The best way to cook green asparagus

It is the asparagus season in Germany again. My family including the kids loves green asparagus.  My favorite way to prepare the asparagus is on a pan.

First chop off the hard ends of asparagus – you can even break them off with your hands,

Then you put some olive oil or butter in a skillet, add the asparagus, season with sea salt and roast it for about 3 minutes. The asparagus will be cooked but crispy and will not lose the beautiful intensive green color. We like to add some freshly grated parmesan cheese and decorate with lemon slices or with cooked hard boiled eggs or fresh cherry tomatoes.

Healthy & Tasty! This way the asparagus fits well as a sides dish to steaks or fish. It works well as a light vegetarian dinner if you add the eggs to it.

Let me know how you like to cook asparagus? Do you prefer the white asparagus or the green asparagus?

@Hannovermom

 

 

 

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Easy bannana bread from pantry leftovers ( NO FLOUR, NO SUGAR!)

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 very ripe bananas
  • 1 small yogurt ( greek, bulgarian, soya, almond ….) or a cup of water or milk (cow, soya,almomd…)
  • any leftover nuts, dried fruit, chia seeds, coconut flakes ….
  • agave sirup or honey
  • 1 1/2 cup oats

Mix all in a bowl into a dough ( it will be liquid), then bake in greesed bannana bread form 180C for 30 – 40 mins.

Enjoy!

@ Hannovermom

 

Winter Detox / Helathy eating / New Beginning 2017

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I was diagonosed with a repetitive Strep infect at end of the year and had to undergo an antibiotical tretment.

After that I somehow felt tired and could barely function during the day. I was super sleepy and I just felt my body was not OK.

I started eating very unhealthy and drinking extreme amounts of coffee, my body was really craving for chocolate, coffein, bread and simple sugars in general.

There were days when I had to drink up to 5 cups of coffee.

I was a real coffee addict.All the Christmas / Winter / New Years parties did not help my situation as I was  beginning to feel bloated and had to even buy a new pair of jeans as my old jeans were getting too tight.

So I decided to start with winter detox. So I am trying to eat a balanced food and excercise more.

This is what my day looks like:

At 6:30 am

with a glass of warm water with some lemon juice

At 7:00 am

I am eating my breakast: oats with yogurth/ skyr/almond milk or soya yogurth with fruit, chia seeds, nuts, raw honey / agave syrup

At 12:00 am

I am eating my lunch – some chicken, fish, rice, wholegrain pasta, qinoa, cous cous, veggies ….and some fruit to cut on the cravings for chocolate.

At 18:00 pm

I am eating dinner – some salad with tuna / chicken / mozarella / veggies/ egg / feta ….

 

I am snacking some nuts or veggies during the break between the meals and drinking a lot of herbal tea and water. I stopped drinking cofee! I stopped eating bread. And so far after my first week on this clean eating lifestyle I was able to loose 2 Kg and I don’t have the food cravins I had before! I didn’t start excercising yet, but I will begin tomorrow. I plan to excercise at home with our crosstrainner or the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I was also recommended the Tracy Anderson Method. There are free videos on youtube with the excercises from both Jillian and Tracy, so I am going to let you know what I chose and how it worked for me.

Please let me know if you have any tricks on how to stay healthy and reboost energy?