Friday, July 28, 2017

Honey Lemon Carrots

I had some carrots in the fridge. I knew it was time to eat them or just toss them out. So, I made some Honey Lemon Carrots. They were quite tasty. I'll be making them again. It's one of Paula Deen's recipes. Wish she was still on one of the cooking networks. I miss her.

Everybody's heard of how good carrots are for you. They even say that they are good for your eyes but that's a myth. Most veggies are better for you when eaten raw but not carrots. Did you know that you end up with 6 times more vitamin A in your bloodstream from cooked carrots than raw ones? Amazing. Besides, they are easier to chew! 

I want to share my recipe with you. I hope you will try it. I use raw honey and low-fat margarine to make it even more healthy. 

I'm not much of a food photographer... So just excuse this tacky picture but, at least, I tried. 

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The Farmer's Market

Have you been visiting your local farmer's market? If not.... then shame on you.

Not only would you be buying the freshest fruits and vegetables (which are so healthy for you) but you are also helping your farmer neighbor maintain his livelihood. 

So, why don't you mosey on down to the nearest one and stock up on all those wonderful, tasty foods. There is nothing better to eat and nothing better for you.

What is your favorite thing to purchase? I personally love the red, ripe tomatoes right off the vine! And, then I make me a tomato and mayo sandwich. 

I love the early spring onions, fresh squash and I always check out the little booths filled with jars of jams and jellies. It's better than opening packages on Christmas morning.... well, nearly, anyway.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Healthy Eating Establishments

So much has happened since I last posted. I am sorry for not keeping this blog more up-to-date but perhaps that is in the near future. 

First of all, my companion of the past five years, got terribly sick. Then he passed away just before Father's Day (and his 87th birthday). So many emotions, not able to think and so when I had the opportunity to go to New York to stay with my daughter and her family for a visit, I did just that.

I am home now. Ready to get back on track. I gained a little during all of that.. emotional eating. We tend to do that, don't we? It's time to start eating healthy again. 

I did have this amazing HEALTHY BOWL meal while I was in Rye. Daughter Susan and I had lunch at Dig Inn. Stark setting, a buffet line... but everything looked so good. These are the things I chose to have served in my bowl..

                                                           Roasted chicken
                                                    Roasted sweet potato wedges
                                                             Mixed greens
                                                     and a half of an avocado.

It was wonderful. And, the best thing was, I felt like it all was so good for me. I wish we had a Dig Inn near me!! 

Do you have a favorite healthy eating establishment that you frequent... if so, tell us about it.