Do you make resolutions?  I find resolutions disappointing and often unrealistic.  They start out well enough but then real life hits and we often find ourselves not doing what we said and feeling like a failure.  Instead I like to have New Year’s goals. I see goals as something you work towards with successes and stumbling along the way.  My goals for this year are to slow down my hurried pace and to spend more fun time in the kitchen experimenting and creating – oh and reading just for fun!  That doesn’t mean that I will have less to do, but I want my approach to change.  I think many of you can relate to that stressed feeling of having way too much to do and not enough hours to do it in.  I am choosing this year to view being busy a little differently – to see my cup as half full instead of half empty.  I have lots to do because I lead a full life with fabulous people to love and support and a job that makes me excited.  Learning to say no when necessary will help.  Purposeful time with my husband – i.e. no electronics J, regular walks in the country and tea with friends sounds good too.  The food we eat and the amount of sleep we allow ourselves makes a huge difference as well.  We need to be fueling ourselves with the right quantity and quality.  Ask yourself, if it came in a box or a can, how close to an actual food is this item I am going to put into my mouth.  When deciding what time to go to bed, think about how your life will be made better by staying up the extra hour to watch tv.  Every single day, we are given multiple choices to make our lives better – try to make the best choice given the circumstances.  Sometimes, staying up late to watch tv is the better choice.

As for that job that makes me excited?  It is all about people and helping them find their best selves yet!  As a holistic nutritionist, I have the privilege of getting to know people on an individual basis.  I learn what you’re favourite foods are, what are your health goals and what are your strengths and weaknesses.  I put that all together and help you find your best you yet!  Call me today @ 519-503-7926 to find out how I can be a part of your best YOU!  Are you interested in cooking lessons, menu planning, grocery store tours, or maybe even a personalized nutritional assessment that will help you achieve some of those New Year’s goals you’ve been thinking about.

Here is one of my favourite recipes to nourish your belly!

 

Chickpea and Cauliflower Curry

 

This is tasty and filling and not too spicy at all.

1 tbsp. grapeseed oil

1 medium onion, chopped

3 medium carrots, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tsp. ginger, minced

3 c. vegetable broth

19 oz. can chick peas, drained & rinsed

1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets

2 tsp. curry powder

1 tsp. turmeric

Juice of one half lemon

 

In a 2 to 3 quart sauce pan, sauté the onion and carrots until soft.  Add garlic & ginger and stir for about a minute.  Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 30 – 40 minutes until cauliflower is desired softness.  Serve as is, or with brown rice.

Let me know what you think…

 

Yours in health,

 

Amy