Have You Tried Elderberry?

Do you take elderberry regularly?

Taking elderberry has become more mainstream over the last few years (even though it’s been around forever!) — do you take it?

I firmly believe it’s one of the things that keeps my family and me healthy through the cold and flu seasons, and I highly recommend it if you aren’t already familiar.

You can get it in many forms:

– syrup

– gummy

– capsule

And you can purchase it at just about any store.

Go grab some today!

Gentle Movement at Home

As the air gets cooler over the next few months, you may be wanting to do more inside workouts.

Some  favorite inside workouts to do during the chilly months include:

  • Following an at-home “gym” routine such as Open Fit or Beachbody On Demand
  • Using a Rebounder
  • Yoga
  • A simple brisk walk on the treadmill

What ways do you enjoy working out during the cooler months?

 

Summer Wrap Up

Now that Summer is wrapping up, let’s take a moment to look back on your experiences and share what you’re most grateful for from the last few months.

One of my favorite Fall practices is reflecting, so share a reflection with me in the comments below. What’s something you’re grateful for from the summer months?

 

How Many Hours Do You Sleep?

What’s your average number of hours you sleep per night?

Everyone is diverse and has different needs, but it seems the average recommendation for a good nights sleep is between 7-9 hours.

Here’s how to get to a sleep schedule and stick to it:

  • Begin a sleep schedule if you don’t already have one.
  • Adopt a bedtime routine that helps to relax you.
  • Avoid caffeine or alcohol that may disrupt your sleep.
  • Ditch the electronics at least 30 minutes before bedtime.

 

 

 

 

What’s your favorite quick dinner?

More often than not, dinner is whipped together in a rush once you get home from working all day.  I wanted to share 3  quick-fix dinners you can pull together in 15 minutes or so, with minimal ingredients.

  • Who doesn’t love tacos? Toss any veggies you have in the fridge in your pan to sauté them up, creating healthy tacos in 15 minutes or less.
  • Zucchini Noodles & Pesto Sauce
  • Pita Pizza. Top a small pita with marinara sauce and any toppings you have on hand.  Bake until melted.

What’s your go-to “quick fix” dinner on those busy nights??

 

Garlic for Immunity

It’s that time of year again — cold and flu season is amongst us.  Make it a habit to add fresh, raw garlic to every recipe you possibly can this season to kick your immunity up a notch.

Eating fresh, raw garlic causes a reaction to occur that releases the potent, natural antibacterial allicin.  This helps attack viruses with rapid speed and helps to boost your immunity all season long.

Remember to toss the raw garlic on your meal after you’re done cooking, so you get the benefits of the immunity booster.  It’s best not to cook the garlic, so you get as much as possible out of it.  It tastes great fresh, too!

 

 

What feels the best to eat?

What do you feel the best after eating?

What’s the one meal you love to eat, and you feel GREAT afterward?

For example, I absolutely love smoothies, and I don’t feel heavy, weighed down, or sluggish after I eat that. I feel satisfied and great.

What’s your meal you LOVE and feel GREAT after eating?!

 

 

Eat the Rainbow

The color of your food can visually show you the health benefits of what you’re eating.  Vibrant, colorful fruits and veggies are packed full of the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and goodies our bodies need so desperately to thrive.

Think about what junk food looks like: very bland whites, browns, neutral colors — the more colorful and natural the food, the better.  Fill your plate with as many colors as you can each meal and enjoy the vibrancy it brings you!

What color is your favorite food?

Do You Eat Leftovers?

Do you eat leftovers?

I’m always surprised to learn how many people simply do not eat leftovers.  I understand eating the same meal twice can be monotonous, but it tasted good once — why not again?!

So, are you a leftover eater or do you toss your meal when you’re finished eating?