Recipes To Boost Immunity and A Process to Stay Calm During Covid-19

By March 18, 2020 March 21st, 2020 Nutrition Information, Recipes, Transformational Tools
With all the news about the coronavirus it’s easy to get overwhelmed. But there are simple things you can do to keep your anxiety down and your body healthy.
In today’s blog I’ll share a 2 minute process you can use to stay calm. It’s made a big difference for me, my clients, friends and family.
Also, I’ll tell you about some of the most powerful foods to boost your immune system with delicious easy to make recipes.

2 Minute Process to Stay Calm When Things Are Chaotic

Do you know being in a place of joy and appreciation for the wonderful things in our lives keeps our immune system strong? Feeling peaceful connects us to our inner guidance which automatically inspires us to eat the right foods and take actions that keep us safe and feeling good.

I believe we are energetic beings.  We are broadcasting and receiving vibrations all the time. When we’re calm and connected we send out a different vibration than when we’re anxious. Our energy affects everyone around us and beyond.  When we feel good we have more to give others, we are kinder, more compassionate and caring.

Taking a few minutes to presence yourself and connect to your heart makes a difference for you and the world.

Here is a powerful 2 minute process I’ve been doing. It’s made a big difference for me, my friends and family. I hope it helps you stay calm during these chaotic times.

Directions

1. Close eyes take a few deep breaths. Notice how you feel.

Say “Hi honey how are we doing right now” Notice your emotions or physical sensations or your energy level.

2. Feel, however I feel is right for me in this moment.

It’s okay to feel how I feel,  it’s safe to feel what I feel.

I honor my feelings with kindness and compassion.

I love accept myself exactly as I am right now with this (tension, fear, pain or joy).

3. Put your hand on your heart, take a deep breath breathing in through your heart.

Feel the space  around your heart. Breathing in and out through your heart

Putting your hand on your heart releases oxytocin and calms your nervous system, your endocrine system and boosts your immune system.

Let your body relax to whatever degree you’re able to as you breath in through your heart.

4. As you breathe, imagine golden light filling your heart coming in with each breath. 

Breathe in the light and it let expand from your heart all around your body, surrounding your body with a cocoon of light.

Keep breathing in the light.  Feel this golden light in and around your body.  Feel your cells soaking up this healing light like soothing balm.

5. When you feel ready open your eyes. Notice how you feel now, a little lighter a little calmer. Put your attention on that feeling.  What you put your attention on grows.

Foods to Boost Your Immunity

Another aspect of staying healthy is eating foods that support your immune system and keep your digestion strong.

Here are a few suggestions with easy to make recipes. Since we’ll be spending more time at home it’s a good time to cook some delicious healthy food.

Lots of Vegetables

Vegetables are rich in antioxidants and LOADED with nutrients that are essential nutrients to power your immune response. Include a RAINBOW of vegetables in you diet. Each color has unique properties to keep you healthy.

Here are a few of my favorite recipes with lots of vegetables for you to enjoy right now:

Easy Sauteed Kale with Carrots

This is one of the easiest and most nutritious vegetable dishes you can eat. The bitterness of the kale mellows as you sauté it with garlic and sweet carrots.  You’ll make everyone you know a kale lover with this dish.

 

Spring Broccoli and Sweet Pea Soup

This delicious spring soup is so full of vibrant green energy you’ll feel like going out
and running around in the sunshine.

 

         Spicy Chickpea and Butternut Squash Curry with Coconut Milk and Turmeric

This is a creamy curry that’s hearty and healthy. It’s an easy one pan comfort food meal with spiced chickpeas, butternut squash, tomatoes, greens, coconut milk and the powerful immune boosting turmeric.

 

One Pan Herb Lemon Cod Spring Vegetables Tray
One Pan Herb Lemon Cod with Spring Vegetables

This is and easy to make satisfying supper; a mingling of silky smooth fish with sweet spring vegetables and an herb lemon sauce that really makes the dish spectacular.

 


Sautéed Spinach and Radicchio

In this recipe the bitter radicchio contrasts nicely with the sweet spinach. It can be made in less than 5 minutes! The purple radicchio is a powerful immune booster.

 


Chicken with Zucchini and Carrots

This is a simple dish, the chicken and vegetables are cooked together in one pan.  It is easy to make with only a little prep and clean up.  Once you pop it into the oven you can sit down and relax.

3 Minute Spinach  Egg Drop Soup

Spinach Egg Drop Soup HandThis soup is a great breakfast to fortify your body and keep your nervous system calm. The bone broth is full of immune boosting minerals and collagen to support good digestion. Eating it makes you happy and it only takes 3 minutes!

Include Mushrooms

Mushrooms have powerful healing properties that boost your immune system and support healthy hormone production. They are anti-viral and anti-inflammatory to support healthy liver function, optimized cholesterol levels and have cancer prevention benefits.

Asian Tempeh Broccoli ShiitakeAsian Tempeh with Broccoli and Shiitake Mushrooms

This is a classic Chinese food favorite made with super healthy ingredients. It’s high in easy to digest vegan protein, B vitamins, fiber and lots of nourishing vegetables.

 

Satisfying Mushroom Spinach Soup with Middle Eastern SpicesSatisfying Mushroom and Spinach Soup with Middle Eastern Spices

The combination of savory and sweet spices  ~ cumin, coriander and cinnamon ~ brings out the deep earthy richness of the mushrooms.  The spinach gives it a silky texture.

 

Southern Style Vegan Collard Greens Mushrooms
Southern Style Vegan Collard Greens with Mushrooms

Collards have the remarkable ability to reduce inflammation, soothe your digestive system, support your heart and detoxify your body.

Incorporate Seeds

Chia, flax and hemp seeds are great sources of omega-3 fats, dietary fiber, and essential vitamins and minerals. Use in smoothies, puddings or on top of coconut yogurt with berries.

  • Chia high in insoluble fiber acts as a prebiotic that feeds friendly gut bacteria and ferments into short-chain fatty acids to support your immunity in your gut.
  • Flaxseeds have powerful, immune boosting, hormone-balancing phytonutrients called lignans.

 

Overnight Strawberry Coconut Chia Pudding

This is a deliciously sweet, healthy and satisfying breakfast, dessert or snack that’s easy to make. Berries are full of antioxidants and Vitamin C.

 

Mediterranean Mung Bean Burgers

In addition to the flax used to hold these burgers together, the mung beans are super high in fiber which helps balance blood sugar reducing inflammation. The fiber also aids in quick release of toxins from your gut.

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I hope you are inspired to take a few minutes each day to connect to your heart and soothe your body with light.  You’ll feel calmer and bring more joy into the world.

Pleases try some of the recipes to feed your body with immune boosting nutrients that keep you healthy and strong.

Also be sure you’re getting 7-9 hours of sleep . Sleep is when your body rejuvenates and replenishes.

And wash your hands every time you come in from outside.

 

 

 

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