Put down the cheerios! No seriously, put em’ down.

Put down the cheerios! No seriously, put em’ down.

Cereal, the perfect fortified food that takes care of our daily recommended dose of fibre. Problem solver to the hectic schedule of life. The easy answer to getting our kids fed and us sorted before work, right? Wrong. It’s destroying your gut. We have seen the research that states a high-fiber diet can reduce your risk of premature death, due to many chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke and even cancer. Not to mention the added  benefit of reduced cholesterol and blood pressure, improved insulin sensitivity and reduced inflammation (thats a big one). That’s all well and good, except for the fact that it is all dependent on the type of fibre you are getting. Did you know the wrong fibre could be causing you serious health issues? We should be getting a recommended 20-30 grams of fibre a day, I like to recommend that 30 grams is the ideal or even 32 grams -especially for women. Unfortunately we are getting less than half of that. You see, our best source of dietary fibre comes from fruit and vegetables and we simply aren’t getting enough of those into our diets. What’s worse is that some of you are heavily into the juicing trend and have forgotten that you still need to actually chew some of those much needed veggies to get the fibre. Juicing takes the pulp and with it the fibre, leaving us with a nutrient dense snack but lacking the much needed fibre. I’m not saying not to juice, I do it daily, what I am saying is don’t forget to get some into your body...
Sriracha Honey Chicken

Sriracha Honey Chicken

For the holidays my family and I like to head back home to New York, not Manhattan but rather the place modern civilization forgot – Albany.  As we are last minute shopping for Christmas (I know, we’re crazy right?) we ass the food court. The smells of everything deep fried do absolutely nothing for me, but then this lady jumps out of nowhere shoving a piece of chicken in my face. Now if it hadn’t been food court ‘food’ I likely might have been tempted to give it a try- I mean it smelled delicious and looked pretty tasty but the thought of how much MSG was in that one bite turned me off completely.  But here’s the thing, each mall we went to had the SAME thing. The lady in front of the Chinese food kiosk pushing some sort of deep fried meat at the passers by. From New York all the way to Pennsylvania (my family is sort of spread out), it was always the same. SO whats a good way to get this fantastic taste at home, all the taste but none of the msg, cornstarch, flour or whatever it is they are using at those places. Then it happened, a post with just such a recipe popped into my FB newsfeed courtesy of Creme de la Crumb. So I tweaked the recipe ever so slightly and decided it was post worthy for my recipe stash, which of course I had to share with all of...