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Fresh Seasonal Salad Days Are Here!

Seasonal Fresh Salad with Peas

It’s Friday and the kickoff of Memorial Day weekend, and unofficially the start of Summer! Warm weather makes me want to eat lots of fresh salads and seasonal veggies. Peas are in season and are a sweet addition to a salad

. I like to lightly steam them and then rinse them under cold water. Drain them, pat them dry, then sprinkle them on your salads along with pea shoots if you can find them or another type of sprout. The shoots are so pretty and elevate your salad to gourmet.

Peas contain an impressive amount of vitamins and minerals and are heart healthy, and also are a source of antioxidants and protein. Add a soft, buttery lettuce, some healthy fats from avocado, and sliced cooked beets! Bonus! Sprinkle on a little fermented vegetables for gut health benefits. (They are full of probiotics. If you like pickles, you will like them too.) Salt, pepper and your favorite vinaigrette, and you have a gorgeous, delicious salad with lots of healthy nutrition!

I’ve signed up for a local organic farms CSA box this Summer and also have planted a small vegetable garden with peas, bok choy, swiss chard, lettuce, tomatoes and peppers. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a vegetable garden, so I am keeping it small and manageable.

What seasonal vegetable do you most look forward to in the Summer? Eating seasonal and local vegetables is a wonderful way to eat very nutrient dense food!

Resistance to Healthy Eating Goals from Family and Friends

 

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Don’t Let Family and Friend’s Resistance of Your Healthy Eating Goals Sabotage You.
I’ve been there. Change is hard no matter what it is. Humans do not like to be uncomfortable, and change disrupts the apple cart.
Psychological analysis of why someone you care about is so upset by what You choose to put in your mouth is written about a lot, but the truth is there is an array of reasons depending on the relationship.
What you eat and how it will make You feel about yourself, your energy, your health, your looks, your vitality, your pain, your future ultimately affects you! 


Food is such a hot button, and it draws the lines between friends and family and cuts loose a slew of judgement and opinions on both sides.


So what are the facts? 


Healthy Eating and choosing foods that support your body and well being will make you:


Less Bloated
Mentally Sharper
More Energetic
Leaner with more Muscle Mass
Create Healthier Cells Going Forward
Give You the best form of Whole Food Nutrients
A Better Chance of Dying of Old Age
Blood Sugar Regulation
Supportive of the Health of the Next Generation through example
Better Mood
Glowing Skin


I’m interested. What have you found to be the biggest challenge socially or with family that keeps you stuck eating food that really doesn’t serve you?

I always love to hear from you!
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Sandra Shields, Health Coach

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