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THRIVE Life: THRIVE it Up November 2013 ~ Cranberry Delight!



THRIVE Life: Dr. Daniel Amen’s Brain Healthy Shopping List THRIVE-A-LIZED

BRAIN HEALTHY SHOPPING LIST ~ THRIVE Life has more then half of the top 100 items!

If you’re worried that trying to follow a brain healthy nutrition plan will restrict you to only a few foods, then I have good news for you! There are literally thousands of brain healthy foods that taste great.

To make it easier for you to start or stay on track with your brain healthy eating program, I have created a printable shopping list with nearly 200 of my favorite brain healthy foods. The items on this list are included because they meet one or more of the following brain healthy criteria:

  • Lean protein
  • Low glycemic
  • High in fiber
  • Low sodium
  • Healthy fats
  • High-quality calories
  • Brain healthy spices
  • Healthy liquids

Every time you go to the grocery store, print out this list and simply check off your favorites so you can stock up on delicious brain healthy foods. Whenever possible, I would highly recommend that you choose foods that are organic, hormone free, and antibiotic free.

*Foods with an asterisk are one of the 50 Best Brain Foods.



Meats & Seafood

Refrigerated Products


  • Almond milk, unsweetened*
  • Coffee (decaf)
  • Rice milk
  • Soy milk
  • Tea, black (decaf)
  • Tea, green* (decaf)
  • Tea, herbal (decaf)
  • Water*


Breads, Cereals & Grains

Nuts & Oils

  • Almonds, raw*
  • Canola oil
  • Canola oil spray
  • Cashews
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Hazelnuts
  • Olive oil*
  • Olive oil spray
  • Peanut butter
  • Peanuts
  • Pecans
  • Pistachios
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts*

Spices, Seasonings & Dressings

Snacks & Health Foods

  • Applesauce, unsweetened
  • Dark chocolate, low-sugar
  • Dried fruit, unsweetened
  • Dried veggies, no added oil
  • Stevia (natural sweetener)
  • Trail mix (nuts & dried fruits)
  • Turkey jerky
  • Whey protein
  • Xylitol (natural sweetener)

Frozen Foods

  • Fruits
  • Chicken breasts
  • Seafood
  • Turkey burger patties
  • Veggie burger patties
  • Veggies

Get more information from Dr. Daniel Amen at one of the Amen Clinics

THRIVE Life: Thrive It Up ~ October 2013

THRIVE Life: 2013 Best Of Show Winner at the San Benito County Fair!!!


Corn Muffins - Best of Show

Sweet Corn Bread Recipe from Chef Todd i.e. Muffins




Preheat oven to 350⁰F.

In a medium-size mixing bowl, combine egg yolks, milk, vanilla, and cooled melted butter and stir. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, stirring to incorporate—but do not over mix.

In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Carefully fold egg whites into batter.

Pour into a greased 8×8 pan and bake for 45 minutes. Check with toothpick to make sure it is cooked through.

For muffins scoop batter into prepared muffin tins and bake about 20 minutes. Check with toothpick.

Serving Ideas: Great with dinner or as a side.

Note: For extra flavor, rub top of bread with butter when it comes out of the oven. I did this with my muffins. Who know’s it could have been my secret weapon for all I know, lol!


THRIVE Life: Chef Todd’s Lemon Herb Chicken Penne!


Lemon Herb Chicken Penne

A delicious use of our Whole Grain Penne Pasta!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield:6 servings



Cook and cool pasta (drizzle with additional oil to keep from sticking). Sweat garlic with half of olive oil. Add onions and stir. Add white wine and chicken and let reduce until liquid is almost gone.

Add all remaining vegetables except tomatoes. Add water and bouillon and cook for about 5 minutes. Add pasta and cook another 1–2 minutes. Add all remaining ingredients and toss together.


Featured Summit Saturday 2013 recipe.

THRIVE Life: Chef Todd’s Whole Grain Pasta Salad!


Chef Todd’s Whole Grain Pasta Salad

A fun cold salad for any occassion!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 16 servings



Cook pasta al dente according to instructions on can. Meanwhile, combine all THRIVE vegetables in a bowl and stir in dressing. Drain pasta and run under cold water to cool. Mix pasta and all remaining ingredients into veggie mixture and stir together. Chill in fridge before serving.


Featured Summit Saturday 2013 recipe.

THRIVE Life: Chef Todd’s Chicken Stir Fry With Orange Chili Glaze

Chicken Stir Fry With Orange Chili Glaze

A healthy family favorite!

Prep Time:30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings



Add the 2 cups water to the chicken and vegetables and allow to reconstitute. Bring the 2 ½ cups water and salt to a boil and add rice. Simmer for 2 minutes, turn off heat, and cover. In a wok, sweat garlic and sesame oil together until lightly golden. Add all remaining ingredients for sauce and bring to a simmer. Set sauce aside and reheat wok.

Drain and reserve liquid from vegetable mixture. Add mixture to hot wok and stir fry for a few minutes. Add sauce and remaining liquid and allow to simmer until thick. Serve over rice and sprinkle sesame seeds on top.


Featured in the September 2013 Thrive It Up broadcast.

THRIVE Life: What’s in your Q? Here’s what’s in mine…..

The Q is your own personal Home Store, your way!

You get the groceries you want and use everyday…delivered once a month, right to your door!

Here’s how it works…



Our Q budget is set at $200/month and the Q shipment is processed on the 16th of each month so my box of groceries arrives around the 20th. Before my Q shipment processes I receive  an email reminder so I have the opportunity each month to customize my shipments and receive my most desired items. Once my box ships I receive another email allowing me to track delivery! This is so cool! Get what you want, how much you want, when you want it!

Here’s the box I received on Friday…


And here’s what was in it…..


Some of our favorites and something new to try too!

Bottom left to right, then up…we have…

1. Thrive Pineapple Chunks – #10 Can, 38 Servings

2. Thrive Strawberries – #10 Can, 44 Servings

3. Thrive Raspberries – #10 Can, 48 Servings

4. Thrive Mangoes – #10 Can, 43 Servings

5. Thrive Banana Slices – #10 Can, 42 Servings

6. Thrive Fudge Brownie Mix – #10 Can, 45 Servings

7. Thrive Sausage Crumbles – #10 Can, 22 Servings

8. Thrive Mushroom Pieces – #10 Can, 47 Servings

9. Thrive Green Onions – Pantry Can, 15 Servings

Ready to set up your own Q and start getting groceries delivered to your door? The coolest part is all the prep work is done. No time to waste peeling, chopping, dicing, slicing, cooking the meats….yadda yadda yadda. There’s absolutely no waste using Thrive Foods!

Here’s a few extra things you should know about Thrive Food

  • Over 100 Certified Gluten Free Products
  • Certified Organic Line of Products
  • No GMO, No MSG
  • No Artificial Colors, Flavors or Hydrogenated Oils
  • Excellent Double Coated Cans with Food Grade Enamel
  • Award Winning Safety and Manufacturing
  • 25 Year Self Life ~ most items
  • Nutritious as fresh! With the best flavor, convenient and freeze-dried
  • No chopping, peeling, slicing or dicing means saves you time!
  • Absolutely no waste = time and money! The average American family wastes about 25% of the foods they buy…..

Dietary Friendly = WLS friendly, Paleo, Diabetic, Gluten Intolerance, Weight Waters etc…. they all work better with Thrive Food!

Click Here To Get Started and Set-Up Your Own Q

THRIVE Life: Chef Todd’s Quinoa Encrusted Chicken Tenders


Quinoa Encrusted Chicken Tenders

This family-friendly chicken recipe uses a quinoa breading!

Prep Time: 1 hour

Yield: 12 servings



Rinse quinoa in a chinois or fine strainer until water runs clear. Bring water and bouillon to a boil. Stir in quinoa and reduce to a simmer; cover and cook for 25–30 minutes. Remove from heat and strain well. Add all other dry ingredients and mix well.

Spread breading on a sheet pan and bake at 325⁰F degree oven until completely dry (about 35 minutes), stirring every 5 minutes with a spatula. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Pulse breading a few times in a food processor to break down quinoa to a medium grind.

Mix eggs and milk together. Lightly coat each chicken breast with the egg wash and then dip into breading and press breading onto chicken. Place chicken on greased baking sheet and bake for 10–15 minutes at 400⁰F or until thermometer reads 165 on the internal temperature is 165⁰.


Featured in the September 2013 Thrive It Up broadcast.