Every year there seems to a new miracle food– acai berries, pomegranate juice and coffeeberry all promised to be the key to health and beauty, but just turned out to be expensive fads. When I started to hear about quinoa, I thought it was just another hard core health food. But quinoa is truely a great new addition to a beauty diet.
Quinoa is a pseudo cereal that looks like a grain but is actually closely related to beets and spinach. It has the mild taste and texture of couscous or rice but with more protein and HALF the carbs. Gluten-free quinoa is so nutritious that it is a candidate crop for NASA’a Controlled Ecological Life Support System for long term human space flights.
This week Shawna of Female Fat Loss Over Forty is hosting Fashion Flash. If there ever is a time of year to think about fitness it is right now. Blue skies and warmer weather inspire me to go outisde and shed winter weight gain. If you haven’t yet tred out Shawna’s fit camp routines this is definately the moment. I know that swimsuit weather is right around the corner.
And along with a fitness program, spring makes me think about upping my nutrional profile. I’m always struggling to get in those 5-7 servings of vegetables and fruits a day. The farmer’s markets are brimming with piles of veggies and I found a new cookbook to turn these beauties into a meal. The Inspired Vegan by Bryant Terry is a vibrant celebration of life, family and good food. The first section provides cooking techniques and simple recipes … Continue Reading… →