Tag Archives: healthy eating

Vegetable Juice and Spirulina: The verdict’s in.

6 Apr

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May be my new go to drink.  Yesterday, I blogged about Spirulina and how I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about Spirulina considering the reviews posted on Amazon, here and here.  I made some vegetable juice using red vine tomatoes, sunburst tomatoes, celery, carrots and kale.  I added a little seasoning.  Sample the juice.  Check. Add a teaspoon of Spirulina. Check. Blend juice well (I used a blender bottle). Check. Sample juice again. Check.

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The verdict is: my juice tasted like vegetables with and without the Spirulina.  Since I just did this roughly 20 minutes ago, I’ll have to wait and see if I feel like it has any effect on me.  Some people reported increased energy and a general sense of well being after using this supplement.  Some of the positives sound too good to be true, so I’ll listen to my body and see if it’s worth me using this supplement on a regular basis.  A pound of this dirty green stuff runs almost $30.

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(Completed product: Vegetable Juice and Spirulina)

Chili With Quinoa

14 Mar

It’s what for dinner (tonight) lol!

While cruising around AllRecipes, I found a recipe for chili using quinoa (pronounced keen-wa).  I decided that I’d make it for dinner for three reasons: I love chili, it’s cheap, and it uses quinoa.

This particular recipes includes zucchini, cilantro, and jalapeno.  I didn’t have any of it so I opted to make chili the way I normally make it (albeit I did include the corn).   Ground turkey was substituted for ground beef because I believe it is healthier. I decided that I wouldn’t add the quinoa to the pot as I didn’t want it to soak up the liquid.  I have some sort of aversion to adding noodles, rice, quinoa, etc. to the pot for that very reason.  The last thing I did was include a couple tablespoons of horseradish sauce because I like strong flavors and had it on hand.

My end result was a delicious pot of chili that is kid approved!  Yummy!  How do you incorporate healthy alternatives into food and still make it kid approved?