Immune system issues? You’re not the only one . . . but if you’re like me you’re looking for natural remedies. Here is a 100% natural herbal tea recipe to help boost immunity – and it’s fine for pregnant women too!
Anti-viral spices: cloves, cinnamon, cardamom
Anti-bacterial honey: raw, unfiltered honey
Antioxidants: lemon juice
Immunity Booster: ginger
Tea Leaves: fresh thyme for nasal congestion, cammomile for or any tea/herb you’d like.
Boil all of the ingredients together in a stovetop pot (no microwave!), except for the honey. After 10 minutes, pour the mixture into a mug, add the honey and enjoy.
Raw food snacks can be fun! Check out this raw food snack – it’s super easy to make and is so beautiful it’s hard to think of it as “diet” food.
Sesame paste (tahini)
Zatar (or other dried herbs)
Chop the lettuce and spread it on the plate. Chop your veggies and arrange them nicely. Drizzle the tahini over the veggies and then sprinkle the zatar (or other fresh herbs). That’s it!
Chef salad is yummy, but can end up getting unhealthy . . . here is a recipe for a chef salad that’s a bit healthier.
Healthier Chef Salad
Instead of iceberg, choose mixed greens & baby spinach.
Instead of deli ham, choose roasted turkey with no nitrates.
Instead of store-bought ranch dressing, choose homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
Instead of pre-shredded cheese, shred your own
Add whatever veggies you want! Get more protein by adding peas or an egg.
Get good ingredients and mix them together. By using ingredient replacements, you can increase the nutrients of your salad without increasing calories. You can also reduce the amount of processed ingredients.
Strawberries are tough to freeze right, but I have the BEST way to do it. Fail proof, freezer burn proof you’ll be in strawberries all year long. And the best bonus is that you’ll have icy cold strawberries for smoothies! And it’s so simple . . .
Easiest Way to Freeze Strawberries Ever
1. Soak your strawberries in water, rinse and place on a towel or paper towel to dry.
2. Prepare space in your freezer for a flat pan. Put parchment paper on the pan. Cut the greens off, slice the large strawberries in half and put them cut sized up. Medium or small strawberries can go directly on the parchment paper.
That’s it! Place them in the freezer, once they’re frozen you can transfer them to another container.