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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Raw Cabbage Salad

This is inexpensive, simple to make and delicious, too! You can add extra protein like walnuts or organic turkey or chicken for more protein if it is your main meal.

  • Green and purple cabbage
  • Raw, hulled hemp seeds
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • The most convenient way to make this is to buy pre-chopped cabbage. But you can chop it yourself. Add the amount you want to a bowl.
  • Add 2 or so teaspoons of hemp seeds. They add texture and tons of nutrition without any flavor.
  • Add a very small amount of olive oil. Less than a teaspoon should be enough.
  • Add a spoonful of apple cider vinegar.
  • Sprinkle with a little bit of sea salt. Add a little pepper if you like.
  • Mix together and enjoy!

Gluten Free Sugar Free Oatmeal

Oatmeal can be a healthy breakfast, but not when you eat the kind that comes in a package from the store. Making your own meal only takes about ten minutes or so. Here's how to do it:
  • Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a pot.
  • Add 1/2 cup of rolled oats. I use gluten free, organic oats. 
  • Stir until the water is dissolved and you have your oats the consistency that you want them. Add more water for a creamer result.
  • Place the cooked oats in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • Add 4 - 5 drops of vanilla or chocolate or whatever flavor you like stevia. Or if you don't have liquid stevia, use powdered.
  • To add more nutrition, sprinkle in a teaspoon or two of hulled hemp seeds or some ground flax seeds or chia seeds.
  • Mix it all together and then add a banana and some berries.
If you are watching your blood sugar, be sure to only use rolled or steel cut oats. Quick oats are too fast to break down and digest and will raise your sugar levels faster.

Low Glycemic Vegan Meal

Some of the best and safest foods for people with Diabetes or blood sugar issues to eat are cauliflower, mushrooms, onions, and greens because they have a lot of nutrition and don't significantly raise blood glucose. You can have healthy, delicious meals that fill you up without grains or meat.

It's easy and delicious to make meals using these vegetables all together. Cook them in some water until they're soft (Add the greens at the last minute or leave them raw to retain more of their natural nutrition). Add some protein like tempeh (see picture below), tofu, or white beans. You can add healthy flavor in different ways: Make a sauce out of organic, reduced sodium tamari and some garlic and cinnamon powder. Or use a little coconut oil with sea salt. If you can't have soy, add some coconut aminos for flavor.

Organic Vegan Stir Fry

It's so easy to make delicious veggie meals. You can chop your veggies, or if you are in a hurry like I was with this meal, you can use a mix of frozen vegetables. Whole Foods sells a few really good organic mixes. You can't go wrong with the veggies - use the ones you like and it will taste good to you.

To keep unnecessary fats at bay, cook the veggies in plain water until they are soft. I even cooked this tofu in water, too.
You make a super easy and delicious sauce by using these ingredients:
  • A spoonful of peanut or almond butter
  • Organic, reduced sodium tamari (use tamari over soy sauce to avoid gluten
  • Tiny pinch of stevia powder if you need some sweetness (Be careful, it's strong!)
  • A few sprinkles of cinnamon, garlic, and a little ginger
  • If you want some extra flavor, add a little bit of coconut oil to the sauce
Mix it all together in the pan with the veggies and add your protein of choice or leave the extra protein out if the nut butter is enough for you. Examples could be tofu or tempeh (only use organic to avoid GMOs), chicken or beans.

Enjoy your easy and delicious veggie stir fry any time of day!