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Healthy Eating Seminar Recap

Thank you to all the people who attended our Healthy Eating Seminar last Thursday.  We had a wonderful turnout despite the snow!  Many people that night requested that I send out an email listing some of my favorite products and where I buy them.  So here it is…my first, of I’m sure many, posts of Dr. Sandy’s favorite foods and products.

Asparagus Bundles

1-2 bunches of asparagus (I like the skinnier ones) trimmed

1-2 packages of nitrate-free prosciutto (Coborns and Costco both have this)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Take 2-3 pieces of asparagus and wrap them together with one piece of prosciutto.  Place a single layer of asparagus bundles on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.  Bake for about 10 minutes or until the prosciutto is crispy.

Justin’s Almond Butter

Ok…I know for a fact two people went out and bought this right after our seminar!  Here’s the website with all of their products:  The one we sampled was Vanilla Almond Butter but I also really like the Maple Almond Butter.  I know we had a question during class about Nutella and Justin’s does have a hazelnut spread too with less sugar.  Maybe your family would like it instead of Nutella. I usually find these nut butters at Target, Coborns & Whole Foods.  I’m not sure each location has all the different flavors, so ordering directly from their website could be a good option.

Udi’s Bread

Of all the gluten-free breads we’ve found, this is my family’s favorite.  It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and soy-free.   We’ve used the bread, pizza crusts, muffins, and the hot dog and hamburger rolls.  Costco just recently started carrying the whole grain bread that I sampled Thursday night.  Otherwise, you can find Udi’s products at Cub, Coborns, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, and Target.  These products will be in the freezer part of the natural foods section, with the exception of Trader Joe’s (it’s just on the shelf there).


These are the Target brand rice crackers we ate.

Simply Balanced Gluten Free Seasame Brown Rice Crackers 3.5 oz

The Cracklebred was the light, puffy, crunchy rectangle shaped cracker.  I served the original but they have flavored varieties.  But be careful with the flavors…there could be additional ingredients you may wish to avoid. These can be found at Cub and Whole Foods.

And here’s another really yummy brand.  You can find these at Costco and Coborns.

Please feel free to comment in the discussion section of this blog.  Share your experiences and questions.  Let’s all work together to make healthier food choices!

Stay tuned for the next blog post which will include pancake mixes, flour blends, coconut milk ice cream and creamers and other recipes.

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  1. Kim Zimmer says
    Apr 07, 2014 at 6:45 PM

    This is awesome and so was the seminar. Thanks for sharing your vast wealth of knowledge with us Dr. Sandy!

    • says
      Apr 09, 2014 at 9:06 AM

      You are very welcome! It was my pleasure to help introduce all of you to some new food options.

  2. Jodie Lund says
    Apr 08, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    Thank you Dr. Sandy. We have already made the asparagus (yum yum yum). My grocery shopping adventure after the seminar was very different... I didn't head into ANY of the center aisles with the exception of the coffee aisle... Tim has to have that morning caffine! Would like to know if anyone has found good, soft GF/WF torillas? Tried a brown rice type for grilled chicken tacos but they were not a hit.

    • says
      Apr 09, 2014 at 10:48 AM

      Jodie, great to hear that you had a "different" grocery shopping experience since the seminar. Regarding the tortillas...there are a couple different brands of the brown rice ones. Some are softer than others. There are a few recipes out there for making your own too. There are two great Facebook pages for references: 100 Days of Real Food and Food Babe. I found another pita type bread at Whole Foods but I can't remember the name. I'll check at lunch and post it when I have it.

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