by Junelle Lupiani, R.D.
Traveling can be one of the hardest times to stick to healthy choices. If you're not enticed by pre-packaged salads or soggy sandwiches - the healthy options in airports might seem very bleak. So, my recommendation is to plan ahead. Pack these healthy snacks in your carry-on and feel confident in your ability to stay above the fray, stick to your guns, and give your body nutrients even while your mind is spinning with boarding calls, aisle numbers, and seat assignments.
Celery sticks & Miraval’s Carrot Peanut Butter
Miraval's signature carrot peanut butter is served daily during lunch - it's a favorite of Miraval's guests. And it's just plain yummy. Plus, it's packed with protein from the peanut butter and nutrients from the carrots. Low-cal and decadent, all in one. Here's the recipe --> The Famous Carrot Peanut Butter Recipe
How much exercise is needed to effectively manage stress and prevent diseases such as coronary heart disease and hypertension?
By: Andrew Wolf, M.S. E.D.
When you think about exercise in regard to disease prevention it is important to keep in perspective the simplicity of exercise. If you think about it all exercise can be broken down into how many calories you burn when you do that exercise. It is important to think of exercise this way because when you want to talk about “how much exercise” you are really asking “how many calories”. The other thing to keep in mind is the unimportance of what you do today and the importance of how much you have done this week. Think of exercise as an accumulation of calorie burning that occurs over seven days not whether or not you did 30-45 minutes on the treadmill today.
Keeping this point in mind I always try to get my clients to think about exercise accumulation. Doing three bouts of exercise that are 60 minutes long or doing 18 bouts of exercise that are 10 minutes long is the same thing when it comes to burning calories and preventing disease. Both approaches have you doing 180 minutes of exercise per week so in the end they are equal.
We asked Chef Chad Luethje which recipe he wanted us to share with the online community that would showcase the cuisine in the MIndful Eating cookbook and he selected this one - it's light and absolutely delicious with the flavors and textures you would assume have triple the calories that you will find in this mouth-watering dish. Enjoy!
Officially hitting bookshelves tomorrow, The Mindful Eating Cookbook
has been 10 years in the making. Here's a Miraval favorite recipe from
the cookbook: Cactus Flower Omelet
Put a spin on
this dish by incorporating salsa. Some of our favorites are Miraval
Salsa. Roasted Green Chili Sauce, and Tomato Pico de Gallo Remember,
this is your art to create! Be sure to use freshly grated cheese - it
makes such a flavorful difference.
We have shared some of our spa secrets on the Dr. Oz show about how to keep your skin looking and feeling great and keeping your overall body in good health, even after your leave Miraval. These “Miracle Spa Potions” are quick and easy ways to keep up with the busy lifestyle and can also be made in the comfort of your own home.