RECIPE: Long Life Salad

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This salad is not only beautiful, it’s packed with antioxidant, anti-aging and anti-cancer ingredients!

One nibble and your body can start to reverse all the damage you caused in you 20s! It’s gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and delicious!  Let the healing begin!

 

4 cups organic spinach

1 cup organic blueberries

1/2-1 cup pomegranate seeds

1/4 chopped red onion (optional)

top with avocado (optional)

sprinkle with pecans, sunflower, chia or flax seeds (optional)

add your favorite dressing (or do yourself a favor and make  this dressing )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RULE: Rescue Food

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Onions and mushrooms should be 2 staples in your kitchen.  Not only are they both GBOMBS, they both pack flavor to salads, dips, side dishes, sauces, soups, omelets, meats and more!  Of course eating them in the raw form provides a bigger nutritional blow.  But when they look a little tired, rescue them from a path to your compost or trash by grilling  them up with your burgers or throwing them in your scrambled egg!  They will rescue you from food boredom and will detox your diet!

BTW, Mushrooms and onions smell and taste way better than pictures of them grilled look!

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RECIPE: Spinach Wraps

Did you and your waistline survive the Fourth of July celebrating!? Time to jumpstart your healthy recovery week, right?

The is the perfect in-a-rush-but-still-want-to-eat-something-healthy-lunch!

It’s almost too simple to post.  But I like to be reminded that life CAN BE SIMPLE. Things don’t have to always be a production.

You don’t have to have a picture perfect menu/meal/offering.  We eat to live and nourish, so give yourself a break and your body something simple.

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Use whatever your favorite veggies are, whats in the veggie drawer, what organic veggies are on sale and spice it up however you like.

I had LARGE spinach leaves that a client and friend shared with me from her CSA. But you could use any edible large leaf (collard, chard, kale, butter leaf ,etc)

slice 1/4 of a yellow  pepper long ways (or red or orange pepper or cucumber, celery, carrots, etc)

smear 2 heaping tablespoons of humus (preservative-free of course) atop

sprinkle with paprika, oregano, pepper or sunflower seeds (optional) (I actually put arugula in mine for a peppery taste)

Roll up and Enjoy!

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RANT: Yankle-Doodle Dandy! Happy 4th of July

We usually celebrate the 4th of July with my fantastically fun family at the beach.  Everyone decorates their bikes or makes golf cart floats and there’s a parade down to an area with jumps, inflatable slides and rides for the kids. (Which in theory is quite fun, but can also be a bit of a crowed, hot sweat-fest).  It is great to see everyone and catch up on what folks are up to…

But it is usually 109 degrees (mild exaggeration) and humid as ‘all get out’, so thankfully there is free water (and cold beers and cocktails, if you need a little ‘hair of the dog’)

There are also heaps of Sno-cones, hot dogs and corn dogs.

I’m not sure what the Sno-Cone blue dye is that stains your tongue (and shirt) bright blue, but I’m pretty sure it’s not great for you.  And we’ve all heard what part of the pig is used for hot dogs.  But yet we willingly scarf ’em down.  I don’t guess there will be a holiday where kale and berries are the main course.  So until then, enjoy the Fire Works….and pig parts.  And, if you can sneak some greens in between cold beers, well, that’d be Yankee-Doodle-Dandy.IMG_2284