A Healthy Mindset Is Key
Canadian Thanksgiving is coming up and soon we will be gathering for delicious meals and giving thanks with family and close friends. In the spirit of this holiday, this week I wanted to talk a little bit about developing an attitude of gratitude and being thankful for our bodies and our health.
Being Grateful For Our Bodies
In an effort to continue to develop a positive perception towards my own body, I find things to be grateful for instead of looking for flaws. When I think about my tummy, I come up with 3 reasons why I love it. Inside my core is where I carried my 6 children, it helps me to have the strength to walk and move with ease, and it allows me to hold my new grandson.
Each day this week, first thing in the morning, let's look in the mirror and find 3 parts of our bodies that we are grateful for. Let's make sure to remind ourselves why we are grateful.
The Difference It Makes
Only when we truly love our bodies in all of their shapes and sizes, and with all their amazing capacities, can we really achieve true health! Let's keep working towards that each and every day. Happy Thanksgiving!
Keep reading for a healthy take on Thanksgiving stuffing...
A Thanksgiving Recipe
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup raw brown rice
- 1-2 teaspoons poultry seasoning
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 2-3 teaspoons dried dill
- In a medium saucepan, sauté onion in olive oil until tender.
- Add broth and spices and bring to a boil.
- Add rice, stir, cover and simmer on low-med heat for 15-18 minutes until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender.
- Remove from heat, stir and cool. Serve.
Pro Tip: If desired, cool completely in fridge until cold and then stuff your chicken or turkey. Roast until internal temperature reaches 82 degrees Celsius.
"What do I like best about the Simple Swaps program? It is real! I am eating real food that is easily accessible, wholesome and healthy. It makes sense. It is sustainable. I don’t have to count calories or points, attend a meeting or a weigh-in. I have access to Cheryl with a text or email, even when I am shopping."
-Simple Swaps Member Cathy
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