Oct 162018
 
One-pan Gluten-Free Fettuccine Alfredo    Fall, 2018
One-pan Gluten-free Fettuccine Alfredo

One-pan Gluten-free Fettuccine Alfredo

Tried this recipe I got from a Facebook page, only changed it a little for us.
Box of gluten-free fettuccine
Water – approx 3/4 to 1 1/2 cups
3/4 c vegetable broth
1/2 c half and half
1/4 c butter
garlic power/herb mix
garlic salt
2 T garlic chives
5 oz. container of parmesan cheese
I put the fettuccine in my large cast iron skillet with enough water to cover it and turned it on high to boil. When it started boiling, I turned it down just a bit, to keep it from sticking to the bottom of the pan, which it did anyway.  :)  I boiled the fettuccine until it was about half cooked (about 10 – 15 mins), then added the vegetable broth, stirring as it cooked to keep from sticking. As it cooked, the broth thickened. I added the herbs and garlic salt and continued cooking and adding a little water if needed (about another 10 mins or so).  I then added the half and half, butter and parmesan cheese, and stirred until mixed. I added the chives, slightly stirring.  Mmmmm.
Aug 082018
 

Bumping Up Fiber

Information overload. New trends. Nutrition buzzwords. Fiber.

We need fiber. Good nutrition is a well balanced every-day diet. Fiber must be a part of that and will be, if we’re including plenty of variety of fruits, vegetables, and other helpfuls. Some eat legumes, some don’t. Living a healthy lifestyle, a nutritious lifestyle, can be easy, fun and exciting. This, of course, depends on you and me.

Add peas to your salad

Add peas to your salad

The CDC says:

In their natural state, fruits and vegetables have high water and fiber content and thus are low in calories and energy density.

So, eating enough fiber-rich fruits and vegetable can aid in efforts to lose weight.

Put cherries in smoothies

Put cherries in smoothies

Some of the other benefits of fiber in your diet are that it not only keeps you regular, it also helps you feel fuller longer. Fiber also helps control blood sugar and lowers cholesterol levels.

Bump up Your Fiber

Here are six tips to help you bump up your fiber:

  • Slice up raw veggies and keep them in to-go baggies to use as quick snacks;

  • Start your day off with a high-fiber breakfast like whole grain oatmeal sprinkled with pecans or macadamia nuts;

  • Steam veggies rather than boiling them. When buying frozen veggies, look for ones that have been “flash frozen”;

  • Add half a cup of beans or peas to your salad to add fiber, texture, and flavor; and
  • Eat lots of salads

    Eat lots of salads

  • Take fiber supplements that contain fiber-rich ingredients such as psyllium, oat fiber and rice bran, just to name a few.

Yes, eating a fiber-wise diet will help us have healthy lifestyles.

Some of this information came from the Center for Disease Control.

https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/nutrition/pdf/rtp_practitioner_10_07.pdf

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psyllium

https://www.cdc.gov/features/national-nutrition-month/index.html

The pictures of the peas, cherries and Chinese cabbage are from

https://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/nutrition/pdf/rtp_practitioner_10_07.pdf