Aleyah was reading the back of the Kashi cereal box to me the other day. Here was one of the questions that was asked:
“Which has the most protein by weight?”
- Brussel sprouts
The answer…Brussel sprouts! No wonder I’ve been fully satisfied lately as I’ve feasted on those little green guys freshly harvested from my mom’s and stepdad’s garden. Check out this table below and see just which plant-based foods you can add to your diet to boost your muscle building and to keep your tummy full!
Posted by Wholly Hot Mama on May 21, 2013
That sugar roller coaster that I posted yesterday can be explained partly by the above image. If you ate 1, 1.5 oz chocolate bar, you receive little to no nutritional value in that 250 calorie “snack” and so experience that downward spiral. However, if you opt for eating a spinach salad topped with shredded carrots, you can eat more, gain numerous essential vitamins and minerals, and keep your energy level stable. So, for your next snack or meal, opt for the nutrient-rich foods and pop off a rectangle of dark chocolate to end on a sweet note!
Posted by Wholly Hot Mama on May 15, 2013
Turning to sugar for a pick-me-up? The chart below shows what your body experiences when you make that choice. Check back tomorrow for the better choice!
Posted by Wholly Hot Mama on May 14, 2013
Wednesday is National Hummus Day! In honor of this special day, place an order between now and Friday, and you can score 2 containers of your favorite hummus flavor(s) for just $10 (a $13 value)! Send me a message through Facebook or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call me at 321-427-5217. Happy National Hummus Day!
Posted by Wholly Hot Mama on May 13, 2013
Next Wednesday is National Hummus Day! Check back on Monday for a sweet hummus special to celebrate this joyous occasion
Posted by Wholly Hot Mama on May 10, 2013
Check out this article! Tobacco farmers are turning to planting chick peas to keep up with hummus demand Now to get the rest of the country introduced to naturally sweet hummus! You can help by sharing my site!
Posted by Wholly Hot Mama on May 1, 2013
Next week is National Teacher Appreciation Week which leads right into Mother’s Day on May 11th. If you are looking for a delicious gift for teachers and/or moms, I am offering my hummus gift sets once again!
For $10, you will receive your choice of hummus in a mason jar, topped with either a bag of all-natural graham crackers or an apple, and tied up with festive bows. If you are interested in placing an order, please email me at:
OR call 321-427-5217
Please give 48 hours notice before date needed. Pick-up/delivery* will be scheduled at this time. I can bring them to the Farmer’s Markets as well.
Thank you for your loyalty and for recommending my hummus to family and friends! I appreciate everyone who has helped me in this small business journey!
*Delivery fee may apply
Posted by Wholly Hot Mama on May 1, 2013
For my friend, Sara, who has recently been blessed with an abundance of bok choy!
- Cooked chicken (or shrimp or pork)
- 1 head of bok choy, chopped
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2.5″ strip of anchovy paste
- 1-2 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoon Soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- Pepper to taste (black or crushed red depending on how mot you want it)
- Shredded carrots
- Sesame seeds
- Place garlic cloves, ginger, and anchovy paste onto a cutting board. Mash the garlic, anchovy paste, and ginger together with the back of a spoon. Place into a lidded container (I like using a medium-sized mason jar). Add in the olive oil, soy sauce, lemon juice, and pepper. Shake well. Place the bok choy into a large bowl and drizzle about half the dressing over the leaves. Toss to coat. Add more dressing if desired. Divide the bok choy evenly among 4 salad bowls. Top with sliced chicken breasts, carrots, and sesame seeds.
Posted by Wholly Hot Mama on April 29, 2013
With the beginning of travel season just ahead, it is timely to share tips and encouragement to eat well on the road and wherever your journeys may take you! Thank you to Cole Mill for contributing to today’s post. You can check out more of his healthy living tips at his blog, Cole’s Mill.
When you go on the road, there is no reason to resign yourself to an extra five or ten pounds. There are so many opportunities to have high-fat deep-fried food while you are on vacation, and if you don’t have a plan, it’s going to be very easy to simply pile your plate high and forget all about your dietary goals. Take a moment to think about how you can stay on top of your eating while you are out of town.
The rules that work at home also work while you are on road. Before you head to your hotel or wherever you are staying, pick up some healthy snacks like fruit. Whether you love apples, oranges, plums or peaches, pick up a bag and leave them close to hand. Fruit is great because you can eat it out of hand, and it requires no cooking at all. The sweetness of fruit helps you avoid sugary treats like candy.
Plan Out Your Meals
Any nutritionist will tell you that you should plan your meals. If you know what kind of meals you are going to be eating, you will not have to make snap decisions that will end with you at a fast food restaurant. You can use online maps to find out what food options are available in the area or on the way. Make it a point to avoid fast-food spots if you can; instead look for places where you can sit down.
Picking the Right Hotel
Often overlooked, being in the right hotel that can accommodate to your healthy lifestyle can make all the difference in the world. Doing a little research to determine the best place to stay is very important. I have tried all sorts of methods and determined that the most effective form of research is online reviews. I was recently traveling out west and found a great site that listed the hotels in Las Vegas along with reviews regarding not only their amenities but also on restaurants nearby and things to do. This was so very helpful and was pivotal in booking the perfect hotel for my lifestyle.
Salad and Fish
There are some restaurants that are going to be better for you than others. For example, avoid buffets and any sort of all-you-can eat facilities. Places like this encourage overeating, and you’ll find that it is hard to stick with your rules when you are confronted with a buffet. Instead, look for a salad bar, where you can have as many greens as you like, or for a place that specializes in baked fish or steamed fish. If you can avoid the bad foods and make the right and healthy choices than you will be in great shape!
Thanks Cole! Also, check out some of my tips for eating while cruising without gaining those extra pounds, as well as staying active on and off ship!
Posted by Wholly Hot Mama on April 26, 2013
My Tips for a Successful Trip to Your Local Farmer’s Market
Come hungry! Don’t go out to eat beforehand. Visit the market, eat the samples, and THEN go to your favorite restaurant. You’ll save money since you won’t be so hungry!
Toss the gum and mints and don’t brush your teeth just before stepping out the door. It interferes with the whole tasting experience!
Bring dollar bills (lots of them!)
Bring a reusable bag- you’ll fill it quickly!
Bring a cooler in your car if you’ll be running around after visiting so you can place any chilled products in there to keep cool.
Posted by Wholly Hot Mama on April 25, 2013