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New Year's Resolutions—Improve Your Diet and Your Back

January 12, 2015

Improved diets and New Year's resolutions seem to go hand in glove. Healthy eating requires food preparation. Food preparation requires standing at the kitchen counter of extended periods of time. Standing at the counter often means dealing with a tired back. This video will allow you to prepare your food and keep your back happy.

Scroll down past the video and you'll find my favorite salad recipe--Quinoa Salad.

 
 
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Quinoa Salad

 
 
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
½ teaspoon salt
1 red bell pepper, cut into small pieces
1 grated carrot
½ an English cucumber, seeded and diced or *put through a spiral grater
1 small zucchini, seeded and diced or *put through a spiral grater
4 green onions, chopped fine
½ cup thinly sliced red cabbage
½ cup thinly sliced radicchio 
*You’ll notice in the photo that the spiral grater makes the zucchini and cucumber look like noodles. 
 
Salad Dressing—You may have to play with these ingredients a bit to find the perfect balance for you.
 
¼ cup lemon or lime juice
2 teaspoons Bragg soy sauce
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce  
¼ cup avocado oil
1 – 2 tablespoons of sweetener (sugar, honey, agave, etc)
 
Add quinoa, salt and 1 2/3 cups of water to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 15 minutes (the quinoa will sprout little tails when it’s done.) Allow the quinoa to cool before adding to the vegetables.
 
Combine quinoa and all of the vegetables. Toss well with the salad dressing. This salad keeps for several days.
 
 
 
 

 




Tags: improve diet, improve back, relieve back tension, New Year\'s resolutions, healthy eating, Feldenkrais, easy movement

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