Scripture to help us remember why we need to take care of our bodies!

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Don't you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. NLT

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Start out by buying a good whole wheat tortilla. These are one of my favorites and my boys love them with peanut butter and jelly in them. A great on the go snack for the kids or an easy picnic lunch for at the park.
The finished look:)

Spray your pan and place the tortilla in the pan. I cooked my spinach before hand to get more on the tortilla. Spinach cooks down to nothing so if you put it on raw you won't get much. (I fill my fry pan up with spinach and spray a little olive oil on it and add sea salt and pepper). Add turkey and tomatoes (I used salsa on this one because I was out of tomatoes) Then add just a tiny bit of don't need much to give it the flavor you like. Put the other tortilla on top and cook on low/medium heat and flip carefully:)

You can cut up your spinach in tiny pieces for the kiddos and they will usually not be able to tell if they are picky eaters. Some kids think anything green is bad but give it a try. You can even try to make a quesadilla pizza with cheese and spinach and spaghetti sauce to get your tomatoes in. Kids usually love tomato paste and it's very good for you!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Thanks to all of you who have been patiently waiting for a new post! The last couple of months we have moved twice and said goodbye to my mother in law so I am finally feeling settled for now:)
I will do a quick review of the superfoods I have posted already and then give you the rest. I challenge you to just try and incorporate a few at a time until you get comfortable trying to find ways to include most each day.
So here are the 14 Super Foods in the Super Foods Rx book. Keep in mind, there are many more. These are the ones I will touch on for now.
*Try to eat: at least four 1/2 cup servings per week
*Includes: pinto, navy, Great Northern, lima, garbanzo, lentils, green beans, sugar snap peas, and green peas
*Try to eat: 1 to 2 cups daily
*Includes: purple grapes, cranberries, boysenberries, raspberries, strawberries, currants, blackberries, cherries, and all other varieties of fresh, frozen, or dried berries
*Try to eat: 1/2 to 1 cup daily
*Includes: brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, turnips, cauliflower, collards, bok choy, mustard greens, swiss chard
*Try to eat 5 to 7 servings a day
*Includes: wheat germ and ground flaxseed, brown rice, barley, wheat, buckwheat, rye, millet, bulgur wheat, amaranth, quinoa, triticale, kamut, yellow corn, wild rice, spelt, cous cous
*Try to eat 1 serving daily
*Includes: lemons, white and pink grapefruit, kumquats, tangerines, limes
*Try to eat 1/2 cup most days
*Includes: carrots, butternut squash, sweet potatoes, orange bell peppers
Wild Salmon
*Try to eat 2-4 times per week
*Includes: Alaskan halibut, canned albacore tuna, sardines, herring, trout, sea bass, oysters, and clams
***I suggest reading on this one as people seem to have opinions about it***
From what I have read, it seems like the benefits outweigh the risks as long as you are following the recommended amount.
*Try to eat: at least 15 grams of soy protein (30 to 50 isoflavones: not from isoflavone-fortified products) per day and divide total daily soy intake into two separate meals or snacks
*Includes: tofu, soymilk, soy nuts, edamame, tempeh, miso
*Try to eat: 1 cup steamed or 2 cups raw most days
*Includes: kale, collards, Swiss chard, mustard greens, turnip greens, bok choy, romaine lettuce, orange bell pepper
*Try to drink one or more cups daily
*green or black
*amazing benefits
*Try to eat one serving of processed tomatoes or others listed below per day and multiple servings per week of fresh tomatoes
Includes: red watermelon, pink grapefruit, Japanese persimmons, red fleshed papaya, strawberry guava
*Skinless Breast*
Try to eat: 3 to 4 servings per week of 3 to 4 oz (maximum 4 oz per serving)
Includes: skinless chicken breast
*Try to eat: 1 oz, five times a week
*Includes: almonds, pistachios, sesame seeds, peanuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, pecans, hazelnuts, cashews
*Try to eat 2 cups daily
*Includes: kefir
Note that the main Superfood has the most benefit. The foods after "Includes" are other options that share the same benefits as the main superfood. This gives you options for variety and creativity in trying to includes these foods in your daily diet.
Good luck!