It's easy to veer off course.  

Stay on track, moving in a healthy direction! 

ENCOURAGE AND INSPIRE!

by Annie Jones

by Annie Jones

IT’S EASIER THAN YOU MAY THINK TO ADD EXTRA SERVINGS OF FRUITS AND VEGGIES TO YOUR DIET. CHECK OUT SOME TIPS YOU CAN USE FOR EVERY MEAL OF THE DAY:

~BREAKFAST~

*Add fresh raspberries or fresh, sliced strawberries to your cereal or oatmeal.

*Switch out your morning coffee for a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice once a week. It’s a great way to start your day and limit your weekly caffeine intake!

~LUNCH~

*Why not add extra veggies to your sandwich? Romaine hearts, tomatoes, and cucumber go great with a traditional mayo or vinaigrette 

*If you’re more of a grazer during lunchtime, try hummus with fresh veggies for a lighter meal.

~DINNER~

*Try adding a side salad or if you want to be a super sneaky, add some chopped and sautéed vegetables to your pasta sauce! Zucchini, carrots, onion, spinach and bell peppers are great in a marinara!

*Get creative with the pizza toppings! Pineapple, zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli… so many possibilities! And “designing” your own mini pizza is a great way to get the whole family involved. Make it colorful!

~MIX IT UP~

*Add some green to your smoothie! Try adding an avocado for a great nutritional boost and a creamy texture. Seriously—it’s delish!

INFORM

Why is everyone talking about turmeric?

Here are just a few evidence based benefits of turmeric from www.authoritynutrition.com

"Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties    Turmeric contains curcumin, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Most studies used turmeric extracts that are standardized to include large amounts of curcumin.  Larger amounts of curcumin can be found in the supplement form of turmeric. 

Curcumin is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound    Chronic inflammation is known to be a contributor to many common Western diseases. Curcumin can inhibit many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation.

Turmeric Dramatically Increases The Antioxidant Capacity of The Body    Chronic inflammation is known to be a contributor to many common Western diseases. Curcumin can inhibit many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation."

Read more:

https://authoritynutrition.com/top-10-evidence-based-health-benefits-of-turmeric/ 

SUPPORT:  RECIPES FOR HEALTH!

EAT WELL, BE HAPPY--NEW COOKING VIDEOS ADDDED!

Let's Have Lunch:  Fagioli chicken salad. Lentil vegetable chorizo soup, Roasted beets, walnuts, feta

Food for Lovely Skin:  Wild salmon steaks with black sesame seeds, wild brown rice pilaf nori, California fruit salad with nuts, cucumber yogurt sauce

Keep up the good work!  
Small daily choices will be the foundation of lasting change!

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