Clean Eating - Himalayan Pink Salt - More Than Just Seasoning, Written by: Kayte Corrigan

All the way from the foothills of the Himalayas these salt crystals range in color from pale pink and white to deeper hues of pink and red. The color is a result of a high mineral content, a spectrum of 84 minerals. From ancient sea salt, it remains unrefined, free of additives and hand mined, making Himalayan Pink Salt among the purest salt available. This is a clean eating seasoning that we love.  The salt is harvested from ancient sea beds and by tradition, it’s hand selected, hand crushed, hand washed then sun dried. You can use Himalayan Pink Salt in any recipe requiring salt, as well as to season even the most basic dishes. It’s high mineral content makes the salt less “saltier" to taste than table salt but that doesn’t change the portions. You may actually find yourself using less salt because of it.

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Pink Salt is more than just seasoning. You can use it external to stimulate circulation, relax the body and soothe sore muscles, lower blood pressure, and remove toxins from the body. It can be used in various spa applications like homemade soap, soaks, scrubs, bath salts and aroma therapy.

A Pink Salt Scrub is great for skin living in dry climates. Ask your aesthetician what salt scrubs she has available or make your own. Here’s a recipe: http://levieretfaceforward.blogspot.com/2012/08/himalayan-pink-salt-body-scrub-recipe.html

Great Things About Greek Yogurt - Clean Eating, Written by: Kayte Corrigan

People are hooked on plain, non-fat Greek Yogurt - clean eating made easy! Some people might even go as far to say they are addicts, but what’s so great about the Greek stuff? All yogurts are excellent sources of calcium, potassium, protein, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12. Greek yogurt has a thicker, creamier texture because the liquid whey is strained out. It contains probiotic cultures and it’s lower in lactose, fewer carbs but has twice the protein of regular yogurts, making it the ideal recovery snack.

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Greek yogurt is not just a snack, it’s so versatile and can be used to make recipes healthier, making clean eating super simple. Swap out eggs and oil in baked goods for Greek yogurt. You can also use it instead of full-fat sour cream, heavy cream, mayonnaise, or cream cheese in recipes. Think about using it to replace high-calorie ingredients in dips, sauces, salad dressings, smoothies, and desserts.

It’s also a great way to start your morning. Mix in a little nuts, fruit or muesli for a balance of carbs and protein. Remember to always get plain yogurt so you don’t have the added sugar.