Archives for January 24, 2011

Detox — Foods that help the body

I am sorta trying a new path ~ it’s called yoga {yes, I bet you have probably heard of it ;)} I took a few classes. Loved the “after” {during kinda kicked my butt but the after part I did love}. I decided to give myself 3 months of going 2-3 times a week. More if possible. Now of course I think this will be a great thing for my physical well being but honestly, I am doing it more for my mental well being. I stress. Easily. Often. Over anything. It’s stupid really as I am an optimist but I tend to really hold on to stress and thus I end up with the hated migraine. Now, if you are at all intrigued by my new endeavor, check out Zuda Yoga. It’s not for the weak, I assure you! They have two locations — Folsom and Midtown.

Yoga is supposed to be healing. So is eating better. Did you know that some foods actually help your body “detox”? No, chocolate and sugar are not on the list. Sorry to disappoint you!

A few detox foods are:

  • Fruits – remember, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
  • Green foods – think Kale, chard & spinach.
  • Citrus – add some lemon to your water.
  • Beans – the magical fruit {I won’t finish that one for you}.
  • Omegas – fish, flax seed & avocado are all good sources.
  • Garlic – an easy way to spice up almost any main dish.
  • Nuts – as a snack or even on a salad.

Those are just a few of many thing that can be great for your body. For more ideas and details on how to do a detox, head on over to the Global Healing Center by clicking here.

Meal planning and the best grilled cheese

I am really trying to be a lot better about meal planning. All of the “quick” trips to the grocery store add a whole lot of bills to my wee budget. So this week I meal planned. Leaving some room for left overs and last minute change of plans like dinner with friends or dining out {which I am also trying to be very conscience about — going out once a week for an entire month easily adds $200 to our entertaining budget. Let me tell you, I can think of so many other places that I would rather spend $200!}. How about you? Are you a meal planner or do you figure out meals at the last possible second?

Grilled Cheese – Photo courtesy of Cooking With Jack

This week, I have grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup on my menu. We are pretty basic. I always use sourdough bread for my grilled cheese. That with some butter and usually cheddar cheese as we pretty much always have cheddar on hand. In case you are looking for something a little more exciting, I came up with a few for you to try. Here ya go:

Grilled Gouda Sandwich as found on Delish. This one adds a little Dijon and spice for extra flavor. Click here for the recipe.

This recipe is courtesy of Tyler Florence who I happen to have a little bit of a foodie crush on {don’t tell my husband .. ha ha!}. He includes apples and bacon on his sandwich. Click here for the recipe.

This goodness is courtesy of All Recipes {a site I constantly find recipes on}. It has Granny Smith Apples and Swiss cheese. Yummy! Click here for the recipe.

I have saved the best for last. This is the mother of all grilled cheese websites and I am sharing it with all of you. It is called The Grilled Cheese Academy. O.M.G. There are far too many delish recipes to share. If you want to explore for yourself, be prepared to be wowed with mouth watering photos, click here to head on over to their site. I just ate dinner yet I am suddenly hungry again!

Do you have a favorite grilled cheese recipe? It is simple or fancy? Do share 🙂