Obesity is a known risk for high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and colon cancer. A recent study out of Israel found that obese or overweight 17- and 18-year-olds can have an increased risk of developing colon and rectal cancer, and the risk may be increased as high as 50%! We now have another reason to encourage good eating and exercise habits for our children. The earlier these healthy life style habits begin, the better.
I have come to discover Alexis Kornblum’s wonderful website, Lexi’s Clean Kitchen, and her creative cooking. From her healthy food section, I would like to start a series that provides nourishing recipes. You can expect to find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly, refined sugar-free, soy-free, and vegan-friendly recipes. Each time, a dinner, snack, dressing, drink, or treat will be featured.
First up is Roasted Garlic Chicken and Veggie Primavera. The dish has roasted garlic, delicious olive oil, Himalayan sea salt, a hint of spice, and fresh parmesan cheese. Flavor heaven. Here is the link to the recipe: lexiscleankitchen.com/2014/07/11/healthy-food-friday-zucchini-roasted-garlic-chicken-and-veggie-primavera
For dessert, you are having Nutella Swirl Pumpkin Muffins. These muffins are spongy, moist, loaded with pumpkin, and hold a hint of sweet. lexiscleankitchen.com/2014/10/03/healthy-food-friday-nutella-swirl-pumpkin-muffin