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So, what do you do when all you want is a taco but you know it won’t help you get healthy or even feel very good? You eat one of these tasty Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps! These are a perfectly satisfying comfort food and they are loaded with flavor.
You don’t need to sacrifice your health to eat delicious food, you just need to get creative. Make lettuce wraps your new best friend, they’re versatile and you can fill a nice leaf of lettuce with whatever you fancy from chicken to shrimp, ground beef or tempeh, whatever you fill it with, there’s just something about eating a wrap that screams comfort and indulgence.
Try these lettuce wraps next time you feel like ordering take-out.
4 to 6 romaine lettuce leaves
1 lemon, juiced
1 tablespoon honey
1 garlic clove, chopped
3 tablespoons plain yogurt or dairy free almond milk yogurt
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 apple, chopped
2 cups cooked chicken breast, chopped
2 teaspoons basil
Place the lettuce leaves to the side. Add the remaining ingredients to a large bowl and mix well. Fill each of the lettuce leaves with 1 to 2 tablespoons of chicken salad and serve. So simple and easy.
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Being more grateful for things in your life is a wonderful way to practice self-care in the fall. This is so much more beneficial for your health and wellness than you might think. It will help you exude positivity, help others feel good about themselves, and help you understand all the amazing things in your life to be grateful for.
Journal Your Happiness
The first way you can express gratitude during the fall season is by writing about it in your journal. This is a really simple method, since some of you are likely using your journal every day already. It can be as simple as a sentence or two in your daily journal entry about what you are grateful for, or you can have a goal of 3-5 things each day you want to be thankful for and just list them.
Another option is to start a gratitude journal, where the entire journal is used exclusively for that purpose. I also like to do a prayer journal just to keep track of answered prayers to be grateful for. Maybe not how I wanted them to be answered but to acknowledge that they were and to be grateful for things I don't yet understand.
Plan Your Gratitude
Not a fan of journaling? Why not use your daily planner. If you have a daily planner that helps keep track of your schedule, goals, and to-do lists, this is another simple play to practice gratitude each day. Typically, it works great in a daily entry, or each day in the weekly portion. If there are areas for extra notes, just write down at least one thing you feel grateful for each day, and it will allow you to be a lot more positive and thankful for the good in your life, as opposed to dwelling on the negative. I found a journal called the 5 second planner that includes this, as well as Danielle Laporte planners! Those are awesome!
Another option is to write down some mantras for the use of gratitude, and say them to yourself each day. This is a great way to feel more positive inside and out, and really exude that throughout the day. You can write them on sticky notes and put them on the mirror in your bathroom, write them in your journal, or keep a notebook with you to read them out loud whenever you feel you need the reminder. This really works!
Share the Love
Do you feel gratitude toward someone who has been a good influence in your life, or who you look up to? Tell them! There is no better way to express gratitude about a person than to tell them directly. It is a wonderful confidence boost for them, and really just helps to spread the positivity around. The payback is almost selfish it is so full of good feelings!
I am grateful for you all that read my posts each week! Have an amazing Thanksgiving you guys! Sending much love to you and yours!
As you begin or continue day by day to improve your self-care this fall season, don’t forget about your beauty routine, including how you take care of your skin and hair. Absolutely it is important to eat seasonal and possibly cut back on the meat during this slow down and party season. But it is also good to switch up your routine every time a new season begins, as this allows your skin to work with the changes in weather and environment. Here are 4 ways to customize your beauty routine for the fall season.
Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate
If you follow me on Facebook than you know I am always, always, always talking about drinking your water! So ofcourse this will be my first tip. The first thing you should do in the fall when you want healthy skin and hair is to hydrate. Keep drinking the same amount of water as you would during the hotter months. It is common to drink a lot of water in the summer when the temperatures are high and you spend a lot of time outdoors. However, it is just as important to continue hydrating during the fall and winter seasons. Try to remember you should drink about half your body weight in ounces per day (weigh 130, drink 65 oz), though you might need more depending on the day.
Love Face Masks!
Masks are definitely your friend in the fall season. During the fall, the temperature and climate shift can be hard on your skin. Depending on where you live, this might mean cooler temperatures, a lot of rain and humidity, or just dry air that is freaking havoc on your skin. Try some fall-inspired masks like ones with pumpkin, pomegranate, or cranberry. These are going to smell just like fall and really get you into the spirit of the holiday, while working great for self-care as you are doing something good for yourself. I use Anne Marie Gianni skin care and I will add a link to the bottom of this post if you are interested, but they just came out with a Pearl mask and it is excellent at hydrating! They sent a sample and I have been loving it!
More Face Love
When it comes to cleaning your skin, the routine should not be the same during winter and fall. Every time the season changes, consider some adjustments that need to be done. You might have used more deep cleaning cleansers during the summer to take care of your skin, but in the fall, the climate shifts, and you need something even more hydrating. Look for a cleanser that is lightweight, good for your skin type, and is gentle. You always want something non-drying, and preferably without sulfates. Gel or cream cleansers are usually more hydrating than foaming cleansers.
Let Your Beautiful Locks Flow
Did you spend a lot of days over the summer with your hair up in a ponytail or bun? This is common as it’s hot and sweaty, so the last thing you want to do is feel hair on your neck and shoulders. However, you don’t want to do this year-round. This can cause hair breakage and many a bad headache! This is the perfect opportunity to take your hair down and add in some more leave-in conditioner for shine and softness. Leave in conditioner can also help with all that static crazed hair that happens this time of year.
I added the link of the skincare that I use, I think I may get something for having it but I am not sure what, haha! I just wanted to be upfront about it though. Any other tips you want to know more about? Just comment below.
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As we have entered fall season, you might be thinking about those big family meals, holiday parties and unfortunately more time spent indoors with not much physical exercise. However, while these can be fun activities, fall should not be about isolating yourself, loading up on the unhealthy foods or getting out of your exercise routine. It is all about trying to find that balance. Enjoy the season, absolutely, but doing that while also maintaining your physical and emotional health is key. Here are a few suggestions to help keep you on track
1) Enjoy Seasonal Vegetables
A really great way to start taking care of your health in the fall season is to switch to vegetables that are currently in season. Seasonal foods support your body in each season! Crazy right? But that is the reason that they are in season now, you need them! So this is when you can enjoy fall produce like pumpkin, butternut squash, apples, carrots, tomatoes, and many others. And as an extra bonus, seasonal produce is going to be less expensive, so it is great for your budget and it encourages you to try new recipes when you switch it up a little. This will also allow you to have the opportunity to sneak in more superfoods into your diet.
Here is a website to check what’s in season where you live.
2) Use Better Ingredients
If you want to bake for the fall season and holidays in general, it might seem like it won’t help you be healthier, but that’s not true at all. You can still make smarter choices in the kitchen when baking pies, cookies, and brownies for the fall season, without going overboard. Make simple changes, such as using healthier substitutes for some of your classic ingredients, like applesauce, yogurt or bananas. Also adding more baked goods with healthier ingredients like pumpkin and fruit, and always paying close attention to portion sizes.
Here is a website that gives great information on better baking ingredients.
3) Keep Moving
Exercise is wonderful for self-care (emotional) and your physical health. But let's get real here, holiday seasons can be super busy and extra stressful. Exercise is a great way to get rid of a lot of that plus it is good for your heart, boosts your energy levels, and can help you feel like you are doing something really great for yourself. During this season maybe try physical activities that allow you to practice self-care at the same time, such as a relaxing yoga or Pilates practice in the morning, a nice evening walk with your dog, or heading to a local lake or beach to take in the sights while you walk.
4) Avoid the Sniffles
Don’t forget about illnesses that tend to creep up in the fall, including the common cold! To prevent getting ill, wash your hands regularly throughout the day, stay away from others who have the sniffles, and always dress appropriately when outside on cooler days. Take your whole food vitamin C, drink plenty of fluids, and do the other things that were mentioned in this post– these are all going to work great at reducing your risk for catching a cold.
I am a wife and a mother of two, one boy one girl . They are the loves of my life! And also the reason I do what I do. I have to be able to keep up!