1ST Wellness Book Club

Wellness BookClubFeb2019

If you’re reading this than you might be excited to join the WELLNESS BOOK CLUB. The purpose of this group is to empower our mental state, our physical health and our spirit together. I know that often times, a little motivation aka kick in the butt can really push us to further our goals. But ultimately, I just want us to feel good about where we are, where we are going and what we have been given,

Club Guidelines:

  • Choose ONE book that you would like to dive into
  • You will find all the book-links below
  • No pressure, but you can read it within 6 weeks
  • DM @SeedsOfThree a photo of you with your book and you will be included on my feed as a THANK YOU for joining.
  • Enjoy this process and the joy of trying something new

 

Here are the books, click on link to your corresponding selection:

1. EDUCATED By Tara Westover
https://amzn.to/2EbB0kO

2. THE LIVING CLEARLY METHOD By Hilaria Baldwin
https://amzn.to/2X5ReTW

3. PURPOSE IN PARALYSIS By Jaisa Sulit
https://amzn.to/2BB28bi

4. WISHES FULFILLED By Dr. Wayne Dyer
https://amzn.to/2EbZH0i

5. THE POWER OF NOW By Eckhart Tolle
https://amzn.to/2UYyFz9

6. RESILIENT By Rick Hanson, PH.D.
https://amzn.to/2X7NTUz

7. JUDGEMENT DETOX By Gabrielle Bernstein
https://amzn.to/2BGO53P

8. THE CLARITY CLEANSE By Habib Sadeghi, Do
https://amzn.to/2EaVJ88

9. BIG POTENTIAL By Shawn Achor
https://amzn.to/2EbTrpg

10. THE MAGIC OF THINKING BIG By David J. Schwartz, PH.D.
https://amzn.to/2UZpkaf

11. THE HEALING SELF By Deepak Chopra, M.D. & Rudolph E. Tanzi PH.D.
https://amzn.to/2X7nZjt

12. THE LIFE-CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP By Marie Kondo
https://amzn.to/2Ip0H5E

Our Kids Book Club!

Hey guys! Many of you have requested some children’s book options and I thought that that was an amazing idea! Here are the options that align with joy and wellness! Let’s get the whole family reading!! See below for links!

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  1. LOVE By Eric Carle
    https://amzn.to/2V77QsC
  2. How to Catch a Star By Oliver Jeffers
    https://amzn.to/2U13hjC
  3. The 7 Habits of Happy Kids By Sean Covey
    https://amzn.to/2Io1ofs
  4. Ada Twist Scientist By Andrea Beaty
    https://amzn.to/2XaJOPk
  5. The World is Awake By Linsey Davis
    https://amzn.to/2TWephr
  6. The Wonderful Things You Will Be By Emily Winfield Martin
    https://amzn.to/2TXmQJi

 

 

Quick Avocado Tempura

It’s no secret that it took me awhile to incorporate avocados in my diet. For some reason I couldn’t get over the mushiness, the lack of flavour or all of that combined with the colour. But as you grow and you seek information, the nutritional benefits were something that I couldn’t ignore. And quite frankly, I needed it.  I realized, that this hasn’t been the easiest thing to feed my kids, because they have similar feelings and reactions the way I use to. One of the biggest things in our home is to NOT pressure the kids and each other into eating foods that they’re not too sure of initially. If they squirm and complain, it is their right. It’s my job to be creative, lay-off and of course keep trying.

Here are the ingredients and directions of these quick and delicious Avocado Tempura. It can be used as an appetizer or as a side or even as a snack! I hope you give them a try and let me know. And spoiler-alert: the best part of this treat is the crunch-factor!!

What you will need:

2 ripe avocados, panko, sea salt, flax-meal, 2 beaten eggs, fresh cracked black pepper  and olive oil.

Directions:

• preheat your oven to 350 degrees

• combine the panko, sea salt and flax-meal in one container

• beat the two eggs with a sprinkle of sea salt in another pan

• slice the avocado, 1/2 inch in width

• let them sit in the wash for about 4-5 minutes

• bread the slices with your dry mixture and lay flat on a baking sheet

• drizzle a little olive oil and bake for 14-18 minutes until they’re golden brown

Enjoy!!

xx Leigh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank You, Next… year is ours!!

It’s a busy time of the year and of the week; I wanted to make sure most of you guys see this post because I want to thank you. Thank you for making this year incredible in regards to this space we’ve created together. This community has brought joy and insight. You didn’t have to share your life and lessons with me or your laughs, but many many, many of you guys have and continue to do so. I truly didn’t expect the outpour and love after that initial time I opened up and decided that being REAL is all I can ever be. And so here I am. Here we are. And also, I want to wish you and your loved ones a Happy Holiday and a safe one. May it bring perspective and more of the good stuff that this season is meant for. This time might not be Merry or bright for many people and for that, I will be thinking of you and praying for you. It is a time to share and a really good time to reach out to those who need us. Let’s continue to listen, to understand, to motivate ourselves and our children – and let us remember our strength and our intentions. Being mindful will help us attain our goals, let 2019 be YOUR year!! With Love, Leigh 

Holiday Lemon Chicken

I like to create a festive table with many moving pieces. What does that mean? Well, you’ll always have the classics and the staples, like a huge roast and stuffing or a ham with your Mom’s favourite childhood glaze. But the truth is, everyone has different dishes they look forward to. Having multiple side dishes keeps movement and conversation at the table and it’s a great way to get new flavours on their tastebuds. The trick to this simple simple Lemon Chicken? It’s the marinade that does all the work over night. Check it out here:

Ingredients

6-8 pieces of chicken thighs or 8-10 drums

1 can of crushed pineapples w/ all the liquid

Juice & zest of one whole lemon

1/2 cup of freshly grated ginger

1/2 cup parsley

1 tsp of cumin

A pinch of sea salt & cracked black pepper

 

In a large ziplock bag, toss all these ingredients and seal. Let the juices infuse for at least 8 hours in the fridge. When you’re ready to cook, you can grill ‘em or toss in the oven to roast at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

 

If you try it, please tag me and I will happily repost: @SeedsOfThree on IG

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Reasons why a Classic Caesar Salad is a favourite go-to

1. There is something so fresh and festive in a Caesar bowl with just simple ingredients.

2. Memories. For many many days of my pregnancy with my middle child, this is what I quickly devoured for brunch. My Co-workers probably thought I was nuts, but if you know me, than you would know it`s easy for me to drown out unnecessary judgement. And plus, my hormones didn`t allow  me eat anything else for brunch.

3. It`s a time saver. It’s quick a meal. I always say that 90% of the work it takes to prepare a meal is done in the grocery store. With the right ingredients, a grand shopping list and with good preparation, eating healthy is a piece of cake.

4. Nutrients. Romaine and iceberg lettuce are my usual go-to, along with lots of fresh lemon. That alone holds much vitamins and antioxidants that we all need. It`s probably the reason I`ve trained myself to have a salad for breakfast. Try it!

5. I`ve always adored savory foods and crunchy foods – you truly get the best of both worlds with this nutritious dish. And often times, you can even replace the chicken with tuna or tofu.

6. When you add a protein to any salad, it sustains you for a longer period of time, which really helps when you`re on the go. But I find that I tend to make more and more salads because they are so versatile. This Caesar salad has chicken but you can even replace the chicken with tuna or tofu or yummy walnuts.

7. Lead by example. I have to admit, a lot of my favorite things to eat and prepare are because of the memories I have growing up. As I write up this list, I remember my Mom telling me the importance of vegetables and leafy greens. I have memories of my parents eating tons of salad, and for that, I am so grateful. Children truly do learn from the example we set.

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Morning friends,

What a whirlwind of a week! I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for all the love and support. With every, Like, comment, question and DM – I am so moved and grateful. I am fortunate to have a community on here like ours. Recipes will be posted in the next few days. So come by and check back! xx Leigh