Tuesday, June 22, 2010

only a few spots left...

Only 3 more spots left.....
Grains Class is WED June 30th
5:30- 7:30 pm
30$ registration
I need to have a full count by Monday the 28th so I can get all the food and copies etc.. check the post before this one for all details..

Here is a little preview about some of the healthy & yummy seeds you will learn about and .. eat!

Sunflower Seeds The perfect phytochemcal-rich seed as they promote healthy digestion and increase fiber intake. They are also extremely rich in folate, and packed full of good fats, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E, selenium and copper, all crucial elements in preventing heart disease, cancer, and other forms of troublesome cellular damage.

Sesame seeds are very high in calcium, magnesium, zinc, fiber, iron, B1 and phosphorus, sesame seeds are unique in their chemical structure. Possessing important cholesterol-fighting fibers known as lignans, studies show that these seeds can lower blood pressure, as well as protect the liver from damage. Sesame seeds also may help prevent Arthritis, asthma, migraine headaches, menopause, osteoporosis and PMS.

Pumpkin Seeds are high in a form of antioxidant known as carotenoids, a special plant derivative that enhances immune activity and disease fighting capacities. These seeds are also high in omega-3 fatty acids and zinc, two important nutrients that may play a role in warding off inflammation, arthritis and osteoporosis. Finally, pumpkin seed are high in phytosterols, plant components that aid in keeping stable levels of cholesterol, enhanced immune response, as well as cancer-fighting attributes

Chia seeds ( Salba)

Yes, just like the seeds you used for sprouting your Chia pet, these seeds are from the mint family. Extremely tiny, yet extremely potent, these small seeds are packed full of fiber, protein, nutrient oils, various antioxidants and even calcium. Salba is considered a more powerful food source for Omega 3 fatty acids and fiber than fish. It’s purported to provide eight times more Omega 3s than salmon, four times more fiber than flax, six times more calcium than whole milk, 13 times more antioxidants than blueberries.

Studies show that chia seeds stabilize the blood sugar, lower our risks for cardiovascular disease, as well as increase weight loss. These amazing little seeds are an excellent source of high-quality fats, as they are made up of a whopping 34% pure omega-3 oils.

Flax Seed-is truly an amazing grain (though not technically a grain)which is proving itself over and over again as a nutritional wonder food. It is most noted for it’s high levels of LNA, lignans and fiber. For a grain (though not technically a grain), flax seed also has a very high level of protein at 21%. Flax contains high amounts of fiber, vitamin E, folacin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and is extremely high in the minerals potassium, calcium and phosphorus. 57 percent of flax seed oil is Alfa-linolenic acid (LNA) which is the highest LNA food known in the world. LNA is one of the two essential fatty acids we must get from eating foods. Flax seed’s other primary ingredient -phytoestrogenic compounds known as lignans. Flax seed contains 100 times more lignans than the next closest food.

See ya wed!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Little change of plans...

The week I planned on doing the healthy you class is now pretty crazy with lots of unexpected things I tried switching days and it is just not working so I am postponing it- actually until august- I figured it would be most helpful if your gardens were flourishing and you could just go snag a ton of veggies rather than buy them so I will let you know for sure when- sorry for those already signed up!!!
The Grains class will be Wed June 30th 5:30-7:30
The Grains Class..
This class is everything and anything you wanted to know about Grains... and psuedocereals... What? Many of these are actually pseudocereals which means they are not a true grain which means they are HEALTHIER.
We will get into wheat, spelt, quinoa, buckwheat , millet, amaranth, oats, rice and barley- and some seeds- flax, chia etc. For those wanting to learn more about healthy grains this is a great class for you AND for those intolerant of gluten this is a great way to learn about all the other yummy things you can have!!! I will teach you everything I can about them!! Nutritional content, how to prepare, grind, and as ALWAYS I treat you to yummy dishes made with them! Also I will show you how to SPROUT them and how to grow your own Wheat Grass and inform you just how wonderfully healthy it is- to drink or for cuts- YES cuts!! Lots of uses and GREAT to have in food storage and know how to use! Have a taste of it too!
I think you may be a little surprised what you can do with all of these and how yummy they can be!! You also get lots of handouts and a great little cookbook.

Class will be WED June 30th
5:30- 7:30 pm
30$ registration
I need to have a full count by Monday the 28th so I can get all the food and copies etc.. Class is taught in my home so space is limited.
any questions email me- camwatson@comcast.net
COme HUnGry!!!

I will be putting in an oil order next wed- if you want to order let me know by then. I also need your money by then if you are ordering. If you want to know prices or anything before hand let me know! As always when you order oils at a food class you get 25% off total order!!! :) So if you are to the grains class you can get your 25% off if you order in the wed order