Month: December 2013

Cilantro Carrots

Whenever I cook carrots, it brings me back to when I was a little girl. Grandpa would tell me to eat my carrots because they’re healthy and good for me. “You know why?” he would ask when telling me to eat my carrots, “Well, have you ever seen a rabbit with glasses?!” Why no, I have not. Have you? This always stuck with me as a little kid, like an epiphany —carrots were the secret to healthy eyes. Twenty years later, here I am writing this post wearing glasses. Maybe I should have listened to Grandpa and eaten more carrots… Fact: Grandpa wasn’t kidding. According to fitday.com, carrots contain high levels of antioxidants (which protect the body from cell damage) and beta-carotene, a compound that’s converted to vitamin A by the body. Vitamin A is key for good vision and a strong immune system. So let’s make some carrots! Today is a recipe using heirloom carrots of yellow, orange and red. I know, I didn’t know they came in those colors either! I found these …

Hello Sweet on Cinnamon Readers!

My name is Court and I normally blog over at Princessandthejog.com, check it out! But for today, I am excited to be writing to you all here! I met Madalyn through a small online community called Elf for Health, which is group of people who have joined together to share a similar goal of keeping a focus on health while enjoying the holiday season. This group is organized thanks to the hard work of Elle and Lindsay. Today I want to talk to you a little about healthy snacking. As a princess, I always like to carry healthy snacks with me to have on hand. According to multiple sources, healthy snacks are a great way to keep blood sugar levels balanced. Planned healthy snacking keeps you focused and on track if you are trying to eat healthy, because it doesn’t allow your body time to miss food. Here are some of my favorite go-to snacks: Bag o’ nuts. The best kinds of nuts are nutrient-rich ones such as almonds or walnuts, which are both full …