As a #flexitarian, I like to limit animal protein to a 3-4 oz once a day, and get 4-5 cups veggies and at least 2 fruits. Here’s my dinner recipe: Pan fried this pork chop seasoned with freshly chopped garlic, rosemary , salt and pepper in cast iron skillet with a bit of olive oil. #veggie sauté turned out to be what I had on hand: 1 leek, sliced 1 yellow bell pepper Corn, freshly cut from 1 ear 4-5 asparagus spears, steamed first Handful fresh basil, roughly chopped Sauté in nonstick pan with olive oil and serve immediately!
Got my French fry fix!
Vinegar has been used as a home remedy for a wide array of ailments for many years. Acetic acid, found in both apple cider vinegar as well as balsamic vinegar has been shown to impact blood sugar levels in both diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals. We are not sure exactly how it works, but it appears to change the way food is handled in the gut. Although vinegar is not meant to replace medication, adding 2 teaspoons of vinegar to a meal may help control blood sugar levels, particularly after eating refined carbohydrates, like pasta or a bagel with juice. There are also claims that vinegar may decrease appetite and prevent sweet cravings. 🍩 🍭 Some research shows it can prolong satiety up to two hours after a meal. Since there is not a lot of downside, you might want to try it you might want try it if you need help with appetite control. Just don’t drink it straight or you can burn your esophagus. And don’t over-do it. Most of the studies used two teaspoons or a tablespoon of vinegar once or twice a day, with meals or at bedtime. 😴 How can you manage to get your vinegar down? Some of my clients find it more palatable to make their own concoction with a tablespoon of vinegar in a cup of warm water with the juice of a lemon 🍋 , a pinch of salt 🧂 and a drizzle of honey 🍯 . You might want to try a pre-made drink, like Bragg's apple cider vinegar with water that contains about 2 tablespoons vinegar in a 12-ounce bottle. Why not experiment with the many flavored vinegars on the market? My preference is to add vinegar to my salad 🥗 dressing or dip my bread 🥖 in balsamic vinegar. That’s Smart Eating!
Final touches on Brie with homemade pepper jelly and Louisiana pecan, soon to celebrate her 70 years of marriage!