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The Healthy Habit – Eat the Season July 7-23-19

Posted by on Jul 23, 2019 in Health Blog | 0 comments

The Healthy Habit – Eat the Season July  7-23-19

 

Here we are jammin through summer almost to the end of July!  And with summer comes fresh fruits and veggies readily available at farmer’s  markets, the food store and your garden!  Here’s a list of what’s around right now :

https://www.seasonalfoodguide.org/new-york/late-july

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with raw foods if you haven’t tried it!  A salad is raw!  Think about it – lettuce, tomato, cucumber, greens, beans, fruits, whatever you put in there is usually uncooked.  Make it yours with your favorites.  Add some cooked beans or whole grains for more of a complex carb power punch-but no longer raw!  😉

Our bodies crave what we feed them.  It’s called Wisdom of the Body.  If we feed it junk food, it’s going to crave that junky carb stuff that can wreck havoc inside or bodies.  By eating a more whole, pure food diet, your body will begin to crave those foods and use them so much more efficiently.

If you’d like to learn how to eat the seasons and start living a healthier life contact me and sign up for one of my workshop programs.  Healthy choices for a healthy life is a great beginning program that teaches you how to choose, shop and prepare foods in a healthier way.  Visit my page here for more info https://kimgerhardt.com/event/healthychoicesfor-yourhealthylifestyle/.

Here’s to a continued healthy and happy summer!

Coach Kim

Certified Raw Foods Recipes and Cooking

Certified Health & Wellness Coach

Certified Vegan Nutrition Health Coach

Certified Nutrition for all (child – senior)

Certified Personal Fitness Chef

*Disclaimer:

This information is solely for informational purposes.  IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.  Kim Gerhardt, Certified Health Coach, does not take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of  medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this information.  The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.

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The Healthy Habit – Hydrate – 7/19/19

Posted by on Jul 19, 2019 in Health Blog | 0 comments

The Healthy Habit – Hydrate – 7/19/19

It’s summer!  And with the season come very warm temps and high humidity in some areas. This weekend on the North East Coast, we are expecting the hottest temps with humidity in 13 years!

How do you beat the heat?  Water and fresh fruits and veggies!   Water keeps your body hydrated and working well even in high heat.  Now some of us are not the biggest fans of water but there are ways to make it more palatable.

First a few symptoms when the body gets dehydrated:

Mild or moderate – thirst, dry or sticky mouth, not peeing very much, dark yellow pee, dry cool skin, headache and muscle cramps.  Severe symptoms include feeling dizzy, rapid heartbeat and rapid breathing!

So what can I do to water to make it taste great?  Infuse it!  Add in fresh fruits, veggies, herbs and spices.  Place in a pitcher in the fridge and enjoy!  If you carry a water bottle, add a slice of cucumber and ginger for a refreshing treat!  Add basil and lemon for a spicy twist!  Try orange and lime in your water for a citrus kick.  The options are endless.

Many fruits and veggies contain high water content such as watermelon, strawberries, cantalope, peaches, oranges, cucumber, lettuce, zucchini, celery, tomatoes, grapefruit and cauliflower!  Having a fresh, raw salad is a great way to get the hydrating properties of these foods!

If you would like to learn how to live and eat healthier, contact me to set up a FREE consultation and put your best coaching program together.  Visit my events page for all my current events!  Healthy for Life!

Coach Kim

Certified Health & Wellness Coach

Certified Vegan Nutrition Coach

Certified Personal Fitness Chef (Vegetarian)

Certified Nutrition for all (child-senior)

*Disclaimer:

This information is solely for informational purposes.  IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.  Kim Gerhardt, Certified Health Coach, does not take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of  medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this information.  The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.

 

 

 

 

https://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/dehydration-adults#1

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/19-hydrating-foods

 

 

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The Healthy Habit…Eat the Season — June 17th 2019

Posted by on Jun 18, 2019 in Health Blog | 0 comments

The Healthy Habit…Eat the Season — June 17th 2019

 

As you may or may not know, eating foods in their season gives us the benefit of top flavor and high nutrient value.   By eating what’s in season you know you’re getting the freshest, tastiest and most nutrient dense food possible!

According to some scientists and researchers, eating food in season is best for our health and the environment.  The nutrient value of foods change as it gets older.  It’s also beneficial to eat locally grown foods as they are at the peak of freshness and have had little or no time being shipped to you.  Farmer’s markets are brimming now with all kinds of fruits and veggies just waiting for your delicious meals.  If you’re a gardener like me, you’ve planted the seeds and are starting to see the flowers peek out from the plants.  What a feeling!  Buying and growing organic foods ensures we are not consuming chemicals from pesticides or fertilizer.  The foods don’t have to be wrapped in plastic or coated in wax to keep the looking fresh-they are fresh!  The smell is intoxicating and the taste beyond compare.

I am fortunate to live near a farm store year round. I am thrilled to find veggies with dirt clinging meaning it was recently harvested.  Now all the local farms are sending in fruits and veggies for all our main or side dish needs.  With so many options out there, you’ve got a season of good fruits and veggies to start trying now! The herbs are also starting to come in as well and are great as a topping or a salad on their own!

Here’s  list of seasonal produce ready and waiting for you in June in the metro area.  Fill in your home spot to update to what’s around you!  🙂

https://www.seasonalfoodguide.org/new-york/late-june

Looking for a quick, raw salad this June?  Try some fresh arugula, pea shoots, tomatoes, strawberries, grated beets, and mushroom in a bowl, mix your fave vinegar and healthy oil and shake!  Enjoy.  Or mix and match.  So many delicious fresh fruit and veggie choices.

If you’d like more information on seasonal eating, making more informed veggie and fruit choices or to set up your personalized coaching program, contact me today.  🙂

Coach Kim

Certified Health & Wellness Coach

Certified Vegan Nutrition Health Coach

Diploma Vegan-Vegetarian Nutrition Consultant

Nutrition for all (child – seniors)

Adults & Seniors, Pregnancy & Nursing Moms, Family Wellness

Natural Herbal Remedies

Holistic Fitness

*Disclaimer:

This information is solely for informational purposes.  IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.  Kim Gerhardt, Certified Health Coach, does not take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of  medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this information.  The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.

 

 

 

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Let’s Get Cooking – 2018 year end thoughts and tips

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018 in Health Blog | 0 comments

Let’s Get Cooking – 2018 year end thoughts and tips

And we inch closer to the end of 2018 next week.  The week between Christmas and New Year’s always seems like a great time to reflect and review your year.

I don’t do the resolution thing.  I like to make a year plan with adjustments monthly.  For me it’s all about transformation.  I completed 12 new certification in my better health program.  I am now a diploma’d Vegan & Vegetarian Nutrition Consultant to compliment my Health & Wellness coaching.  I am moving to a vegan diet from vegetarian in 2019.  My last vestege is cheese-but I will be learning and creating vegan cheeses so I see no reason not to accomplish that goal.  I received five certification in fitness training as well.

So how about you?  Did you reach your goals for 2018?  Did you lose that extra weight, add in more physical activity, add mindfulness to your life?  Better health starts and ends with you and your choices.  I hope you reached your goals in 2018.

If you’d like to start again or continue your growth, check out my new year’s program https://kimgerhardt.com/event/new-year-new-you-transformation/.  Contact me for more info starting on 1/1/19.  Let’s get your transformation started.

Wishing you all a wonderful end to 2018 and a healthy and happy new year 2019.  Here’s to good health for us all!  Thank you for tuning in!  😉

PS  Here’s my vegan version of the traditional Hoppin John on New Year’s day!  Enjoy!

Hoppin John Vegan Style
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Hoppin John Vegan Style
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  1. Place the dried black eyed peas in a large sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and let boil 2 minutes.  Turn off the heat and let them sit for an hour, drain. In a large pot on medium heat heat the olive oil.  Add the carrots, onion, bay leaves and red pepper flakes if using.  Saute 3-4 minutes.  Add the drained black eyed peas, veggie broth, salt and pepper to taste and water to cover the peas, approximately 3 cups.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.  Test for seasoning after 30  minutes.  If you like a very firm pea, check at 45 minutes and remove from the heat, there will be some liquid in the pot.  I cook them 1 hour exactly and you get a mushier black eyed pea with very little liquid left  in the pot.  Taste for salt and pepper.  Add the cooked brown rice, greens and hot sauce if you like!  Enjoy!  Serves 4

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This information is solely for informational purposes.  IT IS NOT INTENDED TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.  Kim Gerhardt, Certified Health Coach, does not take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of  medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this information.  The publication of this information does not constitute the practice of medicine, and this information does not replace the advice of your physician or other health care provider. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader must seek the advice of their physician or other health care provider.

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Hoppin John Vegan Style

Posted by on Dec 28, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Hoppin John Vegan Style
Print Recipe
Hoppin John Vegan Style
Print Recipe
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place the dried black eyed peas in a large sauce pan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and let boil 2 minutes.  Turn off the heat and let them sit for an hour, drain. In a large pot on medium heat heat the olive oil.  Add the carrots, onion, bay leaves and red pepper flakes if using.  Saute 3-4 minutes.  Add the drained black eyed peas, veggie broth, salt and pepper to taste and water to cover the peas, approximately 3 cups.  Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer.  Test for seasoning after 30  minutes.  If you like a very firm pea, check at 45 minutes and remove from the heat, there will be some liquid in the pot.  I cook them 1 hour exactly and you get a mushier black eyed pea with very little liquid left  in the pot.  Taste for salt and pepper.  Add the cooked brown rice, greens and hot sauce if you like!  Enjoy!  Serves 4
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