Are you trying to add more veggies to your eating plan? How about some fresh beans on your plate? Let me share 3 ideas with you to help you incorporate them into your weekly menus.
1. You can eat green beans raw. Wash them in cold water and place the beans in a colander. One by one you can snap off the ends of the beans and keep the beans whole. They make a crunchy tool for dipping into hummus. If you use a flavored hummus like red pepper hummus, kale pesto hummus or garlic hummus, the crunchy beans will be quite flavorful. Use them as a snack or take them to work as part of your lunch.
2. Trim the beans as you did in idea #1. Place the beans in a steamer. Choose a pot that the colander will fit into. Pour water into the bottom of the pan until you have about an inch of water. Boil the water until the steam cooks the beans. Try them after a few minutes until they reach the tenderness that you enjoy. Take t...
While walking today in Falmouth near the beach, I saw a few flowers still thriving in the beautiful sunshine. It reminded me of a quote by Georgia O'Keefe, the famous artist. "Nobody sees the flower really; it is so small. We haven't time and to see takes time like to have a friend takes time."
Are you taking the time to nurture yourself today by making space in your schedule to enjoy the flowers around you? Perhaps there are flowers in your garden or near your library's front door. You may find flowers at your local farmers' market that you can purchase to bring the beauty of nature into your home.
Take some time tomorrow for yourself for self-care. Look for your own ways to relax and manage the stress of our busy lives. Take time for yourself ! Enjoy the flowers.