Nutrition & Recipes
Maintaining the health of your body on a cellular level takes an orchestration of several lifestyle factors – with diet being one of the most impactful. Why? Because every morsel of food you put into your body becomes a part of the framework of your biology.
“Los principios básicos de la alimentación consciente incluyen ser consciente de los nutrientes disponibles a través del proceso de preparación y consumo de alimentos, elegir alimentos agradables y nutritivos, reconocer las preferencias alimentarias sin juzgar, reconocer y respetar las señales físicas de hambre y saciedad, y usar la sabiduría para guiar las decisiones alimentarias.” –Cheryl Harris, MPH, RD
With the busy, always-on-the-go, lifestyle so many of us have become accustomed to, it’s no wonder many turn to practices such as meditation, yoga, and even art as a form of grounding or recalibration. Grounding — which is also referred to as Earthing — is a therapeutic method that involves realigning the body and mind with the Earth’s energy. Certain exercises, practices, and even some hobbies can promote grounding feelings, but so can the food we eat.
The search for a youth-restoring, health-promoting, vitality-producing elixir is ages old. Yet, food may be the closest you can get to the fabled fountain of youth. Research unequivocally demonstrates that dietary choices have the ability to mitigate the aging processes, improve immune function, protect the body from disease, increase mental acuity, and “reverse abnormal gene activation.” Whether you are looking to regain health, increase energy, bolster immunity, or prevent wrinkles, food is the foundational cornerstone.
As we begin to approach the official start of spring, I am already thinking about salads and an abundance of fresh produce. As we officially welcome a new season this month, I find myself thinking more about warmer days with more sunlight. This salad has become a family favorite, and is excellent alongside many of our main dishes.
My husband and I always opt for a cozy dinner at home to celebrate Valentine’s Day. We both really enjoy this holiday, but also strive to take time every day to celebrate love of all kinds. We plan our menu weeks in advance, find a few decorations, and look forward to sharing in this special dinner in our own home. This year, we will be having vegan and gluten-free lasagna. I am already looking forward to it!
Minestrone soup has always been one of my favorites. There is an abundance of vibrant vegetables in this soup, providing health and warmth as we start off this new year. Many of us set intentions or goals during this time of year.