I am so excited to be able to offer Food Girl readers the chance to win this extraordinary experience! It’s a foodie’s dream and I will be so jealous of the winner!
What the Cluck??? It’s Chicken Month! What you need to know about the chicken you’re buying from your grocery store…
September is National Chicken Month and the ASPCA is raising awareness about the plight of chickens raised on factory farms in order to inspire the us – the public – to demand chicken be raised in healthier, more humane conditions. According to findings from a national survey just released, more than ¾ of chicken consumers wish there were more humanely-raised options available to buy at their local grocery stores.
A Meatless Monday Italian Affair: Courgette (zucchini) pasta using the Veggetti & some delicious sides your guests will never forget!
I am always seeking ways to get creative with healthy meals – especially when trying to show my friends that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! It certainly is not and I think I more than proved that this week! I bought myself the very easy to use and not expensive Veggetti gadget to turn a regular courgette (or Zucchini to my north american friends) into pasta! It has such a similar texture and really satisfies that craving when you are trying to reduce your intake of things like pasta, rice and potatoes. Even if you are not, this is a great way to sneak in more vegetables into your diet, or your kiddies meals without them even noticing!
Many of us have been hearing about the cost to health care systems the rising obesity crises is causing in order to treat diet related illnesses such as type II diabetes, heart disease and various cancers. However, there are many more costs being absorbed by society and individuals than we’re being told! Read my recently published article here to learn more.
Chocolate-Chip Cookie Dough Paleo Protein Balls! A Perfect way to get your protein in on Meatless Monday!
In light of all the research I have been undertaking about the health, environmental and human rights harms of sugar, I have been consciously cutting back on my consumption of the white stuff. I am not much of a baker myself, but boy do I love my deserts – which makes this reduction in my diet very difficult! SO, I have set out to find or make treats I can have that will satisfy my sweet tooth without compromising my health, the health of the environment or take advantage of people across the globe just so I can get my fix! And I will declare I have found it!
I promise you this recipe will not disappoint! I have made the most delicious protein balls (if I do say so myself) and I am not ashamed to say it! They taste just like chocolate chip cookie dough! But remember, these are still high in some sugars as they are 1/3 made up of dates and do contain one dark chocolate chip per ball…it is not sugar free, so please enjoy these as a TREAT! (I know it will be difficult to contain yourselves). I enjoy mine in the afternoon with a black cup of coffee (I usually use almond or coconut milk in my coffee but these snacks are rich enough).