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How to Deseed a Pomegranate

How to DeSeed a Pomegranate

How to Deseed a Pomegranate

 

Let’s talk pomegranates. They are:

  • delicious
  • packed with nutrients (who knew those little nuggets could be made of so many good things– Vitamins K, C, B, Folate, Phosphorus, etc.) and
  • indicative that fall/winter are on their way (pomegranate season grows from October through February)!

Here’s the thing with them, though. These seeds are a bit stubborn. Oh, and they can stain everything. May I persuade you to see there is another way to ensure a stain-free method to the goodness at the other end?? Because there is a way to enjoy the seeds practically hassle-free! Just following these steps. I promise–they’re worth the reward when you have a massive bowl-full of tiny red edible rubies. Here are the simple things on how to remove pomegranate seeds.


You’ll need these things:

  • Cutting board (darker the better, so the red color from the seeds is more easily hidden)
  • Sharp knife
  • Bowl of water (big enough to fit both of your hands and a pomegranate)
  • A pomegranate

Step 1. Cut the pomegranate into 4 pieces.
Step 2. Dunk the pomegranate into the water, seed-side facing down.
Step 3. Underwater, pick out the seeds and let them fall to the bottom of the bowl.
Step 4. Once all seeds are extracted, pour out the water from the bowl (use your hand as a guard to keep the seeds from falling out).

And you’re done! It is as easy as that–No red-dye mess. No time-consuming and labor-intensive work, just ease. And a delicious reminder of the chilly air and holidays approaching.

Pomegranate recipe: Dairy-free | Gluten-free | Vegan

Enjoy, friends!

 

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What Are the Best Food Sources of Minerals and Vitamins?

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Have you ever wanted to know which foods provide high sources of certain minerals and vitamins? Check out this list for a quick reference of food choices you can make to balance out your internal nutrient levels. Remember, food comes exactly as God intended (i.e. with all of the components of that mineral or vitamin), so be sure to eat it in its whole-food form.

Vitamin A
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Tomatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Carrots
  • Dark Green, Leafy Vegetables
  • (Spinach, Kale, Beet Greens, Bok Choy, Collard Greens)
  • Orange Bell Peppers
  • Winter Squash
Vitamin B
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Organ Mets (pasture-raised)
  • Cauliflower
  • Pasture Eggs
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Kefir or Yogurt
Vitamin C
  • Swiss Chard
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Kale
  • Peppers
  • Fruits: Papaya, Strawberries
  • Apples, Oranges
Vitamin D
  • The Sun!
  • Pasture-Raised Animal (Organ) Meat
  • Cod Liver Oil
  • Lard (Pasture-Raised, Pork Fat)
  • Oysters
Vitamin E
  • Swiss Chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon
  • Raw Almonds
  • Avocados
  • Dark Green, Leafy Vegetables
  • (Spinach, Kale, Beet Greens, Bok Choy, Collard Greens)
Vitamin K
  • Swiss Chard
  • Kale
  • Cauliflower
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Kefir or Yogurt
  • Spinach
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Mustard & Collard Greens
Calcium
  • Garlic
  • Mushrooms
  • Spinach
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Kefir or Yogurt
  • Raw Almonds
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Dark Green, Leafy Vegetables (Spinach, Kale, Beet Greens, Bok Choy, Collard Greens)
Sulfur
  • Pasture Eggs
  • Onions
  • Wheat Germ
  • Kale
  • Asparagus
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Garlic
Potassium
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Cauliflower
  • Raw Almonds
  • Avocado
  • Beets
  • Bananas
Iodine
  • Raw, Grass-fed Butter
  • Sea Vegetables
  • Wild-Caught Scallops/Cod/ Tuna/Salmon
  • Pastured Eggs
  • Raw, Grass-fed Yogurt
Magnesium
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Kefir or Yogurt
  • Raw Almonds
  • Dark Green, Leafy Vegetables
  • (Spinach, Kale, Beet Greens, Bok Choy, Collard Greens)
  • Raw Cacao Powder or Nibs
  • Avocados
  • Pumpkin Seeds
  • Wild-Caught Alaskan Salmon and Mackerel
  • Squash
  • Fruits: Papaya, Raspberries, Tomato, Cantaloupe, Strawberries
Phosphorus
  • Garlic
  • Tomatoes
  • Wild-Caught Scallops/ Cod/ Tuna/ Salmon
  • Lentils
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Kefir or Yogurt
  • Quinoa
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Butter
Zinc
  • Grass-Fed Red Meat
  • Swiss Chard
  • Spinach
  • Oysters
  • Sesame/ Pumpkin Seeds
  • Cashews
Manganese
  • Cloves
  • Spinach
  • Pineapple
  • Swiss Chard
  • Garlic
  • Kale
  • Tomatoes
  • Beets
Copper
  • Kale
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Cashews
  • Mushrooms
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts
  • Beets
  • Lentils
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  • Liver
  • Oysters
  • Grass-Fed Red Meats
  • Lentils
  • Spinach
  • Swiss Chard
  • Raw Almonds
Selenium
  • Raw Brazil Nuts
  • Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Raw, Grass-Fed Butter
  • Wild-Caught Salmon
  • Pasture-Raised Chicken or Turkey
  • Mushrooms

*World’s Healthiest Foods and Dr. Mercola’s articles were utilized to help create some of the content for this article.

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3 Ways On How to Make Beets Salad (They’re Easy!)

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Benefits of Eating Beets

Beets — they are just oh so important! Why do I love them (and therefore why should you)?

  1. Detox Food — Beets are nutritionally powerful in their detox abilities. They help thin the bile from the gallbladder to move toxins through and out of the body. If you have a tan-colored stool, you need to eat some beets because the tan color means your bile is too thick.
  2. Natural Source of Nutrients — Beets are packed with essential nutrients like Vitamin C and B, Manganese, Potassium, and Fiber.
  3. Cardio~ Beets support blood pressure levels and the cardiovascular system.Beet Salad More Than Food
  4. Anti-inflammatory Food Source — Phytonutrients in beets help decrease inflammation throughout the body, which takes pressure off the joints, organs, and all affected areas.
  5. Easy Food Preparation — Beets are super easy to prepare (see below!).
  6. It’s Tasty! — Beets have an earthy and sweet taste that goes well on a salad, as a side with a white fish or poultry, or as a stand-alone topped with some lime and balsamic vinegar.

Also, beet leaves have an incredible amount of nutrients (if not more than the beets themselves), so don’t let those go to waste! Toss them in a smoothie or salad for some superfood support.

Important Reminder: if you eat beets for the first time ever or in a while, your poop will be dark/red. Don’t be alarmed 🙂

 

To prepare beets:

  1. Buy organic beets (red or yellow/orange).
  2. Wash.
  3. Slice off top and bottom of beet.
  4. Chop/Cube like you do a potato.

 

Option 1: 

  • Boil about 2 inches of water in a big pot.
  • Place steamer in the pot.
  • Steam beets for about 15-20 min, until soft.

 

Option 2: 

  • Place beets on a baking sheet (no foil) with coconut oil + spices (salt, pepper, or rosemary)
  • Stir up every 10 min or so.
  • Bake for 30-35 min, or until soft.

 

Option 3:

  • Spiralize beets raw for a salad or side dish OR
  • Chop raw beets, and place in a food processor to make finely chopped or minced for a salad or side dish

Recipe Note:

Gluten-Free | Paleo | Vegan | Pescetarian | Dairy-Free

Enjoy beets a few times a week for added health benefits! Happy nomming!

 

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3 Tips for Easy Grocery Shopping Made Easy!

3 grocery shopping tips

 

Do you ever make it to the store and feel utterly overwhelmed by the plethora of options and/or people? Or do you simply avoid the shopping chore altogether for this very reason? (Although, I must say I am quite the opposite, and I thoroughly enjoy my shopping trips. It’s like therapy for me — my sister thinks I am slightly crazy, too.)

If you are someone who dreads the store’s challenges, have no more fear, my friend. Grocery shopping for food can be a breeze if you have a plan. So let’s make a shopping plan, shall we? Follow these three guidelines to ensure easier and more pleasant shopping experiences.

1. Come with a shopping list – prepare a weekly meal plan. 

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Make a list of the meals and the ingredients you plan to enjoy that week. Just focus on the next 7 days. Choose 2 breakfast options, 1-2 lunch options, and 2-3 dinner options. Mix and match, make leftovers, utilize some of the same ingredients for Tuesday’s lunch as you do for Thursday’s dinner.

Plan your recipes, and write down what you’ll need. Then, head to the grocery store on a mission, pen, and paper in hand (trying desperately to bring back the art of writing things down). Walk through the doors, take a breath, and conquer your task in just about 30 minutes (if that!).

 

grocery store produce area2. Shop the perimeter of the store.

The healthiest foods are located on the walls of the grocery store. The veggies, fruits, meats, raw cheeses, fish — all of the foods that will give life to your body. The aisles, on the other hand, are packed with foods that are bagged, packaged, and canned. Many of these choices need to have longer shelf-lives, so companies add ingredients to them to extend the food’s Use-By dates. Unfortunately, many of these preservative ingredients do their jobs all too well and preserve the foods all too well — meaning that the food gets preserved all too well in our guts, which is not the healthiest for our bodies. Instead, it is best to fill our bodies with life-giving foods, so stick with the outskirts of the shops as much as possible.

 

3. Eat before you shop. eating healthy snack

This step is a must. Truly, if I walk around a store filled with food when I am hungry, things get worse because I want all the food. Also, as we walk through the store with an empty stomach, we tend to grab for the foods we crave at the moment (and when our blood sugar crashes a bit, we mostly just want the sugary things — Dang sugar). So have a snack of protein and/or healthy fat before heading to the grocery store, so you stick with your list. 🙂

Options for snacks: nuts, fruit, seeds, raw cheese, whole milk/plain grass-fed yogurt, pasture-raised meat slices. You can also make healthy snacks by following my easy and yummy recipes.

 

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