Wellness Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Well, it’s almost over! I thought I would share with you a little of how I eat. For the most part, I follow Dr. John McDougall’s Starch Solution, with a bit of the Esselstyn’s, Dr. Greger and Dr. Barnard tossed in for good measure.

Here are a few of my meals. Potato and cauliflower soup, the soup over steamed broccoli, saffron rice with Brussels sprouts, and steamed potatoes and broccoli with a vegan creamy Italian dressing.

I like to keep things simple. I love to cook, but with the health issues I have had, it’s hard for me to stand at the counter for long periods of time. It’s good to know I can whip up something quickly that is nourishing to my body and soul If I am still hungry, I can simply have a second helping. And of course, leftovers.

I have been able to regain the weight I needed (up from 98 pounds due to my allergy to animal products) and maintain a healthy weight for over 5 years of eating this way. And my numbers are excellent. As a type 1 diabetic, my a1c has never gone above 7.2. Which is great, for any who understand or care…lol!

As the new year approaches, I encourage you to seek for more healthy ways of caring for yourselves. Mine is just one method. Keep moving!

What are your health goals for the new year?

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Wellness Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Somerimes you just have to have a huge bowl of hot,creamy soup! It’s 25° F here at the moment and I’m a little under the weather (no, not the bug that’s going around).

So hubby made this delicious soup. Just potatoes, cauliflower and onions, boiled until tender, and then blended with a block of tofu in our Vitamix. Seasoned simply with a touch of salt. Really hits the spot.

High in protein, low in fat, no oil, and delicious! What more can a girl ask for? And he washes the dishes, too! Sorry, ladies. He’s taken! Lol!

And finally, wishing all of you the merriest of Christmases!

How are you taking care of yourself today?

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Scripture Sunday, December 20, 2020

And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:6-7

What scriptures are you pondering today?

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Wellness Wednesday, December 16, 2020

I made the most incredible winter vegetable soup a couple of days ago. I added potatoes, carrots, celery and onion as well as turnips, parsnips and broccoli for something green. It took 12 cups of water! I seasoned it with no-chicken boullion cubes and herbes de provence. It was sooo good!

But then there were leftovers. I added great northern beans and had it for lunch the next day. But there were still leftovers. I put 2 quarts in the freezer and was still left with over a quart.

So I decided to add some millet and brown rice ramen noodles, tofu, and green beans to make it a hearty meal. I added tamari and another boullion cube for flavor. It was so good I went back for seconds! Together, hubby and I polished it off.

What a wonderful way to spend a cold and snowy winter day over a bowl (or two) of hot, comforting soup. And all vegan with no added fat! I love eating whole food plant based!

What are you doing to improve your health today?

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Scripture Sunday, December 13, 2020

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

What scriptures are you pondering today?

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