Try Something New
Megan's August Newsletter
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Focus Food: Raw and Cooling Salads
Recipe of the Month: Spinach Strawberry Salad
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August 2010

A lot has happened since July. Change is in the air over here... In the few weeks since I last wrote, I've taken a new job and had my last day at the company I've been with for five years. I'm excited about the idea of doing something new - learning new things, meeting new people, getting a new desk, and having a new selection of places to go to lunch. The decision to take the leap and change was not easy though. Life is a little hectic right now and I was hesitant to throw another spinning plate into the mix. I already have a wedding to plan a health coaching practice and my first cooking class to put on (Did you get our invitation? I hope you can join us... it's going to be fun! See more details below...). With all that do I really need one more thing? Why now? All at once, really?! Well, I guess life's just funny like that. Before making the decision, it felt scary, but as soon as I let go and took the jump, that fear turned into something else -- Excitement! Fear and excitement have the same physiological expression in our bodies; it is our mind that classifies the feeling as either positive or negative. All it may take is a little shift in perspective to turn a scary situation into something exhilarating. Be it a horror movie, riding that roller coaster, sending off that application, or closing one chapter and starting a new one, the emotion is all in our heads. You know the feeling when it comes - in the pit of your stomach, or your heart's beating a little faster. In that moment which is it going to be - fear or excitement? It's all in how you look at it.

Thanks for subscribing, I hope this finds you happy, healthy and EXCITED!
Food Focus: Raw and Cooling Salads
salads Chop. Crunch. Cool.
Why is it that in the summer we naturally crave more fresh and raw foods? These foods have a cooling effect on the body. The lightness and high water, fiber and vitamin content work together to act as our internal air conditioning during these warm months. At this time of year we also need less dense, high-energy food because we get so much energy from being outside in the fresh air and sunshine.

There is no better season than summer to have fun creating your own fresh, tasty, creative salad combinations. By simply tossing together several of your favorite raw veggies, naked or with a light dressing, you have a perfect meal for a hot summer's day.
  • Try your favorite leafy lettuce with various sliced, diced or grated veggies. The combinations are endless.
  • Fresh herbs are good to mix in -- they are packed full of flavor.
  • Experiment with adding different forms of protein to your salads -- nuts, seeds, beans, tofu, fish or poultry.
  • Pick up a light and healthy dressing at your local health food store, or mix up something easy, like lemon juice, black pepper and olive oil.
This is a great opportunity to pick up a new vegetable at the grocery store. What are some creative flavors you've never tried before? Fennel and mint? Daikon radish and arugula? Summer squash with watercress? Whatever you choose, have fun with your food and stay cool. Happy summer!
Recipe of the Month
spinach strawberry salad Spinach Strawberry Salad
Serves 4

1/2 lb baby spinach
1 cup strawberries, thinly sliced
1/3 cup almonds, sliced
2 oz feta cheese
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Mix olive oil and vinegar in a small bowl to make a vinaigrette dressing.
In a large bowl combine spinach, strawberries, almonds and feta. Just before serving, drizzle dressing and toss.
Join Us In the Kitchen...
cooking class
Monday, August 30
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

There's one food out there thatprevents cancer, improves circulation, boosts immunity, clears congestion, lifts your spirit....

Are you getting it?

Join us for a cooking class featuring one of the most nutritious foods on the planet. We'll show you how you can squeeze it into your diet in a simple, easy and tasty way - no drastic changes necessary.

I hope you can join us!

Monday, August 30
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Aeon Fitness Studio
4809 Cole Avenue, Suite 110
Dallas, TX 75205

Limited seating available
Reserve your place - $30

RSVP by Sunday, August 22
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It's such a pleasure to help those closest to us become happier and healthier. Please forward this newsletter to friends, family members or colleagues who might be interested and inspired by it.
To Your Health,

Megan Adams
Megan Adams Wellness