“Exercise and nutrition are intimately related. Think of them as two wheels on a bicycle. When one is faulty or inadequate, you end up with a dysfunctional bicycle.”
Real Food Recipes
The essence of today’s nutrition message is eat “real food”. Nutrition has come full circle… from field to table, TV dinners, instant breakfasts, and now back to whole food that’s as close as possible to the way nature made it.
Research shows that certain foods can cause and combat systemic inflammation. Chronic inflammation can be responsible for chronic disease. This constant irritant in your body can damage arteries and inflame tissues which are associated with heart disease, dementia, cancer, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.
You can control how you feel and how you age. Prevent age-related diseases and promote overall wellness with the right foods. Good nutrition can help reduce inflammation, preserve your vision, maintain bone density, and manage diseases like hypertension, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Fit Tip: Plan your meals and snacks around more seasonal plant-based foods — fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, legumes (beans, lentils, peas, and peanuts), and whole grains. They’re nutrient-dense, water-rich, high in fiber, and packed with antioxidants — the key elements for an ultimate anti-aging lifestyle that’s doable and delicious!
- Avocado-Mango Salsa
- Pineapple-Honey Mango Salsa
- Aztec Guacamole (“Broccamole”)
- Bruschetta with Garden Tomatoes & Basil
- California Spinach Dip
- Cowboy Caviar
- Zesty Home-Baked Tortilla Chips
- Broccoli Almond Salad with Avocado
- Hawaiian Tofu Salmon Salad (7 Layers)
- Honey Mango and Scallop Salad
- Toasted Quinoa Salad with Shrimp and Edamame
- Quick Quinoa with Wasabi Arugula and Shrimp
- Quinoa and Black Beans (also makes a great filling for wraps)
- Sugar Snap Peas in Shallot Butter
- Cajun Coconut Curried Shrimp
- Eggplant Pesto Parmesan
- Grilled Artic Char with Cilantro Island Sauce
- Grilled Salmon Cakes Salad
- Hawaiian Habanero Black Cod
- Fusilli with Rapini and Roasted Garlic
- Tofu Enchurritos