Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Have Yourself a Healthy Holiday!

Since I covered my wellness Wednesday topic on Monday, today I'm going to describe an easy Meat Free Monday meal. Today the weather is FREEZING cold here in Shanghai (-5*C) and as it is the season for people to get sick, it's important to nourish our bodies with healthy food (even when Christmas sweets are calling our names).
Since I'm traveling to Colombia on Saturday for two weeks, I need to eat the many fruits and veggies in my fridge before then. So how can you use up many fruits and veggies quickly? Juice and casserole!!
While not the most gourmet of meals, I am still pleased with the result, and I'm glad I didn't have to throw good food away.
In the blender with my juicer attachment, I mixed chopped pineapple and carrots with water to make the juice. Of course, drinking out of Christmas glasses made it more delicious, ;)
For the casserole, I baked potatoes, onions, tomatoes and artichokes with olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh parsley for about 2 hours, while I watched the funny movie "Elf". Oops. I didn't mean to bake it that long, but I didn't realize the oven wasn't on for the first hour. Okay, so don't do that!
The artichokes were from the Avocado Lady. If you live here in Shanghai, she sells them frozen in 2lb bags. Unless you're an artichoke fanatic, the bag will last you for a very long time, and the longevity will justify the price tag! (Sorta...)
So here's to a hearty winter meal that will warm you up, and keep your spirit happy. Thanks again for reading this post. I know how busy you are, so to be sure you don't miss more wellness tips, subscribe today and download your free copy of my e-book.
Enjoy your day!



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