Why you shouldn’t cook with aluminum foil

We have all heard of the many things in our lives that can be bad and harm us and I believe that knowledge is the key to good health. Let’s face it; companies are out to make money, as much as they can, so often we don’t hear the whole truth. Studies show that aluminum foil, cooking utensils and containers can leach aluminum into your food. 

The dangers of cooking with aluminum foil occur when it is heated to high temperatures. The heating process causes aluminum leaching which contaminates food. When aluminum foil is exposed to certain foods, it has been shown to leach a portion of its metallic compounds into the food, and then you ingest the toxin. This is why cooking  with aluminum foil may increase the  aluminum content of your diet.

Here are some facts about aluminum foil you may have not heard about.

Aluminum foil is a neurotoxin, a poison that acts on the nervous system.

Aluminum foil can contribute to osteoporosis. Increased levels of aluminum are also linked to brittle bones and osteoporosis. Calcium is needed for strong bones however, it seems from studies that aluminum interferes with how calcium is absorbed by the body.

The good news is that there are healthier alternatives to aluminum foil.

* Try to change from using aluminum pans to using high-quality stainless steel pans and/or cast iron. 

* Remove pre-made processed foods from their aluminum containers and heat in stainless steel or cast iron pans or glassware.

* Bake your food in heatproof glass or porcelain cookware.

* Use parchment paper instead.

Butternut Squash Chicken Soup

Butternut Squash Chicken Soup

Ingredients:
  • 1 large butternut squash
  • 1 lb shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 carton organic bone broth
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 6 celery ribs
  • 2-3 Sprigs of thyme Method:
  • Peel and cube squash, chop onions and celery. Toss in thyme
  • Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, until soft, remove thyme sprigs.
  • Blend with bone broth, salt pepper.
  • Add cooked shredded chicken and Enjoy!
 
Butternut Squash and Chicken Soup

Why I stopped eating salads

Nutrition and Fitness is my passion; and fueling my body with healthy ingredients has been instrumental behind my weight loss. I truly believe you are what you eat. And its equally important to maintain good digestive and colon health. When it  comes to eating healthy, It’s no surprise that I L-O-V-E Salads!  If you’ve seen my Instagram, then you know that I’m passionate about eating dark leafy greens with bright vibrant colored organic vegetables. Unfortunately, I had to stop eating salads due to the discomfort I felt after consuming it. Then I realized the culprit was the salad dressing itself. Normally, most bottled dressings are loaded with way too much sugar and other ingredients you don’t know or want in your food. Then I discovered there are much healthier salad dressings available, without all the unhealthy additives. One of my preferred salad dressing is a Honey Mustard from Primal Kitchen , it has a sweet and tangy flavor, MADE WITH 100% PURE AVOCADO OIL  and no additives, preservatives and refined sugars.  My other favorite dressing is the lemon turmeric. very tasty and doesn’t leave your salad boring. Order yours day and get 20% off your first order. This product can be purchased online at https://www.primalkitchen.com?rfsn=1436007.646ac              

Low Carb Spaghetti Zoodle Marinara

Ingredients:

  • 1 LB ground beef
  • 4 Zucchini (spiral noodles)
  • 2 Garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 Large bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 Jar marinara or spaghetti sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 TBS Red pepper flakes

Method:

Heat skillet on medium heat. Brown hamburger meat. Add garlic, red pepper flakes, bell pepper, marinara sauce, salt and pepper, simmer 10 minutes. Add zucchini noodles, cook another 10 minutes and stir. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and parmesan and enjoy!

Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Marinara

Our favorite pasta substitute is the spaghetti squash, super tasty! Ingredients:
  • 1 LB grass fed ground beef
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 large onion
  • 4-5 garlic cloves (minced)
  • ¼ cup of avocado oil
  • 4 Large organic tomatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 10 Basil leaves
  • Salt and pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 TBS molasses
Cut spaghetti squash lengthwise, lightly coat with avocado  oil, salt and pepper.  Face up on a flat sheet pan and bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Method: Make the sauce In medium sauce pan, heat half of the avocado oil and 2 TBS tomato paste, Add chopped onions, garlic oregano, red pepper flakes. In a blender/food processor, puree tomatoes, add to paste mixture. Add molasses. Simmer 25-30 minutes. Make hamburger meat Brown ground beef in skillet, salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder.  Add to tomato sauce mixture. Cool spaghetti to scoop into dish, top with cooked hamburger meat and marinara sauce. Serve and Enjoy!

Primal Chia Pudding

Primal Chia Pudding

Ingredients:
  • 1 Can organic coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup organic chia seeds
  • 3 TBS organic cocoa powder
  • 1 TBS organic maple syrup
  • ½ TSP Himalayan salt
  • Coconut flakes organic (optional)
Method: 1.Add ingredients to flat ceramic or glass pan, whisk until smooth (cooler temperatures may require heating to dissolve coconut milk). 2.Place in the refrigerator allow to soak for min 3 hrs. 3.Serve and enjoy.

Pork fried cauliflower rice

A quick and easy delicious paleo/keto/primal Pork fried cauliflower rice recipe  

INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 Cauliflower head, grated
  • 1 yellow/white onion
  • 3 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 4 Scallions roughly chopped
  • 2 shredded carrots, (shredded purple cabbage optional)
  • 2 Eggs, beaten
  • 3 Tablespoons of organic gluten free tamari sauce
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 lb of pork cut in small pieces
Method: Heat Skillet or wok on high heat, add 1 tablespoon of oil. Add onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add cut up pork pieces and 1 tablespoon of tamari sauce. Salt and pepper to taste. Sauté 2-3 minutes until meat is cooked, then add remaining oil, garlic, carrots, cauliflower. Sauté 2-3 minutes longer. Add beaten eggs and remaining tamari. Stir constantly as the egg cooks. Add chopped scallions and cook 2 minutes. Serve and enjoy!  

Banana Primal Pancakes

Ingredients:
  • 1 Ripe Banana
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 TSP almond butter (optional)
  • 1 TSP organic maple syrup
Method: 1.Add ingredients to blender, process until smooth 2.Heat a cast iron or stainless skillet add ghee or butter 3.Pour mixture into pan to the desired pancake size 4.Cook thoroughly 5.Serve (garnish with walnuts and or a small amount of syrup)