A Healthier You
Shape Up, Get Fit and Have Fun This Summer
(Family Features) In a perfect world, everyone would eat healthfully, exercise regularly and find time for a little bit of fun every day. The reality is, busy schedules, family time and social activities make it challenging to stay on track. Here are a few easy ways to add more health and balance to your daily routine.
Grow your own: It’s easy to eat more vegetables when you have a garden full of fresh produce growing outside your door. Planting a small garden in a raised bed or large pots will keep you eating healthy.
Nutrition on the go: The best way to stay on track is to be prepared. Start each day by packing a small cooler or insulated bag with a healthy lunch and nutritious snacks. Fresh fruit, veggie sticks and sandwiches made with a natural, whole grain bread, such as Roman Meal, are great options.
Be flexible: Incorporate new forms of exercise into your routine, such as outdoor yoga. It’s a great way to beat boredom, build new muscles and keep exercise fun.
Find a fitness buddy: Get your girlfriends involved in your plans for better health. Meet up several times a week for exercise excursions, such as bike rides or long walks.
Explore other cultures: Learn to cook healthy cuisine from other countries. Use the natural whole grain goodness of Roman Meal bread as a part of a healthy Mediterranean meal or take advantage of summer vegetables to make a Japanese stir fry.
Take a class: Keep your mind healthy by taking one of the many classes available at a local bookstore, college or gym. You may just find a new hobby you can enjoy for a lifetime.
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Best of Summer Avocado Veggie Sandwich
- 1/2 avocado, very ripe, peeled
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 4 slices Roman Meal bread
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 lettuce leaves
- 4 slices tomato
- 8 slices cucumber
- 12 slices sweet bell pepper
- Combine avocado, lemon juice and salt in small bowl. Spread mixture evenly over 2 slices of bread.
- Place tomatoes, cucumber and peppers on covered surface. Drizzle with vinegar.
- Layer lettuce, tomato, cucumbers and peppers evenly between slices of bread, creating 2 sandwiches.
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