Healthy Living Blog Party Part II: Healthy Foods

Welcome back to Pandora’s Box Gazette.

Now that we’ve met all the ladies and had a chance to chat with them, let’s dive deeper in to a discussion on healthy foods. Don’t forget to chat with our consultants by posting your comments below and including your email to be entered in to the drawing to win some great health and wellness products. You can also chat with them at the Pandora’s Box Gazette Facebook Group.

Let’s start with Paula, do you have a favorite healthy snack or dessert that you love to eat?

My favorite dessert is strawberries and bananas.

I love both those fruits; especially in Greek yogurt topped off with organic granola. Jen, do you have a favorite healthy snack or dessert that you love to eat?

My healthiest, yummiest snack is Vanilla Matcha Protein Bites. They are super easy to make. I throw about 1 cup of cashews (or almonds) in my Nutribullet and blend with about 1 tbsp. of coconut oil. I blend until smooth for fresh cashew butter. I then pour that over 2 cups of old fashioned oats, one tbsp. of Steeped Tea Vanilla Matcha, and one cup of dark chocolate chips. I mix them all together and form them into bite-sized balls. My kids love them and they are a great snack!

Sounds like a very delicious way to get valuable protein into your diet. Christine, what’s your favorite home cooked meal?

Cincinnati Chili

I’ve never tried that dish before. I’ll have to get your recipe and make it for dinner some time. Bijal, do you have any favorite snacks?

I like to munch on almonds! They are light and easy to carry with. Delicious and healthy!

Yes, they’re such a good snack that’s high in protein and healthy fats. A great healthy way to lower cholesterol and reduce high blood pressure. Paula, what’s your favorite home cooked meal?

My favorite home cooked meal is the dish my husband makes. I think it is a favorite of all.It is chicken, with soy sauce, peppers, apples, and pineapples.

Sounds delicious. Jen, do you have a favorite home cooked meal?

I am not quite the cook in my family, but my boyfriend makes a delicious shrimp scampi.

That’s one of my husband’s favorite meals too. Paula, what are some of your favorite ingredients or staple foods to cook with?

I use a lot of Oregano and Italian seasoning.

I use both of those too. I also like seasoning with garlic powder and cooking with olive oil. Bijal, what’s your favorite home cooked meal?

Anything Indian!

The first time I tried Indian food was when my husband and I were Shaklee vendors at the LA Fitness in Norristown. The owners of Aman’s Authentic Indian Cuisine were vendors that day too and offered people food from their buffet. The food was so delicious, that my husband and I ate at their restaurant a few times after that. Jen, what are some of your favorites?

I love cooking with teas, matchas, nut butters, veggie noodles, and coconut oil. I am vegetarian about 80% of the time.

I’ve never cooked with teas. Sounds like such a creative cooking ingredient. Thanks for sharing. I’ll have to get some of your recipes for cooking with teas. Paula, where do you go to find healthy recipes or advice on eating nutritious food?

I have cookbooks with healthy recipes, but sometimes go online to find some.

Me too. I have a lot of cookbooks, but also check online for new recipe ideas. Jen, where do you go?

I google search almost everything.

Bijal, what are some of your favorite ingredients or staple foods to cook with?

I use spices on everything!

I’m slowly becoming accustomed to spicier food since my husband likes spicy food and I’ve learned to make some of his favorite foods. Bijal, where do you go to find healthy recipes or advice on eating nutritious food?

I go to Beachbody on demand to look for health recipes and sometimes YouTube.

Okay ladies, we’re wrapping up our discussion on healthy foods. Thanks so much for chatting with me.

We hope you all can stay for a bit to chat with our guests below. Don’t forget to list your email address with your first comment if you are entering to win the giveaway! We’ll be back at 1 pm to discuss exercising.

Also, anyone who stops by the Pandora’s Box Gazette Facebook Group and comments on the recipes that Christine shared with me and are posted on the page, will receive an extra entry into the giveaway and increase their chances of winning some awesome wellness products.

Be sure to check out those two recipes for Hawaiian Fried Cauliflower “Rice” and Easy Zucchini Linguine.

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