Early harvest in 2017!

simply well with holly niles

 

simply well with holly niles

In our last issue, we talked about planting seeds for the New Year by making good choices during the holidays. This is the time of year where we set our intentions for the New Year. Living a healthy lifestyle including staying healthy during the winter season is usually on everyone’s list. There are many ways we can support health including shifting our eating, moving our bodies and reducing stress overload.  Here’s a checklist of 5 healthy seeds to plant for harvesting health in 2017:

Try to do these 5 things everyday:

* Add 1 more cup of veggies
* Add 2 more glasses of filtered water
* Say no to at least 1 processed food (bread, bagels, pizza, crackers, desserts)
* Get outside for at least 15 mins (walk in your office parking lot or around the block)
* Pause for at least 5 minutes of quiet and stillness (breathing, meditation, etc.)

 

Simply Easy Tip:

Keep greens on hand for a quick salad or sautéing.  Most grocery stores sell prewashed greens in boxes or bags that work well for salads or cooking.  See our delicious recipe for easy sautéed greens below and the way it supports success in the New Year.

 

Simply Supportive: PHYTOMULTI Multivitamin

Phytomulti Multivitamin takes you beyond basic wellness support. It has a proprietary blend of 13 concentrated extracts and phytonutrients with scientifically tested biological activity to protect your cells and maintain DNA stability—activating your health potential like no other supplement. *Take 2 tablets with food once per day.

 

Simply Delicious: Sautéed Greens

A New Year’s Day tradition from the American South to Europe is to eat great leafy veggies.  Their green color and shape is thought to resemble cash.  The belief is that the more you eat the more prosperous you become in the New Year AND the HEALTHIER you become!

This works with Swiss chard, kale, spinach, and any of the heartier greens. Serve as a side dish or use as a base for a main course like meatballs, sausages, or chicken.

INGREDIENTS:
1-2 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil or olive oil
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
1 bunch of organic greens or a mix of greens, washed thoroughly
olive oil to taste (if using coconut oil)
sea salt and fresh pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:
1. Lightly brown the garlic in the oil on medium-low in a large skillet.
2. Slice the greens thinly and add to the skillet. Mix the greens with the oil until wilted.
3. Serve with a touch of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

Adapted from http://www.realfoodkosher.com/simple-sauteed-greens/

 

‘Simply Well’ Newsletter #58: Early Harvest in 2017!