Summer Nutrition Kick Start

 

Are you ready for summer where the days are longer, the sun shines brighter and the beach seems to call your name?

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Is it time to get your nutritional health & your body moving in the same direction?

 

If your answer is YES, then here’s a Summer Nutrition Kick Start Package just for YOU!

All Things Beautiful

Do you like all things beautiful?

Me too…

Welcome to another day with #HealthyMeetHappy as we journey towards a beautiful life.

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finding beauty in the simple things of life

What exactly does beautiful mean?  Good question…

Dictionary.com describes the word this way:

beautiful

adjective

1.

havingbeauty; possessing qualities that give great pleasure or satisfaction to see, hear, think about, etc.; delighting the senses or mind:

a beautiful dress; a beautiful speech.

2.

excellent of its kind:

a beautiful putt on the seventh hole; The chef served us a beautiful roast of beef.

3.

wonderful; very pleasing or satisfying.
noun

4.

the concept ofbeauty(usually preceded by the).

5.

(used with a plural verb) beautiful things or people collectively (usually preceded by the):

the good and the beautiful.

6.

the ideal ofbeauty(usually preceded by the):

to strive to attain the beautiful.
interjection

7.

wonderful; fantastic:

You got two front-row seats? Beautiful!

8.

extraordinary; incredible: used ironically:

Your car broke down in the middle of the freeway? Beautiful!
Beautiful:  What does beautiful mean to you?
a deep breath, a baby sleeping, the sun shining down on ripples of water?
Is it possible to slow down in a very fast paced world and find the beauty in things naturally created?

fresh carrots full of nutrients, fiber and phytochemicals

Look at the beautiful colors in the assortment of fresh carrots . . . deep purples, yellows, orange hues with lively green stems that so beautifully decorate the topsoil while nurturing the fine root vegetable underneath the ground. One can almost taste the Vitamin A, beta-carotenes and phytonutrients bursting at the intricately created seems.
  1. Is this beauty replaceable?
  2. Does a synthetic Vitamin A supplement exhibit beauty like this?….  Just something to think about …..
  • Can you smell and taste the earthiness of the carrot?
  • Can you hear the crunch of the complex starches, fibers and hydration plumping the cells of the vegetable.  Look at the unique lines and textures… isn’t it just picture perfect?
Wouldn’t you agree that these beautiful carrots are a perfect analogy of a #HealthyMeetHappy experience?
So…. what is beautiful to YOU? 
How can you begin today to see beauty in the simple, finer things in life. 
Let us not grow wearing in doing good, for at the proper season, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
Let’s make it another #HealthyMeetHappy day!
~a

Farm to Kitchen Healthy Recipe Creation

As we wind down National Nutrition Month #NMM 2015,

 Yemila and I continue to prepare for the

NNM Cooking Demo

  – RSVP on Facebook or

 Angela at angela.gallagher.rdn@gmail.com

  •  Hosted by Angela Gallagher, RDN, LDN with #HealthyMeetHappy at Vintage Living Marketplace
  •  North of Viera Blvd on US1 in Rockledge Florida  on Tuesday March 31st at 10:30am RSVP is recommended
  • This is a free event to the community of Brevard County, donations will be accepted to support the local Cocoa Food Bank and to cover energy costs for the kitchen.
  • Canned food donations will also be accepted and delivered to the Cocoa Food Bank

Today, we prepared a test recipe using a combination of local ingredients and pantry staples in the beautiful kitchen of Vintage Living Marketplace.  Feel free to check out their website at http://vintagelivingmarketplace.weebly.com/

One recipe turned out fabulous, another recipe a flop . . . but then, that’s just the nature of a test kitchen.  Some recipes work the first time out of the oven and some healthy recipes require some serious tweaking to make them reputable enough to share.  A good part of a Registered Dietitian’s baseline training is in the hands on, practical application of nutrition in the kitchen.  Test recipes, recipe modification, recipe analysis and menu breakdowns are all just a normal part of the routine…

Just as a science researcher documents, reports and analyzes their findings, a dietitian can help the community apply the sound science of nutrition to the real life application that we call life and cooking meals in a home kitchen.

We’d love to have you join us for our first annual NNM Cooking Demo, and given the overwhelming positive response…

Be sure to watch for future events with #HealthyMeetHappy as we teach that good nutrition and preventative healthcare begin in the kitchen.

  • What favorite recipe would YOU like to have modified to fit your #HealthyMeetHappy lifestyle?
  • Let’s make it another #HealthyMeetHappy week, friends!

Angela