We know that summer
is just around the corner and now is the time to get in gear for some
serious health habits. Keeping some type of exercise in our daily routine will
benefit your body tremendously. Exercise
will also give you a healthy appetite making you look forward to each
meal. Keep your meals light
and healthy with daily balance nutrition.
Remember, eating healthy also makes you feel energetic and full
Spring vegetables are
bursting everywhere to be enjoyed with all types of meats, fish and
poultry. Colorful and
delicious vegetables to be enjoyed simply by themselves, added to pasta
dish, into omelets, salads, combined or joined with any meat, fish or
Donít wait until
summer, uncover the barbeque and letís start grilling all your
favorite foods. With so
many choices, starting from pork, spare ribs, tenderloins, pork chops,
veal chops, lamb chops, skirt steaks, halibut, salmon, tuna steaks.
There is such a wide variety; you will have no excuse to get
bored. Food can be so
exciting with a little thought and preparation. Grilling vegetables and then submerging them into quickly
cooked marinara sauce with garlic and fresh herbs.
Grilling what you crave and then quickly topping with a quick
pizzaiola sauce or green olive pesto sauce, Sun dried tomato pesto,
artichoke hearts vinaigrette and sweet vinegar peppers all can be
heavenly. The menu can be
endless with exciting new ideas of how to enjoy the simplest of foods.
Make a simple pork chop into a dish fit for a king.
Marinate pork chops, veal chops or lamb chops with an Italian
vinaigrette style ala mint with basic ingredients such as olive oil,
garlic, fresh parsley, wine vinegar, oregano, salt/ pepper and lots of
fresh mint for that refreshing summer time flavor. (See recipe)
How about stuffing some
tenderloins with exciting ideas like broccoli robe and red pepper
flakes, spinach with Gorgonzola, grilled mushrooms and fresh herbs?
Or Sorrentino style with eggplant prostitute and mozzarella?!
Drink plenty of water
during the day and make sure you exercise at least 3 times a week.
Itís also important
to eat your last meal before 6pm every night.
Since your metabolism slows down, it would be wise to consume
less food after 6:00 in the evening.
You will find that eating early will be advantageous to your
health. If you find that it
is impossible for you to eat early because either your spouse or family
member(s) get home too late Ė
Hereís what I would
Begin a schedule
with a friend, relative or neighbor to eat together at least 4 times
a week with quickly prepared healthy meals.
Support each other
by taking turns in cooking the foods as well as shopping for the
Having a partner might
encourage you to keep with your healthy eating schedule.
You will soon see results in your weight as well as feeling
youíre very best.
Variety is the spice of
life with good nutrition and an active lifestyle.
Itís also what boosts a mealís nutritional value.
An assortment of healthy ingredients tantalizes your taste buds
and delivers a powerful nutritional punch to your life.
Letís get ready and embrace summer by building a new and
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