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“Curryflower” A Better Roasted Curried Cauliflower Recipe
The best things (for you) in life ARE free… Enjoy an unlimited amount of this vegetable wonder, sure to create fans at your table.
A Better Cereal Salad
Tired of the same old salad and of skipping the croutons? I have a better option for you! This cereal balances better nutrients, blends colors, and delivers on delicious taste – now that’s a Better Cereal Salad!
Better Plant Based Diet Consult
Bold, but true: I believe a plant-based diet is the healthiest diet for all of us. Now, this does NOT mean I think everyone should become a vegetarian. What it DOES mean is that we should all make plants the foundation, the base, the largest part of our diets. And the good news is that…
Better Be Delicious Energy Balls
Craving something delicious? Don’t settle for anything that’s not better for you! Like these Better Hemp Heart Topped Truffles. The #betternotperfect choice that delivers better nutrition for your heart one delicious bite after the next. Watch and see how easy they are to make too!”
Better Diabetes Consult
So, you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. You’re not alone. 29 million Americans have diabetes and 89 million have pre-diabetes. How do you know you have it and what is it? Ashley explains in this consult.
Better Liquid Nutrition Consult
TO JUICE OR NOT TO JUICE? That’s the question so many of my patients are asking me these days, but I always tell them it’s actually not the right question to ask. Here’s the secret: Any time you choose to sip anything—whether it’s organic, cold-pressed green juice, an activated charcoal shot, a cup of coffee…
Better PMS consult
Whether you are 13, 18, 27, 44 and onwards, you’ve likely experienced it once. In fact, you’ve likely experienced it, to some degree, for a few days a week every month for decades! Yeah ladies, you know what I am talking about. That shift, those changes, sometimes severe sometimes seemingly mellow, but always noticeable. I’m…
Three Tips To Maintain Your Holiday Health
One of the most important things for you to do is to have a plan of attack for maintaining your health during the Holidays. When we are not healthy during the holidays we start the new year at a health disadvantage so here are 3 tips to help with your Holiday Health.
Apple Hemp Crumble!
Don’t let your health crumble, make this for you and your guests and give the gift of better nutrition. Servings: 4-6 Ingredients: Hemp crumble topping -1/2 cup cashews -1/2 cup Manitoba Harvest hemp seeds -3 dried figs Diced apple filling -4 apples, peeled and diced -1 tbsp lemon juice Applesauce -2 apples, peeled and diced…
The holidays are coming and that means good stress, bad stress and maintaining your health during the holidays. Maintaining our health means having a plan of attack to start the new year off in the right way so I’m going to discuss these three areas. Alcohol, added sugar and sleep so you can have a…
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Aging is such a catch-22…what our bodies need, our bodies actually make less of! This includes the important compound CoQ10. Often overlooked in conversations about aging healthfully, CoQ10 is needed to help prevent the formation of free radicals — compounds that can create lasting damage. Here’s why CoQ10 is First-Aid For Your Aging Cells, and the factors that contribute to your body’s CoQ10 load and CoQ10 needs.
Ashley’s Upcoming Adventures & News
Traveling around the world to bring you Better Nutrition, Simplified
Ashley will be at the IDEA World Convention this weekend. Stay tuned for exciting news on that front.
Closer to home, Ashley will be checking out the MetaWear facility in Virginia. Next stop, the Eastern shores of Maryland to explore their culinary wines and culinary wins.
Health Hall of Shame
Zein: The Solution for Delicious Gluten-Free Bread?!
The headline reads “ food scientists say they’ve found a way to make gluten-free bread taste delicious ” and the article shares information about two “inventors'” isolation of zein, a protein found in corn, that under the right baking conditions forms similar properties as gluten to give your bread elasticity, so that those with celiac disease can finally enjoy an affordable, delicious gluten free alternative.
Um not only have I bought, made, and eaten delicious gluten-free bread for quite some time now, but it’s what those breads are full of and what zein is not that make this story and zein a Health Hall of Shame inductee.
Unlike the story leads you to believe, gluten-free can and should taste delicious, and it already does – check out some of my favorites like Manna Organic, Canyon, and Le Pain Quotidien gluten-free bread or make Socca or the “life-changing” bread from My New Roots.
What makes these gluten-free breads delicious and more nutritious is the ingredients they do contain — like whole foods, seeds, and grains. Conversely, zein is an isolated protein (made into flour it may actually be harmful for those with celiac disease, as this study recently demonstrated). And while the corn currently being used is from Italy, should zein be made in the USA it’s likely to come from GMO corn. Health Hall of Shame on Zein, for what it is and the insulting way it’s being promoted.
Tori’s Honor Roll
Say “YES!” to 5 Gluten-Free Food Swaps
There’s only a Health Hall of Shame because there are better options out there you can easily say “YES!” to. Join Tori Holthaus, MS, RDN, LD, in this column to learn what those options are. For continued conversation and more healthy ideas, join Tori here!
Assemble tomorrow’s breakfast while you make tonight’s dinner to save time and get you excited to wake up when you know this will be waiting. Made with gluten-free oats, pulses and seeds, this overnight oats is sure to win you (and anyone you make it for) over. Find the recipe here!