Happy Thanksgiving. If you are reading this blog today you must be wondering what to eat today at the Thanksgiving meal. I try to make staying on an alkaline diet as less stressful as possible. Remember it is all about the ratio of alkaline foods( 80%) to acid foods( 20%) on your plate. If this is your favorite holiday and you want to indulge a little more than usual. Try a( 60%) alkaline foods and( 40%) acid foods. You actually stay in a comfort zone but can have a few extra treats without upsetting your diet. And don’t forget that we can store alkaline foods in our bodies. So I suggest that you eat an alkaline breakfast, oatmeal, or a fresh fruit smoothie and for lunch a light vegetable salad or a bowl of vegetable soup. I always eat breakfast and lunch especially before a big dinner. This way I am not starving when I sit down and I can make better choices of what foods I am putting on my plate. So if Turkey is your thing, go for it. Enjoy the sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes with it. And don’t forget the vegetable dishes. When dessert is served, look for the fresh fruit. If there is a pie that you just have to have, try to just have a taste. It usually takes about 20 minutes to feel full, so if you eat slowly and your dinner lasts 20 minutes, dessert will not be so tempting. That is my secret for today. You will be surprised how easy it is to stay Alkaline and have a Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.
Do you have trouble thinking of things to make for dinner? Do you have favorite foods that you would like to eat but you don’t know how to turn them into an alkaline meal? I am happy to help you with meal planning and working your favorite foods into meals that will be satisfying and alkaline. You can contact me through this blog, just hit ASK or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I would be happy to help you with your alkaline cooking needs. Sari
Did anyone happen to see the just published US guidelines for the new American Diet?
We used to have a pyramid, now we have a plate. The recommendation is ½ your plate is to be fruits and vegetables, ¼ a protein and ¼ a grain.
This is the Alkaline way to eat. 80 % Alkaline and 20% Acidic. We need protein in our diets. Even on an Alkaline diet.
The grains we substitute for alkaline choices include: Spelt, Buckwheat, Quinoa, Japonica Rice and Wild Rice.
So don’t be afraid of eating this way. It will lead you to good health.
More to come! You can email me at email@example.com or click on the ask button at the top of the page. I will be happy to help you with Cooking Alkaline.
Being on an alkaline diet can be a little tricky when you come home looking for something to eat. I will be sharing all of my ideas with you in the coming days. The Lentil soup recipe that I posted earlier is my go to meal or snack. It is very alkaline and filled with lots of vegetables. I hope it is something you will try. If you have any questions about it, just hit the ask button on my web page. Happy Cooking!
Just like your pantry, your freezer can hold a few go to items that make cooking alkaline a little easier when you have to plan a last minute meal.
Cooked White Beans
Individually wrapped slices of Spelt Bread
Homemade Marinara Sauce
I want to give you a list of foods that you should have in your pantry to make cooking alkaline a little easier. So I will share with you what is in mine.
Apple cider vinegar
Organic Sucanat (dehydrated cane juice)
Tahini Sauce(sesame butter)
Almonds and Cashews
Wild rice and Japonica rice
Herbal Teas Ginger Tea
Low Acid Forming
Congratulations on finding my cookalkaline.com blog. There are many sources that offer scientific information on alkaline diets and the effects on the human body.
This is not one of them. My intention is to share delicious recipes of everyday food with a twist or two to turn them into a more alkaline meal for an alkaline lifestyle.
You will be surprised how easy it is to maintain this way of eating.
I have always lived a healthy lifestyle and ate mostly organic fruit and vegetables with very little animal products. I was surprised a few years ago when my doctor informed me that I had osteoporosis. My doctor prescribed drugs that I took for 4 years. My osteoporosis worsened. Two years ago I embarked on researching the alternatives to taking the bisphosphonate drugs, Fosamax and Boniva. What I have discovered and has been widely known is that an alkaline diet can actually reverse osteoporosis as it has in my case.
Other benefits which I discovered are: it has improved my overall good health, no colds, no sore throats, no flu shot, no flu. Additionally I lost weight in the process and I am winning the race against osteoporosis.
I will be sharing my alkaline ideas and recipes and I hope you will enjoy them. My friend Jorun acts as my test kitchen, recreating the recipes for her family and friends.
Thank you for your interest in cooking alkaline, Sari
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