Tag Archives: healthy diet

Real Food Daily

9 Feb

RFD

This restaurant is like a healing food center!

It’s fantastic, 90 percent of the food served comes from organic, local farmers. Completely free of preservatives, processed and refined foods.

Everything is made from fresh and whole ingredients; vegetables, fruits, seeds, beans, grains and soy products.

You can never go wrong here, order anything from the menu, it’s all delicious, healthy, and as they say “clean and pure.”

RFD is also environmentally conscious, they use biodegradable containers, they are part of a local composting program and certified as a green business!

My favorite item on the menu is the Real Food Plate, it’s a complete meal with brown rice, beans, vegetables, salad and a fresh homemade dressing, delicious!

Check out the menu here

They have 2 locations West Hollywood and Santa Monica

If you haven’t been to RFD check it out!

It is definitely one of the best restaurants in LA!

Elimination Diet: Top 5

23 Jan

We are starting a new week and recently a new year, so why not start a new diet?

Try eliminating the following foods from your diet during this week, I can bet you will feel so great you’ll want to keep eating this way.

These are the top 5 foods to avoid this week:

  • Sugar or any sugar substitute
  • Processed foods
  • Dairy
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine

Make sure to add plenty of these:

  • Water (at least 8 glasses per day)
  • Raw fruits and vegetables
  • Whole grains, legumes and seeds
  • Lots of leafy greens
  • Vegetable and fruit juices (prepared by yourself)

Remember you are what you eat, eat healthy, be happy…

Clean Food and Clean Start

20 Jan

If there are 2 books I could never ever live without, they would have to be these two by Terry Walters. Not only does she give you the healthiest recipes, but she explains step by step how to do the basics, from cooking grains, to choosing the best fruits and vegetables!

Her books are divided by seasons and the ingredients she uses are in their most natural, unprocessed state. All the recipes are wholesome and nutritious and by the way, did I mention delicious!

So, if you are looking into healthier eating, losing weight or even just a cooking book, these are the ones to buy!

Clean Food – Clean Start

Healthy Tip: Adding Good Food

9 Jan

Having a healthy diet is not something you wake up with one morning, it’s a slow but sure road. The most important thing to do in the beginning, is not to eliminate all fat, greasy, processed food at once, but to add more healthy food.

Take it one step at a time. I recommend you add a new food per week. For example this week you might want to add kale or spinach to your diet. Next week try quinoa or beans.

Keep adding healthy food and eliminating bad food.

Try to eat the cleanest possible.

Your goal in the end will be to eliminate processed foods and eat fresh, happy and nutritious food.

Fresh Quinoa Salad

6 Jan

The weather is beautiful here in LA and I’m craving a healthy quinoa salad.

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups of water
  • 1 celery stalk, chopped
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1/2 lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cups arugula
  • Cilantro, mint, salt and pepper

Wash the quinoa, then soak for at least an hour (I let it soak overnight if possible. I always let it sprout), rinse carefully and add to a pot with the water. Add sea salt or Kombu and then bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to simmer, cover and cook until the liquid is absorbed.

Mix the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, add salt and pepper as desired. When the quinoa is cooked add and mix with the rest of the ingredients, serve and enjoy!

Dairy… Not so good anymore

3 Jan

All we see in magazines and TV about dairy these days, is that everybody should be consuming it. But some of us have know for a while now that this is not true and finally a reliable source of information is standing up to say the truth.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/harvard-declares-dairy-not-part-of-healthy-diet.html