Archive for November, 2014

The Balancing Act of Healthy Living and The Holiday’s

Written by trishfms on . Posted in healthy eating, healthy living, Holiday, home owner, nation wide mover, north american van lines, professional moving company, Recipe, Uncategorized

The Balancing Act of Healthy Living and The Holiday's The balance between Healthy Living and The Holidays is an easy task to manage if you follow these steps below:
  • Eat four to six smaller meals rather than “saving” yourself for that special holiday meal
  • Plan a workout before a holiday party or big meal In contrast to our “sports mentality” to pick up the pace, when eating, SLOW DOWN!
  • Every dessert at a holiday meal, take a bite or two and receive 90% of the pleasure at 10% of the calories.
  • Try recipe modification
  • Beware of liquid calories, especially alcohol
  • Don’t “hang out” at the appetizer table when socializing at a party
  • Exercise in the Morning.
  • Get active at least four times a week, and include protein with your breakfast – both will give your metabolism a boost that lasts all day.
  • Find Balance.
Remember this time of year is all about enjoying yourself with friends and family. Definitely don’t deprive yourself of the things you love most about the season. Just be sure to stay on track during the days before and after the party. When you stick to a healthy lifestyle and stay consistent, you have wiggle room for a little indulgence here and there.

Healthy Holiday Recipe | Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

Written by trishfms on . Posted in central florida moving, Cross Country Moving Company, home owner, moving services, Recipe

A healthy alternative to the “norm” for this Thanksgiving!!

Bon Appétit!! 

Sweet Potato and Apple Soup

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INGREDIENTS:

1 3/4 pound(s) sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice

1 small parsnip, peeled and cut into 1-inch dice

2 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped

2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil

salt to taste

6 cup(s) vegetable stock or low-sodium broth

1 dash(es) apple cider

1 teaspoon(s) green Tabasco sauce

finely diced Granny Smith apple and minced parsley,  for garnish

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. On a baking sheet, toss the sweet potatoes with the parsnip, garlic, olive oil and salt.

Bake for 45 minutes, or until tender.

In a blender, puree half of the vegetables with 3 cups of the stock; transfer to a large saucepan.

Repeat with the remaining vegetables and stock.

Add the apple cider and Tabasco and heat through.

Season with salt.

Serve with the diced apple and minced parsley.

Source:  delish.com