We’re moving into one the most wonderful times of the year, would you agree? While the music plays and festivities begin, so does overwhelm and confusion! There are so many lovely things about the holiday season that I’d have a hard time listing only a few. There are also so many things getting added to our already busy schedule.
I’d have to say, though, that universally, we all look forward to the delicious foods that accompany this season. The veggies can typically get overlooked during the holidays as we prepare to overload on them in the New Year (resolutions, right?) – and when the veggies do show up in the festivities, they’re generally slathered in butter or in a casserole. Don’t get me wrong, we all enjoy typical mouth watering holiday favorites, admittedly, it does take away from the nutritious value of your foods and hence your health.
While I cannot bake, shop and wrap for you, I can support you in the eating department. A few simple ideas you can use immediately will help you navigate not only through the season, but every day. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is ALWAYS utmost in my thoughts and actions. While fighting for my life, beating Stage IV Cancer, I learned that everything rises and falls with a strong immune system. If it is shedding pounds, increasing your energy, renewing your health or creating your most extraordinary self, the rules are always the same. Plant based, high alkaline and high raw are your best friends.
Luckily, there are loads of super foods in season that can be quite festive, as well. Here are 7 of my my go to favorite red and green fruits & veggies that will provide you with heaps of vitamins and nutrients, while making your taste buds happy as well.
Are yo ready to indulge your taste buds while enhancing your health.
Give yourself the gift of Extraordinary Health!!
Top 7 Superfoods in Season
Broccoli – With loads nutrients including Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and Fiber, raw (my fav),steaming up or roasting some broccoli is a quick, healthy side item to any dish.
Cranberries – Providing you nutrients such as Manganese, Vitamin C, and Fiber, Cranberries are often found on the dinner table this time of year. Eat up!
Cabbage – Red cabbage has an astounding amount of Vitamin K — which helps with regulating blood clotting and transporting calcium in the body, to name a few. You also get an enormous amount of other beneficial vitamins such as Vitamin C and Manganese. Add this to any salad and consider using as a wrap.
Beets – The rich color of beets comes from betalains. Beets are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory supporting nutrients. The betalain pigments found in beets aids in the detoxification process, which we all could use some of! IN Juiced or roasted with other veggies, this is a seasonal beauty.
Kale – Packed full of Vitamin K, C, A. Quite possibly the most popular leafy green, it’s also versatile and easily slipped into any recipe or smoothie. As part of a wonderful salad or lightly sauteed it is a powerhouse.
Radishes – Radishes add a great pop of color to your plate while also acting as a cleanser of toxins for your digestive system. Due to their Vitamin C content, consuming radishes can also help keep your immune system strong this season.
Cucumber – As well as many others listed, cucumbers are quite helpful in providing you antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. These are great to have as a crunchy snack or in salads for a pop of flavor.
Here are delicious recipes for raw, cooked and juice.
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In health and gratitude,
Elaine & Nevin
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