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Each month Food for Thought

provides you a dose of  healthy information and a simple, seasonal recipe. 

Colorful Cabbage Saute









Ingredients:

  • 4 cups chopped cabbage (can use green, purple or a combo)
  • 1 small sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 red or yellow (or combo) pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons High heat oil, such as sunflower, avocado or coconut
  • 1 teaspoon of greek or italian seasoning
  • sea salt to taste
  • juice from fresh squeezed lemon (optional)


Directions:

  1. Heat oil in sauce pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook about 2 minutes or until translucent.
  2. Add pepper and cabbage. Add a pinch of salt and the seasoning. Stir occasionally and saute until cabbage is just tender about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and drizzle with lemon juice, if using. Adjust salt and seasoning , if needed. Give it a final stir.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

This dish is simple to make, beautiful to serve and delicious to eat! It is super healthy and makes use of the fabulous fall produce available now. 

Healthy Chef for You

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: November 2016


Greetings fellow health seekers.


After an extremely hot summer, the fall has finally graced us. November is here, the weather is cooler, the days are shorter and the fall crops are being harvested as we speak! No matter where you live, this time of year brings a bounty of beautiful produce for you. And just in time for Thanksgiving! See my yummy Colorful Cabbage Saute recipe  in the sidebar.


For many of us, maintaining healthy eating and lifestyle habits can be hard during the holidays and we often become derailed. Below are are few tips for maintaining your health and your sanity throughout this holiday season:


1. First and foremost it is OK to say no. You do not have to attend every holiday party, cookie swap or secret santa event that you are invited to. Consider keeping a few days or nights just for you! And use that time to pamper yourself with a massage, a hot bath or even a night lounging on the couch in your favorite flannels. Whatever your choice, don't forget to take some time for you during this busy time of year. 


2. If you will be attending an event that includes eating, consider any or all of the following suggestions:

  • eat a healthy meal before you go,
  • bring healthy food with you to the event,
  • eat healthier items first,
  • limit alcoholic beverages or sweet beverages and instead drink plenty of water,
  • and as always, moderation is key.


3. And my last tip is to remember to breathe! Often when things get hectic we stop taking full, deep breaths. Make a conscious effort to pause a few times each day and take 5 to 10 deep breaths in, making sure to exhale each one fully before taking the next. This reset takes less than a minute and will help ground and re-center you. You'll be glad you did!


Wishing a happy, healthy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones. Until next month...


~Shara