Rebounding is an unparalleled high energy, yet low-impact workout we do wearing rebound boots. Rebounding maximizes your workout while reducing the stress and impact on your joints.
Salads sure aren’t what they used to be. No more just lettuce, tomato and cucumber and call it a day. I love trying these big bowl combinations. Pretty much anything goes, and I can tailor it to what is important for me for that week. Found this recipe online via Instagram from Bluezones founder Dan Buettner, who reposted it from a new book call The Fiber Fueled Cookbook: Inspiring Plant-Based Recipes to Turbocharge Your Health by Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, a gastroenterologist. I looked up the book and decided to buy it and am looking forward to learning from its content and trying its recipes.
As I learn more about foods and their impact on my body and brain, it has been fun to learn too how things I have taken for granted or thought was just a garnish, or a dip holder actually has great health benefits too. This Barley Veggie Salad is no different. Have some fun with food…. enjoy!
I continue my quest for anti-inflammatory recipes and those that are also good for my gut health. I am learning more and more how important that is and what a difference it can make to a healthy life. To that end, I tried making a juice for this week with beets and other yummy, good for me ingredients I am also still not quite willing to walk away from treats…so appreciate those “more” healthy recipes as well.
You know when you have that taste for something, and you let it go but it is still in the back of your mind? That was me this week. While I loved my prep from last week, I could not get fried rice out of my head. I love it, could eat it every day but when I get it, I don’t often feel great after. I have made various recipes before but wanted a healthier version.
As I continue on this quest, I learn so much and learn there is so much still to go. Food truly is medicine, and it can be good, simple and doable. While I do not always get it right…I do try; and each small win, each new bit of knowledge gained, each new challenge I attempt does wonders for my body, mind and psyche. No need for perfection friends, however, you putting you and your overall health and well-being on the very top of your to do list Is a must….even on those “not so much” days.
What one thing are doing for your health and well-being this week?
Had a weekend of introspection about the many blessings I have had the opportunity to know and remembered how important it is to be grateful. I am grateful too for this health and wellness journey I have been on, the people who influence it, and while I don’t get it right all the time, I feel good about the progress I have made and the additional steps I am taking to make the remaining years – those God gifts me with – the best years of all.
This journey of mine continues to teach me, simple can be both healthy and yummy. You don’t need to buy expensive, crazy ingredients to make fun, delicious and healthy food. I am still having fun trying new flavors and recipes I can feel good about eating. Try one new thing this week and tell me about. You may be surprised what you discover.
There are so many quality resources out there helping me further develop my knowledge of food, flavors and trying ingredients on my own, I would not likely pursue. Even if you don’t want to do full preps for the week ahead like I do – this works for me and my issues and it’s not for everyone – try something new now and again. Expand your information base about good ingredients and their impact on your body, mind and overall health. You will be doing good for yourself while making some tasty food for yourself.
This week I used another ingredient I have not yet used and learned about the sometimes small but impactful differences various ingredients have. That ingredient this week is Spelt flour.
Hope you will have some fun with food…. see it for the positive impact it has and expand your knowledge of all of the wonderful possibilities out there. I don’t always get it right, but I have fun trying.
I continue to search and find new opportunities to learn sticking to the Simply Yum principles. And, even when I feel grouchy, tired or just not feelin’ it, these resources and others motivate me to do what I can, each day I can, being grateful for the day and prepare with a more hopeful mindset for the week. This week I have recipes from both Blue Zones and Kale Junkie, and all are delicious. Tofu Wraps, Berry Smoothie, Simple Potato Salad and a fabulous Chocolate Treat makes for a Simply Yum week.