Saturday, October 18, 2008

Two Healthy Tips

Inspired by Jessica Seinfeld's book Deceptively Delicious!

The first I found out while making her recipe for Aloha Chicken. Brian loves this stuff. Anyways the tip is everytime that you are "breading" anything whether it be chicken, cheese, or otherwise throw in some Flax Seed Meal. Flaxseed Meal is super good for you because it contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids which have been shown to inhibit tumor growth and prevent prostate cancer. The main source that humans get Omega-3's from is fish so if you are not a seafood person I strongly suggest you get some flaxseed meal!

The second I tried just the other day. In her book she has a recipe for Mashed Potatos where you mix in Cauliflower. I didn't use her recipe in this one but instead I added 1/2 cup of pureed cauliflower to my regular recipe for potatos. Brian will not eat cauliflower if I just make it so I have to sneak it in. I didnt even tell him there was cauliflower in it until after he had eated quite a bit and said that they were good :) Cauliflower boosts the nutritional value of the potatos and is almost undetectable. Cauiliflower is good for you because it is part of the Cruciferous family of vegetables that are known to contain many cancer preventing phytochemicals as well as reduce the carcinogen activation in the liver and other cells.

I hope you try both of these ideas! They are simple and great for your health!

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