Monday Motivational Meal - Watermelon Gazpacho

Monday, August 30, 2021

Monday Motivational Meal - Watermelon Gazpacho

 Looking for a quick and simple no cook meal? Try this fresh and satisfying twist on a summer favorite from @MyPlate...watermelon gazpacho...and to make it the perfect meal...make sure to serve it up in a beautiful Livliga Healthy Lifestyle soup bowl!

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Apple Peel Pancakes

Friday, August 27, 2021

 

Healthy Apple Peel Pancakes


As the seasons change it is fun to try new recipes and get re-inspired with healthy fresh ingredients. This time of year we can start looking forward to going to the pumpkin patch or apple orchard to pick our own for an adventure or go to the grocery store to fill our carts with locally grown late summer/early fall produce.

Something my family loves is slow cooker apple butter from the fresh harvest of apples I bring home. Last year when making the apple butter I had a lot of apple peels and got inspired to make use of them. In doing some research on spiralized recipes I realized I could come up with my own “Apple Peel Pancakes!”

Apple Peel Pancakes are a great way to make use of leftover peels. They are whimsical to look at, easy to make, and tasty to eat.   And, because of the peel used, they are packed full of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Here is the recipe I came up with riffing off of a recipe from Spiralize this! cookbook by Martha Rose Shulman:

Apple Peel Pancakes on the Griddle

Apple Peel Pancakes

  • 2 cups apple peel, cut into 4 inch strips with scissors
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • Cooking Spray

Directions

  1. Preheat griddle to medium high heat.
  2. Heat butter in a cast iron skillet. When melted add the peels and brown sugar to the butter. Sauté for 3 minutes, just until they begin to color. Remove from heat.
  3. Sift together the flours, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt.
  4. In another bowl whisk together the eggs, then add the buttermilk, whisk together, then add the oil and vanilla, whisk together again.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients, whisking together. Do not over mix. A few lumps are fine.
  6. Spray griddle with cooking spray. Drop batter in ¼ cup LivSpoon amounts onto the griddle. Distribute a 12th of the apple peel across the top of each pancake.
  7. Cook until bubbles begin to break through, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn and cook about 1 minute on the other side, or until nicely browned. Remove and place on a platter in a warm oven while the next batch of pancakes is cooked. Continue until all the batter is used.

Apple Peel Pancakes on a Platter


Serve while hot. Makes 12 4-inch pancakes.

Nutritional Information

Serves 4. Serving size: 3 pancakes. Calories: 370; Fat: 17.3g; Carbohydrates: 43.3g; Dietary Fiber: 3.5g; Protein: 11.8g.

Tips

Use slow cooker apple butter as an alternative to maple syrup.
Freeze leftovers to enjoy these pancakes on another occasion for a quick fix breakfast.


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Monday Motivational Meal - Moroccan Spiced Oranges

Monday, August 23, 2021

 

 
 
It is always nice to have a variety of tried and true side dishes that you can add to a menu to complete a meal. I look for flavor, color and ease of preparation when I add favorites to my list of side dishes. This Moroccan Spiced Oranges recipe from @cookinglight is a light and flavorful choice...especially when you serve it up in Livliga for right-sized joyful eating! 

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Why Do You Love Livliga? Learn Why A Customer Loves Our Celebrate Collection!

Friday, August 20, 2021

Our customers always leave us motivated and inspired with the feedback they give us about our product. Check out one customer's story about why she loves our Celebrate healthy lifestyle dinnerware and enjoys using it!

 

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Monday Motivational Meal - Spicy Apple Chutney

Monday, August 16, 2021

 

Monday Motivational Meal - Spicy Apple Chutney


Chutney is a great condiment to add zest and dimension to any meal. There are many varieties. The best is to make your own with fresh fruits from your local market or your own fruit trees. Check out our recipe and don't forget to use our handy, lifestyle enhancing Livliga plates to measure up your chutney as part of your balanced meal.

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16 Ideas for Practising Self-care with Snacks and Meals

Friday, August 13, 2021
Chai Tea

Self-care is a cornerstone to living a healthy lifestyle. Often when we think of self-care we think of ways to take time off, pamper ourselves, and focus on calming our inner-self through meditation, yoga, or specific music. Food can also play an important part in our self-care. Types of food, how they are prepared as well as the herbs and spices we use can enhance our health and well-being.

Here are some ideas for food that can enhance your self-care and inspire you.

 

Simplicity

Spices to Enhance your Health

Chocolate Indulgence

Picnic Fun

Backyard Barbecue Just Because

Slow Cooker for Cooler Summer Dinners

No Cook Meals to Cool Down Your Emotions

Refreshing Drinks to Quench Your Thirst


No matter the moment it is always possible to add a little self-care into it to support your healthy lifestyle and your well-being. What new ideas do you have?

Live vibrant!



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Monday Motivational Meal - Deviled Eggs

Monday, August 9, 2021

 

Monday Motivational Meal - Deviled Eggs


Deviled eggs are one of this family’s favorites. They are great as a side dish/appetizer for brunches, picnics, cookouts and backyard barbecues. They are great to bring along to a potluck. Summertime seems to call for a batch of homemade deviled eggs. Try our recipe and remember to serve them up on Livliga's right-sized healthy lifestyle side plates!

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Making Peace With Feeling Hungry

Friday, August 6, 2021

Making Peace with Hunger

I have avoided feeling hungry all my life


I have avoided feeling hungry my entire life. I have been scared of it and how it makes me feel. It is truly symbolic of the emptiness I can feel and can trigger my feeling that life might not be going so well. That is until a friend of mine said something very meaningful to me: “Hunger is just a state of being. You can control how you feel about it.” Somehow I had always believed that the “state of being” and how I felt about it were one in the same. By separating those two things I realized I actually could exert a control over my reactions in a way I never thought possible.

Here are some tips on how you can help yourself move through your hunger


  • Be ready with a plan on how to address your hunger
    •     Have planned, health snacks ready
    •     Think about when you want to schedule what you eat during the day…this will help you in communication with yourself about managing your hunger
  • Acknowledge when you feel hungry
    •     Think about how long ago it was when you last ate
    •     Is it time to eat your snack or do you want to wait awhile?
  • If it is not time to eat, lean into your hunger
    •     Think about why feeling hungry is a good thing…believe it or not hunger makes your body healthier and it helps you think better!         
    •     Take a number of deep breaths…and smile…
    •     Next let go of thinking about it…move on to thinking about other things
  • Introduce new habits that help you move on from feeling negatively about your hunger
    •     Stand up and stretch when you are feeling hungry
    •     Take a brief break and walk around your home or office
    •     Move on to a necessary task at hand
    •     Drink a tall glass of water or make a soothing cup of tea…sip and enjoy


Hunger may never become my close friend but I can certainly can work with it. I no longer need to be afraid of hunger. I can acknowledge it, lean into it and learn to co-exist with it. I no longer need to stuff myself with food in order to try and kill it. Remember, hunger is just another message your body is sending to you. You can control how you respond to that message.


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Monday Motivational Meal - Baked French Fries

Monday, August 2, 2021

 

Monday Motivational Meal - Baked French Fries

Its seems life can't be lived without French fries. There is a way to enjoy them in a healthy lifestyle...bake them! Enjoy the crunchy flavorful goodness of a fry with our recipe...and make sure to serve them up on our award-winning, right-sized dinnerware for the life you want to live!

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