Recipe of the Week: Amazing Coleslaw
Created by Chef David, this is a regular item in the Go Figure owners’ home. The shredded apple and agave add a sweet twist that helps to reduce the standard “cabbage-y” taste that most coleslaw’s have.
Whisk together the following ingredients to make dressing:
-¼ cup mayonnaise
-2 Tbsp. olive oil
-¼ cup apple cider vinegar
-¼ tsp. pepper
-½ tsp. salt
-1 tsp. agave
Add the following:
-¾ apple, grated, Fuji or your choice
-½ small cabbage, cut or shredded fine **
Mix all ingredients in a bowl and let sit for 10 minutes for flavors to integrate. Unless you’re serving several people, this makes enough to have easy-grabbing veggies over the next few days. Take some to work to have with your lunch or snack!
Optional: a healthy addition is a couple finely chopped raw kale leaves, not stems. It tastes surprisingly good when mixed with the other ingredients.
** If you want to make this process even faster, you can buy pre-shredded cabbage in bags. Always look for the furthest out expiration date to get freshest items.
Copyright David and Cheryl MacDonald, 2013
Keeping up with Resolutions
Now that we are mostly through January, how are those resolutions treating you?
Remember, even if you’ve gotten off track, each week you have the opportunity to make a new resolution; even each day! Be kind to yourself and remind yourself that change is challenging, but not impossible. It takes time to create new habits, right around 4 weeks to be exact, so remember that when you start to get down on yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day, right?
Here are some helpful tips to help you create healthy habits and to KEEP them has time goes by:
1. Be nice to yourself
Quiet the inner critic that says, “you’ve tried everything….” and “your’re not doing this well enough, fast enough or perfect enough.” We are so hard on ourselves; how would you treat a friend who was trying to make positive life changes? Remember to love yourself!
2. Set realistic goals
Set yourself up to succeed by setting small tangible goals. It is important to realize that we can’t fix everything in one day. Make a habit of creating both short and long-term goals for yourself This helps make long-term change realistic by breaking it down into small actions each day, week or month.
3. Find non-food related rewards
Did you lose 10 pounds? Make an appointment for a massage, facial, or some other spa-like reward. Save money by using the Aesthetic Medicine incentives offered by Go Figure, ask your consultant for details.
4. Enlist Family and Friends
Let your loved ones in on your goals if they will be a positive support; the added help is nice when you are feeling discouraged or deprived.
5.Eat meals at Home
It’s a lot easier to make healthy choices, be less tempted, and know how your food is prepared when you eat at home. Plus, you can save yourself some money, too!