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Healthy, but Tasty Option during Restaurant Week!

If you are facing the dilemma of losing weight before Christmas, but you’d like to participate in Restaurant Week that is tempting you with various menus, here’s an option for you that is not a salad!

Nyam and Scram with the juicy, Veggie Bean Burger from Pimentos! Ask them to scratch the mayo though. You’re welcome. Enjoy!

Bean Attack – $1,300JMD *(Excludes tax and Beverage)

Black Bean and Ackee Burger (BBA) and small vegan bean soup – The ultimate veggie burger with Black Bean, Ackee, Plantain, Chipotle mayo, served on whole wheat bun coupled with a small vegetarian bean soup.

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Pimentos

Location: 26 Hope Road, Devon House, Kingston

Ph: 876-291-5400

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist)

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Dream Bowls Ja at Ragamuffin Hostel every Wednesday to Saturday!

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Dream Bowls Ja are now at the Ragamuffin Hostel & Coffee Bar at 74 Lady Musgrave Road, Kingston every Wednesday to Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm.

You can also now choose the eco friendly option and enjoy your bowl in store.

Remember to limit or ensure the toppings and bowl content fit into your daily fruit servings (2-4), because you could easily go over, adding too much sugar to your daily diet.

[1 serving of Fruit is equivalent to One medium sized fruit (apple or orange), 1/2 cup of canned or chopped fruit, or 3/4 cup of fruit juice]

Note that Coconut shavings are high in Saturated fat and Granola is high in sugar.

Control and portions are key. With Dream Bowls, you are in charge. Get your Dream Bowl today!

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Healthy Chia Seed Jams, Nuts and other Snacks from Ara Foods Jamaica!

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From making jams at home for fun, then encouraged by her husband and friends to start packaging what they enjoyed, Ayesha Allen started selling her Chia Seed Jams in 2016. Ayesha and husband, Ramaar took a leap of faith and just 2 months later they were nominated for Best Product for the Table Talk Jamaica Observer Food Awards in 2017!

Their Chia Seed Jams are Gluten free, Vegan friendly and come in a variety of flavours such as Strawberry, Blueberry and Pineapple. The Pineapple and Strawberry are favourites and I can see why. The flavours are stronger than the Blueberry. Even though you can order your Jams non-sweetened, I found there is no need, because the original isn’t even that sweet but still has the right balance of flavour. I tried them both. So you can enjoy these Jams with pretty much anything.

The business has expanded to offer healthy snacks too or what some persons like myself use as part of a Shake, such as Peanuts, Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios, Chia seeds, Raisins and Cranberries, all at affordable prices.

Here are great ways to enjoy your Ara Foods Flavoured Chia Seed Jams!

With your Yogurt

Suga’s favourite so far is the Strawberry Chia Seed Jam. I made my own Yogurt Parfait and it was divine! Enjoy food the in a healthy way!

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Suga’s Yogurt Parfait made with Ara Foods Strawberry and Blueberry Chia Seed Jams, Oats and Fat Free Greek Yogurt.

With your Porridge

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● As a Dip

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As a spread

Your Ara Food Jams would complement a Peanut Butter spread on bread or crackers so well!

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● With your Pancakes

Last weekend I had the Blueberry Chia Seed Jam with my Pancakes and a touch of low fat butter. It hit the spot!

As a Pastry Filling

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● As a topping to your Cheesecake or Pie

Such a guilty pleasure!

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A salivating Cheesecake from @temperaturebynina using Ara Foods Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

A range of options for reasonable prices! 

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Order your Healthy Snacks and your Chia Seed Jams from Ara Foods Jamaica today and have fun being creative in the kitchen. Their flavoured Chia Seed Jams are versatile and #SugaEndorsed!

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***They are mobile and take Cards***

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist)

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Healthy Chia Seed Jams, Nuts and other Snacks from Ara Foods Jamaica!

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From making jams at home for fun, then encouraged by her husband and friends to start packaging what they enjoyed, Ayesha Allen started selling her Chia Seed Jams in 2016. Ayesha and husband, Ramaar took a leap of faith and just 2 months later they were nominated for Best Product for the Table Talk Jamaica Observer Food Awards in 2017!

Their Chia Seed Jams are Gluten free, Vegan friendly and come in a variety of flavours such as Strawberry, Blueberry and Pineapple. The Pineapple and Strawberry are favourites and I can see why. The flavours are stronger than the Blueberry. Even though you can order your Jams non-sweetened, I found there is no need, because the original isn’t even that sweet but still has the right balance of flavour. I tried them both. So you can enjoy these Jams with pretty much anything.

The business has expanded to offer healthy snacks too or what some persons like myself use as part of a Shake, such as Peanuts, Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios, Chia seeds, Raisins and Cranberries, all at affordable prices.

Here are great ways to enjoy your Ara Foods Flavoured Chia Seed Jams!

With your Yogurt

Suga’s favourite so far is the Strawberry Chia Seed Jam. I made my own Yogurt Parfait and it was divine! Enjoy food the in a healthy way!

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Suga’s Yogurt Parfait made with Ara Foods Strawberry and Blueberry Chia Seed Jams, Oats and Fat Free Greek Yogurt.

With your Porridge

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● As a Dip

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As a spread

Your Ara Food Jams would complement a Peanut Butter spread on bread or crackers so well!

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● With your Pancakes

Last weekend I had the Blueberry Chia Seed Jam with my Pancakes and a touch of low fat butter. It hit the spot!

As a Pastry Filling

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● As a topping to your Cheesecake or Pie

Such a guilty pleasure!

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A salivating Cheesecake from @temperaturebynina using Ara Foods Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

A range of options for reasonable prices! 

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Order your Healthy Snacks and your Chia Seed Jams from Ara Foods Jamaica today and have fun being creative in the kitchen. Their flavoured Chia Seed Jams are versatile and #SugaEndorsed!

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***They are mobile and take Cards***

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist)

If you liked this Blog, follow Suga Lifestyle Online, on Instagram (@sugalifestyle), Twitter (@sugalifestyleja) or like the Suga Lifestyle Facebook page.

Get Your Daily Dose of Fruit in 1 Bowl with Dream Bowls Ja!

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My Acai & Lychee Dream Bowl ($1200JMD) from Dream Bowls Ja at Kingston Night Market on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

You can get your daily source of fruits in 1 bowl, your very own Dream bowl! Dream bowls are not only tasty, but healthy. Although you have to be aware of the toppings you choose.

Dream Bowls consist of a frozen base filled with the Acai (a-sigh-ee) berry. Although not sourced locally, they are good for just about everything in terms of its heath properties. Check it out here:

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You then have the option to choose 5 toppings that they will layer the base with, resulting in quite an attractive, yet tasty and fulfilling Dream Bowl.

Visit Kingston Night Market today from 6 to 11pm at 8 Hillcrest Avenue to get your Dream Bowl!

ADMISSION: FREE

***I advise you go early though, the Dream bowls are a hit.***

If not, Deliveries in Kingston are available too!

Kingston Night Market is an event where small businesses showcase their authentic Jamaican products. It is quite fit for a family outing during the week, this and every Tuesday. Check it out!

Keep up with Dream Bowls Ja on Instagram @dreambowlsja

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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Suga’s Healthy Blueberry-Banana Smoothie Recipe

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Blueberry-Banana Smoothie – Blend the following:
1/2 a Frozen Banana
1/2 cup Frozen Blueberries
A dash of Cinnamon
1/2 cup 25/30cal Unsweetened Almond Milk/Skimmed Milk
1/2 – 1 cup Water *(depending on desired consistency)

N.B. If you can afford some Carbs or need a bit more fibre, add a tbsp. of Flaxseeds.

Get your Cinnamon, Flaxseeds and more at any one of Green Hills Natural Foods’ locations this year and use the code ‘SUGA19’ to get 10% off! 

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PriceSmart is great to get your Blueberries and Almond milk in bulk at a reasonable price.

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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#tbt to my Meatless Lunch from Healthy Bites!

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Suga’s lunch from Healthy Bites earlier this year – Curried Chickpea wrap with sides of a fresh, raw vegetable salad and cous cous.

Healthy Bites is located at a house in Trafalgar Park, close to NCB Atrium where you can pick up your Lunch.

Vegetarian meals such as Lentil Stew and other meals, typically of Jamaican cuisine such as Ackee and Saltfish, usually range in cost from $500-$700JMD. The meals come with a natural, home-made juice too. Cane juice is used instead of added sugar. Sugarcane juice reduces bad cholesterol levels in the body and has natural sugars. However, still ensure that you are within your limits of sugar intake for the day if you choose to drink juice and not water.

Note that the safe amount of sugar to consume each day is as follows: 

Men: 150 calories per day (37.5g or 9 tsp.)

Women: 100 calories per day (25g or 6 tsp.)

You can customize your Lunch based on the sides you desire and they are open to suggestions. They also Deliver!

Check out Healthy Bites today!

Healthy Bites

Location: 3 Circle Close (Trafalgar Park, close to NCB Atrium)

Ph: 876-296-4119 (Ruby Porter)

By: Gabrielle Burgess (Certified Personal Trainer & Sports Nutritionist)

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