Monthly Archives: January 2018

Eat Right This Weekend

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Hello readers! Hope everyone had a great week. Make sure you eat healthy this weekend. If you go out to eat with friends or family opt for a side salad instead of  the tempting bread or fries. You can add lean meats and fish to your meal. Be sure to drink lemon water, instead of sugar loaded and carbonated drinks.  Drinking lemon water provides enzymes and aids in digestion. Eat plenty  fruits and vegetables. Pay attention to your portions! Moderation is key. Try these easy healthy tips and have a blessed and fun weekend!

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Salad Recipes

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Hello readers! The weekend is here. Want to try unique, delicious, and nutritious salads? Below are a few recipes .

Pear ,Walnut, and Mixed Greens Salad

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  1 garlic clove peeled and halved

2 Tbsp lemon juice

2 Tbsp honey or agave

1/8 tsp sea salt

2 medium ripe pears sliced thinly

8 cups mixed salad greens

1/2 cup of chopped walnuts

Rub the garlic clove over the bottom and sides of a large salad bowl. mix in  the lemon juice, honey and sea salt. Add the sliced pears, mixed greens gradually, and walnuts toss to coat . Serve immediately.

You may add chicken or a lean fish to this salad for protein.

Cranberry, Apple, and Spinach Salad

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2 medium gala or honey crisp apples, thinly sliced

1/2 red onion, sliced into thin strips

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

5 ounces baby spinach

In a large bowl, add spinach, apple slices, red onion, pecans, cranberries, and feta cheese. Mix together and set aside. Drizzle with a vinaigrette dressing and toss salad.  Serve and enjoy.

You may add chicken or a lean fish to this salad for protein.

We hope you enjoy these recipes!

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Healthy Breakfast Tips !

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Hello readers! Hope everyone is having a blessed year so far. Making healthy choices is important. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! It jump starts your metabolism.  Staying on track with your morning meal can sometimes be hard. Waffles, French toast ,donuts, biscuits, croissants, and other  high sugar and fat foods all are pleasing to our taste buds. However, these choices lack nutrients and can have negative effects on your body. Often times due to our busy schedules we have to make quick choices. Going out to breakfast/ brunch can also be tempting to choose the least nutritious options on the menu. Don’t let that be an excuse. Here are some nutritious options! 

A bowl of oatmeal with fresh fruit:

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Granola bar or granola with yogurt:

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Vegetable omelets :

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Smoothies and juicing:

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A bowl of fresh fruit:

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Whole wheat muffins:

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Whole grains cereal with plant-based milk: Plant based milk reduces mucus build up and is a healthier option. Try almond or soy milk.

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I hope you find these healthier breakfast options helpful:

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2018 Health Tips

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Hello readers! Welcome back! Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday season. I wish many blessings in your lives this year. Wow it’s 2018! These years have flown by! Give this year a healthy and productive start.  Water is key!  Increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet. Clean eating is important. Live foods provide enzymes and nutrients beneficial to your body.  Get up and get moving! Walking or running is a great  alternative if you can’t make it to the gym. Please make it a priority to remain healthy this year, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Being healthy is a lifestyle!

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