Why embrace the Mediterranean lifestyle? It's not just healthy eating...it's passionate living! Take (back) control of your life with a freedom that steers way from the "don't do this" or "don't do that" mindset! This is your journey and eating healthy is a way of honoring your beautiful body! Build confidence in yourself to choose wisely and eat mindfully. Keeping active is key...and that means living! Put on some music while you cook, and dance! Learning to see food "as energy" vs comfort is key; we were meant to "keep moving"...and why not move joyfully! Vegetables, fruits, nuts, and legumes are enjoyed on a regular basis as well as olive oil, cheese and yogurts. Set yourself up with success by getting excited about eating toward good health, and then learning to identify just how amazing your body feels when enjoying nutrient dense foods on a regular basis! Coming soon "Raqisa Living Recipes for Gathering; From my Home to Yours"
Tabouli Ingredients: 1 C of cooked and cooled quinoa, 1 cup of finely chopped parsley, 2 tomatoes finely chopped, 1 Tbs of chopped fresh mint, 1/2 of a small white onion chopped, 1 Jalapeño sliced and served on the side, Salt to taste. *Combine with dressing and fold all the ingredients together.
Dressing Ingredients: 3 oz of olive oil, Juice of one lemon, 1 crushed garlic clove, 2 pinches of dried mint, salt to taste. *Stir together.
Once your body has become accustomed to eating fresh, healthy foods, you will begin to learn to identify what optimal health "feels" like. Should you desire a guideline to aid with weight management, we suggest the free App "My Fitness Pal" to help you keep track of your caloric in-take vs out-put.
Begin with a mindful approach toward eating with an attitude of joyful living and a thankful heart:
1. Eat what you want when truly hungry (vs possibly being thirsty). Your body usually tells you exactly what it is needing.
2. When eating, taste each bite, eating mindfully.
3. Observe once you are full. Stop eating when you are full.
Featured Recipe Kicked Up Quinoa Tabouli
Created by Soraya
Parsley High in iron, potassium, vitamins A & C. Choosing this one herb aids in optimal health and healing!