Category Archives: vitality

REAL DREAMS!

posted by Caroline

Nature and Dreams are free, and just having them can make your life worth living.

Looking for great “dreamy images”. Wanted to share with you this website, many great inspiring nature pictures. Dream on!

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FAMILY-WEEKEND COOKING FOR AN ENTIRE WEEK

By Caroline

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So many families struggle with time and time-management at home and at work. Helping people organizing, decorating and simplifying life is one of my passions.

The stress during the working-week with doing so many things for the family including shopping and cooking healthy food can be overwhelming.

1.) Make a fun family-evening or weekend to chose some healthy menu-recipes from cook-books and cooking-magazines and include your children in choosing.

2.) Look for balanced meals. Prepare ahead and cook. I recommend to look for 3 categories: for example: Meals with Pasta, Rice and Potatoes. Cook the portions you need for the weekly menus all at once.

3.) The same for veggies: for example: peas & carrots, broccoli/cauliflower, tomatoes

4.) The same for the meats: Chicken, beef, fish

5.) Wash the salads, prepare  and put in fridge, but no more than 1-3 days

5.) Make a copy  from the 7 menu-recipes for the week

6.) Copy or write the separate ingredients-shopping-lists for the recipe.

4.) File  them together to use another time. With a copy you save time in looking for recipes and writing the shopping list several times!

Use a weekend to cook the meals ahead for the week and make single portions for the evening or per person and freeze. If you write the days on the containers and stack them accordingly you have always the right day on hand when you come  home from work/school. Remember: 3 veggies (can be salads), 2 fruits a day to incorporate to your meals.

The benefits: 1.) No stress to find out what to eat each evening. 2.) No running after work in the store. 3.) Knowing  that your family eats a balanced meal a day.  4.) More time spending together as a family at the dinner table.

 

 

CHICKEN STIR-FRY WITH LEMON AND MANGO (GLUTEN FREE)

Image result for images of chicken stir fry with lemon and mango posted by Caroline

INGREDIENTS:

1 ripe mango

2 tablespoons sunflower oil

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 inch piece fresh root ginger, finely chopped

4 chicken breast fillets, cut into strips

5 oz snow peas, halved length-ways

2 celery sticks, thinly sliced

1 yellow pepper, cut into matchsticks

4 spring onions

sea salt and fresh black pepper

Juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 teaspoons with wine of apple juice

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon clear honey

2 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

Preparations:

  1. Slice the two fatter “cheeks” of the mango from either side of the stone. Cut a cress-cross pattern across the flesh of each piece to divide into small cubes, then push the skin inwards and slice off the cubes. Set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan until hot. Add garlic, ginger and chicken and stir-fry for 3 min. Add snow peas, celery and pepper and stir-fry for 3-4 min. Add the spring onions, mango and seasoning and then stir-fry for a further 2 min.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, white wine or apple juice, balsamic vinegar and honey. Add to the wok and continue to cook for a further 2 min. Add the cilantro and serve over rice. Enjoy!

 

Heart Health

by Caroline

The heart is considered the “center” of our emotions but it is also vital to our overall health and longevity. Taking care of your heart means eating well, getting plenty of rest, and daily exercise.

Tip: Good circulation will put less stress on the heart. Massage your legs and arms with Cypress oil (watch for natural oils!) to promote good circulation, especially the hands and feet.

Supplement Your Brain With Herbs

Posted by Caroline

Herbs can relieve stress, improve circulations, and even boost memory. Researchers are finding that wild plants contain a storehouse of genetic information that may lead to new treatments for disease, especially those that have heretofore resisted treatments, such as immune-deficiency diseases.

The Differences Between Herbal Remedies And Drugs:

Herbal Medicines                                          Conventional Drugs

– Are based on entire, whole plant                – Are based on isolated chemicals

– Are made from natural substances             – May be synthetic

– are created from the sun’s energy              – Are unrelated to Nature’s cycle

– Have few if any side effects                         – Always have side effects

– Work slowly and subtly                                – work dramatically

– Enhance vitality                                           – Deplete vitality