Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekly Newsletter: Feeling grateful, grazing and kale!

I love this quote. 
Many times in life we strive for the next thing. 
Our dreams.
Wondering, "When?"  "When will it happen?"
If we stop searching, we find that "It" is already here.
Be thankful.
Be grateful.
 Be excited for the life that you have! 

Healthy Tip of the Week!


Grazing is eating small meals throughout the day. 

Grazing fuels the brain, reduces stress, improves digestion and burns fat. 

Our stomachs are the size of our fist; including children.  Now you can picture just how small their stomach is!  The idea of asking a child to finish all the food on their plate it unrealistic and unhealthy.  Their stomachs can't support large portions of food.

*Serving food on smaller plates helps control portion size and gives the illusion of eating more.

*Setting out plates of veggies and fruit to snack on during the day is a great way to make sure you get your nutrients!

*Try eating the Rule of 2's* way:

Eat twice as often
Chew twice as long
Eat half as much

*Dr. William Sears

Recipe of the Week!

Kale Chips

Kale is a great source of Vitamins K, C and A and it's deep green color is an indication of the antioxidants it packs.
Kale Chips is a healthy snack and a fantastic way to transition yourself and family away from unhealthy snacks like potato chips. They are crunchy and crumbly, simply delicious!

1 bunch of curly kale
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt.

1. Remove stems and tough center ribs from each leaf of kale.  Tear the large leaves into smaller pieces.  Wash the leaves and dry thoroughly.  This is key  to making super-crunchy kale chips.
2.Preheat the oven to 250 degrees
3. Place the kale on a rimmed baking sheet.  Add the oil and salt and massage them into the leaves.  The color of the leaves will change from a dusty to deep green, this is how you will know they are thoroughly coated.  Arrange the leaves in a single, even layer on the pan.  If you have a particularly large bunch of kale, use two pans.
4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until crispy.
5. Serve immediately

*Experiment with you different seasonings; garlic powder, cumin and paprika are great options.

Have a fantastic week!

Much love,
Alyssa ox

1 comment:

  1. We love kale chips, just have to remember to let them dry completely or mine get all soggy. What a great quote, so true...thanks for sharing!