Posts Tagged ‘health’

Could it be? Tea is healthier than water!

The other day I stumbled across an article on BBC that shows thatr tea is healthier than water. Apparently the rumors that tea is dehydrating aren’t true and the antioxidants in tea are what make it better for you. I have always loved drinking tea but worried about drinking too much because I had heard it was dehydrating. Now I am pleased that I can drink as much tea as I want and be healthier for it!

My favorite type of tea is Jasmine Tea, either cold or hot. I also have my favorite cup for tea. It’s vintage and I think it’s so cute!

Do you have your favorite cup to drink tea/coffee out of?

Bento #22

Last night I posted a recipe for Asian Style Cabbage & Noodles. It was something that I threw together with some vegetables I had on hand and thought it turned out really well. But now it’s time for the whole bento. I didn’t have my bento supplies with me, so I had to use the arrangement of the foods to make it appealing and I think it works.


Of course you can see the asian noodles and cabbage, then on the left we have a half of pita tore into bite sized chunks with some hummus, and some sliced strawberries and kiwi with raw unsalted pumpkin seeds.

I never knew pumpkin seeds were so healthy until recently. My friend did the Master Cleanse and wanted some pumpkin seeds for when she was done so I checked out the health benefits. Two of major things pumpkin seeds have in them is zinc and magnesium. In 1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds you get 92% of your daily magnesium. They taste somewhat like a sunflower seed but larger. Personally I prefer the taste of almonds or walnuts, but they’re a nice snack and aren’t as expensive as nuts.

I also entered this bento in a competition, click here to check it out.

Asian Style Cabbage & Noodles

After learning the health benefits of cabbage, Jason and I have been trying to eat more. A couple days ago we bought a head of cabbage for the stir fry I made. We still had half left, so while making my bento for tomorrow, I thought some cabbage in my noodles would be a good way to get some extra cabbage in my diet and help use some of it up.

I’ll wait until tomorrow to post the whole bento, but here’s a little teaser.

Asian Style Cabbage & Noodles

1 serving asian style noodles
1 slice cabbage, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp chili garlic paste
1 tsp soy sauce
1 green onion stalk, sliced
1/4 tsp sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
red pepper flakes to taste

Get water boiling in a small saucepan. Once it is boiling add cabbage and garlic and cook for a minute, then add the noodles. Add chili paste and cook until noodles are done (about 3 minutes). Drain water and add green onion, sesame oil, and seasonings to taste. The water could also be left to make a soup.