Natural Remedies: Immune System Booster Tea

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!

Immunity Tea Recipe

Ingredients:

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.

Instructions:

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 Snack

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.

Raw Food Snack

Ingredients:

Lettuce

Cucumbers

Tomatoes

Red Onions

Sesame paste (tahini)

Zatar (or other dried herbs)

Instructions:

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!

Healthy Chef Salad

Chef salad is yummy, but can end up getting unhealthy . . . here is a recipe for a chef salad that’s a bit healthier.

Chef Salad

Healthier Chef Salad

Healthier Ingredients:

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.

Instructions:

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.

Chef Salad

How to Freeze Strawberries

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.

Fresh Strawberries

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.

Strawberries to Freeze

That’s it! Place them in the freezer, once they’re frozen you can transfer them to another container.