March 8, 2017 Laura

The wonderful red, juicy fruit – the strawberry. Not only a great sweet treat to beat those cravings but packed with wonderful nutrients.  A simple, sweet treat recipe: Ingredients: – Package of Sugar Free Strawberry Jello – Fat Free Whipped Cream – Sliced Strawberries 1.) Prepare jello as directed on box. 2.) Place sliced strawberries in jello mix in bowl. 3.) Allow jello to set as instructed on box. 4.) Scoop into serving dishes and top with whipped cream. * Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist or a medical professional. These are healthy suggestions based solely on personal experiences, personal…

February 15, 2017 Laura

A little sweet a little tart, an in between citrus fruit. This fruit is power-packed with healthy goodness!   – Super packed with Vitamin C and A!!! – boosts the immune system – good for the eyes and skin – can improve your mood – helps maintain a healthy heart – assists in healthy bone growth – Helps beat kidney stones. – Grapefruit is a natural fat burner and boosts metabolism!  – It’s hydrating! Grapefruits are made up of about 9% water and are packed with electrolytes!  – They’re high in antioxidants! – Helps reduce cholesterol. – They’re low in…

February 8, 2017 Laura

Oysters are notorious for being a natural aphrodisiac, so much that they lose some of their clout for being a powerful health food. Get your romance on and stay healthy with this wonderful treat.  1. Boosts metabolic activity. 2. Helps lower cholesterol levels. 3. High in antioxidants. 4. High in protein. 5. Energy boosting. 6. Promotes healthy skin. 7. Mood boosting. 8. Improves brain function. 9. Good for the eyes. 10. Promotes blood circulation. 11. Beneficial for healing wounds. 12. Helps prevent osteoporosis. 13. Strengthens immune system.  14. Improves heart health.  Get Cooking with these Oyster Recipes from Food Network. * Disclaimer:…

January 25, 2017 Laura

Last night’s dinner was one of my favorites, butternut squash with brown sugar and butter, just like my Grandmother used to make it. A great nutrient packed pick perfect for the season. 1. Low in calories, fat, and carbs. 2. High in potassium which helps decrease blood pressure. 3. High in fiber. 4. Packed with Vitamin C for healthy, glowing skin and improved immune system. 5. High in Vitamin A which is important for good eyesight. 6. Contains manganese which helps maintain healthy bones. 7. High in antioxidants which helps reduce inflammation.  Give these healthy recipes a try: Easy Garlic…

January 18, 2017 Laura

My new snack obsession is Fage’ Greek Yogurt…with the fresh fruit toss in. A snack I don’t go most days without, these are great to take to the office with me and squeeze in for a mid-morning eat during one of my many conference calls. Besides loving the taste of these I know that I am fueling my body with a snack that shares many health benefits and helps me stay in control of my diet. Yogurt is high in protein.  Contains probiotics that aid in healthy gut functions. Packed with vitamins such as potassium, Vitamin D, Vitamins B5 and…

January 11, 2017 Laura

I love love love to curl up with a cup of hot tea! Maybe it’s the Brit in me but anywhere, any time of year, you can find me drinking tea. I have found that a cup of hot tea can mellow me out, keep me from snacking, and soothe a sore throat. It can make my tears go away, bring a smile to my face…tea fixes everything in my life. Tea not only has it’s emotional benefits for me but it also has quite a lot of health benefits. Did you know that studies have shown that tea even…

January 4, 2017 Laura

I am a healthy snack fanatic. With the exception of Cheetos, I would choose something fresh over chips any day. I think they taste better and I feel better eating them. This series is all about making that healthier choice. I’ve combined some benefits of some of my favorite power foods with some snacky ideas and recipes in this series to help you fight the temptation of running to the vending machine. This week’s choice – almonds! I will never forget my first time eating a raw almond from the organic stand at the Farmer’s Market – ripping off the…

June 2, 2016 GingerGoose Boutique

I love to cook but I also love to eat healthy…sometimes coming up with the right combination can be tricky… this is a recipe I put together for my Mom and I one night….keeping it around 300 calories per serving (came to 311.5 calories for total meal – I came pretty close!) Recipe is broken down for one serving – multiply to create additional servings. Ingredients – 3 oz salmon fillet 1/2 c broccoli florets 1/2 medium tomatillo 1 Tbsp chopped onion 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp soy sauce 1/4 Tbsp sesame seeds 1/3 medium potato Blackening Seasoning Directions…

October 29, 2015 GingerGoose Boutique

This is a difficult post for me to write but I feel it is important that we share our stories to help others. The risks of strokes are real and many of us are unaware of how much a stroke can affect our lives. My Grandfather had a stroke last December and it changed my and my family’s lives forever. Luckily the Lord was watching over him when it happened… he was in his basement and happened to be on the phone with my uncle when it occurred so we were able to get help to him fairly quickly but the…