Pomegranate seeds are antioxidant rich, and have shown to aid in the prevention of heart disease and cancer. One pomegranate contains approximately 50 percent of your daily vitamin C, as well as pantothenic acid (B5), which may help with muscle cramping and prevent insulin resistance.
I find them to be very refreshing but not in the same way a grape is. They are less sweet than a grape, akin to a cranberry but not as tart in my opinion.
Looking for a new twist on a Thanksgiving side meal? Try making a Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce…
How to Deseed a Pomegranate
Bacon and Sweet Potatoes? There is no wrong in this recipe!
It’s supposed to be a good, solid replacement for hash browns.
The resulting cakes have crispy outsides that just beg you to bite through them into the irresistible flavor inside. In fact, you may want to make a double recipe; these are sure to disappear as soon as they come off the skillet.
Who doesn’t love French Toast?
All the favorite French toast flavors: the butteriness from the ghee, richness from the egg yolks, warmth from cinnamon and of course a bit of sweet from maple syrup. A bit of crumbled crispy bacon on top gives a savory counterpoint to the sweetness. And of course, I used coconut milk to keep it dairy-free. Seriously delicious.
Crisp up your favorite bacon. Make your favorite pancake batter from scratch or use a mix. I use Pamela’s Gluten Free Baking and Pancake Mix.
Pour strips of batter on a griddle. Top with a piece of cooked bacon. Pour more batter over top to cover. Cook until golden on one side. Flip. Cook until golden on the other side. Serve warm if you can. I did put extra in the fridge and reheated them and they came out OK.
Today’s workout had an interesting twist from the normal – we did a bunch of agility/mobility work. I love that sort of stuff because I am not only balanced challenged but also when I have to think and move at the same time –yeah that’s tough for me too. Because I didn’t grow up athletic, I didn’t make any of those neurological connections that help with coordination and overall body awareness. Have no fear – I’m learning them now. And they frustrate me and challenge me and make me laugh while I am doing them –and that’s how I know they are things I have to work on.
The hardest thing in the entire scheme was The Lateral Band Walk -putting a stretch band around your ankles and shuffling -trying to keep slack out of the band. Holy cow the burn that created was memorable.
Here’s something that made me say Holy Cow or WTF! —
Can you imagine the folks there just going insane – kids seeing snow for the first time? How awesome. Mother Nature sure knows how to keep us all on our toes!
Have a Good Laugh
Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, and Conan Share A Lyft Car
- How the Winter Solstice Can Heal your Suffering. ~ Natalie Goodpaster
- Forward lean in the squat – is knee-dominant or hip-dominant better for moving more weight?
Busy day but I wanted to share a few things I think everyone should read and also just mention something that happened to me yesterday. I stopped in to Wegmans to pick up a few things and while I was heading towards the Gluten Free/Natural foods area – I noticed this woman who was furiously leafing through a gluten free cookbook, trying to make sense of what to buy and what was what. I found out later her name – Marie and she is from South Africa.
She looked up at me and said – this stuff is so confusing and explained that her tween daughter is allergic to wheat, dairy and soy. Have you tried to find any sort of non-fresh food without one of those ingredients? Holy cow! And if you do, some of it tastes like crap! We got to talking about some stuff that I have used and I ended up walking with her through the natural foods section pointing out Larabars and a few other things that met her criteria. I also talked to her about looking into getting a dehydrator - so she can make her own beef jerky and dried fruit and gave her some ideas for snacks. She was so thankful that I took the time and offered up my own experience – as I was saying goodbye, I gave her my blog info and my email and introduced myself.
Once she finds things that work for her and her family, it will definitely be an easy transition but I remember how daunting and hard it all felt at first. I was glad I could lend a hand!
If you are looking for Paleo resources, I created an entire section with links to popular Paleo authors, books and websites to help make it easy to find and easier for you to get started!
- Are Sugar and Sloth the Causes of Obesity — Or Just Convenient Whipping Boys?
- Study says nut eaters have lower cancer, heart disease risk
- When We Lose Antibiotics, Here’s Everything Else We’ll Lose Too
- Recipe: Top 9 Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Recipes
Read about all of these kiddos doing kind things - small ripples make big waves!!