March, 2013

Mar 17, 2013

Have a tomato

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Slice open a tomato and you’ll notice the red veggie has multiple chambers that resemble the structure of a heart. Studies have found that because of the lycopene in tomatoes, there is a reduced risk for heart disease in men and women who eat them.  If you mix them with a little fat, like olive oil or avocado, it will boost your body’s lycopene absorption nearly tenfold. Cooked tomato is a good choice because it is usually cooked with a little oil.

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Mar 15, 2013

Easiest Ever Lemon Brownies

Easy Lemon Brownies

I love love love this simple, easy recipe! One bowl. No butter. No cleanup. And you get moist, delicious, and very easy lemon brownies… Everything in one bowl, mix and bake.  And you can use either canola or extra light olive oil. Click here for my healthy recipe. – Jenny Jones

Mar 15, 2013

And the winner is……..

imagesWe have a tie! There were 98 walnuts in the bowl and two guesses have tied. One was five over and one was five under so two people have won a free cookbook. The first winner with his guess of 103 is…. Josh!  Josh was only five over the total.  And the second winner with her guess of 93 is… Rhonda! She was only five under the total. Congratulations, Josh and Rhonda.  Thanks to everyone for playing and we’ll do it again soon.  🙂

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UPDATE: Rhonda will be giving her new cookbook to one of her sisters who are in this photo that we just received. Rhonda (in the tank top) is single and lives in Georgia.  She is a cat lover and has 3 of her own.

It turns out she has a lot in common with our previous winner, Marlis, who had attended tapings of my show and works at Walmart. Rhonda has also been to my talk show tapings and she also works at Walmart. How about that!

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Mar 13, 2013

Win a free cookbook

If you’d like to win a free copy of my first cookbook (over 80 recipes), here’s my second contest.

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Just guess how many walnuts are in the bowl below…

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Here’s some helpful info:

~ The rim of the bowl measures 4 1/2 inches.
~ I only used whole and half pieces, nothing smaller.
~ Both whole pieces and half pieces will each count as one.
~ Whoever comes closest, whether over or under, wins.
~ The winner will be posted Friday. Good luck!

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Mar 12, 2013

Easy glazed walnuts

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I found a good way to add walnuts to my daily routine, keeping with the Mediterranean way of healthy eating. I made some super easy glazed walnuts to keep on hand and pop a few on my daily salads. Here’s how to make them:

  1. Dissolve 1/4 cup water + 1/4 cup sugar in a saucepan.
  2. Add 1/2 cup walnuts, stir and simmer for 5 – 8 minutes until syrup is gone.
  3. Cool nuts in a single layer on a dinner plate.

If they’re too sticky, you can dry them out in the oven. (I toasted the nuts first but you don’t have to) And p.s. You’ll be tempted to have these for dessert!! – Jenny Jones

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Mar 11, 2013

I love skinless chicken drumsticks!

Skinless Chicken Drumsticks

If you haven’t tried this easy recipe yet, it’s absolutely delicious and so healthy! I often make these skinless chicken drumsticks for the weekend because they’re just as good cold for a quick snack and it’s such an easy recipe. You won’t miss the skin which is where all the saturated fat is. I made these for the weekend (a dozen every time) and there are still some left… but not for long. It’s one of my best chicken recipes. Here’s the link for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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Mar 10, 2013

Pass the walnuts, please

02-Walnut-BrainFoods-That-Look-Like-Body-Parts-1The folds and wrinkles of a walnut bring to mind another human organ: the brain. The shape of the nut even approximates the body part, looking like it has left and right hemispheres. And it’s no surprise walnuts are nicknamed “brain food.”  They have a very high content of omega-3 fatty acids, which help support brain function. So when you feel like a nut… have one.

 

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Mar 8, 2013

Eat those carrots

576015_10151358482738292_1651760044_nSlice a carrot in half crosswise and it’s easy to see that the veggie resembles an eye—look closely and you’ll even notice a pattern of radiating lines that mimic the pupil and iris. And the old wives’ tale is true: Munching on carrots will actually promote healthy eyes. Carrots are filled with vitamins and antioxidants, like beta-carotene, that decrease the chance of macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in older people.

 

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Mar 6, 2013

Cabbage Rolls

Here it is! I hope you find my Polish cabbage rolls as delicious as I do. I learned to make them by helping my dad in the kitchen but I now make my own healthier, and simpler stuffed cabbage. Once you prepare the cabbage leaves, they are pretty easy to put together. So if you’ve ever wondered how to make cabbage rolls, watch my how-to video. And by the way, cabbage rolls freeze really well. My mother used to make them too and I remember her eating them cold, as a quick snack… okay, I’ve done that too! This Polish girl loves her cabbage rolls! Click here for the recipe. – Jenny Jones

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Mar 4, 2013

Power Salad

PowerSalad_9895Here’s my “Power Salad.” I just made up that name because I just made up this recipe. I did it because I wanted something really healthy to snack on today and didn’t have anything on hand. It’s an easy recipe. I steamed 2 cups each of broccoli and cauliflower (cancer defenders!) and poured over a lemon vinaigrette. But I wasn’t done yet. Then I added some drained cannellini beans (calcium for bones & fiber), some diced red pepper (tons of vitamin C), and onion (natural anti-inflammatory) and bam! It’s good! And healthy beyond words!