Nutrition & Recipes
We have been feeling a suggestion of spring for a few weeks, and it finally feels as if it has arrived. We are embracing it by spending more time outside, taking time to truly smell the flowers and blooms around us, and enjoying more fresh produce. This recipe is a delightful choice for a spring gathering with friends and family. It is delicious, offers a sense of warmth, and provides several very healthy nutrients, as it is packed with vegetables.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for a way to increase your energy and vitality this cold weather season, look no further than high vibrational foods. Everything on Earth has a vibration because it is made up of energy. However, when we say high vibrational foods, we mean “foods that are closest to their natural form and carry the energy of the Earth and the Sun,” explains Serena Poon, a celebrity chef, certified nutritionist, and Reiki Master. With that in mind, Poon adds that “plants are the closest thing to pure energy that humans can consume” and “the more plants you eat, the more you can feel your vibration lift.”