So besides pinterest, nutrition labels and recipe cards, Spoonful of Health is finally going cruelty free!! So bear with me while I work out little kinks like egg replacers, and proteins. I will also do my best to post on cruelty cosmetics, household products, hair products, and personal goods!
So we’ve added a Pin It Buttons to recipes (or will be when we have new recipes) for anyone to Pin on their Pinterest Page! Also I’ve added a cool new Print Me link which makes up a pretty recipe card 3″ x 5″ for your recipe box! Also going to start posting Nutrition Facts done like they have on foods at the store! Hopefully this will get the page looking more professional! Once I move I’ll have a lot more free time to cook and post recipes, yay!
While I am in the process of moving and have no access to my nutrition programs, here is a delicious gluten free cookie! These are also dairy free if you use dark chocolate. I have not tried making these with an egg substitute yet, but in time I will let you know how it turns out!
Note: Just because these are gluten free does not mean they are the healthiest food on the planet! Limit your portions! This a a nut butter and sugar recipe
Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
1. Preheat overn to 350 F.
2. Beat brown sugar, peanut butter and egg. shape dough into 1 1/2inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Dip fork into granulated sugar and flatten each ball. Press 4 chocolate chips on top of each cookie.
3. Bake 12 minutes or until set. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes.
Hey it’s Tanakil! Real life is hitting hard right now, writing an essay for school, immigration paperwork, and now thoughts of wedding planning! So I have not abandoned you and I will be back, so keep checking us out on Fridays! Subscribe to us for updates! Join our Facebook group! And keep on exercising and eating well.
I know winter is the time when we are start to slack off because it’s too cold outside, but there is lots you can do inside! Cardio videos on youtube! Stretches! Delicious soups!
Curious about something, want answers? Join out Facebook group and ask me, and I will try to write a post for you! Looking for alternative or substitutes for foods? Again ask me on Facebook! That’s how we got our great Kale Chip post!
Sorry I thought a had a couple weeks done already, I’ll be back soon!
Folate is required for synthesis of DNA and RNA, which are essential for cell division and protein synthesis. It helps to produce DNA and RNA. It is needed for nerve impulses and for the formations of red and white blood cells.
Folate deficiency is very common. It is often found in low-income elderly, pregnant women, infants, children, alcoholics, celiacs, people with Crohn’s disease and people using oral contraceptives.
Symptoms are macrocytic or megaloblastic anemia, changes in epithelial tissues of the GI tract, stomach, vagina, tongue, and cervix. It can cause fatigue, depression, disorientation, poor memory and confusion. It can lead to decreased white blood cells, and neural tube defects in fetus’s.
Sources of folate are dark leafy greens such as spinach, broccoli, asparagus, and legumes. However, it is not readily available in these foods, which is why folate supplements are recommended for the elderly and women who are having sex which may lead to pregnancy.
Folate is not very stable and 50%-90% can be lost in cooking. Store foods in the refridgerator and eat whole grain products.
Vitamin B12 works with folate to help synthesize DNA and RNA. Vitamin B12 also helps to maintain the myelin sheath of nerve fibers and helps produce energy for brain cells.
Deficiency in Vitamin B12 is generally associated with Vegans as Vitamin B12 can only be obtained from animal products. However it can also happen to people who have problems absorbing Vitamin B12, such as celiacs and people with Crohn’s disease.
Supplements are recommended for the elderly and vegans.
Symptoms of deficiency include macrocytic or megaloblastic anemia, neurological damage and oral and gastrointestinal effects.
The only sources of Vitamin B 12 are meats, dairy and eggs. Unless you want to eat dirt which most people do not.
Vitamin B12 is very stable since it’s food sources are not usually cooked in water. Do not microwave food sources with Vitamin B12 as this can destroy it.
No post this week! I haven’t had a day off work in 2 weeks! So see you in the new year!