Thursday, March 7, 2013
Food Mood Girl Lindsey Smith shares a veggie soup recipe to help you warm up on a chilly day.
Thursday, March 7
As the seasons change, so do our bodies. The cool and chilly weather we have been experiencing the past few weeks makes our bodies naturally crave warmer, more filling foods. The smoothies we have been making in the morning or afternoon may no longer sound appealing. Honor your body and the season changes and start cooking up some warmer dishes. Here is a classic roasted veggie soup to get you started! Roasted Veggie Soup Ingredients: 8 cups veggie stock 5 carrots, chopped 1 sweet onion, chopped 5 celery stalks, chopped 5-6 cloves garlic 3 Bay Leaves 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 2 cups wild rice Himalayan Sea salt, to taste Pepper, to taste Additional spices to taste Directions: 1. In a large skillet, heat olive oil and gently cook garlic and …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
These sound weird, but Food Mood Girl Lindsey Smith says they're delicious.
Thursday, February 28
These simple and delicious Brussels Sprout chips are way more delicious than they sound. In my opinion, they beat out the normal potato, sweet potato, and kale chip recipes—you also get your greens in a delicious and fun way! Brussel Sprout Chips Ingredients: Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. Cut off the stems of the Brussels Sprouts and peel the leaves off. 3. Place a little olive oil in a bowl, dip your fingers and rub a very light coat of oil over the Brussels leaves. 4. Place on baking sheet and sprinkle Sea Salt to taste. 5. Bake for 4-7 minutes or until crisp. 6. Remove, cool, and serve.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Food Mood Girl Lindsey Smith says you can have your cake and eat it, too.
Friday, February 22
Who said you can’t have your cake and eat it, too? These delicious raw chocolate truffles are from my new book, "Bliss Cleanse: Your Two-Week Mind, Body, Spirit Guide to Greater Health & Happiness." Cleansing is not about deprivation, but more about cleansing the old, processed food and filling your body with new, higher quality foods. These raw chocolates actually have mood-boosting properties and are low glycemic-index. Raw Chocolate Truffles Ingredients: Directions: 1. Blend coconut oil, agave, sea salt and vanilla in a blender. If coconut oil is solid, place in double boiler to warm gently (do not heat directly). 2. Add 1 cup shredded coconut, ½ cup at a time and blend until smooth. 3. Transfer to bowl and add 2 cups of cacao …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Here's an alternative "salsa" recipe that doesn't leave me with big-time heartburn.
For the past few months, I've been following a low-acid diet to help curb some wicked heartburn issues—which means cutting out tomatoes and citrus fruits, greasy, high-fat foods, and anything with caffeine. That's tough. If you're dealing with those issues, too, you know it can be really hard to find great-tasting foods—especially snacks—that don't set off your symptoms. I've been altering recipes and experimenting with my own a lot lately so I can snack safely. Here's a "salsa" recipe I've been playing around with, and this mix is always changing. Feel free to replace what you don't like and let me know if you added something else that works! What I use (amount to taste): What you do: Chop up the larger items and mix the ingredients, then…
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Food Mood Girl Lindsey Smith proves that potato chips can be a healthy snack.
Thursday, February 7
From traveling on-the-go to a mid-day pick me up, healthy snacks can give our bodies the boost of nutrients it needs to keep going. This week, I decided to make sweet potato chips for a quick and healthy snack. Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, calcium, potassium, and beta-carotene, which make them a nutrient dense food that can help protect against the cold and flu season as the weather starts to change. Enjoy them fresh or make a bunch and take them with you! Either way, you won’t be disappointed. Ingredients: Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. 2. Remove skin from sweet potatoes. 3. Cut sweet potatoes in thin, chip like slices and remove any extra moisture. 4. Place a little olive oil in a bowl, dip your fingers …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Food Mood Girl Lindsey Smith share a healthy recipe perfect for breakfast or snacking.
Yes, you can have cookies for breakfast—and yes, they can be healthy! Food Mood Girl Lindsey Smith of Brookline shares this recipe that will help start your day on a healthy note: Ingredients: Directions: 1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. 2. Add melted agave nectar (or your choice sweetener) and almond butter 3. Mix thoroughly until mixture forms one solid ball 4. Lightly press into an 8x8 pan 5. Refrigerate for 60 minutes, cut into squares, and enjoy!
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Food Mood Girl Lindsey Smith shares a healthy way to make a breakfast favorite.
Thursday, January 24
Sometimes I really get in the mood for some pancakes. However, most boxed mixes are unhealthy and full of unnecessary fillers. While experimenting with different ingredients, I not only whipped up these homemade pancakes in a matter of minutes, but they are way healthier than most store-bought mixes. Try for yourself and see! Oatmeal Pancakes Ingredients: Directions: 1. Mix dry ingredients together in a medium size mixing bowl. 2. Add almond milk and mix. 3. Add nut butter and banana to mixture. 4. Lightly grease pan with olive or canola oil and turn on medium heat. 5. Pour batter into small round pancakes and heat until batter is fully cooked or when sides are golden brown.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Need an energy boost? Here's a healthy way to get it, courtesy of Food Mood Girl Lindsey Smith's recipe book.
Thursday, January 3
Looking for a quick, natural boost of energy during the day? These easy energy bars will do just the trick. They will not only increase your stamina, but are high in fiber and Vitamin E, which will also keep your stomach full and your skin glowing. Ingredients: Directions: 1. Combine cashews, almonds, peanuts, sunflower seeds, and chia seeds to mixture. 2. Slowly add in peanut or almond butter and honey or brown rice syrup. 3. Mix until the mixture turns into one solid ball 4. Take the mixture and press into a lined 8 x 8 pan. 5. Refrigerate for 60 minutes, cut into squares, and enjoy!
Thursday, December 13, 2012
This recipe from Food Mood Girl Lindsey Smith of Brookline is the junk food you love, without the junk.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Need to make cookies for a work party or cookie exchange? Try these delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookies. They not only taste delicious, but they have half the sugar of regular cookies. So you can really have your cookie and eat it too! Ingredients: Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 2. With a mixer or a hand-mixer, combine applesauce and sugar and mix until creamy. 3. Once mixture is creamy, add the egg, vanilla, and olive oil. 4. In a large mixing bowl. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, sea salt, and cinnamon. 5. Slowly combine the applesauce mixture with the dry mixture until combined. 6. Add dark chocolate chips and continue to mix. 7. Drop teaspoons of dough onto lined baking sheets. Leave 2 inches apart from …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Food Mood Girl Lindsey Smith of Brookline shares a sweet recipe for hot chocolate that will warm you up without getting you down.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
As the winter weather kicks in, our bodies start to naturally crave warmer foods and drinks, such as hot soups and warming teas and ciders. While I am a fan of tea and cider, I also love some hot chocolate in the holiday mix. However, most store-bought hot chocolate is filled with chemicals, additives, and tons of sugar. So give your body a break and instead, make your own hot chocolate to ensure your ingredients are few and the taste is superb! Ingredients: Directions: 1. In a small saucepan, combine almond milk and raw cacao and bring to small boil. 2. Reduce heat and use a whisk to turn to almond milk a chocolate color. 3. Keep whisking and add in honey and vanilla to sweeten. 4. Remove from heat, pour into mug, and enjoy!