Our hearts grow heavier by the moment as we watch the progression of the California fires from afar. We’re sending love and a huge bubble of protection to surround family, friends, clients, homes, businesses, our beloved open spaces, and all the brave, dedicated people on the front lines. If there is any positivity that comes from a catastrophe like this it is the strength that has arisen in our community and the support that we provide one another. We can feel the love all the way on the other side of the country folks!
We love granola like most folks, but we’re sorry to break it to you: most of the granola you’ll find in stores is kinda crappy from a health perspective! We know, you thought granola was a health food, right?
We all know that we should be eating more dark, leafy greens. The top reasons include:
- They’re a dense source of nutrients, especially vitamin A, C, K, magnesium, copper, potassium, iron, & antioxidants
- They contain plant compounds that are very detoxifying
- Fiber, fiber, fiber ; )
Many of us don’t realize how many man-made chemicals we are exposed to throughout the day. If when we get up in the morning we shower using shampoo and conditioner, brush our teeth, style our hair, cook our eggs in a non-stick pan, put away some of our children’s toys, and take a big whiff from our new Glade plug-in, we’ve already been exposed to so many chemicals that our livers will have their job cut out for them.
I don’t know about you, but when it starts getting cold outside, warm and nourishing soup immediately comes to mind. I not only love the fact that you can pack a lot of nutrition into a compact, one pot to wash meal, but you can clean out your produce bin in the process!
It’s one thing to make a huge long list of new years resolutions, but it’s definitely another thing to follow through with them. If you only commit to making one positive change this year, focus on drinking plenty of water: the most important nutrient in your body.
Unfortunately, for many of us, stress is an uninvited guest during the holidays. It can be hard to balance the the normal, day-to-day duties on top of planning social engagements, looking for the perfect gifts, baking, menu planning, and hosting family from out of town. I think we can all agree that the financial aspect of our holiday causes stress as well.
Winter Solstice is just around the corner. The weather has gotten chillier, the nights are long, and the winter fruits and vegetables are back in season.
I find a salad bowl to be like an empty canvas, just awaiting my creative touch. Not only does a salad provide you the opportunity to get a lot of vegetables in at once, but the array of colors can be just as pleasing to the eye as the flavors are pleasing to the palate. I urge you to come out of your salad rut and experiment with some of these fresh ideas!