Sharing a great weekend-Friday

My wife and I were invited to do volunteer apple and pear bagging. It was a duel effort put together by City Harvest and Ameriprise. It’s purpose was to rescue over production of farmer’s crops and distribute it to needy families for the holidays. The day was beautiful, we worked outside and it was a wonderful feeling of giving back. My wife and I (center above) and myself bagging at far right. Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving to all.

Exercise or Movement a big part of Health and Nutrition

Some form of movement should be part of our daily routine to keep our state of mind, as well as our focus and outlook on life moving in a positive direction. Movement can come from any source that truly makes us feel alive.

This does not necessarily mean spending hours at the gym if that is not an enjoyable experience. Dancing, swimming, fast walking with a friend or pet, gardening- these are all activities that lift our spirits.

The feeling of being totally absorbed by something so totally physical can bring great peace of mind. Combining this with foods that energize the body as opposed to depleting it is essential. When we do any form of activity we call on all the nutrients in our body to help us perform to the utmost capacity.

Being hydrated allows the body to breathe properly. Good quality sleep enables the body to build muscle and regenerate.

Whether we call it activity, movement, or exercise, we all need to find what motivates us. Alone or with a companion, whatever works! This along with nourishing the body with good carbohydrates, lean proteins and healthy fats will help us reach true well being.




7 Healthy nutritious energy snacks recipes

1.Container of plain Greek Yogurt with a one tablespoons of peanut butter and a tablespoon of Agave


2. Four fresh figs and two organic hard boiled eggs


3. One Apple with two tablespoons of almond butter


4. Two slices of low salt Sweet Provolone with a stem of grapes (15) and a handful of small whole grain crackers (10)


5. Two slices of rolled turkey and a large pear.


6. Small container of Cottage cheese 1% with two tablespoon of sliced almonds and a small box of raisins.


7. Trail Mix: 15 almonds plus 10 walnut halves plus 8 cashews and 1/2 handful of dried cranberries