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...

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 refreshing hint of heat.
It all started when I received a jar of Chipotle jam, as a gift. For fun, I spread it on toast with peanut butter. When it was my turn to bring an appetizer for my monthly bunco group with all women foodies, I decided to experiment and try a savory version of the Chipotle jam.
The results were Delish! I ended up with Tomato Chipotle Jam. I used a cookie cutter to make the puff pastry a little fancy, but thin slices of toasted French bread or crackers will work, as well..
Tomato Chipotle Jam
Ingredients:
  • 1 large shallot, diced
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 15-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons red wine
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chipotle powder
  • 4 teaspoons pectin
  • 1/2 package frozen puff pastry
Directions:
  1. Heat fry pan. Add olive oil. When oil is hot, saute the shallots, onions and salt.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except for the pectin and simmer for 15 minutes on low heat.
  3. Stir in the pectin and simmer gently for 3 minutes while stirring.
  4. Cool and refrigerate.
  5.  Thaw and unfold 1 sheet of puff pastry. Cut into shapes and bake according to the directions on the package.
  6. Spread jam on puff pastry.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Lose Weight with Ruth: Have You Tried Green Eggs and Ham?


Lose Weight with Ruth: Have You Tried Green Eggs and Ham?: I highly recommend that you check out this amazing video with a couple of delicious recipes by my friend and registered dietitian nutri...