KC Craichy SuperHealth Podcasts: Smart Meals

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Posted on 8th August 2011 by admin in Super Health |SuperHealth Podcasts

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KC and Monica Craichy share important insights about eating Smart Meals to help you achieve Super Health. You’ll learn about what foods to eat and what foods to avoid, and Monica shares how she makes healthy salads for her family.

Audio Transcription:

KC: Welcome to Living Fuel TV. I’m KC Craichy. This is my wife, Monica. Today, we’re going to talk to you about smart meals. Now, smart meals are the meals that you eat when you are not having a Living Fuel super smoothie. These are the meals that you have, the other two meals or the other one meal during the Fuel Fast.

Monica: You mean, you actually eat something else than Living Fuel?

KC: Yes. I love food.

Monica: Food is fun.

KC: Food is fun. Today, we’re going to go on this landing page for this video or what we called the super food or the four corners shopping list. You can go to the site and see the types of foods that you’ll want to direct yourself to, and we also want to say that the most you can avoid sweet drinks and foods that are fried and not good for you, high sugar foods …

Monica: Drinking lots of water …

KC: … lots of water …

Monica: … herbal teas, sparkling water …

KC: … light caffeinated or no caffeinated herbal teas, these are great. Try to space your meals as we talked about. Your goal should be six hours. If you can say that you are going to eat for six hours, therefore you need to make sure that… A lot of people go and have a salad at lunch, and they don’t get a lot of proteins, and the results are they crash in the mid- afternoon and they go …

Monica: They get too hungry.

KC: … go into the snack room or whatever the case may be.

Monica: What would you define a smart meal as being? What is it?

KC: Well, typically, it would be a lot of greens, and a clean protein source, at least. But we want to try to make sure that we get our protein up. The research shows that the people that have higher protein intakes do better in every measurable way. You don’t want to just do away with proteins because you want a natural salad when you go to a salad place and have lunch. And if you’re a vegetarian, that brings an interesting quagmire because you’re really not able to get very much protein from vegetarian sources, particularly when you go out to eat. You’re going to want to have something like LivingProtein to supplement or augment your meal. You can have a scoop of Living Fuel in a drink, or you can have a little protein, or you can put it in your soup like Monica does, put LivingProtein in a warm soup. You’ll bring the protein levels up, and it tastes delicious. You won’t even taste it, really. You can mix it in avocado to make guacamole that’s high in protein. You can mix it in hummus to make that high protein, or you can simply drink a protein fiber blend during the meal to make sure that you cover the fiber and the protein aspect of it.

Monica: Now, for the people who are vegetarians, let’s tell them what the protein is made of.

KC: Brown rice, yellow pea, protein and rice fiber. Soluble rice fiber, and also probiotics. A very powerful, high antioxidant protein fiber blend. It’s good for anyone, but vegetarians, you really need to pay attention to your protein levels. The easiest thing to do when you go into a restaurant is to get a large, green salad with some kind of clean protein on it. If you’re not a vegetarian, then a chicken or turkey or something like that on your salad. If you are a vegetarian, then beans of some kind, chick-peas.

Monica: I’d like to share some of the things that I put on our salads, and maybe it’ll give you a few ideas because I know day after day the same salad kind of gets a little boring. But let me read to you some things that I like to put on there and see if that helps spice up your meal. If you want to have more of a vegetable salad, I’d start with a full plate of dark greens, like a romaine or a spinach. And then, to add on top of it, and I like to go for a lot of color to make it look festive, but you can put avocado slices, sliced tomatoes, sliced carrots, some diced peppers. Sometimes, I take onion and garlic and sauté them up, and then put that also on top of the salad. You can sauté green beans in with it, or not, or sometimes I add the peppers in there, too, and then I put that on top. You can also add pumpkin seeds, cranberries, chick-peas. KC likes to have a dollop of hummus, a huge dollop of hummus on top. And so, that would be the vegetable one. If you want more of a fruity salad, here’s some of the things that I like to add. Again, I start with a large plate of dark greens, and then I can add blueberries, sliced bananas, orange slices, sliced up strawberries, some feta cheese, and then I also like to sprinkle CocaChia snack mix on there as well. And to either one of these, you can add sautéd organic chicken breasts or fresh cut salmon. Like KC was saying, you need to beef up, well, not beef up, protein up your salad.

KC: These ideas and more will be on the site. If you look under SuperFood Nutrition at the site along the top, you’ll see a lot of these ideas, and the superfood nutrition food list will be there. We want to continue to provide you with information, so keep your questions coming. Hopefully, this was helpful to you today. We wish you super health.