In case you haven’t heard it enough already, Happy New Years! After the hectic Holidays, January comes flying in at full speed. In my opinion, January is one of the best months of the year because it screams, ‘fresh beginning’ for me. January allows you to start a brand new book, writing one page at a time with brand new ideas & fresh goals. However, just because January made an entrance on the calendar, doesn’t mean this is the only time when we can make goals, start fresh, or vow to eat some green veggies.
Our health should be a yearly ongoing balance of nourishment, good food, healthy relationships, physical activities, and yes even those green veggies. Although the New Year seems like a great place to begin those resolutions, don’t get so caught up in the popular fuss about dieting and weight loss. When we eat well, move well, and feel well throughout the year, we lose the need to make drastic changes come January 1.
I am sure you have heard the popular saying, “New year, new me”. However, your new years resolutions shouldn’t force you to become an entirely different person, giving up everything you know and love. New Years is about changing the calendar page into a new year, reflecting back on the old and focusing on the future. We are not reinventing ourselves, instead we are growing, adapting, and becoming the person we’re meant to be. Really, the saying should go more like this, “New year, same me but 1 year older, wiser, & practicing better health habits.” But I guess that would be too long for all those photo captions posted by us crazy millennials.
This winter salad is filled with the seasons best produce right now, from pomegranate seeds to grapefruit to radishes, this salad boldly boasts, “Straight from the farmers market!”. Although you could really mix and substitute what you like and don’t, the lemon vinaigrette dressing paired with the sweet citrus flavor of the grapefruit really brings the flavors out. Furthermore, I like to leave my grapefruit in whole slices for presentation, but it’s much easier to eat when the fruit is already chopped into bite-sized pieces. Lastly, if you do not particularly like radishes, I suggest going for a bold tasting beet instead. It still gives a beautiful color and the health benefits are outstanding!
So here’s to 2018, the year long journey towards health, happiness, balance, and eating lots of those green veggies!
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