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Gazpacho- Our Family Recipe

  • 3 cups tomato juice
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil or vegetable oil
  • 3 large tomatoes, peeled and seeded
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and seeded
  • 1 small onion (Vidalia or sweet onion preferred)- cut up
  • 1 small green pepper, cut up
  • 1 ear fresh corn- cut off the stalk, strings removed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 natural sea or kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1/3 cup ground whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

In a covered blender at high speed, blend all the ingredients (minus the bread crumbs) in batches, so not to overfill your blender vessel (I personally like a bit of chunk in my gazpacho so I pull out 1/2 cup medium chunked cucumber, green pepper, corn and add after it has been blended. If you like your soup smooth, skip this step) until blended. Put into a large bowl. Fold bread crumbs into the soup, cover and chill.

Because this is a homemade recipe I don’t have a calorie breakdown, but I think a 1 cup serving is probably around 140 calories, its mostly vegetables and is a seasonal part of healthy eating!

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How To Get Flat Abs

Guest blogger, Trisha DeHall, shares her tips on how to get flat abs!

One of the most popular questions that I’m asked is, “How can I get great abs?”

You may have pondered this question at some time or another.

Many people are frustrated by their waistlines, to the point of giving up after doing dozens of crunches with zero improvement.

It’s time to forget everything you’ve heard about how to sculpt your abs. Continue reading

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Easy Pork Chop Recipe

Guest blogger, Trisha DeHall, shares this delicious (and easy!) recipe for pork chops.

Lean cuts of pork are high in protein and low in fat. Add a side of veggies and you’ve got a clean meal that delivers all the right nutrients without waist-expanding carbs. Servings: 4

Here’s what you need… Continue reading

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Making the Right Choices at the Grocery Store

Making the right choices when navigating the grocery store aisles can be a challenge.  You need to provide yourself with knowledge and a plan to achieve the most nutritional purchases. Continue reading

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Portion Control: Is There Too Much Food On Your Plate?

Portion control is critical for anyone to find success with their weight goals. The spotlight on portion control was re-lit when First Lady Michelle Obama introduced the healthy eating initiative called “My Plate”. The portioning recommendations were created to help with weight control and as a means to curb the alarming rise in type 2 diabetes in the United States. Continue reading

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Germs Are Hiding in Surprising Places

We have all developed a keen sense of understanding about the importance of washing hands after using the restroom, before you eat, when out in public places, or if you have a cold. There is another place where germs hide, and hide well!

Is it in your bathroom? It can be, but a germ filled offender may surprise you; it’s your kitchen! Continue reading

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How to Survive a Food Court

If you find yourself in a food court while on vacation or shopping, how can you find foods that won’t sabotage your fitness goals?

-If you’re ordering Chinese food, stick to one entrée and one side. Try and add steamed vegetables to that entrée, or brown rice (small portion) to reduce the salt and total calories of the dish.   Continue reading

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Lifestyle Over Diet! By Noreen Gallo

Noreen Gallo is guest blogging for Paula’s Healthy Living today!  She is a registered dietitian with over 20 years of experience and knowledge. Here are her inspiring tips on how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Every time you walk into a grocery store you are bombarded with magazines touting the “Diet of the month” or the magic supplement that will literally MELT body fat in 2 weeks.  We have all seen them and most of us have bought them, in the hopes of finding that magic bullet that will allow us to eat anything that we like and stay slim.  News Flash!!  There is no magic bullet or perfect diet that works for everyone!  Having been a Registered Dietitian for over 20 years, I have worked with hundreds of clients and one thing I have learned is that no two people are the same, consequently no diet could possibly be perfect for everyone!  That being said, there are a couple of general concepts that ring true for most people and gradually working them into your lifestyle will greatly improve your health: Continue reading

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Yummy Recipe Ideas For A Quick, Healthy Dinner!

(photo: miseenplace.us)

I love to cook! My family is in the restaurant business and cooking was a part of our family dynamic. Recipes are a great inspiration (especially if you’re not confident about experimenting with cooking), but never underestimate cooking clean and quickly with what’s in your fridge! Continue reading

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Spinach Mushroom Quiche

By Kristin Massey

1 9-inch pie shell, baked (gluten free or whole wheat, if desired)

1 teaspoon olive oil

¼ cup diced sweet onion

1 cup sliced crimini or button mushrooms Continue reading

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