Baked Sweet Potato French Fries – A Healthy Snack or Side Dish for the Whole Family

The softer, orange-fleshed variety of sweet potato (Wikipedia)
The softer, orange-fleshed variety of sweet potato (Wikipedia)


Ingredients:

  • 5 sweet potatoes
  • 1/8 cup olive oil
  • pinch of salt

Preparation:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and then cut the potatoes to look like french fries.
  3. In a large baking pan, combine the sweet potatoes with the oil and salt.
  4. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes until brown and crispy!

How to Eat for Better Skin – Skin Superfoods

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Of course, genetics and lifestyle play an important role in the health of your skin. However, eating properly can also help support your skin from the inside out. Below are some “skin superfoods” you should try adding into your diet.

Water

Water is so important when it comes to skin health!!! It maintains proper organ function, delivers vital nutrients to your body’s cells and help the body eliminate toxins. Keeping your body hydrated from the inside also makes your skin look firmer and clearer.

Broccoli

This tasty veggie is high in important antioxidants – vitamins C and E. The vitamin C aids in collagen production to keep your skin supple, while vitamin E protects your skin against UV damage.

Strawberries

High in Vitamin C, these sweet and delicious berries help to fight wrinkles and dry skin from the inside out by fighting free radicals.

Almonds

The vitamin E in almonds helps protect skin from the sun’s damaging UV rays. However, be sure not to overdo it on the nuts – as they are high in calories and fat – which will surely show up on your waistline.

Carrots

Carrots are high in beta carotene, an antioxidant that is converted to vitamin A inside the body – which helps repair the skin as well as protect against UV rays.

Pumpkin Seeds

A perfect fall snack! The zinc in pumpkin seeds protects your cell membranes, helps maintain collagen, and promotes skin renewal.

Fish

High in healthy omega–3 fats – fish can help strengthen skin cell membranes, protect against sun damage, and may also reduce the risk of certain forms of skin cancer. Omega 3 fats help fight inflammation in the skin while allowing water and nutrients into the skin and protecting it from toxins.

Of course, protecting your skin from the outside with toxin-free sunscreen daily is also very important. Keeping hydrated, eating right and taking good care of your skin will go a long way in avoiding the dreaded crow’s feet – preventing skin problems is much easier than treating them!

 

About Aetrex

AetrexStoreSince 1946, the Aetrex mission has been deeply rooted in foot health and wellness.  At Aetrex, we believe that a healthy body starts from the ground up. Every day when you choose what to wear, we want you to be confident that your shoes will protect your feet and improve the way your body functions. All our footwear is crafted with care to meet the highest standards in design, incorporate cutting edge material technologies, and offer unmatched customization and adjustability.

Aetrex footwear proudly feature the Aetrex “Healthy 3” components‚ including all–day orthotic support‚ pillow soft memory foam cushioning‚ and long lasting freshness and health. The net result is an extraordinary line of footwear designed to help you feel great on your feet and promote a healthy and active lifestyle. When you choose Aetrex‚ you make the healthy choice.

Vanilla Granola (Allergy Friendly)

A bowl of granola (Wikipedia)
A bowl of granola (Wikipedia)

 

Ingredients (use organic, gluten free ingredients if possible)

  • 5 Cups Old Fashioned rolled Oats
  • 3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 melted coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix the oats, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and sea salt in a large bowl. In another bowl, mix the syrup and coconut oil – whisk in the vanilla extract. Pour liquid over the oats and stir until all oats are moist.

Spread onto the baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow granola to cool completely so it can get crunchy – then place in an air-tight container at room temp. ENJOY!

 

Aetrex Healthy Three – I’m loving it!

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As a health enthusiast, it always baffles me when people take their foot health for granted. Our feet are such an important part of our body. We depend on them to get us where we need to go, and as anyone who has ever had a foot issue knows, when your feet aren’t happy, you aren’t happy. This is why I think it’s so important to treat our feet with the love and respect they deserve!

To me, supporting our feet with proper footwear is essential to good foot health. If you are squeezing your feet into unsupportive, ill-fitting shoes, you are surely creating serious future foot problems that can be inconvenient as well as uncomfortable or even painful.

I love that Aetrex’s shoes feature the “Healthy Three.” I absolutely adore my Lynco orthotics! The fact that they are now incorporated into the footbed of the Aetrex shoes is simply awesome! They help to keep my body in alignment and my arches properly supported. I also love the super-comfy memory foam that cushions my foot and provides a customized fit. Last but not least, the anti-microbial technology maintains a healthy environment for my feet and helps to keep the “stinkies” away.

I know that when I have on comfortable shoes, it makes it that much easier to get through my busy day. When my feet are bothering me, it just makes everything I do seem like a chore. I love that these shoes help my feet feel awesome AND that they look super-cute! It’s a win-win!