Joy Bauer https://joybauer.com Life is hard, food should be easy Thu, 07 Jan 2021 15:31:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.3 Thinking of going plant-based? Use these pointers https://joybauer.com/healthy-eating/thinking-of-going-plant-based-use-these-pointers/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=thinking-of-going-plant-based-use-these-pointers Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:33:20 +0000 https://joybauer.com/?p=10936 Thinking of following a plant-based diet? Follow these tips.

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Hey guys! I’m super excited to share this post about why and how to shift to a more plant-based style of eating, written by my good friend (and a super-smart RD), Marisa Silver. Check it out.

XX, Joy

 

Talk about blooming: Sales of plant-based foods that directly replace animal products (think veggie burgers and milk alternatives) have grown 29% in the past two years—to $5 billion—according to new data released in March of this year. We all know that eating more veggies and fruits, especially when they take the place of fatty meat and dairy products in our diet, is an easy way to boost our health. And given the recent meat shortages many of us faced during the pandemic, getting your beef fix has become more challenging and a bit pricier, so, why not consider opting for that veggie burger next time you’re at the grocery store?

One big caveat: Not all plant-based foods are created equal. Some products use added sugars, salt, saturated fats and chemicals to mimic the flavors and textures we’ve come to love in the real McCoys. And studies have shown the types of plant-based foods you eat may make a big difference when it comes to your health.

Researchers looked at the health of thousands of people after about a decade of eating different types of plant-based foods. Some followed a healthier pattern filled with veggies, fruits, nuts and whole grains. Others ate more processed plant-based foods including white bread and pasta, juices and added sugar. Not surprisingly, those with the less healthy (albeit vegetarian) diet patterns were associated with a higher risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and related deaths.

If you’re going to eat more plants, make it count! Here are easy, budget-friendly ways to get the job done:

1. If you don’t know what it is, it probably does not belong in your body.

Packaged plant-based burgers, nuggets and bars may seem healthier, more convenient, shelf-stable and cheaper than animal products. But too often, they have long lists of hard-to-pronounce ingredients. Before you buy, flip the package over and read labels. Choose products with mostly real foods, such as bean-based pastas (with beans as the featured ingredient) or frozen burgers containing lots of familiar veggies and whole grains.

2. Make cans and jars your new best friends.

You can find a variety of minimally processed veggies, nut butters and beans in cans and jars. Spice up your salads with canned artichokes, peppers, chickpeas or black beans. Try out nut and seed butters made with only one ingredient—nuts or seeds! They have a surprisingly crunchy and satisfying texture.

3. Take advantage of dairy alternatives.

Plant-based milk and yogurts are all the rage—they’re crowding supermarket shelves. Opt for unsweetened varieties, and brands that are fortified with calcium and vitamin D. Experiment until you find a few favorites.

 4. Embrace frozen fruits and veggies.

The fiber from whole fruits and veggies will keep you full and satisfied, and buying them frozen will save you money. Purchase a variety of frozen produce without added ingredients, such as blueberries, pineapples, edamame and butternut squash. Make smoothies with frozen fruits and mild-tasting veggies like spinach and cauliflower. Or warm some fruit to make a healthy topping for your pancakes or dessert. Use frozen veggies in casseroles, soups and stews—the possibilities are endless!

5. Try This DIY Granola.

Granola is one of those tricky “health foods” that tends to hide a lot of added sugars. Also, buying brands with better-for-you ingredients can sometimes get expensive. With more time at home, make your own rendition using mashed fruit as your sweetener. Jar up leftovers and pass along as a fun gift.

  • Preheat the oven to 300˚
  • Combine 3 mashed bananas, 3 cups rolled oats, 1 cup dried fruit of choice (no sugar added), 1 cup chopped nuts of choice, 2 tablespoons flaxseeds, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, ½ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • Spread evenly on a baking sheet
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until golden and crunchy (stir once or twice during cooking time)
  • Cool for 10 minutes for serving or storing—and enjoy!

—Marisa Silver, RD
@marisalsilver_rd

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Your Free 7-Day Meal Plan https://joybauer.com/healthy-eating/your-free-7-day-meal-plan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=your-free-7-day-meal-plan Wed, 05 Feb 2020 20:44:05 +0000 http://joybauer.com/?p=10232 Here's your free 7-day meal plan to enhance overall health while helping you feel more balanced and energetic.

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Thank you for attending Joy’s talk at the Heart Health Expo hosted by Count Basie Center for the Performing Arts. We hope you enjoyed yourself and picked up a few useful tips, too!

As promised, here’s your FREE 7-day meal plan, designed to enhance overall health while helping you feel more balanced and energetic. The meals are packed with brain-boosting foods to enrich cognitive function, and the entire plan is formulated to help knock off a few pounds, if weight loss is a personal goal.

Click here to download the meal plan.

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Joy of LaCroix: HUGE giveaway! https://joybauer.com/healthy-eating/joy-of-lacroix-huge-giveaway/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=joy-of-lacroix-huge-giveaway Fri, 29 Mar 2019 17:39:10 +0000 https://joybauer.com/?p=8955 I'm proud to announce an exciting, new partnership and a refreshing contest with LaCroix.

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I’m soooo thrilled to share some super-delicious and thirst-quenching news:  I’ve partnered with my all-time favorite beverage and I’m now the Official National Dietitian for LaCroix Sparkling Water!! That means I’ll be posting fun recipes, tips…and lots of GIVEAWAYS…starting right now! To enter, head over to one of my social channels (Facebook, Instagram or Twitter) and comment with your favorite LaCroix Sparkling Water flavor (and tag a friend, while you’re at it). You’ll be eligible to win a case of each amazing flavor (there are 21 flavors, so that means 21 cases delivered to your doorstep!)!

Contest Details:
Giveaway ends at 11:59pm EST 3/31
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15 total winners will be chosen at random (5 per social media channel) and messaged! 

Per Facebook, Instagram and Twitter rules, we must mention this is in no way sponsored, administered or associated with Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age; release Facebook, Instagram and Twitter of responsibility; and agree to Facebook’s, Instagram’s and Twitter’s terms of use. Only valid for U.S. residents.

 

This post is sponsored by LaCroix Sparkling Water.

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Skinny Cinnamon Raisin Bagels https://joybauer.com/healthy-eating/skinny-cinnamon-raisin-bagels/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=skinny-cinnamon-raisin-bagels Mon, 28 Jan 2019 20:03:10 +0000 https://joybauer.com/?p=8732 Love bagels but trying to cut carbs? Give my Skinny Cinnamon Raisin Bagels a taste.

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Cut carbs (and calories) at breakfast with my Skinny Cinnamon Raisin Bagels. They’re a snap to make (only 4 ingredients) and they’re packed with protein. Learn how to make them.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE RECIPE SHOULD CALL FOR 1 TABLESPOON BAKING POWDER—NOT BAKING SODA AS NOTED IN THIS VIDEO. THE CORRECT RECIPE CAN BE FOUND HERE.

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One-Day Detox Plan https://joybauer.com/weight-loss/one-day-detox-plan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=one-day-detox-plan Mon, 28 Jan 2019 19:59:47 +0000 https://joybauer.com/?p=8730 Need to jump start your diet after getting off track? Try my One-Day Detox plan.

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Use this one-day detox plan to get back on track after the holidays, a long weekend or just to jump start a healthy eating plan.

Try my One-Day Detox.

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10 Healthy Resolutions for a JOY Full New Year https://joybauer.com/healthy-eating/10-healthy-resolutions-for-a-joy-full-new-year/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=10-healthy-resolutions-for-a-joy-full-new-year Wed, 02 Jan 2019 18:16:08 +0000 https://joybauer.com/?p=8630 Another year, another set of promises. Use these handy hacks to ensure that this is the year they finally stick!

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Another year, another set of promises (one of which is probably related to the scale, if you’re like most people). Use these handy hacks to ensure that this is the year they finally stick!

1. Drink before you eat.
Sip two cups of water within 30 minutes of each meal. This trick offers a two-for-one benefit: It helps take the edge off appetite and also hydrates your body.

2. Create an eating window.

Limit eating to a 12-hour stretch. That means, if you eat breakfast at 8 am, you’ll close down your kitchen by 8 pm. Feel free to vary the timing based on your schedule.

3. Sprinkle on ch-ch-ch-chia goodness.

Add 1 to 2 teaspoons chia seeds to smoothies or yogurt. You’ll shower your body with omega-3s. Plus, they’ll expand in your stomach to keep you full for hours.

4. Add nutrient-packed veggies into every meal.

Toss mushrooms or spinach into your morning omelet. Layer your mid-day sandwich with lettuce leaves, tomatoes onion and roasted peppers. Start supper with a salad and enjoy green beans or broccoli with your entrée.

5. Go topless!

Lose the top slice of bread on burgers or sandwiches to cut curbs and calories.

6Add some pumpkin magic to meals.

Sneak a large dollop of pumpkin puree into meat sauce, taco meat or oatmeal for a dose of beta-carotene—a nutrient that promotes a beautiful complexion.

7. Nix the vending machine.

Avoid 3 pm brain drain by eating an apple and handful of nuts. This power pair helps steady blood sugar and boosts energy.

8. Sandwich your sippers.

When imbibing, enjoy a wine/cocktail “sandwich.” Sip a glass of seltzer or water between each cocktail.

9. Go cocoa loco.

Sharpen your brain by adding a teaspoon of cocoa powder to your coffee. Both provide ingredients to nourish your noggin and help boost memory.

10. Switch to a slimmer spread.

Replace mayo with nutrient-packed hummus or guacamole. You’ll slash calories and boost nutrition. Nice deal!

 

 

 

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Try This Juicy Tenderloin Roast https://joybauer.com/healthy-eating/try-juicy-tenderloin-roast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=try-juicy-tenderloin-roast Fri, 21 Dec 2018 15:11:07 +0000 https://joybauer.com/?p=8610 Where's the beef? Try this juicy tenderloin roast. It's easy to make and serves a large crowd.

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My lean and flavorful Beef Tenderloin Roast is super easy to make—it cooks with the veggies in one pan and serves a large crowd. The only downside: There probably won’t be any leftovers! Learn how to throw it all together.

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A smart sip to boost brain health https://joybauer.com/healthy-eating/smart-sip-boost-brain-health/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=smart-sip-boost-brain-health Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:54:17 +0000 https://joybauer.com/?p=8347 Find out which three brain-boosting ingredients are in my Smart Smoothie and learn how to the brainy beverage.

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Which three brain-boosting ingredients do I use to create my delicious and refreshing Smart Smoothie? For the answer and to see how I make the brainy beverage, click here.  Even my furry love, Gatsby, enjoys it!

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Fried Chicken gets a healthy makeover https://joybauer.com/uncategorized/fried-chicken-gets-healthy-makeover/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fried-chicken-gets-healthy-makeover Wed, 10 Oct 2018 23:41:43 +0000 https://joybauer.com/?p=8339 Want to give the beloved classic, Fried Chicken, a lighter but just as tasty (and crispy) spin? Check out this video to learn how.

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Want to give the beloved classic, Fried Chicken, a lighter but just as tasty (and crispy) spin? Check out this video to learn how.

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5 creative ways to enjoy an egg https://joybauer.com/uncategorized/5-creative-ways-enjoy-egg/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=5-creative-ways-enjoy-egg Fri, 22 Jun 2018 21:04:44 +0000 https://joybauer.com/?p=8061 Love eggs? Check out these 5 fun and fresh ways to enjoy the breakfast staple.

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Eggs are a delicious, versatile, and protein-packed ingredient. There are numerous ways to enjoy ’em: scrambled, poached, or over easy — anything goes! If you’re ready to switch things up, try one of these five fun, creative, and egg-cellent ways to enjoy an egg.

 

1. Egg in a Nest:

Talk about a fun (and delicious) way to rise ‘n shine. Use any cookie cutter you like to make fun shapes in your food. Cook up this recipe for a guaranteed kid-approved breakfast.

 

 

 

2. Egg Clouds

These egg clouds are stunning to look at, and heavenly to eat. Whip them up (literally) then enjoy ’em plain, on top of whole grain toast or over roasted tomatoes. Yum!

 

 

 

3. Turmeric-Poached Eggs

If you’re a fan of poached eggs, then this easy recipe is for you! By simply adding a dash of ground turmeric, the egg gets a beautiful golden hue. And the end result is a delicious morning meal that’s packed with protein, nutrients and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

 

4. Egg in Bell Pepper Cups

How cute are these bell pepper cups? They’re simple to make, gorgeous to look at, and delicious to eat. Plus, each one provides a shot of fiber, protein, and vitamin C. Dig in!

 

 

 

5. Egg-cellent Mushroom 

You’re going to flip for this flavorful recipe! After the eggs are out of the oven, I like to top mine with a little Parmesan cheese and then dive into the deliciousness.

 

Looking to kick your recipes up a notch? Check out these 10 healthy herbs you should be using.

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