As I experience a high level of stress to finish my Doctorate of Naturopathy degree I have to remind myself to watch my diet to feed my body a lot of nutrients. When under stress your body can burn through more nutrients than you normally would. As I approach the finish line, the last thing I want to do is crash and burn as my diploma arrives. Today was a warning. I struggle from shingles and I felt them flaring up once again. So off to my chiropractor / ND doctor I went this morning for an adjustment. He reminded me that it was important to keep my veggie level high during this time.
So what's for lunch at my house today?
I took some veggies from my refrigerator and chopped them up. I used zuchinni, red onion, carrots and fresh garlic. I put 1 Tbs organic olive oil in a small cast iron frying pan and sautee'd them just to the point of slightly crunchy. Too much cooking removes nutrients and kills off the good enzymes.
I placed 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa in a pan of water and set it to simmer.
When it was cooked I put the quinoa on a plate and placed the veggies on top. I added a little rosemary, celtic sea salt and pepper. And here it is...... Lunch that was quick and nutritious.