Thursday, December 15, 2011

I'm Teaching My 1st Nutrition Class!!

Whole Foods 4 Life

Lone Tree Yoga & Fitness has asked me to start teaching nutrition & food classes starting in January at their new facility.  I am very excited for this opportunity and hope that I can share my passion for whole foods with all of you!
Check out the link below for the schedule:
The class will be every Friday in January & February from 10-10:30

This class will be for you if you are looking to understand more about nutrition and why we need more whole foods in our diet.  I will be sharing with you what I have learned over the past couple of years about nutrition and how to apply it reasonably within a family setting.  I am not a registered dietician.  This is not a diet plan, it is just an opportunity for me to share the information on what I have learned that has helped me eat better and have greater vitality in life.  I am very passionate about this and hope to share my enthusiasm with you in a way that will help you want to make the changes necessary for your family to have better health too!

If you're not a member at Lone Tree, the class is still very affordable.  If you would like to come up to Mountain Green and do the exercise class with us from 8:50-9:50, then attend my class at 10, I think that would be a great way to start your year off and every Friday might be your best day of the week!  Just buy a punch pass and register for the class and you're set!

Autumn Salad

Autumn Salad with Tangerines, Avocao, & Pumpkin Seeds
Red leaf lettuce or Spring Mix
3 Tangerines, peeled and sections sliced
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1 avocado, pilled, peeled, and diced
1/2 c. roasted pumpkin seeds

3 T. red wine vinegar
1 T dijon mustard
1/2 t. ground cumin
1/3-1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
salt & pepper to taste

Assemble salad with whatever mix of greens you like best.  Top with other ingredients.  To make the dressing, in a small bowl add the vinegar, dijon, cumin, salt and pepper.  Whisk vigorously and slowly add the olive oil while whisking. 

If you are not serving the salad immediately, cover it with a damp kitchen towel and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Always add the avocados right before serving.  Enjoy!