The gyms are full of people who have been eating nutritious foods for a week, determined to get healthier in 2020! With new year’s resolutions fresh on their minds they are extra motivated. Many will follow fad diets until they burn out, while a few will make lasting changes that will impact their health in a positive way.
It is my desire to support those who want to make real lasting changes to their health by eating real food. This includes lots of fresh veggies, fruit, healthy fats, and quality proteins. Most people would especially benefit from increasing the amount of vegetables in their diet.
Juicing is a great way to get many more servings of vegetables than we would typically consume. Let’s explore the benefits of juicing and learn how to incorporate it in the most beneficial way!
What is Juicing?
“When you drink fresh, live juice, it's almost like receiving an intravenous infusion of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes because they go straight into your body without needing to be broken down. Since juicing is essentially ‘mainlining’ live nutrients, it's no surprise it can produce rapid and profound health benefits.” - Dr. Mercola
Juicing is a process in which the natural liquid, vitamins, and minerals are separated from the pulp of raw fruits and vegetables.
Many people associate juicing with a cleanse, detox, or juicing fast. That is not what I am recommending here! I find that it is extremely beneficial to add juicing to a nutrient-rich diet of whole foods.
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This savory dish is great for a quick meal at home but tasty enough to serve to company!
By adjusting the amount of curry you put in the spread, you can make it either mild or bold. If you are new to curry dishes start with less as you can always add more.
- 1 T coconut oil
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1lb ground breakfast sausage (365 from whole foods)
- ¼ c dates chopped (no sugar added)
- ¼ c mayo made with avocado oil (Chosen Foods)
- 1-2 t curry powder
- Heat oil in a skillet.
- Add onions and cook until nearly caramelized.
- Add breakfast sausage and cook through.
- Add chopped dates to the meat mixture.
- While sausage is cooking, mix the mayo and curry powder together in a small bowl.
- Take sausage out of the pan and heat the coconut tortillas in the pan. (Add more oil as needed if doing many tortillas.)
- Spread the curry mix on the tortilla and top with sausage.
- Serve with a side of veggies.
P.S. You can buy the coconut wraps online or at Nutrition Network in Windfield, IL.
Wishing you a happy & healthy holiday season!
May this new year bring you increased peace, joy, and freedom.
I look forward to walking alongside you and supporting you in your health journey this upcoming year.
As the New Year approaches, millions of people begin planning their New Year’s Resolutions. Exercising, losing weight, and saving money are among the most popular goals for 2019.
While the new year may feel like a great time to start fresh, accomplishing these resolutions is not as easy as it may seem. According to the University of Scranton, research suggests that only 8% of people achieve their New Year's goals.
Perhaps the reason so many people do not succeed, is that they are missing some key elements in making their resolutions. This year let’s look at some important principles that are commonly missed, and set you up for success!
1. Clarify Your “Why?”
Take some time to slow down and get to know yourself. This might sound strange, but so many times we rush through life to the point where we lose track of ourselves. In order to set meaningful goals, we need to get back in touch with our true self.
Notice what you are truly passionate about so that you know what is worth changing in your life. There’s no point in working hard towards a goal that doesn’t align with what you want in life. Make sure you are investing in things that really matter.
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