This recipe is simple and delicious. It can be used as an appetizer or as a side for the main dish. For a healthier version use turkey bacon.
What You Need
4 slices of bacon or turkey bacon
1 lb. thin fresh asparagus spears, trimmed
Seasoning to taste
HEAT oven to 400ºF.
PLACE bacon in single layer on paper towel-lined microwaveable plate. Microwave on HIGH 1 to 1-1/2 min. or until bacon starts to cook but is not crisp.
DIVIDE asparagus into 4 small bunches. Wrap 1 bacon slice, in spiral-fashion around each asparagus bundle. Place on rack of foil-lined broiler pan.
BAKE 20 to 22 min. or until bacon is crisp and asparagus is crisp-tender.
1 egg white
1 teaspoon cold water
4 cups whole almonds
1/2 cup xylitol
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Lightly grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.
2. Lightly beat the egg white; add water, and beat until frothy but not stiff. Add the nuts, and stir until well coated. Mix the sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat, and spread evenly on the prepared pan.
3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until golden. Allow to cool, then store nuts in airtight containers.
Stomach-Soothing Papaya Smoothies
1 cup cubed ripe papaya
6 frozen strawberries
1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 Tbs. lime juice
1 tsp. light agave nectar or honey
1/4 tsp. grated fresh ginger
strawberries help thicken this morning beverage without the addition of ice.
Ginger Smoothie Ingredients:
1 apple, cored, peeled and sliced
1 lemon, peeled and seeded
1/2 cup filtered water
1/2 cup ice
1 (2-inch) piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and crushed.
Apple Banana Tummy Soother
1/2 cup apple juice
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 inch piece of gingerroot, peeled
2-4 ice cubes of Chamomile Tea
1/2 tsp Slippery Elm Powder
Foods that aid in digestion:
Ginger is a warming herb. It helps your body to produce enzymes. Enzymes, are an essential part of digestion. Ginger is also beneficial for breaking up mucus in the body. When digestion is compromised it is
common for mucus to line the digestive track as well as the respiratory track. Incorporating ginger in your
diet is a great way to support digestion.
Chamomile is a calming herb. It helps decrease stress which allows
the organs to relax. When we are stressed or when we internalize our emotions – our stomach and digestive organs tend to tighten up. When things are tight, blood is not able to circulate as well, and our digestive system will not be able to work properly
Mint is cooling and heating at the same time. It also helps increase circulation – which allows the digestive system to warm up or cool down if it needs. Mint is beneficial for diahrea, nausea, vomiting, as well as bloating.
Papaya is full of enzymes. These enzymes aid in digestion. It well often help to relieve bloating, acid reflux, stomach ache, etc.