Celebrate Healthy Eating Week

www.farmfoodieandfitness.comNeed 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.

 

 

 

 

 

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About Farm, Foodie and Fitness

Kelly Roberts is a Healthy Living Advocate. She is the owner and CEO of Beach Pilates and Wellness and Farm Foodie Fitness. She is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and received her training from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Fueled by passion, she founded her holistic health practice, Farm Foodie Fitness. She educates and teaches her clients and the community the life changing benefits of nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle. Her practice consists of corporate and private clients from all across the country. Kelly is also the owner of Pilates on the Beach in Ocean City, Maryland and Bethany Beach, Delaware. She offers classes out on the beach for locals and visitors from May to September. She is a Certified Pilates instructor by world renowned Body Arts and Science International. BASI Pilates ®. For the past ten years, she has specialized in Pre and Post-Natal, athletes, rehabilitation, and clients with chronic illness. Kelly also offers private one-on-one sessions, as well as semi-private sessions. Kelly first discovered Pilates twelve years ago after a serious car accident left her with debilitating back and neck pain. She incorporates the Pilates method into her teaching and daily practice to maintain movement, a healthy lifestyle, and to live pain free. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Salisbury University with a concentration in Mass Media. Her passion for nutrition and food lead her to Alissa Cohen, where she studied to become a Certified Raw Chef. She enjoys incorporating raw foods into her diet and sharing her knowledge with her clients, friends, and family. She offers private and group cooking classes, food demos, and has also been a private chef to a number of families. Also a Certified Master Gardener, she understands the importance of fresh, local foods, and knowing where your food comes from. Kelly offers gardening knowledge, advice, and hands on training through community gardens. She also teaches elementary children the benefits of nutrition and how growing your own food through edible school yards. Kelly is also a published author; her fiction novel, "The Road to Chianti" and her summer and winter cookbooks, "Farm Foodie Fitness Homegrown.” She has been featured in Mind Body Green, Charleston Home Magazine, and many other publications. Kelly recently released her first fitness DVD "Beach Pilates and Wellness, Pilates Mat Workout." She also has a successful health, nutrition, fitness, and organic gardening blog. Make sure to check it out! www.farmfoodieandfitness.com. When Kelly is not running businesses she's chasing her two little ones. Contact Kelly to book seminars, demonstrations, book signings, or speaking engagements.

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