Fabulous Food Friday w/ Taunia May, Holistic Health Coach
As the weather is warming up after the long winter, it’s time to take the covers of the patio furniture and grill. Enjoy some good sunshine for some vitamin D and have some wonderful food on the grill. Along side the Grilled Lemon Chicken grill up some vegetable skewers as a side dish or serve with a nice green simple salad.
The Perfect Grilled Lemon Chicken Recipe:
1/4 cup coconut oil or olive oil
3 tablespoons garlic, minced
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Combine oil, garlic, lemon juice, herbs, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Transfer mix to a large plastic bag. Add the chicken breasts, and allow to marinate for 24 hours. The next day, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and bake or grill for 30 minutes or until juices run clear.
Sometimes as the weather warms it’s clear that we’d love to be in better shape than we are now or would love to have more energy to enjoy the longer days. It’s important to be supportive and loving to ourselves and each other. So, today, I’d love to share an affirmation. Challenge yourself to say this.
“I take complete control of my health. I deserve to feel energized every day. I am beautiful and strong.”
The Magic 9-Letter Word
Did you know that studies show that this one thing can make you 25% happier? It boosts our immunity to anger, disappointment and frustration.
It’s even been shown to health pain and illness in your body. It can certainly heal relationships, especially with your beautiful and miraculous body.
That one thing is GRATITUDE, and amazing things happen when you integrate it into your meditation practice.
Here’s a fun exercise to try:
- As you sit down to meditate, breathe in deeply and imagine your heart filling up with glowing, green light. Allow this energy to pulse and radiate to light you from within. As you deepen into the glowing, green energy in the center of your chest, begin to give thanks for your life. Give thanks for anything that pops into your head. No filter, just give thanks for it and show it appreciation.
- Think about five things to be grateful for on this day. See these events as pictures. It may be the way your dog greets you or that nice person that let you have the parking space in the crowded lot. It could even be seeing the birds fly to their nests as darkness comes. Just let the images flow in and notice the feelings they give. If an unwanted image pops in, let it pass like a random car on the road. If it is important, you can think on it later.
- Now, see the people behind the images you are grateful for and express thanks to each of them.
- Remind yourself that whatever you focus on expands. When you focus on gratitude and positivity, you will get more of that in return.
What you appreciate, appreciates.
Be mindful that you will attract more abundance, love and health by being grateful for your current state in these areas. Your body, your health, and your relationships can only be improved by honoring where they are in this moment.