I am so fond of this recipe and my family loves it too. It's hearty, tasty and a great recipe to make ahead for the week for company.
I grew up on salmon patties. I recently started making them again for my family since they offer great lean protein and are just as scrumptious as you want them to be. I changed up my recipe a bit and added a few special herbs and spices.
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Sometimes you want a break from the same ol' pasta. Pesto is perfect because you can use it in all of the same ways you would a red sauce.
I use it as a base to make pizza, over pasta, in eggs and spread on bread for sandwiches.
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Don't you just love Mediterreanean flavors? I was looking for a dish that would give me lots of good protein with incredible flavors that I love. So, I thew together a Mediterreanean quinoa recipe that is filling yet light at the same time... perfect for Summer.
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I spent 5 years living in The Big Easy and every now and then I get a hankering for some good ol' Jamabalaya. I miss the creole flavor and satisfying layers in New Orleans food. When I want comfort food, this is my go to. The recipe I use is adapted from, I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook.
Heat both oils in a large pot or dutch oven and add onion, bell pepper and celery. Saute until fragrant. Add the green onions, garlic and jalapeno and saute for 3 minutes. Add red pepper flakes, thyme, oregano, cumin and salt and saute vegetables for about 5 minutes. Add sausage, chicken broth, wine and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Mix in rice and return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Uncover and add in shrimp and chicken if desired. Cover and remove from heat to let stand for 10 minutes. Check to see that shrimp has turned pink and is cooked through. Recover if needed for finish shrimp. Enjoy with chopped green onions on top.
The glycemic index ranks foods on a scale of 0-100, 100 being pure glucose which immediately spikes your blood sugar.
Foods 70 and above are high. Medium glycemic foods are in the middle. It's advantageous to stick with low glycemic foods to get off the sugar hi-lo roller coaster! Your body is not happy when your glucose spikes and you do not use the energy. It's even more upset when it soon after crashes down. Over time this can make your cells insensitive to glucose utilization and cause major problems.
In the short term you may find yourself hungry mid day with low energy and a slow metabolism. Your body then craves carbohydrates or sweets to get the sugar rush again.
Now, regarding this list... you don’t have to get too caught up in the numbers! There are very, very few fruits and veggies on the high glycemic list and most are low glycemic. Furthermore, most whole grains are low glycemic.
I always advise my patients to steer clear of white: bread, potatoes, snack goods as well as sugary desserts treats. Just so you are familiar, please find the glycemic index list below for your reference.
Glycemic Food List