Healthy Recipes

pie1The wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings. Let food be your medicine. Hippocrates

 

Food can be your medicine, but it can also be your poison. The problem with the “poison” is that we don’t necessarily relate physical symptoms to a meal we just had, or we just take an antacid,or perhaps a laxative. Over the course of time we stop noticing those symptoms. They blend in with everything else, until one day they scream so loudly that we have to take notice. The symptoms may be the excess weight we carry, the indigestion, heartburn, bloating, fatigue, sluggishness – it’s a long list…

If you would like help to lose weight, or simply feel better, call 416.823.7918

 

“How long does getting thin take?” Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne

Here is a sampling of the meals that I serve and are the kinds of dishes that you will find easy to make, quick to prepare, healthy, and loaded with nutrition:

 

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Egg Whites
1 egg white
A handful of organic spinach
A couple of slices of tomato
Fried in a non stick pan – when I remember I add some coconut oil, otherwise I don’t use anything
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Spinach and Egg Fried
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Cottage Cheese and Fruit
0% no fat cottage cheese
1/2 banana
A handful of blueberries, strawberries, blackberries and rasberries
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Chicken Breast Salad
Chicken breast baked in garlic and Herbamare
Baby spinach
Avocado
Extra virgin olive oil & lemon dressing with Herbamare and garlic
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Summer Barbeque
Spinach salad with strawberries and tomatoes, dressed in balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil
1/2 yam
2 oz steak
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Plain Oatmeal
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Chicken Wrap
1 rice paper
a couple of slices of baked chicken breast
spinach
tomato
cucumber
no seasonings
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Preparation:
Rice wrap dipped in hot water for about 30 seconds
Handful of spinach
A couple of slices of smoked salmon
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Smoked Salmon wrap
imgBaked Atlantic Salmon with Salad
Salmon dressed with garlic powder and Herbamare
Salad dressed with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice
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Hummus and Salad
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Energy Snack
raw unsalted almonds
raw unsalted sunflower seeds
organic raisins
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Spinach Juice

with 1 apple as sweetener
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All My Fruits for the Day in a Juice
2 apples
banana
pineapple
blueberries
3 cubes of ice
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Plain Yogurt 0% fat
Sunflower seeds (unsalted)
Roasted Pepitas (unsalted)
Strawberries
Pineapple
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Lunch to Go

4 Felafel
Spinach
Tabouli Salad
Hummus
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Belly Fat Buster
2 oranges
1 avocado
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
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Dinner at Shira’s
Green beans
Broccoli
Quinoa
Chicken kabob
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Instead of Ice Cream
Greek Yogurt 0% fat
Walnuts
Banana
Blue berries
Pineapple
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Instead of Pasta
Garlic and extra virgin olive oil
Parmesan cheese

 

“Reality check: you can never, ever, use weight loss to solve problems that are not related to your weight. At your goal weight or not, you still have to live with yourself and deal with your problems. You will still have the same husband, the same job, the same kids, and the same life. Losing weight is not a cure for life.” Phillip C. McGraw, The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom, 2003

Healthy Recipes for our Pets

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Dogs:
70% protein: raw beef, chicken, or pork
30% vegetables
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Cats:
90% Protein: raw beef, chicken or pork
10% vegetables