Need another reason to kick-start your health? This is the perfect week to start with a few changes. As the weather continues to warm and we all long for sunny beach days and the thought of bathing suit season lingers in the backs of our minds, let healthy eating week get you started on the right track to better health and mindful eating.
Finding a few small things to change lead to bigger changes and even larger results. Spring and summer months bring blooming gardens and truck loads of fresh produce. Choose to give up frozen or canned foods and incorporate more fresh. Think it tends to be more expensive? Shop more local produce stands and farmers markets for fruits and vegetables that are seasonable to your area. Learn to cut back on processed sugar, white table sugar and high fructose corn syrup are one of the worst things you can do for your health. Chose natural sugars, local honey, pure maple syrup, and coconut palm sugar are better choices. But cutting back on almost all sugar can even reverse chronic illness symptoms and health issues. Where there’s sugar there’s salt. Salt is highly damaging to your system and health, almost as much as sugar. Cut out processed foods which are high in protein, read labels and check how much sodium is really in your foods; frozen meals and canned foods contain the highest. Try using sea salts as a finishing salt when cooking foods.
Check out my recipe for Homemade Potato Salad! Take traditional recipes and put a spin on them to make them healthier. Buon Appetito!
- 1 pound red skinned potatoes
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt (more if needed)
- ½ cup chopped fresh chives
- Fleur de Sel
- Fresh ground pepper
- dash of paprika (optional)
In a large pot, boil potatoes with the skins on until tender. Drain and roughly chop with knife. Add potatoes while still warm to large bowl and add yogurt, salt, and pepper. Mix well, allowing potatoes to soak up yogurt. You may need to add more, until desired consistency. Set mixture aside and let cool. Once cool, add in chives and mix again.