Essential oils can do many things. One of their most important features is the ability to influence mood and emotion. At this time of year, oils with calming and relaxing properties are popular, but sometimes we can also use a boost to keep our spirits bright.
For those suffering from emotional eating or compulsive eating, food is more than fuel. It’s a way to handle emotions that can range from stress to loneliness to boredom to even anger. Options for healing and help range from support groups to experts to medication. In addition, some emotional eaters are helped by holistic options, such as calming teas and appetite-reducing chews.
Are you making a New Year’s resolution to eat healthier while staying gluten-free? This healthy lunch idea comes from Alice Bast, Founder and President of the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA). The citrus in the grapefruit and homemade dressing can help you feel light and bright, even on a dreary winter day.
Eating avocados is a delicious way to improve your skin and your health. They’re a naturally nutrient-dense food. Nutrients found in avocados include vitamin E, vitamin C, lutein and several B vitamins—folate, B6, pantothenic acid, riboflavin and niacin—all of which have been shown to be good for hair and skin.
Firm avocados will ripen in a day or two at room temperature in a brown paper bag on your kitchen counter. An avocado is ready to serve when the skin turns from dark green to nearly black and yields when pressed gently with a thumb. Ripe avocados can be kept in the refrigerator for several days.
This recipe for Avocado and Grapefruit Salad with Warm Mushroom Dressing is an unusual and tasty combination of flavors. The buttery texture of the avocado and the cheese, the citrus bite of the grapefruit slices, and the crunchy tortillas and jicama are highlighted by the beautifully flavored warm mushroom dressing. Best of all, you’ll look great after eating this flavorful dish!
Avocado and Grapefruit Chulapa Salad with Warm Mushroom Dressing
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