Category Archives: nutrition

Cherve Cheesecake

Do you love cheesecake, but can’t eat it because of a dietary restriction? Looking for a healthier alternative to the cheesecake that you love? Or have you ever just wanted to make a delicious dessert that everyone can enjoy? Has it ever crossed your mind that you can make a cheesecake that’s gluten-free, and soy-free. This recipe is not only allergy friendly but also health friend.

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Finding New Foods

Devolving food sensitivities later on in life has forced me to change my diet completely. If you haven’t read my story about my food sensitivities (read my story here: https://goo.gl/bmvT2a), let me tell you a little bit about my situation. In 2016, I started having problems with foods and discovered that the problem is rapeseed/rapeseed oil, which is also known as canola oil, and rapeseed is also in soy lecithin, which is in most breads and chocolates. That’s when I had to switch to more natural, organic, and allergy-friendly foods.
Looking for new foods I can eat has been challenging and …

 

Chocolate Banana Bread

Chocolate lovers, we have a banana bread for you. It’s a moist banana bread that has the perfect chocolate flavor that doesn’t overpower the banana flavor. If you like banana bread and you like chocolate covered bananas, then this is the perfect bread for you. What better way to start off your morning with a little bit of chocolate mixed with bananas to give you some energy.
Bananas are good for supplying your body the right amount of potassium, fiber, and magnesium it needs. Just one banana contains 467 mg of potassium, which is important for controlling your heart rate and …

 

Froyo Bites

Having trouble feeding your kids healthy snacks? Try giving them a colorful snack in a cool shape. Froyo bites are a quick and healthy snack to give your kids. A little bit of yogurt and a little bit of fruit in a fun shape is a good way to get your kids to eat healthy.
Yogurt comes from milk, so yogurt eaters will get a dose of animal protein (about 9 grams per 6-ounce serving), plus several other nutrients found in dairy foods, like calcium, vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium, and magnesium. Yogurt also has a good number of probiotics. Probiotics …

 

Healthy Alternative: Applesauce

Have you ever tried using applesauce instead of butter or oil while baking? I have and the foods taste just as good for less the calories. Ever since I started baking, I have used applesauce in pretty much everything I’ve made. The cool thing about it is that no one has noticed the difference. The only difference I have noticed is that it tastes healthier, but still taste just as delicious.
Applesauce is a good source of fiber and contains small amounts of beneficial vitamins and minerals. A one cup serving of unsweetened applesauce provides 11 percent of the daily value …

 

My Story: Food Sensitivities

It was summer of 2016 when I started having problems eating the same foods I used to eat all the time. One night after eating dinner, I was lying in bed, trying to fall asleep, when a started to get intense stomach pains. It was my first time experiencing this and was quite painful that I started crying. Then I rushed to the bathroom and felt all better afterwards; no more pains. My first thought was that I had some weird illness that was affecting my insides. Later on, I realized that it was a food problem when a started …

 

Gluten-Free Pancakes

Don’t you just love the smell of pancakes in the morning? Have an allergy or a reason that stops you from eating pancakes made with ordinary flour? Not to fear! Below is a recipe for gluten-free pancakes, a pancake you can eat that you can enjoy.
Some facts about gluten allergies include:

For some people, pancakes made with ordinary flour affect their body due to Celiac Disease, a Wheat Allergy, or a Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.
Wheat is one of the top eight food allergens in the United States.
A wheat allergy is an immune response to any of the proteins present in …

 

Black Bean and Walnut Brownies

Black Bean and Walnut Brownies
Ingredients:
1 (15 1/2 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup olive oil
2 large eggs
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup agave or maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, divided into two 1/4 cup portions
1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon canola, coconut, or walnut oil
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 9″ x 9″ square baking pan with oil.
In a blender, puree black beans in olive oil. Then add eggs, cocoa, agave/maple sugar, and vanilla. Melt half of the chocolate chips and add to the blender. Blend …

 

Managing the Holidays When You Have Cancer

By Julie Salinger, LICSW
The holiday season is full of cheer, but it can also be stressful, especially for cancer patients and their family caregivers. In addition to the extra time spent on shopping, cooking, and socializing, family interactions may bring complex dynamics, old grievances, and varying expectations to the forefront. The pressure to be “festive” can make even the healthiest person weary.
Here are some tips for patients and their families for an enjoyable holiday season.
Reinvent your rituals.
Rituals are a central part of the holiday season for many families. But, while they can be comforting, they can also create an unrealistic …

 

Let’s Talk Turkey: Tips for a Healthy Thanksgiving

As we approach the Thanksgiving meal, Dana-Farber nutritionists offer some easy tips for enjoying the holiday without packing on pounds.
The average Thanksgiving dinner contains at least 3,000 calories. When you add in snacks, appetizers, and drinks throughout the day, you may end up consuming approximately 4,500 calories (two to three times what you may normally eat). Although this is only one meal, excess calories from a holiday season are unhealthy in the long run, as obesity is a risk factor for cancer.
Many traditional Thanksgiving foods start out as whole, nutritious foods, but we often transform them into rich dishes laden …