Author Archive for Lynell Ross

How Much Caffeine is in Your Favorite Beverage?

I am the first one to admit, I love coffee-but not caffeine. We must be aware of how much caffeine our beverages contain. An 8 oz. cup of coffee has about 100 mg of caffeine. A soda such as Coke or Mountain Dew has about 50 mg. Energy drinks can have between 80 – 240 […]

Delicious Healthier Shepard’s Pie

My Version of Delicious Healthier Shepard’s Pie  This Shepard’s Pie uses heart healthy ground turkey which is lower in fat than traditional versions. Also, I swapped out the butter and cream for chicken broth and buttery spread while adding more vegetables than usual. Sauteed veggies and spices add flavor to this fall comfort food dinner. […]

Healthier Cinnamon Apple Crisp

Select an apple variety with lots of flavor to make this favorite dessert with nutritious ingredients: INGREDIENTS: 8-10 washed, unpeeled, sliced or diced apples 1/4 cup sugar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon whole wheat flour 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 cup water 1 cup oats 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1/2 cup brown sugar […]

Veracruz – A Simple and Heart Healthy Recipe for Fish

This recipe is so simple that it almost prepares itself! If you want to add more fish to your eating plan, you’ll want to try this recipe with any fish you like. Eating fish twice weekly is recommended for a heart-healthy diet, and this is a delicious way to stay healthy! Veracruz sauce or Pescado a […]

Don’t Despair! Take Control of Your Life and Health

Your Life and Health are In Your Hands – Not In the Hands of the Government Given the past two weeks of watching the Republican and Democratic conventions, one thing is sure-our country is fragmented. Depending on which political side you are on, or if you aren’t on either side, you may feel a sense of […]

Lose Weight with My Healthy Eating Plan Challenge

Do You Need Help Finding the Healthiest Weight Loss Plan? Now that I have your attention about weight loss, I will let you in on a secret. By eating from the Mediterranean Diet Plan, you can also add years to your life, take care of your heart and lose weight the healthy way. Studies done on […]

Medicinal Marijuana versus Smoking Weed to Get High

It is a myth that marijuana is not addictive and not harmful. Today’s statistics and research proves otherwise. Studies show the long term effects of Cannabis on the brains of children, teens and young adults, a hard fact I learned at a recent class taught at Sierra College for the Foster Kinship Care Education. As […]

Polenta Pizza

You make this simple and quick pizza with a baked polenta crust (corn meal) and top it with your favorites: mushrooms, yellow or green peppers, onions, turkey sausage, olives- you make it your way. 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup polenta (or corn meal) ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 […]

Healthy Minestrone Soup

Minestrone or Ribollita Soup Looking for a healthy start to the new year? This is a great winter soup for using up left over vegetables, chicken or roast beef.  Use vegetable broth to make it vegetarian. Add the bread or not-either way it is a favorite and very nutritious. If you want to be healthy […]

Quinoa Brown Rice & Mandarin Orange Salad

Quinoa is classified by the National Academy of Sciences as one of the best sources of protein and the only grain that provides all the eight essential amino acids.  Each serving of quinoa provide 3 grams of fiber and 6 grams of proteins, making it an ideal food for vegetarians. 1 cup quinoa     […]