Almost all of my posts here have been about food. Okay, ALL of my posts have been about food. My first blog, Back to the Basics started out 3 years ago as health and nutrition but has evolved into DIY, health/nutrition and organic gardening. I thought I'd share a little health information with you today. Don't worry, there's a recipe at the end!
Last week at Back to the Basics I shared
Rare form of Meningitis and Why I choose Chiropractic.
This post is only just the beginning. This morning I read that 15 people have died, 198 people have been infected with Meningitis and 14,000 people are at risk all because they received contaminated steroid injections.
This is a perfect example of the potentially life-threatening side effects of "modern medicine." Between drug interactions, overdose and misuse the statistics are staggering! In 2009, more people died from prescription drugs than in car accidents! In 2008, prescription painkillers like oxycodone and hydrocodone, the
main ingredients in Oxycontin and Vicodin, landed 305,885 Americans in
emergency rooms -- more than double the 144,644 visits in 2004,
according to a 2010 study by Samsha and the CDC.
Why not try "alternative" forms of treatment for pain, discomfort and to improve you quality of life?! I encourage you to read Why I choose Chiropractic and let me know what you think!
And now for my recipe! I thought I would share my favorite post-gym power meal. Potatoes are high in potassium and are great for after a hard workout. Eggs are high in protein which is important for your muscles post-workout. Since we eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning I make eggs for lunch or dinner on workout days.
Power Meal: Eggs and Potatoes
2 large servings
For the potatoes:
1 large potato, chopped into medium cubes
2 tablespoons grapeseed oil (or olive oil)
1/2 packet of Liptons Onion soup mix
dash of pepper
For the eggs:
3 inches of turkey kielbasa, chopped (optional)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
2 handfuls of raw spinach, steamed or sauteed and then drain
The potatoes take the longest to cook so I start on them first.
Bring a pot of water to boil while you chop the potato. Add the potato to boil for about 7 minutes. In a large skillet combine oil, potato, soup mix and pepper. Cook on high for approx 20 minutes or until browned and slightly crispy.
While your potato is cooking, crack and scramble eggs, chop onion and bell pepper and steam spinach. Be sure to squeeze out the spinach so your eggs aren't watery. I use non-stick spray but you can use grapeseed oil if you prefer. In a large pan on medium-high (with spray or oil) add chopped kielbasa, onion and bell pepper.
Once the onion and bell pepper are cooked, pour in the eggs and mix. Add the spinach in small pieces so you don't have a big chunk of spinach. Cook as you would scrambled eggs. Serve hot!
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