Healthy Sweet Potato Fries – Travel Animal Doctor

Healthy Sweet Potato Fries – Travel Animal Doctor

If you are looking for a sweet and salty side dish alongside your burgers, look no further than these healthy sweet potato fries. Sweet potatoes provide great sources of vitamin A, B6, E and C.  Vitamin A, commonly known as beta carotene, is an antioxidant that protects against aging and cancer in non-smokers.  Vitamin B6 prevents hardening of your blood vessels. Finally vitamin C and E are antioxidants which protect against disease. Sweet potatoes are also extremely beneficial in the vegetarian diet because like other potatoes, they contain niacin (vitamin B3). While niacin deficiency is rare, it is more likely to occur in a vegetarian diet. Niacin is necessary to regulate levels of blood sugar and lower cholesterol. The healthy sweet potato fries recipe is extremely easy and quick to prepare.  While the fries are baking you can prepare your burgers so that both are ready to eat in less than an hour. The best part about this healthy sweet potato fries recipe is that there are only six ingredients total. Most likely the only ingredient you would need to remember at the grocery store is a sweet potato. Ingredients: Sweet potato Cooking spray garlic powder salt pepper 2 tsp olive oil Serving Size: 2 servings   Preheat Oven: 425 degrees Fahrenheit Directions: To make it easier to clean your baking sheet, line it with tin foil. Spray the tin foil with cooking spray. Cut sweet potato into wedges that are 1/2 inch thick. Put sweet potato wedges into a small to medium sized mixing bowl with 2 tsp. olive oil and toss the fries until evenly distributed. Add pepper, garlic and salt as needed to...
How to Find the Perfect Cat for Adoption- Travel Animal Doctor

How to Find the Perfect Cat for Adoption- Travel Animal Doctor

When looking for the perfect cat to adopt for the family, it can be quite difficult. Not because there are a lack of cats to choose from, but because there are so many adorable cats just waiting for you to take them home. So how do you find the perfect cat for your household? Where can you go to find kittens and cats galore? Look no further than below to read tips to find the perfect feline companion for your home: The Search for the Purr-fect Pet for You Our family has been in the search for a kitty for the last few weeks. We have gone back and forth about whether or not to get one, but finally decided to just go for it. Jade, our dog, loves all animals. My husband and I thought the right cat could make the perfect companion. Finding a cat that gets along with our dog was an interesting challenge. We visited three animal shelters but it was hard to pick just one. While I would love one cat my husband loved another. My friend, a feline-only practitioner, has a quote that comes to mind for this, “Cats are like potato chips, you can’t have just one.” Unfortunately one is all we can have in our apartment. The following is how our family found our perfect meow -tastic bud. 3 Avenues to Find the Perfect Pet 1. Animal Shelters Visiting neighboring animal shelters is always fun. The past few weekends my husband and I have stopped by a few animal shelters and found many potential companions, but we couldn’t agree on our favorite. 2. Petco Cat...
The Dark Side to 2 Common Pet Food Ingredients

The Dark Side to 2 Common Pet Food Ingredients

What would you say if I told you that some pet food ingredients commonly eaten by dogs- if eaten to excess, could do some serious harm?   Monkey See, Monkey Do It is easy to see a pet food product on the shelf, and believe that all the ingredients in it are 100% safe for you to give to your pet whole. Do your own research on homemade and people foods before giving them to your pets. Human Foods As the colder months set in, I become a glutton for warm apple cider with a cinnamon mixing stick. Cinnamon sticks commonly found in stores are made of cassia cinnamon. Cassia cinnamon contains measurable levels of courmarin that can be damaging to the health of your pooch. mysza831 / Foter / CC BY   Apple stems, seeds, and leaves, etc contain cyanide, which is also toxic to dogs. Check it out. Learning the Facts Cinnamon Rarely, skin irritation can occur inside the mouth of a cinnamon sensitive pet. A large quantity of cinnamon powder (greater than 1 tsp.), or a small amount of essential oil is dangerous for your pet. Find out more about toxic side effects of cinnamon at Pet Poison Helpline.   Apples Apple seeds, stems and leaves contain cyanide, and large amounts ingested can also harm your pet. For more information about poisoning from apples, visit ASPCA. My dog just had a seed, I’m scared! Remember that a large quantity of seeds is necessary to really harm your pet. Many of the true dangers of apples and cinnamon come from an excessive amount of accidental consumption. Contact Your Veterinarian ASAP If you believe your pet has accidentally ingested...
11 Ways To Deal With Gym Germs That Are Only Quasi-Germophobic

11 Ways To Deal With Gym Germs That Are Only Quasi-Germophobic

Generally on Tuesdays I share a healthy and/or yummy recipe for Travel Animal Doctor readers. This Tuesday, however, I found a humorous article from Buzzfeed that I just had to repost/share. I relate to this article so much, because while I love going to the gym, I always feel like I have cooties when I leave. 11 Ways To Deal With Gym Germs That Are Only Quasi-Germophobic Gyms are filthy garbage cans. But they’re garbage cans that facilitate physical fitness. Learn how to use one without becoming patient zero. Between the aroma of human funk in the locker room and seeing people’s sweat prints all over mats and machines, it’s reasonable to assume that gyms are pretty hectic germ-wise. View this image › reactiongifs.com But if we follow a few easy, expert-approved tips, even the most germaphobic among us can enjoy fitness. View this image › Getty Images/iStockphoto Dario Lo Presti BuzzFeed Life asked Kelly Reynolds, Ph.D., director of the Environment, Exposure Science and Risk Assessment Center at the University of Arizona’s College of Public Health to explain germs, how they live, work, and spread, and what measures gym-goers can take to minimize our exposure to these infection- and sickness-causing microorganisms. Here’s what she said. 1. Understand which germs are where. instagram.com / Via Instagram: @kaf234 “Moist environments are more efficient at spreading germs,” Reynolds says. Between sweaty equipment and mats, wet sinks and showers, and humid saunas, gyms are basically life-giving spas for germs. The two germs to be aware of in the gym environment are Trichophyton, the fungus that causes Athlete’s Foot, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a type of...
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