Recently, the staff of Simply Healthy Eats were discussing health benefits of fermented foods.  If you don’t know about fermented foods, there is an abundance of information available on the internet about their health benefits. Many of the foods in our diet are the result of fermentation, or controlled spoilage.  These foods include breads, cheese, …
easy guacamole recipe
One of the reasons why Simply Healthy Eats started was to share our easy, yet healthy recipes and this guac is no exception.  It comes together quickly and tastes comparable to  another made all from fresh ingredients.  It certainly makes guacamole a snap and keeps to our simple and healthy label. Not very often, I …
pea soup, steaming hot.
Pea soup is one of those things that people either love or hate.  If you are a pea soup hater, you might want to reconsider your position.    Pea soup is very good for you.   Pea soup is full of protein, potassium, and dietary fiber among other nutrients.   An added benefit is that …
yak meat in black bean chili
Is game meat better than conventional meat?  Conventional meaning: beef chicken, turkey, pork and the like.  Well, animals raised in healthy environments can supply nutrient-rich meat, which contains all amino acids and various micronutrients.  In nature, animals exist for their own reasons, not just for our use.  Game and wild-type meats have a much healthier …
sopa de albondigas
When the weather turns cold, I love to eat soups.  I love to peruse the internet and find new and interesting recipes to try out.  Soup can be an inexpensive and healthy meal that you can make.  The best part is that a large pot of soup can provide more than one meal, so when …
flourless peanut butter cookie recipe
I don’t know who was the first person to make these cookies, but I wonder if it was a mistake that went well, or was the original author of this recipe a baker who truly understood how different chemicals in food items that we eat interact in order to create something different.    Whoever it was, …
Reading Labels is something more people are starting to do.  We often refer to our gut by saying “I have a gut feeling…” and often times we trust that ‘gut feeling’ yet we don’t often pay much attention to what we put in that ‘heart center’ of our being.  So this is a story about …
pudding made with chia seeds, almond milk, and pumpkin.
Everyone has heard that chia is a super-food.  In fact, Authority Nutrition reports that these tiny seeds are one of the healthiest foods on the planet.   Chia seeds are loaded with fiber, omega 3’s, and a host of other nutrients.   Did you know that they also make a healthy, delicious, and practically instant pudding? …
Strolling down the streets of portugal
Cooking while abroad can be fun, especially when you’ve got friends sharing the adventure. And a glass of good Portuguese wine to go with it?  Oh yes, so delightful! In this adventure, we were in the fishing town of Nezare, Portugal, and I had rented an apartment to make it easier to follow my nutritional …
baked sweet potato
My 86 year old mom, as some of you may know, had been recovering from surgery after calling 911 about a year ago. And in order to help her stay at home,  my sister and I have been coming by a few times during the week.  Lately, I’ve been falling short and my sister has …
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