Camping Breakfast Recipes

Camping Breakfast Recipes
Camping season is almost upon us! For die-hard campers, it never really ends. Following are some delicious recipes to fuel you up for your busy outdoor camping excursions.

Delicious & Hearty Camping Breakfast Recipes
Campfire Eggs
On a 3-day camping trips? Save the remainder of the bacon from these camping breakfast recipes for the next day’s breakfast.

8 slices bacon
1-1/2 cups frozen hash browns
Sweet onion
Salt and pepper to taste
6 eggs or 1-1/2 cup liquid egg substitute
1/3 cup milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar or Colby cheese


Cook bacon in heavy skillet until crisp. Remove and crumble bacon. Pour off all but 2

Orange Juice or Milk?

Milk Calcium vs. Orange Juice Calcium
Is the calcium  you get from supplements or fortified orange juice absorbed as well as the calcium from milk?  Scientists at Tuft’s Mineral Bioavailability Laboratory say, “Yes”.

The results of an experiment done by Tuft’s showed that blood and urine tests proved that calcium from all three sources was equally absorbed.  This is good news, especially for people who do not like or cannot drink milk. A glass of orange juice can make up for the milk many people get in their  daily morning cereal.

However, it is worthy to note that this doesn’t make the

An Active Lifestyle

Living An Active Lifestyle
An active lifestyle is more than simply visiting the gym for an hour or jumping around in the living room to an aerobics tape. Be creative and find ways to incorporate physical activity into almost everything you do.

Here are some suggestions to get you started and help you boost your activity level. Believe me, if you make a conscious effort to integrate more activity into your daily life, it will eventually become second nature. Give some of these suggestions a try! You may have heard some of these before, but they bear repeating as a reminder.

By |May 12th, 2015|Fitness|0 Comments

Home Grown Herbs

Home Grown Herbs Uses and Storage Ideas
Many home grown herbs will freeze beautifully to extend their shelf life. For best flavor, use herbs fresh out of the garden whenever possible. Always pinch back basil, thyme, oregano and chives so that you get fullest production out of the season.

Plants like rosemary need a good cutting now and then to keep them from getting too woody. If you haven’t planned a meal around your pruning, try some of these ideas to preserve your herbs.
Freezing Herbs
Wash herbs very well and gently pat dry with paper towels. Wrap leaves or sprigs in freezer

Wild Berry Crumble

Wild Berry Crumble
This wild berry crumble recipe turns out a simple to make, delicious, and very healthy alternative to standard cooked berry crumbles.

By keeping the fruit raw, this recipe has an alkalizing effect on the body. Cooking fruit has an acidifying effect on your body.

Wild Berry Crumble Recipe
1 cup oats
1/2 cup almonds
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3 tablespoons unpasteurized honey

Combine the above ingredients in a food processor. Process until mixed, but still slightly coarse. Divide evenly among small dessert bowls (approximately four).

Fruit Filling:
2 cups mixed berries, frozen or fresh

Divide the fruit among the four dessert bowls, placing it on top of the

Date Shakes

Date Shakes: Nutritionally Sound Drinks
Date shakes are an iconic food of southern California’s Coachella Valley. This is where the treat originated when date gardens began offering locals and travelers milkshakes made with dates and ice cream.

Dates are rich in polyphenols, a plant antioxidant that have a higher capacity of reducing oxidative stress.

Dates are free of saturated fat, trans fat, sodium and cholesterol.  Including dates into a daily diet contributes to keeping a heart healthy.  Give them a try in the recipes below for cool, creamy date shakes!
Did you know?
Fresh California Dates, Deglet Noor and Medjool varieties are now certified by

By |April 30th, 2015|Food Fitness|0 Comments

Choose Your Vegetable

Choose Your Vegetable for a Custom Health Boost
All vegetables are healthy. That is pretty well known. But how about you choose your vegetable based on a specific health need?

A 1/2-cup serving of carrots is an excellent source of vitamin A, which is important for vision, especially night vision, and for helping maintain healthy skin. Carrots are some of the best things you can munch on for a snack.  Nutritionally, eating carrots raw is fine, but cooking them until they are crisp-tender makes the nutrients more available. This is because carrots have a tough cellular wall that is difficult for

By |April 27th, 2015|Food Fitness|0 Comments

Helpful Healthy Herbs

Helpful Healthy Herbs: Ancient Healing
Humans have always longed for good health and vitality. Even prehistoric cave dwellers searched for relief from their various ailments. Many ancient Egyptians had arthritis. Medieval people experienced all kinds of infections and sicknesses. And don’t forget the great plague, which wiped out a large part of the world’s population!

What did all these people do before the dawn of multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies with their thousands of synthetic medications?

They turned to the plant kingdom.

Through trial and error, the earliest humans discovered that some plants have medicinal properties. These properties, they learned, could help to purify,

Dried Fruit Nutrition

Dried Fruit Nutrition, Health Benefits and Uses
Dried fruit can be used in so many ways – baked goods, handy snacks, gorps and trail mixes to name a few.


But are you aware of the health benefits in dried fruit nutrition?
Popular Dried Fruit Nutrition Components

Raisins. Raisins contain phytochemicals and boron. Phytochemicals benefit oral health by fighting bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease. Boron is beneficial to bone health. Mix raisins with your favorite nuts! You’ll have a high-energy, protein and fiber packed snack. Best of all, it’s a quick and easy homemade snack.
Figs. Figs are a high source of dietary

By |April 19th, 2015|Food Fitness|0 Comments

Exercises You Can’t Do Without

Exercises You Can’t Do Without
Seventeen-thousand ACE-certified Fitness Professionals were asked to name the one exercise they couldn’t do without. The overwhelming winner was the multi-purpose squat, which strengthens all of the major muscles of the lower body. These  include the gluteals, hamstrings, quadriceps and calves.

The Top Seven Choices
Following are the rest of the top choices, which can be used together to create a challenging and effective fitness program.

Jump Squat
Abdominal exercises

Stepping Up to Good Cholesterol Levels
Not to be forgotten, stepping may be in the top  ten exercise choices.  You may have known that step aerobics can burn calories and is

By |April 16th, 2015|Fitness|0 Comments