WHY? Butternut Squash

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Butternut Squash GOOD SUBSTITUTE- You can use butternut squash for so many things like fries, mashed, cheese sauce, soups! VITAMINS OBVIOUSLY- Butter squash contains vitamin C, A, and minerals like potassium and manganese. SKIN CANCER- Squash has a protein that can actually inhibit the growth of skin cancer. (1) FATIGUE- The extract […]

WHY? Bok Choy

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Bok Choy CANCER FIGHTING- Bok Choy contains brassinin, an antimicrobial substance that’s a proven chemopreventive agent (meaning they help protect you from cancer cell formation) (1) INFLAMMATION- Bok Choy contains the beloved omega-3 fats! And vitamin K which both help fight inflammation CARROTS?- You know how everyone says carrots are good for your […]

WHY? Rhubarb

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Rhubarb is in season! YAY!! DIGESTION- Rhubarb has a large amount of dietary fiber (I actually learned that it is in fact a vegetable, which makes sense) ALZHEIMERS- Rhubarbs most prominent vitamin is vitamin K. Vitamin K helps to prevent the oxidation of brain cells and stimulate brain function (1) BONE HEALTH- […]

WHY? Beets

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Beets Yes I know, when you think of beets you probably don’t think about how delicious they are. You probably think of those smushy ones that come from a can. But seriously guys, fresh beets can be AMAZING! And they are pretty great for you too! FOLATE- One cup of beets provides […]

WHY? Fennel

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday why should you eat fennel? VITAMIN C- Fennel has almost half the recommended daily value of vitamin c per bulb! Which means a stronger immune system and healthier skin DIGESTION- Fennel has about 7 grams of fiber per serving! And it also was shown to stimulate the secretion of digestive juices for […]

WHY? Artichokes

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Artichokes ANTIOXIDANTS: Artichokes are filled with antioxidants!! These help fight free radicals which are an atom in your body with a pair of unshared electrons. These can be dangerous because they can do A LOT of damage in your body and can cause diseases and cancer (1). Also antioxidants are great for […]

WHY? Nuts

Tid Bit(e) Tuesday Nuts! Unless you have a nut allergy (ignore everything I’m saying, please don’t eat something you’re allergic to!!!) PROTEIN- Almonds contain protein, lots of fat and some carbs! VITAMIN E- Nuts are one of the highest vitamin e containing foods BRAIN FOOD- nuts reduce the risk of inflammation that can cause things […]

Lunch

What was for lunch? My lunches usually involve bowls of pretty much anything and everything! This helps me be creative and have something different everyday!! Just because you have shredded chicken in your fridge doesn’t mean you have to use it the same way everyday. Thinking like this will make your food more interesting and […]