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Cranberries At Their Best !

The Holiday Berry !

Every holiday I make my own cranberry sauce. I make it with fresh cranberries it is so much better if you do it yourself.  I put about 1/4 of the sugar that is called for because we like it more tarty then sweet.

This year I am making it with a sugar substitute call Xylitol it is a sugar that is made from the birch tree. It is one of the nicest I have found. It can also be derived from corn by I prefer the birch.

I often make cranberry sauce to go with our pork roast or chops its a nice refreshing side dish. Low in calories and carbs. How good is that.

Whenever we go to dinner anywhere I am asked to bring the cranberry sauce . Also its real easy to make.

Check this out…

Five reasons to eat cranberries and a homemade sauce

Ever wondered why cranberries are synonymous with Christmas? Well, this berry is unique because of its very low sugar content, which makes it as sour as a lemon. The tart taste is a favourite pairing with roast turkey, and the deep rich, red colour adds a burst of festive cheer to any plate. It is also a local Canadian fruit and has been harvested wild for over 200 years.

But not all cranberry offerings are created equal. Many cranberry sauces and juices are loaded with white sugar, which can lower your immune system and leave you feeling like you have a holiday hangover.

Five healthy reasons to increase your cranberry consumption:

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1. Recent studies show cranberries may not be as effective at curing urinary tract infections as we once thought  – they are actually better at preventing UTI’s! Active ingredients, such as proanthocyanidins, in cranberries impede the attachment of harmful bacteria to the walls of the urinary system preventing UTIs before they happen.

2. Cranberries are good for your teeth. Polyphenols found in cranberries mayprevent dental cavities and gum disease by stopping bacteria that produce this damage from settling in the mouth.

3. Protect your prostate with cranberries. Quercetin, a bioflavanoid found in cranberries, lowers risk of prostate cancer by squashing abnormal prostate cells before they have a chance to grow.

4. A diet rich in flavanoids like those found in the magnificent cranberry have been shown to prevent cardiovascular disease. Flavanoids are antioxidants that help protect the heart by inhibiting cellular damage by harmful molecules.

5. Concentrated cranberry juice has been shown to kill harmful H. Pylori bacteria in the stomach and prevent their reproduction. These nasty bacteria cause inflammation of the stomach lining which can lead to ulcers and stomach cancer.

Healing cranberry sauce recipe

It can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

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Ingredients
12-oz (360 g) fresh cranberries, rinsed and picked over
4 tbsp (60 mL) honey
2 tsp (10 mL) fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) ground cinnamon
2 medium apples, peeled, cored, and cut up

Directions
1. In a food processor fitted with a S-blade, pulse cranberries, honey, lemon juice and cinnamon until coarsely chopped.
2. Add apples and continue to pulse until smooth. Taste, adding additional honey, if desired.
3. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Makes 3 cups (750 mL).

Article by : Julie Daniluk

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Gluten Free Pizza Crust !!

Healthy Snack Time !!

You don’t have to give up your favorite foods . You just have to reinvent it. I think this way is a great alternative.  It looks so delicious.

There are a lot of people who cannot eat wheat, but this would be a good change for anyone.  Our family is lucky no one has an issue with wheat . I think they would find this a great meal anyway.

The toppings can pretty much be what ever your favorite foods are. Hockey and Football season is upon us . Saturday night munchies!

Watch this its tasty and simple…

Pizza Crust Made from Quinoa – Healthy Gluten Free Recipe!

Video by: Buff Dudes

Skincare You Should Know !

Great Skincare Ideas For All To Know !!

Everyone old or young at one time or other decides to do a regiment of skincare.  We all have different skin so every regiment will be slightly different but yet basically the same 1 to 5 steps.

There are all kinds of products out there all claiming to be the best , and people saying yes they are the best. Well they probably are for them. Each product works differently on every person. What may work for you will not work for me. So you have to find  your own way. Trial and error as they say.

So watching this may give you an advantage and not have to do so much trial and error because it can get fairly pricey. And a lot of time you just give up.

Don’t give up watch this…

5 Basic Skincare Rules

Video by ; Asian Beauty Secrets

A Healthier You !

Delicious Healthy Tips !

Eating healthier is becoming more important it seems.  There are so many good dishes out now that you can make and take to work or just eat as a snack.

Vegetables are the best , you can prepare them in so many ways. We have access to a lot of them that we cannot grow. That’s what I like. I’m not a very good gardener but am learning. So buying most of my produce is the way I go.

Watch this great tips..

Get Healthy with Me☀ Easy Health and Fitness Tips!

 

Video By : VasseurBeauty

Delicious !!

Healthy New Smoothies

Healthy is in . And these drinks are darn fine.  Refreshing and easy to make. Delicious new flavours to try.

They will please the taste buds of all ages . My kids and grandchildren love smoothies.  It is their breakfast of choice a lot of the time. which is fine with me.

The fruit and vegetables are all fresh great tasting and refreshing .

The health benefits are incredible . And this is the prim time of the year for both fresh fruit and fresh veggies.  We are just getting ready to harvest a lot of them .

She has some terrific combinations – worth trying !

5 NEW Healthy Smoothie Recipes

Video by : The Domestic Geek

Edible And Medicinal Plants

Learning About Edible and Medicinal plants

Great tips and tactics to learn how to identify wild edible and medicinal plants.

This is something that everyone should know for home cooking  or if you are in the outdoors it may help you with your camping dishes. The lake we go camping on all the time has wild chives all over. I pick and put them in salads of all kinds or stuffing for fish . It’s really tasteful.

It could also help if need for survival , if you are lost or hurt there are things in every area that could help you.

Native Edible and Medicinal Plants

 

VIdeo By : Tim Farmer – Tim Farmer’s Country Kitchen

Military Diet – How To Lose Weight

How To Lose 10 Pounds In Three Days !

A Military  diet that claims to be able to lose 10 pounds in three days.  A three day journey to check this out.

Miss Yanyi is the lady who is trying this diet before her holiday.

So we will see – Did she lose weight ?

HOW TO LOSE 10 POUNDS IN 3 DAYS | Military Diet , Does it work?

 

Losing Weight With Healthy Snacks

Healthy Snacks To Help Lose Weight & Get Fit

There is nothing nicer then having a great snack and not feeling guilty.

These snacks or healthy and delicious for you.  You don’t have to eat boring when you are trying to lose weight. If you do your loosing weight doesn’t last long.  You need a food program that is good all the time and makes you want to stay on course.

These snacks are good for life and good for your children . They get all the nutrition without all the calories and sugar.

Some great idea’s…

LOSE WEIGHT & GET FIT | Healthy Snack Ideas 2015 | Ice Cream Recipe!

Healthy Back To School Lunches !

Back To School Lunches Going Healthy !

Kids now are having to take healthy food.  Our provincial school system has regulations on what the kids are allowed to eat at school.

We have fruit and veggie day’s where fruit and veggies are handed out to all of the children so they make sure they are getting a weekly feed of fresh foods.

These lunches are great ideas for the mom’s or dad’s out there that are preparing their kids food. It is surprising how many kids love fresh veggies and fruit if given the chance.  Good sandwiches with healthy meats , cheese, etc. .

Get some great idea’s it well worth it …

Healthy Night Time Snacks

Idea’s For Healthy late Night Snacks

This video is packed full of fun and different kinds of snacks anyone can make . Most of us have all the ingredients or most anyway in our fridge or cupboards.

I to have just skipped supper and snacked for the evening. If they are healthy snacks I think that is just fine.  There are times when you just don’t feel like cooking. Its either good for a cold wintery night comfort food or its to blooming hot to move. Either way its fun just to eat what ever your heart desires.

 

Watch this for great idea’s