How are you celebrating the Irish holiday? All things green? This year, celebrate with all the delicious green fruits and vegetables! Not only are they a great way to celebrate the festivities, but they are full of nutrients to keep your body healthy.
Green apples, cucumbers, spinach, broccoli and kale - oh my! So many options :)
With a fresh year ahead, this is usually the time where we make resolutions to change bad habits and make better, healthier choices. This relates to all different aspects of our health including mind, body and spirit. Often we hear people resolving to eliminate bad habits by focusing on the negative of the habit to be changed, for example:
Stop eating junk
No more beating yourself up for past decisions
Exercise, no excuses
Now, I’m sure this “NO MORE” negative perspective works for some people, but I’m all about finding the positive. When I focus on bringing in the good, I do not feel like I am depriving myself of something that I want or am craving, but am focused on making good choices. How does the positive look?
Quit smoking - Breathe fresh, clean air. Everyday. Smell and taste everything.
Quit drinking - Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Lose weight - Love making healthy choices to eat nutritious food and move your body.
Stop eating junk - Eat 8 servings of vegetables a day! (You’ll be too full to binge on junk!)
No more beating yourself up for past decisions - Love yourself, fully.
Exercise, no excuses - Love how your body feels when you move it!
When our mind is focused on the negative we feel deprived, we are never aloud that thing we have taken away. By concentrating on the positive, we are inviting the good in without our mind being one-tracked on the word “NO”. For example, we see how delicious a fruit salad is and how good it makes the body feel. How strong our body feels and with more energy by committing to moving it everyday.
Take the time to find your positive resolution as you kick off the new year - Good luck with making healthy choices in the year to come!
Chia seeds are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, dietary fibre and protein. They also contain calcium and magnesium! Chia seeds become a gel like consistency. This is an easy recipe that you can put together and enjoy for breakfast with a piece of fruit or as a snack!
2 1/2 cups almond milk
3 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup dried cranberry’s
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1 tbsp ground flax seed
In a large jar, combine the almond milk and maple syrup. Close the jar and shake to combine. Add the chia seeds, dried cranberry’s, slivered almonds, ground flax and cinnamon to the jar, close and shake well.
Refrigerate until thick, (at least 4 hours) shaking or stirring occasionally. Makes 4 servings. Enjoy!
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