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Archive for February, 2011

Steamed asparagus makes a super healthy snack.

Add a little sea salt, lemon juice, dab of butter if you desire, and savor the flavor.  It beats chips and dip anytime.

Asparagus has many nutritional benefits some of them listed in 12 nutritious benefits of asparagus, a super healthy food.

Asparagus makes a great snack - Carrie ©

When buying asparagus, make certain the tips of the asparagus spears are firm and dry.

Asparagus can be stored for one or two days in the refrigerator. This is one vegetable that does not store for more than a couple of days. It soon begins to deteriorate.

The benefits of asparagus are numerous and the list is impressive. Thank you for visiting Healthy living examiner.com where you will learn more about these benefits.


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Kale is a super, nutritious green food.

Curly purple kale - Carrie ©

That is one of the reasons why I grow kale in my organic garden.

This past summer I planted two varieties of kale – the curly purple kale and a long leaf green/blue kale. We enjoyed both but I do prefer the curly purple variety.

Kale is known to help protect the eyes as well as build and maintain healthy bones. It can be eaten raw or cooked.

To eat it raw, I either add it to my juicing along with other vegetables first thing in the morning, or I make dehydrated kale chips. It can be added to a salad or used to decorate a plate.

The dehydrated kale chips are a very viable substitute for regular chips, and provide a highly nutritious snack. They taste so good there’s usually none left for another day.

I’ve posted a recipe for kale chips as well as several other ideas on how to serve kale, at Healthy living examiner.com

This summer I intend to try yet a third variety of kale – the curly green variety. Variety is the spice of life.

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The weight loss secret for today is vitamin D.

healthy living and weight management

Yes, vitamin D is proving itself to be a key in weight loss.

Vitamin D has many significant health benefits, one of which is weight loss.

How does vitamin D have an effect on weight?

  • Our bodies need sunshine to produce vitamin D.
  • Lack of sunshine causes lack of vitamin D.
  • Lack of vitamin D can cause weight gain.

To learn more about the link between vitamin D  and weight,  check out Vancouver healthy living examiner;  Vitamin D and weight loss.

For information on adequate amounts of vitamin D check out this article, What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and can vitamin D help?

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Happy Valentine’s Day to

all my friends and followers

Valentine's Day card 2011

Happy Valentine's Day - Carrie ©

Have a wonderful, stress-free, happy day and pass it on.

Ideas to help make your day a good one:

What women want for Valentine’s Day

or……….

How to express your love on Valentine’s Day

visit my site as Vancouver’s Healthy living examiner.

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Does Valentine’s Day promote anti-aging?

Valentine card - Hart Wachsmann ©

Valentine’s Day is very popular.

Everyone wants to stay young.

Put the two together and make them work for you for the rest of the year.

If everyday we thought about love and how to express it, we’d all probably live to be a 120 years old. Maybe more.

Those good, loving, happy thoughts would keep the stresses of life where they belong – underfoot.

If you need a little encouragement in expressing your love and affection to your Valentine, you can find some great advice at examiner.com, “How to express your love on Valentine’s Day.”

Stay young, be happy and nurture your relationships.

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Zesty Super Bowl Salsa recipe

This year why not spice up your Super Bowl party with healthy snacks.

This zesty Salsa recipe is a spicy healthy alternative.

You can find the recipe here at Examiner.com, along with 4 tips to help make your Super Bowl party a great one. 

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Some colors have the power to lift the spirit, combat cabin fever and chase away those winter blues.

Find out which ones

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