March 4, 2008

Hooray for A Healthier, Happier, You!!!!

We have not discussed what we need to be eating here on "Healthier, Happier, You!!!!" in quite some time!


Just a friendly reminder that we need to be eating as if our lives depended on it ~ for SO many reasons! Consumption is more than just eating. It is the spirit of what you take in. If you are carnivorous, try to purchase food that has been thought about and respected. Despite our religious affiliations, or spritual attitudes, if we are consuming products that have been blessed, and the hands that made the food were blessed ~ WHAT A BLESSING!

I am neither Jewish nor Islamic, but I prefer purchasing kosher or halal. After the most recent dismal reality surfaced regarding the way American cattle are still being killed, you may want to think again before devouring a being who left this world very unhappily ~ for 10 years I have been laughed at by my sister ~ but only eat HAPPY COWS! If you have to eat them make sure that they were appreciated and treated humane!

Anyway, I stumbled upon this idea today because my son is taking his annual standardized testing all week so naturally I am paying strict attention to what he has been eating to ensure that bean brain of his is being fed! We are primarily vegetarians, but have been unsuccessful in our attempts in giving up eggs and cheese!

This made me want to remind all of my lovelies to be sure and have health hearty breakfasts! A slice of whole grain toast (without high fructose corn syrup!) or a bowl of grain cereal(AGAIN without high fructose corn syrup!), an egg or a piece of fruit to start your day off right! Reading labels is exhausting, but there are plenty of items out there with regular sugar, cane sugar, beet or apple juice to sweeten.

(**YES, they are putting high fructose corn syrup in everything including our bread!)

For lunch, there are varieties of tofu based crumbles (that taste like ground beef but in my opinion better), patties or slices that taste just like lunch meat, placed in wraps, over rice or over a salad.

For your supper, a nice huge salad or if you prefer pasta, with red and green peppers, mushrooms, carrots, and almonds toasted slightly in grape seed oil with maybe a piece of corn and pita bread on the side.

Your choices really are endless, but healthy alternatives that can change your energy levels, your outlook, and your life!

Just a helpful reminder ~ Feel free to share any heart healthy handy recipes here ~ Together we can have fun and be fit and focus ~ And as I always tell my son: Eat To Live Not Live To Eat!!!

Make it a good one!

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