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Energizing Green Smoothie

Energizing Green Smoothie Serves 1 Ingredients 1 cup Swiss chard, fresh 1 tsp. lemon juice, fresh 1 Tbsp. lime juice, fresh 1 medium orange, fresh 1 cup pineapple 1 cup coconut water, fresh 1 oz. chia seeds, dried 1 large apple 1 cup of ice* Add all ingredients into a blender and combine until smooth. Enjoy! *you may need more ice; you can also add water to thin out the smoothie if it is too...

The Importance of a Nutrition Foundation

Can you relate to any of these statements below? “I’m just so worn out & sluggish at the end of most days.” “I’m in this vicious cycle of eating bad foods and feeling guilty.” “I’m so confused by all the hype around food.” “I want to feed my family health dinners but don’t have time to cook.” “My family is into sports but I don’t know what to feed them.” The list goes on…and on. Until, now. Recently, we opened up registration for summer nutrition education classes. What we put in our mouth impacts our entire day and and the people around us. Here’s why a basic nutrition education is pertinent to your health: Good Mood Food Learn food strategies to keep even energy levels all day and perform your activities with calmness, focus and a positive outlook. Knowing-Doing Gap Deep down, you may realize that fried foods and refined carbohydrates are not good for you, and steamed veggies may be a better choice…but how do you change your eating habits? Learn how to bridge the gap between knowing what is good for you and preparing/eating foods that are good for you. Re-educate Ourselves The past thirty years or so has brought on mass confusion in the nutrition world. Low-fat, low-carb, no-sugar, Atkins, etc…. What does it all mean? Learn how to read nutrition labels and basics on macronutrients (fats, protein, carbs) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) so that you can make the best nutritional choices for you & your family. Practical Application Learn how to implement your classroom nutrition knowledge into breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks. We will...
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