How do I get enough calcium being dairy free?

How do I get enough calcium being dairy free?

Dairy, dairy everywhere! The hype with documentaries like Forks over Knives and the dairy free movement (which I'm a big fan of) leaves a lot of you looking for alternative ways to get that 1000mg of calcium daily. Below are some dairy free options: Almond milk contains about 45% of your daily calcium needs in 1 cup and only 95 calories. Tofu contains over 40% of your daily calcium needs in just half a cup. Not bad for 95 calories. Okra contains 12% of your daily calcium needs in just in 1 cup cooked 35 calories. Collard... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday April 25, 2018 comments Tags: Dairy free calcium, Dairy free substitute

Going vegan

Going vegan

Hello! I wanted to take the time today and talk about 2 important things for all vegan-ites: Amino Acids add Protein. Amino acids!!!! Everyone talks about proper protein and iron. Amino acids are all alone in the corner forgotten. Amino acids are essential to your body. Protein and iron are everywhere in food, but amino acids are the building blocks of muscle. I've tried going vegan several times and when I took amino acid supplements I craved meat MUCH LESS. I also felt less tired. However do not dispair, below are a list of vegan... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday April 11, 2018 comments Tags: Vegan foods, Vegan nutrition , Vegan protein

Ice cream vs gelato

Ice cream vs gelato

Hi Jazzy gurls! Let's talk about ice cream vs gelato. Its all about the ice crystals! Small ice crystals which equals to a creamy texture requires 2 things: sugar and fat. Gelato is lower in fat as advertised but higher in sugar. Ice cream high fat (and taste ever so good!) but can contain less sugar. Let me break it down for you: In order for a frozen treat to be legally labeled as ice cream, it is required to have at least 10% dairy fat which usually consists of whole milk, cream and eggs. Ice cream is churned at a high speed... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday March 14, 2018 comments Tags: Ice cream vs gelato, Difference between ice cream amd gelato

The dreaded apple body shape blog

The dreaded apple body shape blog

Ugh! I've been debating on writing this one. My heart was broken when I discovered I was an apple/inverted triangle. Yep, broad shoulders, big boobs and no butt. So sad. When I was doing crossfit I literally started to look like a boy with the developed shoulders and arms. Being an apple also means all my fat stores in my tummy, arms, and neck. I looked like a husky football player. What a crock! So I'm supposed to look like a lolly pop on two stick legs my whole life? Not to fear! Apple's can be healthyand beautiful! It... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday February 28, 2018 comments Tags: Apple shape, How to eat for an apple shape

Pick your ingredients

Pick your ingredients

If you pick the cheapest crappies ingredients. Your dish will show it and be the last bowl emptied at the party. Now you don't have to go all crazy and spend a fortune on your grandma's Apple pie. But knowing where to put your money is a great tool. A lot of my recipies will say yes must have this or the splirge ingredient. And you'll know that's the ingredient to splurge on. After a while you'll just know what to get the achieve the flavor to want. Example a block of parm cheese is better quality and flavor than the shaker kind. The shaker... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday December 6, 2017 comments Tags: pick out ingredients, how to choose ingredients at the store

Healthy dessert options

Healthy dessert options

Hello! Dessert doesn't have to be a thing of the past. Something you think back longingly like a distant memory. Not to fear! Check out some ideas below. You CAN have your dessert and eat it too! Nuts and dates make excellent pie crusts filled with proteinand good fats. Coconut milk and chocolate proteinpowder blended can make a healthy frosting substitute. Coconutoil with cinnamonsend a little powder sugar is a great icing substitute. Mug cakes are a great portion control option. Sorbet with just frozen fruit can curb... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday November 22, 2017 comments Tags: Healthy dessert ideas

What does my craving mean?

What does my craving mean?

Ugh!! The craving monster strikes again as you reach for the box of cookies stashed under your bed. Or when you go to the drive thru just for a salad and a burger with fries magically appeared out of the pick up window. Where do these cravings come from? Most of the time it's your body telling you need something and references food you are familiar withto get what it needs. Keep reading! Chocolate and carb cravings usually mean your body needs magnesium and or chromimum. To curb the craving, try taking a daily supplement (I take both)... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday October 25, 2017 comments Tags: What do my cravings mean, Decode my craving

Decifer the mystery of a resturaunt menu

Decifer the mystery of a resturaunt menu

Hello! Ever went to a food establishment and not know what the half the menu means? Or ordered something and got something completely unexpected? How do you know if your dish is healthy? Read on my friend! Below is a complied list of some things that may help you on your next outing. Anything that saysaloi more than likely has mayo in it. Buerre blance sauce is a butter sauce. Bechemel is a classic mother sauce usually used in cheesy dishes and contains butter and usually whole milk or cream. Compote usually means fruit... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday September 6, 2017 comments Tags: what to order off a menu, how to order at a restaurant, what do restaurant terms mean

How to make creamy dressings that are dairy and mayo free?

How to make creamy dressings that are dairy and mayo free?

So your on a roll with healthy this and E-Word that. Now let's go to the next level: Dairy Cutting out dairy is not as hard and you may think. Flax milk is my go to for all things needing milk. I still struggle with cheese but over all flax is my savior. A another hurdle is salad dressing. Below are some dairy free ideas: White Beans can add creaminess to a sauce when blended in a blender. Not to mention an extra protein boost. Can't argue with that! Avocados! When something requires butter or heavy cream try this green beauty! Full... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday August 9, 2017 comments Tags: How to make creamy dressings that are dairy and mayo free, mayo free

Eating healthy when eating for two

Eating healthy when eating for two

First came love, then he put a ring on it, then came marriage, and now you have a bun in the oven! CONGRATS!!!! Being the Jazzy fit gurl that your are, as soon as you saw the positive pregnancytest you were determined to eat healthy! Eating healthy doesn't mean eating for two. If you are already at a healthy weight when becoming pregnant, you don't need additional calories during the first trimester. Second trimester you only need about 300-350 extra calories a day and increase only 100-150 calories more a day in the... Read More

By: JazzyGurl Wednesday July 19, 2017 comments Tags: eating healthy while pregnant, healthy pregnancy




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