Here are some examples of foods that can help your mind and body both feel Ahhhmazing!!

Foods Rich In B vitamins

Especially B6 vitamins are a must for your overall well-being physically and mentally. Actually the B6 vitamin aids in the formation of neurotransmitters and raises the serotonin levels in your brain. It has been proven that low levels of serotonin in the brain lead to depression and migraines, so.. starting eating more foods rich in B6 vitamins!! Some of these foods include:

-Salmon, Bananas, Garbanzo Beans, Oatmeal, avocados, Chicken, Eggs, Walnuts, Peanut Butter, Turkey

Foods Rich In Fibers

Fiber is known to help regulate blood sugar and also can help those who have problems with constipation. Here are some foods high in fiber:

-Spinach, Kale, Fruits and Veggies, cabbage, black beans, flax seeds, wheat bread,

Foods Rich In Iron

Iron helps regulate cell growth in the body and also helps you feel energized and alive. Here are some foods rich in iron:

-White beans, beef, baked potatoes, fish, eggs, nuts, prunes, oysters, avocados,pumpkin seeds, all types of liver; green leafy vegetables, and prunes.