Thursday, May 7, 2009

13 Healthy Things I love

All the posts I have spinning around in my head are weighty... so today I'm going lite! Here are the 13 healthy things I am glad to make a part of my regular life:
2. Blueberries, so good for our brains... and which I'll write about in July when we pick enough to stock up our freezer with the wonder food.
3. Sleep. Yes, sleep is a good thing to make a regular part of your life! The recommendations are 7.5-8.5 hours. I find that if I aim for 8, I get about 7.5, which serves me well.
4. Walking. I love to exercise, even though I don't always wake up early enough. But walking is my favorite... such an invigorating exercise for my body, mind and spirit... I think I'll go for a walk this evening, if it is not raining.
5. Chicken. Well, I have to qualify this one... healthy chicken is a good thing, and one of my very favorite foods! I've posted about chickens here.
6. Avocados... and for me to post any more about these fruits would be overkill. You can read my post here.
7. Vitamins. Yes, I really love my vitamins. They have changed my life.
8. Beans. Wonderfully full of fiber and nutrients... nothing like a good bean burrito. Yes, you can soak them overnight with water and a few tablespoons of yogurt to neutralize the components that cause digestive trouble.
9. Kale. Yep, this might be my favorite green. It holds its shape without wilting too much, doesn't have the film like spinach and is packed with calcium, iron and vitamins.
10. Non-toxic cleaning products. I can really tell a difference in our home...
11. Almonds. Might be a perfect food.
12. A big plate of raw vegetables with lemony hummus for dipping. Nothing like a fresh take on lunch!
13. Chocolate Cheesecake. Hee Hee. Cheesecake can be a really healthy thing, part of my passion for living :-)


Noel said...

Great list! I can't say that kale is my favorite, but I am learning to add it in to our salads.

Hoosier Homemade said...

That's a great list! Thanks for sharing!

Sherry said...

Love yoru list! I love berries and cheesecake!! :D LOL!

Karlene Jacobsen said...

Love that list. I've never tried Kale, but will. I did try that warm chicken salad you posted a while back and everyone looooved it, but I used spinach (chicken me...)

Thank you for stopping by my blog Ponderings and Praises. I changed the name from Joyfulscribe, it seemed to fit the theme of my site. My hubby has been in and out of the hospital, and on the mend this past month. I'm glad to be getting back to order (a fraction of it anyway, lol). I appreciate your concern.

UKZoe said...

Even 8 hours sleep never used ot be enough for me, my 13 post today explains why.

Jonesey said...

Oh, I wish you lived close by so we could take morning walks together. I would walk everywhere if I could.

Also I am really trying to get your nontoxic cleaners but haven't sat down to do it yet!


Sarah said...

Mmm I love Hummus too! And avacado and blueberries... and well cheese cake :)