Fueling You!

Recently, I have had some very bone chilling reminders that we are here together for a minute.  Things around you become even more precious and delicate in the grand scheme of things when you see the road may not be infinite. This motivates me even more to develop my personal skills to better  help each of YOU accomplish your dreams.    

Let's face it
 Everyone is busy, and tired!  Sometimes, we are so busy that we often neglect ourselves, make our families and/or jobs our priority, and soon we realize we have put on 40lbs and our health has taken a beating.

Our health care reform  starts with what we put into our mouths to fuel our bodies.  

It effects:
As a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist -FNS, I look at at the  science behind nutrition. The Center for Disease Control  has indicated that because of the way we are currently eating, 1 in 3 Americans will have type 2 diabetes  by 2050! Harvard University has shown that 90% of behavioral and lifestyle factors can PREVENT type 2 diabetes!

Food quality, quantity and how often you eat,  effect how you feel, sleep, and  are able to do what you love.  Why wait? It's time to start feeling better now.  I can help you with a customized  Fueling You(tm)  program as part of your personal health care reform program.

Please excuse me, while I put the finishing touches on a new website  www.FuelingYou.com (It's not quite "live"  yet.....) Don't worry, you will be receiving  a "special invitation" to the upcoming  FuelingYou.com  open house, with free gifts for you!  

In the meantime, enjoy this  recipe for Veggie Nuggets, It is heart smart  alternative to fried  Chicken Nuggets. Enjoy them as an awesome between meal grab and go snack hot or  cold, or heat them up and serve 2 per serving  with a tossed Salad for dinner-


Adapted from Gluten Free living Magazine 
Makes 12-18 nuggets  (double the batch and freeze the unbaked nuggets to use later)

Ingredients: 1 large cauliflower
1 stalk of broccoli (crown)
4 eggs
3/4c gluten free breadcrumbs  (or toast your g.f. bread and crumble to  make your own)
1/2c grated Parmesan cheese
3 tsp Italian seasoning (mix together equal amounts of crushed dried basil, oregano, cumin, pepper, dash salt)
Extra virgin Olive oil 

Turn oven to low broil (425+)  
Slice cauliflower & broccoli into 1/4" slices toss into large bowl sprinkle with Extra virgin Olive Oil & a couple of large pinches (appx= 1tsp) of Italian seasoning toss til lightly coated.

Place slices on a parchment paper covered baking sheet under broiler check and turn every 5minutes until golden brown- appx 15 min.

Remove from oven and let cool.    place broccoli & cauliflower into a food processor and pulse until thoroughly processed.

Add eggs, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and remaining Italian seasoning  to the veggie mixture, pulse until evenly combined. (if the veggie paste is too sticky add more breadcrumbs).

Using a cookie scoop, place the veggie nugget scoops on to a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 15 minutes until golden brown.

let cool completely before storing in a sealed container in the refrigerator for you grab and go snack or quick addition to a meal!

Salud!    Here's to your health! 

Questions? You can email me at Tamra.fuelingyou@gmail.com

References in this article:

Centers for disease control- 1 in 3 American's- http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/ddt.htm
Harvard University Preventing Diabetes: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/diabetes-full-story/

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