Friday, February 10, 2012

Fit Choices

It has got to be the combination of fit choices that has my belly transforming! It is tight and has muscle definition! I am so tickled! Here is what I have been doing.
Walking 3 miles 3x a week with jogging at varying intervals
T-Tapping 2x a week(the 15 minute basic version)
Trying to eat mostly veggies, legumes, and a few nuts (sweets have made it in there on occasion)
Taking 1/4 t. cayenne in water and 1T. apple cider vinegar 2 to 3 times a day
Running up or lunging up the stairs when I have to use them (the stairs in my home)
Drinking lots of distilled water

 On pondering the question of whether it is one certain thing or a combination that is making the difference, I would have to say that it has got to be the combination. Every day and all day we are faced with choices that define who we are. If we want to be fit, then we'll have to make the fit choices. If we only make 1 fit choice and the rest are anti-fit :)  then how fit will we be? Just sayin'.

Happy Healthy,


We have been enjoying  a lot of hummus lately. Cucumbers dipped in hummus, hummus slathered on bread with tomatoes and cucumbers, chips dipped in hummus, and green peppers filled with hummus.
Sometimes I buy it, but I like to have it home made best. The flavor is best when homemade in my opinion and I can have quality control. Here is my recipe.

First I soak the beans overnight for increased nutrition and easier digestion.
Then, I let them simmer on the stove for a couple of hours until they are soft. I have tried making hummus with raw sprouted garbanzo beans but it turned out really grainy. I am going to try sprouting them for longer next time and low heat them and see how that goes.

When they are soft I add a couple cups of the sprouted beans and water to cover them into the blender. I blend them thoroughly and add about a Tablespoon of lemon juice, a Tablespoon of tahini, and a couple teaspoons of  Vegesal . I then add garbanzo beans until it blends into the right consistency. Voila! Hummus!

There are all kinds of things you can add to the hummus for different flavors like roasted red peppers or garlic. That's the beauty of home made. You tailor it to what you like!

Happy Healthy, Elisa

Friday, February 3, 2012

Netflix recommendations

Here are some documentaries on health, food, and eating that I have really enjoyed. They are not in any sort of order. Prepare to be inspired! Enjoy!  Happy Healthy,  Elisa

Food Matters
Forks Over Knives
Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead
The Gerson Miracle
The Engine 2 Kitchen Rescue
Food, INC.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Lunch on Wednesday

My 12 year old son made lunch today. He sauteed onions and carrots in olive oil and added them to a pot of boiling soup stock that we had saved and frozen. He also put in diced potatoes.  On the table he put raw veggies and a dish of hummus to dip them in. I'm going to go read Island of the Blue Dolphins to the boys while they eat and then have some for myself.