Shop 5 for Your Health


by New Day Producers

Posted on September 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Updated Monday, Sep 9 at 8:57 AM

It is a constant struggle to decide on what to buy to stay healthy and how to buy just enough. Today marks the start of New Day’s 4 week series “Shop 5 for Your Health”. Nutritionist, Deborah Enos, discusses 5 items to add to your shopping cart each week, and how to incorporate them into your family meals.

5 Items of the Week:

1.      Turkey bacon

·        Add 2 pieces of cooked bacon to a Ziploc as an instant and high energy afternoon snack

·        Take 2-3 slices of cooked bacon and use a pair of scissors to chop it into scrambled eggs

2.      Eggs

·        Scrambled eggs with black beans wrapped in a gluten free tortilla

·        Hard boiled eggs, peeled and ready to go as a high energy breakfast or mid-morning snack

3.      Popchips

·        Crumbled on top of the black bean soup

·        Enjoy a bag during lunch, add to your salad or just eat em!

4.      Nuts & pumpkin seeds & Hemp seeds

·        Add Hemp seeds to your Black bean soup for an additional boost of protein

·        Make a snack mix that’s a combo of nuts & pumpkin seeds. This is an appetite killing snack to keep in your desk or handbag.

5.      Black beans

·        My super yummy, “Good Enough for Company” Black Bean Soup

·        Rinse & drain a can of black beans; add them to the breakfast burrito


Recipes on set: 

“Good Enough for Company” Black Bean Soup:

·        Add two cans of Organic S & W Black Beans to your blender/VitaMix.

·        Then add 1 cup of low sodium salsa and blend until it's at desired consistency.

·        Too thick? Add some water or low-sodium chicken broth.

·        Transfer the soup to a saucepan and heat.

·         Add 1 Tbsp. of taco seasoning or season to taste.

·        If you want to get fancy, add some chopped cilantro and crumbled popchips chips.

Gluten Free Breakfast Burrito

·        Scramble two eggs and add to a gluten free corn tortilla

·        Take ¼ cup of rinsed and drained black beans and add to the burrito

·        For extra crunch you can add crumbled popchips

·        Roll up and enjoy!

·        If taking to work, keep the egg & bean mixture separate. Add the mixture to the warm tortilla when ready-yum!

·        To warm up the tortilla: take a corn tortilla and wrap in a paper towel. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of water on the paper towel, place in a large Ziploc and zip ½ way. Place in microwave for about 15-20 seconds.