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Cooking Class: Appitizers and Party Foods

Cooking Class October 1, 2017

Today’s menu was Appitizer Foods for football season!  How can we make better choices when we go to parties and still stay on our meal plans?  By learning healthy options and trying different combinations and adding Veggies!!!  We get increased benefits all around! Better digestion, lower calories, feeling better with more energy.  

Gluten Free Homemade Pizza
Brown Rice Tortilla, Organic Veggie Marinna, Vegan Cheese.  Bake at 425 in convection oven about 8 mins

Amiee’s Gluten Free pizza cooked in Convection Oven

Rutabaga Chips
Coconut oil, Sea Salt, baked at 400-450 in convection Oven, about 10 minutes.

New veggies to Try:
Jicima
Rutabaga
Purple Carrots
Rainbow Radishes

New Chips to try:
Sea Salt Farmhouse
BlackCorn

Sweet Carrot Dip
Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free
Happily serves 2

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

1 Large carrot
1/4-1/2 cup yellow sweet onion
2 garlic cloves
1/2 tsp ginger powder or 1 piece fresh ginger
1 TBSP Honey (optional: 1 TBSP Erythritol) or Stevia
2 TBSP Coconut Cream
Handful of Cilantro
Himalayan Sea Salt and Pepper to taste.

Blend all together in a food processor until smooth.
You can garnish with Cilantro or switch up recipe by adding basil instead.

Carrot Hummus
Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Happily serves 4

ALL ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

2 Carrots
2 Cups Butter bean or chickpeas
1/4-1/2 cup yellow sweet onion
2 garlic cloves
2 TBSP Avocado Oil
Handful of Cilantro
1/2 TBSP Himalayan Sea Salt
Pepper to taste.

Blend all together in a food processor until smooth.
Switch up recipe by adding sweet Purple basil instead of Cilantro.

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Obesity Facts

Food for thought as you prepare for the super bowl today? The alarming rates of Obesity need to published and talked about.  Everyone wants to “live in the moment” But we are stealing precious moments due to our repeated poor food choices.  If you want to be around to outlive your kids, and you want to be the fun mom or fun grandparent that can keep up with the kids we need to educate ourselves and start making better choices to make that happen.

You can do it.  We can do it, and I can help!

Obesity facts:

Today, about 75% of US men and 67% of US women are either overweight or obese. Between 1988 and 1994, 63% of men and 55% of US women were overweight or obese.

The NHANES says that about 35% of men and 37% of women are obese, 40% of men and 30% of women are overweight. 2/3 of US adults are at a unhealthy weight.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that Americans have been gaining weight since the 1960’s. The average US woman weighs about 166 pounds compared to 140 in 1960. 166 was the average for a man in 1960.
Our children are not expected to outlive us. Obesity is one of the biggest contributors to this shortened life expectancy, it is the root of a lot of chronic health conditions.

Our environment contributes in some of the following ways:
Overuse of antibiotics in food production and medicine
Growth-enhancing drugs used in food animals
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals and pesticides
Social media centered around junk food and artificial sweeteners.
Highly processed genetically modified (GM) foods are full of ingredients that contribute to metabolic dysfunction and weight gain/obesity.

The McKinsey Global Institute says the annual global cost of obesity is now $2 trillion. (For comparison, alcoholism costs are $1.4 trillion annually, road accidents cost $700 billion, and unsafe sex costs $300 billion)  The McKinsey report estimates that nearly 1/2 of the world’s adult population will be overweight or obese by 2030.

In the US, 8 obesity related diseases account for 75% of healthcare costs. These include type 2 diabetes, heart disease, dementia, cancer, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypertension, lipid problems, NAFLD (nonalcoholic fatty liver disease).

The National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA) are the official estimates of total health care spending in the US. In 1960, the NHEA measures annual U.S. expenditures for health care goods and services, public health activities, government administration, the net cost of health insurance, and investment related to health care.
U.S. health care spending in 2014 reached $3.0 trillion or $9,523 per person.
The nation’s Gross Domestic Product accounted for 17.5% of health care costs.

cms.gov/research-statistics-data-and-systems/statistics-trends-and-reports/nationalhealthexpenddata/nationalhealthaccountshistorical.html
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=189100
http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/calls/
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/07/08/increasing-us-adult-weight.aspx
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=189100
CDC: Average American Woman Now Weighs As Much As 1960s US Man
http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2323411