Last week we did an article highlighting some of the content in our ‘free’ magazines that we hand out in the Bourbon and St. James storefronts. We want to ‘tease’ you into reading more, getting educated about health issues relevant to you and your family. Let’s continue on a few more of the articles I found especially interesting / helpful. I hope that you enjoy and are ‘teased’ into stopping by for your copies.
Three Snack Trends for you to try! (you may want to sit down for this):
Natural Jerky- going beyond beef (sorry Real Farm Foods and Angus Royale L) – and try turkey or bison jerky. Then brave out into the wide unknown of Teriyaki, Cajun Mango, or blackberry merlot all while keeping your focus on organic, grass fed, or grass finished meat selections. Our home prefers the grass finished as the healthier selection.
Sprouted Grains – some have found that ‘sweet spot’ – the time between seed and plant when it has just begun to sprout. Starches are greatly reduced and some of our science heads, that is a compliment, go so far to state that the seed transforms into a vegetable. For some, the sprouted varieties of grain products are far more easy to digest.
(Are you sitting down?) Insect based protein bars – most have probably seen the nature shows on TV or saw the pictures in the magazines – only to say ‘never, not for me”. Do not worry, you will not be picking insect legs from between your teeth. There actually has been much done with ‘cricket’ flour over the years. If you look at the labels on the snack / meal bars you will find they are packed with nutrients and of course more sustainable. We welcome your feedback on our ‘bug bars’.
In our home the snack selections may be slightly different than yours. Let’s switch gears to the garden for choosing a quick and easy snack. Let me ask you; what are your doing with all those leafy greens? The one on top of your radishes, beets, and Brussel Sprouts plants. And do not forget the dandelion greens. I had to put my foot down this year and keep my husband from planting ‘collards’. He is the only one who will eat them and I did not want to take up the required space in our raised beds. I will however have to admit collard greens are loaded with Vitamin A, C, and K as well as manganese.
Here is a quick recipe, one I probably have mentioned before as it is such a favorite at our house.
Rinse and coarsely chop your greens discarding the stems. Heat some olive oil in a pot / pan / skillet over medium high heat, mix in your garlic, onions etc. and wilt slightly. Then add in your veggie or chicken stock (more later on the best ever chicken stock), add in your last spices, hot pepper flakes, nitrate free sugar free bacon bits (prepared earlier), or whatever suites your taste buds – simmer until desired tenderness and serve up hot!
This article is for information only. Do not make any changes in your diet or lifestyle without first consulting with your preventive healthcare provider. As always, we continue to pray for your health and prosperity, 3 John 2, blessings, Donna