As a disclaimer, don’t look at the title of this post and tell all of your peeps that Feli told you how lying in bed and chowing down on your 6-piece fried chicken and biscuit combo (mmm, chicken) with ketchup and hot sauce equates eating in color while
staying in your comfort zone. That is not the case, though I do love some
fried chicken. When the goal is to eat healthy majority of the time, six pieces of deep-fried chicken and a tower of biscuits can be saved for very limited occasions. Instead, I want to invite you to a party where starchy vegetables mingle on a plate with non-starchy vegetables. One bashment weh (where) yuh curry can par wid (with) yuh greens (not THOSE greens, people).
I don’t know about you, but I get tired of eating the same thing all the time. Here are my top 3 colors to include in healthy meals so that you don’t get bored or scared off.
1. The glorious color green.
Quinoa and gungu peas
Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
(8 hours for soaking dried gungu peas)
Cook Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes when using soaked gungu peas
45 minutes to 1 hour when using canned gungu peas
Total Time: 9 hours and 40 minutes when using soaked gungu peas
55 minutes to 1 hour and 10 minutes when using canned gungu peas
By: Feli Musing
Rice and gungu peas (pigeon peas or gandules) has been one of my favorite side dishes for as long as I could remember. Love is the marriage of rice, gungu peas and coconut milk penetrating nostalgia. However, I have found that white rice loves to hold on to my body fat just as much as I love to hold on to its aroma in my mind.
Summertime is the perfect time to get the whole family outdoors and try out some new activities. Many parents and kids end up being quite sedentary over the winter months, but once the temperatures start to rise and the sun is out, it's easier to get outside for some fun. Embracing the outdoors does wonders for one's physical health, but there are immense mental health benefits as well.
Getting outdoors as a family provides numerous benefits
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Figuring out how to balance your physical and mental health can be difficult, especially if you have a busy schedule or are unsure of how to start a fitness routine. It’s important to make sure you take care of both your physical and mental health to get the maximum benefit. You can work out four times a week, but if you aren’t doing what you can to battle stress, anxiety, or emotional issues, you won’t feel as good as you possibly can.
When you repeatedly show up to work late what happens? When you are caught lying to your spouse or partner what happens? When you miss deadlines at school what happens?
What usually happens is a consequence. Consequences mentally deter us from slacking off so why not apply this to the health & fitness realm of our life? Lets put ourselves on a punishment system. We are our toughest critics so perhaps we should try applying that tough love when we become discouraged.
- Plan your daily meals in advance and prep them every start of the week (Sunday) and middle of the week (Wednesday)
- Blend & freeze natural juices for busy workdays. As you work, supply your body
One thing we all have in common is
WE LOVE FOOD!
Most of us are fortunate enough to eat what we like, when we like, and how we like. It's easy to grow accustomed to eating ONLY what we LIKE! The problem with that is the unhealthy choices we unintentionally and intentionally make. To help with that, it is important to think of the
science behind food consumption
A nutritionist once told me, "Be sure to include AT LEAST three things from the food pyramid in every meal you eat." That advice stuck with me and I started to view food differently.