Zinger In The Woods a Blog Tour to follow and Blog Tour to remember!
Zen + Ginger = Zinger In The Woods
Mark and I have been on this health and wellness journey for years, mainly sharing our knowledge with family and close friends, but now we feel it’s time to share with people beyond our circle. We are looking forward to sharing and learning with as many people as possible. While traveling on this journey, we learned that you have to seek your truth! What works for me may not work for Mark. What works for Mark may not work for you, but we believe everybody feels better when their spirit, mind, and body are in harmony. Breathe With The Flow Of Life!!!!
Zeenie Weenie and Siblings
The Preamble: The Second Edition
To Every Spiritual Being living the human experience this second edition of The Preamble of the United States Constitution is for YOU. First and foremost, WE, The United States of America, acknowledge and wholeheartedly apologize for our broken promises. Moreover, WE guarantee these words in the second edition of the Preamble will not ring hollow like its predecessor. Now in Order to form a more Perfect Union, establish Righteousness, insure inner Peace, promote Unity, foster Love, and secure the Mental, Physical, and Financial future of Ourselves and our Posterity, we must accept the fact that everybody is doing their best!
Society is constantly on the go. We move fast and we want things convenient. Which got us thinking about how this fast-paced everything convenient world is affecting our children’s health and wellness?
Far too many times, I have seen students come to school with a hand full of junk. Chips, honey buns, pop, candy bars, you name it. They would gobble down some of their unhealthy snacks for breakfast. The rest they would save for lunch.
The convenience store was their after school supermarket as well. A friend that would feed them until their parents got home from work, school, or both. Not knowing how to pick healthier foods from the corner store, they once again turned to chips, pop, and candy for dinner.
Knowing this, we thought it would be a great idea to show them how to make healthier choices from their local convenience store.
So, Mark and I visited corner stores all around metro Detroit to see what healthy options were available for children. We discovered that the majority of them sold the same foods.
Here’s a list of those foods: Bread, both white and wheat, eggs, tuna, salmon, ramen noodles, baked beans, canned peas, canned green beans, canned mixed vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, mushrooms, tomato soup, fruit cups, mackerel (surprisingly), sardines, pickles, Simply Orange juice, and pasta sauce.
They also had bacon, sausage, and baloney, however, the goal is to teach them healthier options beyond what they may be used to.
After categorizing the list of foods available at convenience stores, we decided to put a few go-to meals together for children whose only option for feeding themselves is eating at the corner store.
Some meals may be out of a child’s comfort zone, but that’s the whole point!
Baked beans, eggs, and wheat toast
Peanut butter and jelly sandwich
Salmon sandwich with orange juice
Egg sandwich with orange juice
Tomato soup with toast
Tuna or salmon sandwich with a pickle
Tomato soup with green beans
Ramen noodles with a can of mixed veggies
Salmon, mackerel, or tuna sandwich with a pickle
Ramen noodles with peas and mushrooms
I think it’s time for us to teach our children how to choose a healthier lifestyle, no matter where they have to eat. The rise in obesity, diabetes, and depression is too alarming. We are what we eat. Let’s help them know better SO THEY CAN DO BETTER!
Your Vibe Is Your Tribe
“We are now entering the era of energy medicine. Everything in the Universe has a frequency and all you have to do is to change a frequency or create an opposite frequency. That’s how easy it is to change anything in the world, whether that’s emotional issues or whatever that is. This is huge. This is the biggest thing that we have ever come across.”
Dr. Ben Johnson
Make Your Own!
I used to be a die-hard store bought protein powder connoisseur. But it can be expensive and you really don’t know who processed it or where it was processed. So I just make my own delicious protein shakes! This one has hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds grounded into powder, walnuts, no strain homemade almond milk, unsalted unsweetened sunflower butter, a date, and cacao. I’m at the age where I have to keep my metabolism in check and this protein dense shake helps me. You’ll never hear me say I’m too old to do this or that. Off to the trails with Ginger and Zen! Breathe with the flow of life…
1 cup of almond milk
1 tsp of Cacao powder
2 tbsp of hemp seeds
1 tbsp of walnuts
2 tbsp of unsalted unsweetened sunflower butter
2 tbsp of pumpkin seed powder
1 Medjool date…don’t forget to take the pit out
Place all the ingredients in your blender, blend until smooth, and Breathe with the flow of life!
Mouth Watering Warm Season Go-To Meal
I made this raw Pad Thai and it was So good! My mouth was watering from all of the flavors. I played around with it to suit my taste buds. It was one of those recipes that I didn’t think was going to be so delicious. My body was pleased with the outcome. How did you feed your body today? Leave a comment and share your Health Warrior skills!
Raw Vegetable Pad Thai
- 1 large green zucchini
- 1 large yellow zucchini
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 cup red cabbage (100g)
- 1 cup bean sprouts (100g)
- 1 green onion
- 1 tbsp cashews, crushed
- ¼ cup raw almond butter (60g)
- 1.5 tbsp soy sauce or tamari
- ½ lime juiced
- 1 tbsp ginger, grated
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 dates
- 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
- 3-4 tbsp water
- Prepare the spicy sauce. Add the raw almond butter, Nama Shoyu, lime juice, ginger, garlic, dates, red pepper flakes to the blender and mix until smooth. Keep adding more water to thin the sauce if it is too thick. I omitted the Nama Shoyu.
- To make the vegetable noodles: spiralize the zucchinis and carrot with a spiralizer or cut them into thin ribbons using a vegetable peeler. Slice the cabbage into strips with a chef’s knife. Add the veggie noodles to a large bowl and top with bean sprouts. I used kelp noodles instead.
- Pour the spicy sauce over the vegetable noodles, or in my version, kelp noodles, and toss.
Sprinkle thinly sliced green onion and crushed cashews over the pad thai to garnish.