Are you always on-the-go?Are you a student or are you working long hours? Do you want to eat well but feel like you just don’t have the time?
It is still possible to eat well and we have written an e-guide to get you started! This e-guide is jam-packed with simple, healthy, tasty recipes and tips to reduce stress and keep your body and mind healthy. We’ve created these recipes specifically for people who don’t have the time to cook elaborate dinners, but still want to enjoy healthy, nutritious food that tastes great. This guide will help increase your awareness of what you are eating and how foods impact your stress and overall health.
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Excerpt from “Holistic Nutritionist Tips” included in the e-guide:
Protein ain’t just for gym rats » Protein keeps your blood sugar regulated, giving you sustained energy throughout the day. » Have you ever felt the 3pm crash, where you crave buttery croissants, double shot espressos, or your bed? Eating protein prevents this drop in energy and cravings. » All that studying getting you down? Stuck in the library, your room and not feeling too hot? The components that make up proteins (amino acids) contribute to chemicals in the brain that improve mood.
Excerpt from "Recipes" included in the e-guide:
Squash Soup Time: 25 minutes Ingredients: 1 large butternut squash 2 large yellow or white onions 1 inch piece of ginger root (optional) 2 Tbsp of grapeseed oil, sunflower oil, or olive oil 1/2 tsp of sea salt 3 cups of water blender (optional)
Directions: 1. Chop the onions, garlic and ginger into small pieces. 2. Heat the oil in a pot. Sauté the onions, garlic and ginger for a few minutes. 3. Add the squash and water. 4. Bring to a simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes, until the squash becomes soft. 5. If you have a blender, pour the soup into the blender and blend for a few minutes until creamy. If you do not have a blender, mash the squash with a spoon. Serve immediately.
Quinoa Salad Ingredients: 1 cup of cooked quinoa 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped 1/2 cup of carrots, chopped 1/2 cup of fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 cup of chopped nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans, or pinenuts) 2 Tbsp of olive oil 1/2 tsp of sea salt
Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. 2. Toss together.
The creation of this e-guide was inspired by the Youth Wellness Network, as part of the Break Zone at University of Toronto. The Break Zone is an amazing program for students, designed to reduce their stress during the hectic exam period. Students have the opportunity to receive treatments such as massage and reiki, as well as partake in many different classes including sound healing, laughter therapy, and meditation. We are so thrilled to be a part of Break Zone and see the powerful impact this program has on students’ well being and health.
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