Author Archive for Lynell Ross

Healthier Apple Salad ~

Looking for ways to boost your immune system? Eating apples and Oranges can help you stay well. This healthier apple salad is packed with so many nutritious super foods you need to stay healthy. You’ll find good fats from the Omega –3’s in the walnuts, and apples which contain quercetin that contributes to healthy lungs. […]

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 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 despair. The definition of despair is the complete […]

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  This is a great winter soup for using up left over vegetables, chicken or roast beef.  Use vegetable broth to make it vegetarian. If you want to be healthy this year, find new ways to eat vegetables at every meal. 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 medium onion diced 1 cup diced celery […]