Archive for the ‘Healthy Eating’ Category

Us working people know all about the crock pot. The easiest way to come home to a house that smells good,and not have to stress about dinner, just scoop out the food, toss a salad and voila, dinner is served!

I mainly throw in a pot roast, chicken, or sausage before I head off for the day. But that is getting a little boring, although still delicious. So today I went looking for something a little different, and I think I will try this out over the weekend, so that I have time to make something else if I don’t like how it turns out.

 Ingredients 2   10- to 12-ounce packages frozen winter squash puree,thawed 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 32-ounce container ricotta 1 5-ounce package baby spinach (6 cups) kosher salt and black pepper 12 lasagna noodles (about 3/4 of a 16-ounce box) 8 ounces mozzarella, grated (about 2 cups) green salad, for serving Directions In a medium bowl, mix the squash and nutmeg. In a second bowl, combine the ricotta, spinach, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. In the bottom of a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, spread ½ cup of the squash mixture. Top with 3 of the lasagna noodles (breaking to fit), half the remaining squash mixture, 3 lasagna noodles, and half the ricotta mixture; repeat, ending with the ricotta mixture. Sprinkle with the mozzarella. Cook on low, covered, until the noodles are tender, 3 to 4 hours. Serve with the green salad, if desired.

Enjoy! let us know how you liked it !!



Bonne Foi makes our products with natural ingredients and we have always looked for other ways to help people stay healthy and beautiful. Recipes and information about nutrition are just another way that we feel we can help people to look and feel their best.

This recipe looks and sound delicious. Try it out and let us know if you like it, we would love your feedback.


1 cup “lite” coconut milk, (see Tips for Two) 1/4 cup lime juice 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 ounces chicken tenders 4 cups shredded romaine lettuce 1 cup shredded red cabbage 1 cup sliced snow peas 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons minced red onion


Step 1 – Preheat oven to 400°F. Step 2 – Whisk coconut milk, lime juice, sugar and salt in an 8-by-8-inch glass baking dish. Transfer 1/4 cup of the dressing to a large bowl; set aside. Place chicken in the baking dish; bake until cooked through, about 20 minutes. Step 3 – Meanwhile, add lettuce, cabbage, snow peas, cilantro and onion to the large bowl with the dressing; toss to coat. Divide between 2 plates. Step 4 – Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and thinly slice. Arrange the chicken slices on top of the salads. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the coconut cooking liquid over each of the salads.


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Healthy Thanksgiving Appetizers !

Nov 20, 2014


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Happy Thanksgiving to you and your Loved Ones!!

On Thanksgiving, we eat too much, and we eat things we normally wouldn’t. So this year, here at Bonne-Foi, we went out to look for an appetizer that would be tasty, but not too fattening and also satisfying. I must confess, you can follow this recipe, or you can take a short cut and purchase a pre-made Olive Tapenade..

Ingredients 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted (about 4 ounces) $ 1 cup green olives, pitted (about 4 ounces) 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley 1 tablespoon capers, rinsed and drained 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind $ 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 10 oil-cured olives, pitted (about 1 ounce) $ 3 canned anchovy fillets (about 1/4 ounce) 1 garlic clove, chopped Preparation

Combine all ingredients in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until olives are finely chopped.

Note: Domenica Marchetti/Krista,

We got this recipe from Cooking

Bonne Foi


Fall Skin Care Tips

Oct 7, 2014


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Summer time is over, despite the heat wave we have experienced here in Orange County, you can still smell a whiff of autumn in the air first thing in the morning. Just because the weather will eventually become cooler and crisper don’t stop using your sunscreen.  And remember that the cooler air will also be drier, and that means keeping your skin hydrated is even more important than it was during the summer.  

Drink plenty of water, and please, only use soap on your body, never on your face. Soap is very drying and can cause damage to the delicate skin on your face. Bonne Foi has a great Facial Cleanser that will clean your face, but is very gentle on your skin. And using our Night Time products to gently exfoliate while you sleep will help your skin stay soft and smooth.

Once every couple of weeks, mix up a concoction of either coconut oil and granulated sugar, or olive oil and sugar and give your body a soothing scrub down. This will help to exfoliate your skin, while leaving a thin film of oil that will keep you feeling silky all over.


For the cooler weather, it I also good to switch to a heavier, creamier skin moisturizer to protect your skin from the dryin effects of winter wind and cold.  The thicker, more oily cream creates a barrier that will keep water in, and the cold dry air away from your skin. And don’t forget your lip balm, or gloss. Nothing makes you look less healthy and vibrant than dry, cracked lips. 

Use all of our luxurious Bonne Foi skin care products to keep your face and neck looking fresh, dewey and healthy, and don’t forget to eat plenty of fruits, veggies and fish!!!

Bonne Foi

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Healthy Eats

Sep 26, 2014


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From Martha Stewart’s Website, here is a great morning brunch meal that won’t load you up with too much heavy food, but it will still look and taste yummy. Give it a try, let us know if you like it!!


INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 bunch scallions, thinly sliced (1 cup) 2 cups grape tomatoes Coarse salt and ground pepper 8 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup grated cheddar (1 1/2 ounces) COOK’S NOTE The frittata will appear to be mostly liquid on top when you transfer it to the oven, but as long as the edges are set, the eggs will finish cooking evenly. DIRECTIONS STEP 1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a 10-inch ovenproof nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add scallions and tomatoes, season with salt and pepper, and cook about 5 minutes. STEP 2

Add eggs and cheese, season with salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Cook, undisturbed, until edges are set, about 2 minutes. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until top of frittata is just set, 10 to 13 minutes. STEP 3

Invert or slide frittata onto a plate and cut into 6 wedges. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Summer Yummies

Aug 27, 2014


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Fresh fruits are plentiful in the summer time, and nothing tastes better than fresh pastries loaded with juicy, fresh blueberries. From here is an easy recipe for a yummy summer desert:



Let us know if you make it and how it comes out!!


Bonne Foi

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Health Fair, Family Wellness

Jun 12, 2014


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At Bonne Foi we care about your skin, we care about your hair and we care about healthy lifestyles. There are people in Orange County who struggle to provide a healthy lifestyle for themselves and their families. Throughout the county there are health fairs that help people maintain their family’s health.

This month the Pretend City Children’s Museum is hosting the ” The 5th Annual, Good To Go From Head To Toe Family Fun & Wellness Fair is taking place on Saturday, June 7, 2014! Families throughout Southern California travel to Pretend City every year for the annual fair to receive free health screenings and checkups while enjoying good food, live music, and informative offerings from the exhibitors. Last year the fair saw over 1,500 visitors and completed over 2,000 free health screenings!”

Mark your calendar for June 7th. Pack up you children and Grandchildren and come to the Fair.

Bonne Foi

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Does Eating Well Mean You Cant Have Certain Foods?

Mar 17, 2014


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At Bonne Foi, our company is located in one of the most famous beach cities there is, Huntington Beach, CA. For some people of a certain age who grew up in the surf generation, it is also known as Surf City USA!

When you live in a beach city, there are people all around you who take full advantage of the good weather and the almost year around ability to swim, surf, jog and just walk along the beach. People here are very conscious of what they use to fuel their bodies. Now,we are all for eating healthy, we regularly post healthy eating tips and recipes for you on our blog here at Bonne Foi. Today though, we want to talk about balancing healthy with a little bit of fun, and perhaps some things you think are healthy that  aren’t all that much better than higher calorie choices.

We found a post on Elle Magazine which we think you will enjoy. Click here


Please remember, eating well, using your natural skin care products, exercising and finding the joy in life will all help you to look and feel younger.

Bonne Foi


Sleep and Beauty

Mar 10, 2014


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There are five things that everyone can do to keep themselves healthy and looking good:

Eat good foods, leafy green vegetables, colorful fruits and vegetables Drink plenty of water, room temperature is best Spend a little time outdoors every day Put on sunscreen Get a good night’s sleep Sleep is everybit as important as nutrition in helping you to keep your mind, body and skin healthy longer. WebMd recently posted this slide show all about the benefits of a good night’s sleep: ”

Faster-Healing Skin

“Beauty sleep” is real. Your skin uses sleep hours to heal itself from the day’s damage. When you drift off, your skin gets the chance to improve. That’s why you may wake up looking fresh and rosy.”

And of course us our natural skin care products. ( you know I had to throw that in).  Bonne Foi


Are Vitamins Good for Your Skin?

Jan 6, 2014


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Vitamins are a source of some controversy right now. For years the big manufacturers of of vitamins and supplements and even the medical profession have been touting the benefits of vitamins and minerals. At Bonne Foi, although we don’t dispute the importance of vitamins and minerals, we know that those vitamins and minerals benefit you more when they come from fresh, pesticide free fruits and vegetables.

Apples and broccoli will do more for your skin than a tablet from a bottle. The fish oil in a piece of fresh salmon will do plenty to keep your mind sharp and your skin soft and clear of wrinkles. Green Tea and is another source of anti-oxidants that will help not only with skin and hair, but also with weight loss. Grape seeds extract, coconut oil and coconut water all have great benefits for your skin and health. One of the very best ways to keep your skin looking beautiful and smooth is Olive Oil. Instead of butter, use olive oil for cooking, on your bread, and you can even spread a light layer of it on your feet and legs at night to keep your skin soft and smooth.

At Bonne Foi, Olive oil is one of the ingredients in our skin care line. No matter what the various studies say, it is always best to do things in moderation. Never take more than the recommended dosages for any vitamin or nutritional supplement. Too much of a good thing is never a good thing. You can cause illness and liver failure when taking too much of any supplement. Our advice is get your nutrients from good food.

Take care and eat well…

Bonne Foi