This blog was originally made for a Journalism Convergence course that I took this fall. With every post written, I have grown to love blogging and would really like to continue to do so!
“eggsnbakin” – I actually do not eat bacon unless it is put with other foods, like pasta or a sandwich. I do however enjoy eggs, in any shape or form. I love that they can be made different ways and put with many other ingredients.
There are many health benefits that come with eating them too… According to Livestrong™, they aid in cell membrane function. Read all of the nutrition facts here.
One of my favorite ways to eat an egg is in Eggs Benedict, where the eggs are poached. Check out one of the best recipes here, made with avocado and tomatoes. Read all about poached eggs here.
As far as bacon goes, Spaghetti Carbonara is a favorite dish. This recipe includes Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley leaves and only takes 20 minutes to cook!
Enjoy these recipes and don’t forget to check out my website here for even more food love!
Currently craving: brie cheese and apples because I’m fancy like that.
I recently read an interesting article from Best Health Magazine about how food influences the way we feel, check it out here. Remember though, it is not just about what foods we put into our bodies, but staying fit and keeping a positive mental attitude as well. Sure you can crunch on as many carrot sticks as you want or drink down those protein shakes, but if your lifestyle is not serving you in a positive way, it is time to make some changes… Staying organized and managing your time will prevent unnecessary stress. Exercising regularly and making it a priority will also boost your mood. Read about Livestrong’s thoughts and ideas about that here.
The phrase, “JUST DO IT.” is trademarked by Nike®. The reason these three words are so well known is because they are not just a slogan, they are a lifestyle. Jumping out of your comfort zone and immersing yourself in something that will be a long-term benefit for you is what it is all about. Running, lifting weights, joining a yoga class, playing a sport (professionally or just as a hobby), will all affect your body, intellect, and will. It could be something as simple as taking the stairs instead of using the elevator. I find myself craving to go on a run at night because I am so stressed or overwhelmed with what the day has brought; by doing so, it instantly changes my mindset and relieves me from what is taking away from my positivity. It is freeing really, to “just do it.” A healthy lifestyle comes with what types of food we eat, but also having those “just do it” moments. This truly affects each of us, especially college students, and being able to fit all of this into our schedules is a necessity.
So, just go do it.
I recently read an article by Livestrong™ about the benefits of drinking lemon water. Lemons are a good source of folate (folic acid), potassium, and vitamin C. It is a natural cleanser, making for a healthier digestive system. This zero-calorie drink also aids in preventing urinary tract infections. The detoxifying, antibiotic, and antioxidant effects play in improving your skin too.
Mixing in honey with our lemon water brings more benefits as well. It aids in weight loss and treats the common cold and flu; this sweetener contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants that help reduce the risk of some cancers and heart disease.
Adding salt in our lemon water brings the removal of those unwanted toxins accumulated in our bodies. This also helps us to maintain a healthy pH balance… Lemons are acidic but turn into alkaline when put into our bodies and salt is alkaline in nature. According to Health Beckon, our bodies should have more of alkaline than acidic.
Putting cucumber slices in our lemon water assist us in managing stress. Multiple B vitamins, including vitamin B1, vitamin B5, and vitamin B7 (biotin) can be found in cucumbers. B vitamins are known to help ease feelings of anxiety and buffer some of the damaging effects of it. They contain an anti-inflammatory flavonol called fisetin that appear to play an important role in brain health also.
One of my favorite add-ins to lemon water is strawberry and basil. You can also add in blueberries, slices of orange or lime, or the combination of raspberry and mint leaves. Visit here for more infused water ideas…This one small step will have you reaping the benefits for life. Remember, the little changes in our every day lives matter the most. Enjoy this nice & fresh alternative to any artificially flavored drinks!
Currently craving: 50 chocolate-covered strawberries.