Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Snacking My Way Through Natural Products Expo


siggi's yogurt


It’s been a couple of weeks since the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim, CA, and I still haven’t finished my bags of goodies. I always enjoy experiencing trendy, new foods and snacks at the Expo. After spending six exhilarating hours walking up and down row after row upstairs and downstairs, I think that I saw at least half of the 2,700 exhibits.
It seemed like mostly snack items with the usual coconut waters, organic chocolate, yogurt, nut butters and gluten-free foods. A couple of interesting products this year included camel milk and snack bars made with cricket flour. I was told that crickets are similar to shellfish, so people with a shellfish allergy may need to avoid products with crickets.
There seemed to be a lot of flavored popcorn this year, which is good news. I love popcorn. It’s a whole grain and relatively low in calories. I also saw more ancient grains, raw vegan products and flavored olive oils. Flavored olive oils are popular in Spain and Italy and are spreading to the US.
I had some favorites with tasty, unique or interesting flavors.
  • Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Unfiltered, made with fresh ginger – ginger is so healthy!
  • LifeIce – freeze and eat natural bite-sized ices – little bursts of flavor!
  • GR3EN energy from GR3EN.org. It’s made with green tea, guarana, coconut water and kale – refreshing and delicious!
  • Immaculate Brownie Scratch Baking Mix. Wow. Hard to not eat too many!

When I was on my last leg, I ran into the man himself - Siggi from siggi’s yogurt!

Looking forward to next year and another great tasting experience.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Lose Weight with Ruth: Are You Biting Into a Healthy Lifestyle?

Lose Weight with Ruth: Are You Biting Into a Healthy Lifestyle?: Happy National Nutrition Month!! National Nutrition Month March is my month to shine, because it’s National Nutrition Month....

Are You Biting Into a Healthy Lifestyle?

Happy National Nutrition Month!!
National Nutrition Month
National Nutrition Month

March is my month to shine, because it’s National Nutrition Month. The theme this year is Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle. If you are already biting healthy, bravo. If not, now is a good time to practice.
Set some goals for a healthy lifestyle:
  •         Adopt a healthy lifestyle and eat fewer calories
  •         Choose plenty of healthy foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and nuts 
  •         Be physically active every day
  •     Aim for 150 minutes a week of moderately intense physical activity. It will strengthen bones and muscles, reduce stress, and increase energy.
By achieving a healthy weight, you will reduce your risk of a chronic disease. Sound good to you?
Any questions? I can be reached at Ruth@RuthFrechman.com. To achieve a perfect healthy lifestyle, check out The Food Is My Friend Diet at www.RuthFrechman.com. Free shipping is available. Ask me about books in bulk for giveaways! Treat yourself and co-workers with the gift of health.


Friday, January 30, 2015

Lose Weight with Ruth: What Does Super Bowl Sunday and Pineapple Salsa Ha...

Lose Weight with Ruth: What Does Super Bowl Sunday and Pineapple Salsa Ha...: Serve Pineapple Salsa on Super Bowl Sunday Not a whole lot, except it's an excuse to eat and have a good time. Pineapple Sa...

What Does Super Bowl Sunday and Pineapple Salsa Have in Common?



Serve Pineapple Salsa on Super Bowl Sunday

Not a whole lot, except it's an excuse to eat and have a good time. Pineapple Salsa is a refreshing and healthy dip to serve with chips. It’s a super combination of mouth-watering sweet and heat. And it’s a great way to sneak in some nutrients on a day that may not be the healthiest.
Take advantage of the sweet pineapples in the market and score a touchdown with your family and friends. A pineapple is ripe, if the circles are all the same size from top to bottom.
Pineapple Salsa
2 ½ cups fresh pineapple, diced
1 cup red pepper, diced
½ cup sweet onion diced or red onion for a stronger flavor
½ cup cilantro, minced
1 tablespoon Serrano pepper, seeded and minced
2 tablespoons orange juice

Dice and mince pineapple and vegetables. Mix everything together with the juice in a bowl. The salsa can be made in the morning to let the flavors mingle.
GO TEAM!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Lose Weight with Ruth: Tomato Chipotle Jam on Puff Pastry

Lose Weight with Ruth: Tomato Chipotle Jam on Puff Pastry: Tomato Chipotle Jam Want to try a unique but tasty recipe? Try my recipe for Tomato Chipotle Jam. It's slightly sweet with a refres...