This month’s issue:…
- Welcome 2014 the Healthy Way
- PT Sessions
- eBook of Healthy Living Yearbook now available
- What’s in Season at the Allotment
- Easy Seasonal Recipe: Falafel
- Resisting Temptation Hint of the month: Write Down Your Intentions for 2014
- And Finally… Why not Sit?
Hello healthy people,
Happy 2014! I hope you had a restorative festive season and are raring to go for 2014.
If you need some motivation, please do come to my FREE talk at Blackwell’s bookshop next Thursday:
Welcome 2014 the Healthy Way at Blackwell’s bookshop, South Bridge, 6.30pm Thursday 9th January.
A free informal interactive workshop to help you welcome 2014. How can you make your New Year’s resolutions really stick, enjoy indulging new healthy habits and fit exercise into your everyday life.
This event is ticketed, but tickets are free. Tickets are available from the front desk at Blackwell’s Bookshop or by phoning 0131 622 8218. More info at http://stores.blackwell.co.uk/stores/edinburgh-southbridge/events/
I have some 1 2 1 PT sessions available over the next fortnight. So, if you’d like a helping hand with your fitness plan, email me.
eBook of Healthy Living Yearbook now available
The Healthy Living Yearbook is now available as an eBook through Neil Wilson Publishing. So if you’d like to be healthy on the move, download your copy today from http://www.nwp.co.uk/9781906000684
What’s in Season at the Allotment
We’ve hardly been down our plot recently, and it’s looking a bit bare. However we are still harvesting purple cabbage, beetroot and parsnips, and the land cress is bravely battling on (it tastes like watercress).
Easy Seasonal Recipe: Falafel
Despite falafel being a favourite food, I’d never tried to cook it from scratch. In fact, I was surprised that it is mainly chickpeas, the same main ingredient as houmous. Chickpeas are an excellent source of essential nutrients, protein and fibre, so are very good for you.
400g chickpeas, either drained from a can, or dried, soaked overnight (not cooked)
½ onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
1 tbsp plain flour
1 tbsp oil
2 tbsp fresh coriander (this makes it green)
1 tsp dried cumin
1 tsp dried coriander (optional)
– Zizz the lot in a blender. Be sure to use uncooked / canned chickpeas, otherwise falafel will taste like fried houmous (I made this mistake).
– Form into small balls.
– Shallow fry in vegetable oil, which means they’re lower in fat than deep-fried. We tried baking them in the oven, but they were dry and horrible.
– Serve with homemade houmous and salad in wholemeal pita bread.
Resisting Temptation Hint of the Month: Write Down Your Intentions for 2014
No matter your new year’s resolution, write it down. Even better, write a list of your intentions for the year. They may not happen all at once, but by writing them down you commit to a plan of action. On the flipside, it’s also good to write down a list of your achievements for 2013.
And Finally… Why Not Sit?
If you sit at a desk for your work, then you need to watch this entertaining three-minute video clip.
Have a happy and healthy start to 2014,
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