• Sweet Plantain, Apple, Sausage Hash
    Food,  Recipes

    Sweet Plantain Hash

        I woke up this morning thinking I’d have a simple toast for breakfast. As I was grabbing the bread, I noticed a lone sweet plantain sticking out of my fruit basket. In 2 seconds flat, I grabbed a gala apple right beside it and a piece of chicken sausage from the fridge. I quickly shifted gears and off I went to make a sweet plantain, apple, and chicken sausage hash for breakfast.   Plantain – quite different from a banana While they look like bananas, plantains are actually quite different.  While you would normally just eat a banana as is, plantains usually require cooking before they can be eaten. …

  • eating right for weight loss
    Health,  Weight Loss

    Eating Right for Weight Loss

    Weight loss does not have to be complicated.  However, you do need to be strategic, knowledgeable, and conscious of eating right for weight loss.  Most of all, understanding calories and how they affect your body is very important.  If the main goal is to lose weight, eating unlimited calories will simply not work.  It is vital that you pick foods that will sustain your body, and ensure that you are eating the right calories.  Thus, incorporating quality calories to your diet through proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and fiber will be the key to success.   Calories for Weight Loss vs. Weight Maintenance First, the number of calories you consume during weight…

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    Barley Lentil Soup with Chicken Sausage

        The weather has been pretty gloomy the last couple of days.  Automatically, my mind goes straight to comfort food – a nice warm bowl of soup.  I wanted to make something that was easy, quick, delicious and of course healthy.  As of late, I’ve been way obsessed with barley.  I was inspired and wanted to try out this barley lentil Soup with chicken sausage. This recipe is very well balanced.  If you are watching your weight like me, a bowl of this soup is less than 300 calories.  Filled with vegetables, greens, grains, and protein it will keep you full and satisfied throughout the whole day.  It is also…