Archive for February, 2010

F.P. personal trainer, Jessica Ray: Health Tips; February 3, 2010

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Healthy Thought of the Week:

Imagine living the way you truly desire

Really enjoying your family and friends.

Having all you want in your life

Achieving your goals with ease and grace

Provided by: http://givetogive.info/thoughts.htm

Jessica

Healthy Tip of the Week:
The health benefits of positive thinking

Researchers continue to explore the effects of positive thinking and optimism on health. Health benefits that positive thinking may provide include:

  • Increased life span
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Lower levels of distress
  • Greater resistance to the common cold
  • Better psychological and physical well-being
  • Reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress

Provided by http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/positive-thinking/SR00009

Healthy Super Bowl Recipes:

Preparation

  1. Make a small slit on one side of each pepper. Place the peppers in a large microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on High until just softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, combine refried beans, cheese, scallion and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a small bowl.
  3. When the peppers are cool enough to handle, scrape out the seeds with a small spoon (a 1/4-teaspoon measuring spoon works well). Fill each pepper with about 1 tablespoon of the bean filling, or until the pepper is full but not overstuffed (the amount will depend on the size of the pepper). Close the pepper around the filling.
  4. Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  5. Place flour in a shallow dish. Lightly beat eggs in another shallow dish. Combine cornmeal and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a third shallow dish. Roll each stuffed pepper in flour, shaking off any excess. Dip in egg and let any excess drip off. Then roll in the cornmeal mixture. Place the peppers on the prepared baking sheet. Generously coat all sides of each pepper with cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes. Turn each pepper over and continue baking until hot and the filling starts to ooze in a few spots, about 5 minutes more.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the filling (Step 2) for up to 1 day.
  • Kitchen tip: Touching hot peppers can “burn” your hands. Wear rubber gloves or wash your hands thoroughly after handling them.

Nutrition

Per popper: 87 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 39 mg cholesterol; 5 g protein; 2 g fiber; 419 mg sodium; 119 mg potassium.

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 high-fat meat