Going out to eat takes you out of your focus of control. You have fewer options as to what you can eat. Even a big restaurant can limit your selection of food by its very nature of having a menu. Which is bad when you're trying to eat healthy, and all the options at your local restaurant is pretty... unhealthy.
At home, you have the option to make whatever you want. Whatever you can conceive, you can make. And this can lead to healthy habit forming behavior that will grant you the freedom to pursue a healthy lifestyle on your own terms, and not on the terms of someone else's menu.
Cooking at home builds healthy habits, cooking at home can jump-start your healthy lifestyle! By discovering healthy recipes, learning about food, creating and sticking to a meal plan, you and or your family can be inspired to living a healthy, fit life.
Cooking at home gives you the exercise of portion control, how I exercise portion control at home is serve myself in smaller plates, and chewing my food completely until the food is broken down, I'm less likely to go back for seconds and I'm not full. A glass of water before a meal will also decrease the urgency of eating more or wanting more. Strive to eat plant based foods and stay away from all processed food.
Know the Food to stay away from and the foods that are good for you that promotes longevity
Virtually all vegetables are good to eat except collard greens and turnip salad. The roots of turnips do very well, but not the salad. Cabbages are good, especially the white head, but not the green leaves. Cauliflower is a really fine vegetable, but take away the green leaves. There are a lot of other good vegetables that have been grafted from original vegetables, though some of the grafted vegetables are not good to eat. Do not eat the vegetable called kale. Eat some spinach, but do not become an habitual spinach eater. Eat rutabaga, a little every now and then. You may eat as much garlic and onion as you like, but no sweet potatoes and no white potatoes. Sweet potatoes were never good for any human to eat. They are good for hogs, but not for you. White (Irish) potatoes are a food for people who live in frigid zones, a staple food for such as Europe, Northern America and Canada; but potatoes and rice are too starchy for you and me. They laden us with too much starch and fat, which are friends to diabetes.
Sweet potatoes are full of gas, do not eat them. Virtually all fruits are good. We eat apples, oranges. bananas, pears, peaches, tangerines, mangos, plums, grapes (do not eat processed dried grapes, eat natural sun dried grapes), pomegranates. lemons and grapefruit.
Eat whole wheat, but not the whole grain, it is too much for the digestive system. Eat wheat, never white flour, which has been robbed of all its natural vitamins and proteins, never eat white sugar, white potatoes, white anything.
Begin at once, eat only one meal a day regardless of the work you are doing. Do not put lard in your bread. Use vegetable oil, corn oil, pure butter, olive oil or whatever good vegetable oil you choose. Keep any hog or swine out of your foods. Do not eat fried or hard baked foods, if you can avoid them. When it comes to meats, no fried chicken or steaks, nothing fried. Fried foods are hard on your digestive system and will cut short your life. This is the best digestion solution there is to prevent irregularity and promote long life.
My family loves my Egg Plant Parmesan and I hope you will enjoy making it and of course eating it....peace
2 lbs (about 2 large) eggplants
1 28-oz can whole peeled tomatoes
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
4 large eggs, beaten
1 1/2 lbs of fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
1 cup grated high quality Parmesan cheese
1 packed cup fresh basil leaves
1. Cut eggplants lengthwise into 1/4 inch slices. Arrange one layer in the bottom of a large colander and sprinkle evenly with salt. Repeat with remaining eggplant, salting, until all eggplant is in the colander. Weigh down the slices with a couple of plates and let drain for 2 hours. The purpose of this step is to have the eggplant release some of its moisture before cooking.
2 While the eggplant is draining, prepare tomato sauce. Combine tomatoes, garlic and 1/3 cup olive oil in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper to tasted and set aside.
3 When eggplant has drained, press down on it to remove excess water, wipe off the excess salt, and lay the slices out on paper towels to remove all the moisture. In a wide, shallow bowl, combine flour and breadcrumbs. Mix well. Pour beaten eggs into another wide shallow bowl. Place a large, deep skillet over medium heat, and pour in a a half inch of olive oil. When oil is shimmering, dredge the eggplant slices first in the flour mixture, then in the beaten egg. Working in batches, slide coated eggplant into hot oil and fry until golden brown on both sides, turning once. Drain on paper towels.
4 Preheat the oven to 350°F. In the bottom of a 10×15 inch glass baking dish, spread 1 cup of tomato sauce. Top with one third of the eggplant slices. Top eggplant with half of the mozzarella slices. Sprinkle with one third of the Parmesan and half of the basil leaves.
5 Make a second layer of eggplant slices, topped by 1 cup of sauce, remaining mozzarella, half the remaining Parmesan, and all of the remaining basil. Add remaining eggplant, and top with the remaining tomato sauce and Parmesan.
6 Bake until cheese has melted and the top is slightly brown, about 30 minutes. Allow to rest at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving. Serves 8
Increase Physical Activity
When you make the decision to be more active, decide when and how you are going to be more active. Schedule your regular physical activity into your day so that it’s part of your routine and not an add-on that you hope to get to. Eating healthy plus exercise is excellent on your health and saves you the trip to the doctors. Physical activity not only feels good, it helps prevent chronic diseases, improves your mood, increases your energy level and improves your quality of sleep, not to mention helps you manage and maintain your weight.
Join Ameanspinn Indoor Cycling and Yoga Classes to increase your energy and lower your chances of heart decease.
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