August 5, 2011

portabellas, cherry tomatoes and an egg







MUSHROOMS
*low fat, low sodium, low calories
*rich in fiber, selenium, potassium and B vitamins
*one medium mushroom has more potassium than a banana or glass of orange juice

TOMATOES
*high in Lycopene, an antioxidant that helps fight against cancerous cell formation
*rich in vitamins C, A and K {vitamin K is good for bone health}
*vitamin A in the form of beta carotene great for eye health and preventing night blindness and macular degeneration
*high in potassium
*Lycopene is also connected with preventing heart disease
*high in fiber which is good for lowering cholesterol and blood sugar

EGGS
*studies show eggs do not affect cholesterol levels in most people
*6 grams protein
*9 essential amino acids
*5 grams fat, 1.5 grams saturated fat
*Lutein, found in yolk is good for eye health
*Choline found in yolk stimulates brain development and performance

***Free range chickens produce healthier eggs higher in vitamins, lower in fat and cholesterol due to plenty of exercise, a healthy diet of grass, leaves, berries, insects and worms, plenty of fresh water and fresh air and almost no stress.
The yolks of eggs from fee range chickens are a deep orange color compared to eggs laid by chickens confined to small cages that produce a pale yellow yolk. The healthy, orange yolk has 7 times more beta carotene than the pale yellow yolks that aren't free range

OLIVE OIL
*monounsaturated fatty acid, a healthy dietary fat, but should be used in moderation

P.S. The egg in the photos above is from my free range chickens. We have six hens that produce the most beautiful, healthy and delicious eggs. If possible, consider raising hens for eggs for your family. It's easy, economical, and fun...not to mention the healthy fresh eggs you'll have year round!

5 comments:

  1. You ARE giving the pioneer woman a run for her money. Love the pictures (as always!), the recipe looks yummy!

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  2. great pictures (on a low carb at the mo so perfect for me). Nice to see you over at mine this week - have had a peruse of the goings on with you...Buttermilk falls looks amazing.
    happy days
    fee x

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  3. HAHA! You go healthy girl!! Your pics are cool with the instructions floating right through them!!

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  4. Grrrrowl! (That was my stomach.)

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  5. Bonnie, your photos are sooooo good! Your in the zone! Ha ha!

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