I’ve significantly changed my eating habits the last several months. Even though I’ve always eaten pretty clean, I’ve decided to change to a more whole food, plant based diet. I’m eliminating all processed foods and reducing meat consumption to once a month. Therefore I had to re-create some of my traditional Thanksgiving recipes.
I didn’t do the traditional dressing, potatoes, gravy, and casseroles this year but opted for turkey sauteed in broth and mushrooms, baked potatoes, fresh green beans, salad, and homemade cranberry sauce. The cranberry sauce was amazing and really easy to make. Here is my recipe:
Delicious Healthy Cranberry Sauce
2 Cups of Frozen Cranberries
1/2 Cup of Fresh or Frozen Strawberries
10 Red Grapes
1/4 Cup of Honey
3 Tablespoons of water
Place all ingredients except for the honey in a food processor and pulse until chunky. Transfer mixture to a saucepan and cook over medium heat adding honey. Simmer until slightly thickened. Serve hot or cold.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art."
I am certified in group fitness, yoga, and personal training with over 30 years of experience in the health and fitness industry. I love to teach others how to improve their health so they can enjoy a better quality of life as they age.
In the age of botox, liposuction, and facelifts, is there such a thing as aging gracefully? In our youth oriented culture, many people look at aging as losing their looks, their health, and their value in society. Aging is inevitable; everyone gets older, but how we age is greatly influenced by lifestyle factors. The foods you eat, the daily decisions you make, how you take care of your body, can all have a huge impact on how you age. We will all get wrinkles and maybe some gray hairs. However, facelifts, liposuction, and botox will not change our age or help us find the fountain of youth. The fountain of youth is within you; you can age with beauty and grace by building a strong foundation. You have the ability to slow down the aging process with exercise, good nutrition and self care. So take charge of how you age by making better lifestyle choices today.
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