Healthy Living : 10 meatless high protein foods

Thursday, October 31, 2013

I was a vegetarian for almost 2 years. I didn't have intensive knowledge on what to eat. I am now a vegetarian/pescetarian , I eat seafood occasionally. When you are a vegetarian , you must have the right amount of protein daily.  Here are the 10 high protein foods. 

Cottage Cheese

Protein: 13g per ½-cup

Cottage cheese serves as great snack. It’s affordable, comes in reduced-fat versions, and also contains calcium to keep your bones strong. But you can also hide it in creamy dishes, or sub it out for ricotta cheese or sour cream in certain dishes too. Try combining with fresh veggies for a savory treat, or adding fruit and cinnamon for something more sweet.

Soy Milk

Protein: 8g per 1 cup

While all soy, including tofu and soybeans, are excellent sources of protein, soy milk is convenient and versatile, making it the perfect thing to have around. In addition, some brands offer options that are fortifed with extra calcium. Chocolate flavors are available for when your sweet tooth strikes, vanilla is great in cereal and coffee, and original is a great substitute for baked goods and smoothies.

Greek Yogurt

Protein: 15g per 6-oz container

Greek yogurt packs as much as double the protein as regular yogurt. It’s also thick, filling, tart, and less sweet than some regular varieties, all while staying in the low-calorie range. It’s great on its own, with fruit, or as a substitute for sour cream.

Peanut Butter

Protein: 8g per 2 Tbsp

Bring back this crunchy or creamy childhood favorite by spreading peanut butter on toast instead of butter for more protein to your morning routine. Also try using it in smoothies and baked goods, or just keep some stashed away with a package of whole-wheat crackers for when you belly is rumbling.


Protein: 6g per egg

Start your day off right with protein-packed eggs. This will give your morning a boost and fuel you until lunch. Cooking with eggs brings breakfast to a whole new level. Mix it up a bit with omelets and quiche or try cooking eggs scrambled, poached, hard-boiled, or sunny-side-up.


Protein: 6g per 1 oz

Go nuts over almonds – the monounsaturated fats they contain have been shown to reduce heart disease. A serving size is about one handful of almonds, or 2 tablespoons of almond butter. Try sliced almonds on top of salads or create your own spice recipe to liven them up a bit.


Protein: 18g per 3 oz serving

Seitan, AKA wheat-meat, is hailed by vegetarians because of its substantial texture and high protein. Unlike tofu, seitan is a meat substitute that mocks the texture of chicken, making it ideal for sandwiches, soups, or anywhere you would traditionally use meat. Made from wheat gluten, seitan may not be sold in all grocery stores, so stock up at specialty markets, or make a batch from a recipe like this. 

Dried Beans

Protein: 12g per 1 cup (black beans)

Dried black beans, kidney beans, lentils, chickpeas, and pinto beans are all delicious choices for low-fat, fiber-filled protein. Using dried beans allows you to control the sodium and additives that go into the dish. Soak dried beans overnight in a large bowl of water, rinse until the water runs clean, then simmer for 2 hours on medium/low heat to enjoy. Spice with cumin, garlic, red pepper, or other spices.

Pumpkin Seeds

Protein: 7g per 1 oz

Also known as pepitas, pumpkin seeds are a great grab-and-go snack or topping for salads and soups. While they are available year-round in stores, you can roast fresh seeds at home in fall, when pumpkins come into season. Nuts and seeds can be high in calories and fat so be mindful of your serving sizes.

Event Recap : The 2013 Visionary Awards by CEE at The Pierre Hotel

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

We had the pleasure to attend an Amazing event on October 22nd - The 2013 Visionary Awards by CEE at The Pierre Hotel 

Please Check out this Wonderful Organization -

The Council for Economic Education (CEE) is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school. For nearly 65 years, our mission has been to instill in young people the fourth “R”—a real-world understanding of economics and personal finance. It is only by acquiring economic and financial literacy that children can learn that there are better options for a life well lived, will be able to see opportunity on their horizon line and, ultimately, can grow into successful and productive adults capable of making informed and responsible decisions.

The Visionary Awards honors leaders who promote economic and financial literacy to create a better-informed society.


The Honorable Alan S. Blinder Visionary AwardsThe Honorable Alan S. Blinder
Former Vice–Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; and currently Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and Vice–Chairman of Promontory Interfinancial Network
Joyce B. Cowin Visionary Awards

Joyce B. Cowin
Founder of The Cowin Financial Literacy Project at Teachers College, Columbia University
Steve Liesman Visionary Awards

Steve Liesman
CNBC Senior Economics Reporter
David W. Nelms Visionary Awards

David W. Nelms
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Discover Financial Services

Mistress of Ceremonies:

Sharon Epperson
CNBC Senior Commodities Correspondent and Personal Finance Correspondent


Kathleen Brennan
11–12th Grade Teacher of AP Economics, Economics,
Financial Literacy and AP Statistics
Mount Saint Mary Academy, Watchung, NJ

Wendy Garcia-Buchanan
4th Grade Teacher of Language Arts, Math,
Social Studies and Science
Park Avenue Elementary School, Freehold, NJ

Saji James
10–12th Grade Teacher of Economics & Global History
Concord High School, Staten Island, NY
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Event Recap : Learn Vest Live 2013 In NYC -A Night to Be Financially Fearless

Friday, October 18, 2013

LearnVest empowering others to live richest lives. LearnVest 's website for people who want a better relationship with their finances. Their mission is to empower individual everywhere to take control of their personal finances so that they can afford their dreams, 

We attended Learn Vest Live in NYC. It was an amazing event.
Food , Great Information , Wonderful People , Great time !   

  • Fashion designer Nanette Lepore, who launched her label with a $5,000 loan from her father (NYC)
  • Host of "The Chew" and author of "Relish," Daphne Oz (NYC)
  • Editor-in-Chief  of Cosmopolitan, Joana Coles 
  • President of Fidelity Personal Investing, Kathy Murphy (NYC and LA)
  • And our own financial experts, including Alexa von Tobel, CFP®, Stephany Kirkpatrick, CFP®, and more! (NYC and LA)

Alexa Von Tobel

It's a Cuppie cupcakes 

Goodies Bags
  • A signed copy of Alexa's debut book, "Financially Fearless," published by Random House
  • A $50 credit toward the LearnVest Action Program

Special Thanks to the people at Learnvest for such a Great Event . :)


What do you do before 8 AM ? Here are 5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

 The most important things to do is prayer and reading God's Word . Commanding your Morning :)

Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend.Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. Margaret Thatcher was up every day at 5 a.m.; Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 am and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney wakes at 4:30am just to name a few. I know what you’re thinking - you do your best work at night. Not so fast. According toInc. Magazine, morning people have been found to be more proactive and more productive. In addition, the health benefits for those with a life before work go on and on. Let’s explore 5 of the things successful people do before 8 am.
1. Exercise. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again. Most people that work out daily, work out in the morning. Whether it’s a morning yoga session or a trip to the gym, exercising before work gives you a boost of energy for the day and that deserved sense of accomplishment. Anyone can tackle a pile of paperwork after 200 ab reps! Morning workouts also eliminate the possibility of flaking out on your cardio after a long day at work. Even if you aren’t bright eyed and bushy tailed at the thought of a 5 am jog, try waking up 15 minutes early for a quick bedside set of pushups or stretching. It’ll help wake up your body, and prep you for your day.
2. Map Out Your Day. Maximize your potential by mapping out your schedule for the day, as well as your goals and to dos. The morning is a good time for this as it is often one of the only quiet times a person gets throughout the day. The early hours foster easier reflection that helps when prioritizing your activities. They also allow for uninterrupted problem solving when trying to fit everything into your timetable. While scheduling, don’t forget about your mental health. Plan a 10 minute break after that stressful meeting for a quick walk around the block or a moment of meditation at your desk. Trying to eat healthy? Schedule a small window in the evening to pack a few nutritious snacks to bring to work the next day.
3. Eat a Healthy Breakfast. We all know that rush out the door with a cup of coffee and an empty stomach feeling. You sit down at your desk, and you’re already wondering how early that taco truck sets up camp outside your office. No good. Take that extra time in the morning to fuel your body for the tasks ahead of it. It will help keep you mind on what’s at hand and not your growling stomach. Not only is breakfast good for your physical health, it is also a good time to connect socially. Even five minutes of talking with your kids or spouse while eating a quick bowl of oatmeal can boost your spirits before heading out the door.
4. Visualization. These days we talk about our physical health ad nauseam, but sometimes our mental health gets overlooked. The morning is the perfect time to spend some quiet time inside your mind meditating or visualizing. Take a moment to visualize your day ahead of you, focusing on the successes you will have. Even just a minute of visualization and positive thinking can help improve your mood and outlook on your work load for the day.
5. Make Your Day Top Heavy. We all have that one item on our to do list that we dread. It looms over you all day (or week) until you finally suck it up and do it after much procrastination. Here’s an easy tip to save yourself the stress - do that least desirable task on your list first. Instead of anticipating the unpleasantness of it from first coffee through your lunch break, get it out of the way. The morning is the time when you are (generally) more well rested and your energy level is up. Therefore, you are more well equipped to handle more difficult projects. And look at it this way, your day will get progressively easier, not the other way around. By the time your work day is ending, you’re winding down with easier to dos and heading into your free time more relaxed. 


Happy International Day Of The Girl 2013 - 9 Girls Who Dream Big

Friday, October 11, 2013

In honor of International Day Of The Girl , here are the faces of young women from around the world whose dreams for the future will inspire you.
The beautiful photo series was commissioned by The Girl Effect (a movement created by the Nike Foundation) as part of their declaration for the United Nations to prioritize young women in their goals to fight global poverty. The argument? More then 260 million girls live in extreme poverty, and studies show that girls can be key drivers of development for their families and communities.
Malala Yousafzai, 16 ,Pakistan
TIME Magazine Cover, April 29 / May 6, 2013

1 year ago this week, Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl, was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman. Malala was targeted because she advocated openly for the right of girls to go to school. 
In Malala’s words, “We should not wait for someone else to come and raise our voice. We should do it by ourselves. We should believe in ourselves. Yes, we can do it. One day you will see that all the girls will be powerful; All the girls will be going to school. And it is possible only by our struggle; only when we raise our voice.” Malala is a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. She deserves it ! 


Anam, 17, Pakistan
"I want to abolish negative discrimination, because we girls and women are not inferior to anybody else. I want to move forward."

Tirunesh, 13, Ethiopia

“I want to become a pediatrician and help orphan children go to school.
Yahaya, 12, Nigeria
“I want the road leading to my village to be repaired because the current drains cause mosquitoes to reach our house.”
“I wish to be a doctor and I also wish to see girls living a good life in my community.”

Debora, 13, Brazil

“I wish violence of all kinds - muggings, exploitation, etc. - would decrease. And that they would put an end to drugs.”

“I wish that our parents will put a stop to encouraging us into early marriage.”

Maica, 10, Philippines

“My dream is to become an air stewardess so that I can go to different countries, so that I can help my mum with the household expenses.”
Rukhsar, 14, India

“I want to be a police officer to put an end to all the atrocities on women. I will help lots of people financially and I will make my parents proud."

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