You are what you eat

We all eat, all day every day, and we all know the saying, “we are what we eat.”  But for some reason no one knows what to eat.  Should we eat more grapes or drink more red wine?  Are eggs a good source of protein or a source of bad cholesterol?  Do dairy foods help us gain weight or lose weight?

Nutrition is a funny science.  It’s the only field where people can scientifically prove opposing theories and still be right.

I have noticed that as people improve their health, they become epowered to pursue the life of their dreams – the life they came here to live.

So, listen to your Bio-individuality – tweek your diet so that it works with you, pay attention to how you feel.  Our bodies are machines, if you put diesel fuel in a car that requires regular gasoline, there will be a problem.  It is the same as if you put twinkies in your machine, it won’t run as well as if you are putting in fresh fruit and vegetables.

With that said, here’s an amazing recipe.  Enjoy and listen to your body, it’s the only one you have.

Quinoa Pilaf

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

 Ingredients:

1 cup quinoa

2 1/4 cups water or stock

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup walnut pieces

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

pinch of salt

Directions:

1.   Rinse quinoa in fine mesh strainer until water runs clear.

2.   Boil the water and add quinoa and salt, cover and reduce heat.

3.   After 15 minutes add cranberries and walnuts to top; do not stir.

4.   Cook 5 minutes more, until all the liquid is absorbed.

5.   Remove from heat, add parsley and fluff with fork, cover and let sit for 3-5 minutes and serve.

 Be Well.. and Be You…

Jo

www.wellnessbyjo.com

jo@wellnessbyjo.com

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