Each month Food for Thought
provides you a dose of healthy information and a simple, seasonal recipe.
Colorful Cabbage Saute
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.
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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:
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...