Monday, September 6, 2010

Labor Day is here...3 things you can do to ease into FALL...

Labor Day may be the symbolic end to summer but it does NOT have to signal the end to your healthy lifestyle. As the days get shorter and cooler, each of us needs to adapt. What can we do?

1. Make Homemade Pesto
Perhaps the plants in your garden are starting to look spent. To make marvelous homemade pesto sauce you need:

two cups of basil leaves (substitute some arugula if you are running low on good basil leaves from your garden...adds a nutty flavor)
3/4 cup of grated parmesan cheese
3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup pine nuts (they are's OK to substitute walnuts)
3 cloves of garlic

Blend (cuisinart) for 3-5 minutes and you are all set. Add salt and pepper to taste. Store in an airtight container.

2. Take up a new activity...YOGA...or try a new facility. September is National Yoga month. Go to to find out more details about events in your community. (photo from

3. Support those who are less fortunate. Go through your closet. Is there something you did not use ALL SUMMER SEASON? if so, think of donating the item(s) to a local charity. Many churches accept donations as well as women's shelters, Goodwill and Amvets (they actually come to you).

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