Zucchini Frittata

Zucchini Frittata  

Are you looking for a light easy lunch? Try this zucchini frittata! It’s simple and all you need is eggs, zucchini, spices, and vegetables – cooked in the oven! It’s delicious and nutritious!

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ingredients

  • 4 eggs- beaten
  • 1 whole zucchini- grated (squeeze out water with your hands or cheese cloth once zucchini is grated)
  • 1/4 white or red onion- diced finely
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • sea salt and pepper to taste

instructions:

preheat oven to 350 degrees

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Once zucchini is grated and onion chopped, add to a oven- safe skillet on medium heat. Let veggies saute for 2-3 minutes until zucchini is slightly browned and onion soften.

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In a separate bowl whisk eggs and paprika- add this mixture to the pan with veggies.

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Ensure eggs are distributed evenly in the pan by slightly rotating pan.

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Leave this mixture to cook for about 3-4 minutes and then pop into the oven to finish cooking.

This should take about 4-5 minutes- you will know the fritatta is cooked because it will be firm to the touch.

1/2 portion is 1 serving of protein for your day

 

Enjoy!

Coca-Cola and Other Soft Drinks Should NOT Belong in the Body

Coca-Cola and Other Soft Drinks Should NOT Belong in the Body

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Coca-Cola is one of the most popular brands around the world today. It’s no doubt that you know what I’m talking about when I say Coke or Coca-Cola.

Back in 1885, Colonel John Pemberton had developed this tonic as a substitute for his addiction to morphine and opiate. It’s no doubt that some of us are addicted to this substance now.

But did you know that Coca-Cola is not meant to belong in the body?

Those rumours about using Coke as a household cleaner is true. It is very acidic, as it contains both carbonic acid and phosphoric acid, which gives it its bubbles and sour taste. In the body, both acids cause bones to become brittle, and as a result, osteoporosis when older.

You might be wondering how does Coke cause the bones to lose calcium? Well, the carbonation from the soft drink irritates the stomach, and the stomach recovers by the only way it knows how – drawing calcium from the bloodstream. Now, since the blood is low in calcium, it replenishes its supply of calcium from the bones. Sounds dangerous, doesn’t it?

There’s an even scarier fact: that it can cause esophageal cancer from constant acid reflux, due to the gas in the drinks. The stomach acid damages tissue of the esophagus (tube connected from mouth to stomach), increases cell mutation, and decreases the number of free radicals in the body.

There are more reasons why you should quit soft drinks entirely:

  • Its high calorie content can offset your diet
  • Due to caffeine being a diuretic, it limits hydration
  • One can contains a whooping 10 teaspoons of sugar. In diet sodas, aspartame is more harmful to the body, as it has been linked to almost a hundred different health problems, including seizures, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, diabetes, and emotional disorders.
  • It contains High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) which should be avoided as much as possible – this is bad sugar
  • There is no nutritional content in Coke and other soft drinks

How do you quit drinking Coke and other soft drinks?
After you have identified why it’s not a good choice, remove it from your home.  Be sure you’re always having enough sleep, so you don’t need a pick-me-up in the middle of the day. Have a water bottle with you at all times, filled with your favourite substitute beverage. Water is the best choice, but to limit sugar, you can also try infused water – this can range from citrus fruits to berries to watermelon or mint! The choice is yours!

What are some other practical uses of Coke? Here are 20 ways:

  1. Removes grease stains from clothing and fabric
  2. Removes rust; methods include using fabric dipped in Coke, a sponge or even aluminum foil. Also loosens rusty bolts
  3. Removes blood stains from clothing and fabric.
  4. Cleans oil stains from a garage floor; let the stain soak, hose off.
  5. Kills slugs and snails; the acids kills them.
  6. Cleans burnt pans; let the pan soak in the Coke, then rinse.
  7. Descales a kettle (same method as with burnt pans)
  8. Cleans car battery terminals by pouring a small amount of Coke over each one.
  9. Cleans your engine; Coke distributors have been using this technique for decades.
  10. Makes pennies shine; soaking old pennies in Coke will remove the tarnish.
  11. Cleans tile grout; pour onto kitchen floor, leave for a few minutes, wipe up.
  12. Dissolves a tooth; Use a sealed container…takes a while but it does work.
  13. Removes gum from hair; dip into a small bowl of Coke, leave a few minutes. Gum will wipe off.
  14. Removes stains from vitreous china.
  15. Have a dirty pool? Adding two 2-liter bottles of Coke clears up rust.
  16. You can remove (or fade) dye from hair by pouring diet Coke over it.
  17. Remove marker stains from carpet. Applying Coke, scrubbing and then clean with soapy water will remove marker stains.
  18. Cleans a toilet; pour around bowl, leave for a while, flush clean.
  19. Coke and aluminum foil will bring Chrome to a high shine.
  20. Strips paint off metal furniture. Soak a towel in Coke and lay it on the paint surface.

For more information about what Coke does to the body, please visit: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/09/22/what-happens-to-our-body-after-drinking-coca-cola/

 

Summer Outdoor Activities Guide

Now that summer is here and the days are feeling warm, bright, and long – it is the perfect time to get out of our cocoons and participate in some outdoor activities.

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Here are some activities that we can do outdoors in the summer:

There are many more summer outdoor activities that can be added to this list. Discover your new hobbies and let’s get outside!Please keep these tips in mind

    • Stay hydrated when you exercise
    • Wear sunscreen and bug repellent (*natural ones of course, try Green Beaver)
    • Wear a hat/sunglasses/UV protection
    • Wear the right apparel and safety equipment that is needed for the activity

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Make Your Own: Salad Dressings

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Don’t know what’s in processed salad dressings or they contain too much fat, sodium, or sugar? Make your own salad dressing, which is as easy as 1-2-3.

Yogurt , Dill and Parm Salad Dressing

½-3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tsp dried dill

Sprinkle of sea salt and pepper

1 small minced garlic clove

5 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp parmesan cheese

Mix ingredients together in a blender or by hand.

2 servings

Count as 2 fats, 1 cheese

 

Vinegar Salad Dressing

2 tbsp wine vinegar

1 tsp Dijon mustard

1/3 cup olive oil

Sea salt and pepper

Mix together

 

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Dessert Nachos

This snack (dessert nachos) is a healthier alternative for when you have a sweet tooth and want to serve a lighter dessert rather than rich, high in sugar options.

Dessert Nachos

Serves 3

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Ingredients

2-3 apples sliced thinly

1/4 cup crushed walnuts or pecans

1/4 cup natural peanut butter warmed until you can pour it easily

1/4 cup dark chocolate mini chocolate chips

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut

 

Instructions

Slice apples thinly and arrange them on a plate so as much surface from each apple is exposed as possible

Warm peanut butter and drizzle it over apples

Sprinkle the remaining ingredients over top of the apples and peanut butter

 

 

 

 

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