Veggetti Marinara Steam Meal

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With cooler weather and shorter days upon us in much of the world, we may have an added desire for heartier and warming meals. And often, our thoughts will turn to wheat and other grain-based pastas. But before you go there, consider the lower-calorie and grain-free option of hearty and filling veggetti, or spaghetti-style noodles made from squashes. They are very nutritious, gentler on the environment than grains, and easy to make and serve, especially when we eat the HumanaNatura way and follow HumanaNatura’s OurPlate healthy eating guidelines. Today’s example HumanaNatura Steam Meal shows you the basics of grain-free noodle dishes, which you can vary in many different ways.

Our HumanaNatura sample meal begins with a bed of shredded cabbage and carrot placed in a saucepan, upon which are layered some diced shallot and garlic, a small zucchini squash that has been cut into ‘veggetti’ noodles (see here for info on a cutting tool), a coarsely-diced portobello mushroom (feel free to substitute diced poultry, fish, or meat), and a bit of julienne-cut orange bell pepper. This stack of foods is then covered and steamed on moderate heat for four or five minutes (see our Cooking With Steam Overview for guidance if you are new to food steaming), a generous dollop of marinara sauce is added, and everything is steamed for an additional minute or two. The meal is then plated, garnished with shredded mozzarella (or parmesan) cheese, a splash of olive oil, black pepper, and chopped parsley, and served immediately. Hearty, healthy, and delicious, making even the coldest days a bit warmer and summer a little closer.

Learn more about creating naturally delicious, inviting, and nutritious meals like this via OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s simple natural eating guide for designing optimally healthy modern meals. Experience how this science-based and 100% natural approach to our daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Sharpen your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy Steam Meals via our Steam Meal Overview. And explore the science and key principles of optimal Natural Eating through HumanaNatura’s comprehensive Personal Health Program.

Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, you can explore your many opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – via HumanaNatura’s comprehensive four-part system for modern natural life and health. Check out the overview of our health techniques and programs at Welcome.

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Making Cross-Quarter Progress

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Greetings from HumanaNatura at the cross-quarter! In the natural year, we are now midway between the naturally more balanced time of the recent equinox and the more evocative period of the coming solstice. Everywhere on earth, there is clear but unmistakable change – away from the relative balance of fall or spring in each hemisphere and toward the depth of winter and height of summer. It’s an ongoing rhythm of life on earth that touches us all.

A Moment in the Everchanging Light and Rhythm of the Natural Year

In the HumanaNatura natural health system, and as explained in our Mastering The Natural Year graphic and post, we recommend extra progress on our Natural Life Plans around each cross-quarter. At the solstice-nearing cross-quarter, this is so we have adequate completed actions and learning at the solstice – in another six weeks or eighth of a year – when HumanaNatura encourages celebration of our lives, communities, and successes.

If you have not yet created a Natural Life Plan to guide your use and expression of the third HumanaNatura technique, Natural Living, our links will take you to our planning worksheets and seven-step planning process. Together, these resources will help you to begin more intentionally health-centered and naturally progressive life in the days and weeks ahead.

Our newest member newsletter was sent today as well, which is published eight times yearly in harmony with the natural year, providing updates on HumanaNatura’s resources, programs, and worldwide health campaigns. To receive future HumanaNatura newsletters or learn more about our global practitioner-advocate network, go to Join HumanaNatura.

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HN’s October Health Challenge!

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It’s October, and whether this means fall or spring where you are, it’s a great time of the year to begin new things and challenge yourself to be happier, healthier, and more fulfilled in the weeks and months ahead.

If you are ready for a challenge that will help you to achieve all these things, and maybe more, HumanaNatura’s October Health Challenge and HN-100 Natural Fitness Program may be just right for you. HN-100 is a free, step-by-step health program that gets results and introduces you to all four of our lifelong natural health techniques.

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Our challenge? It’s for you (and maybe a friend) to begin HN-100 this month and see the program through to the end. As the name suggests, HumanaNatura’s HN-100 Program is a 100-day fitness plan that familiarizes you with our transformative natural health system in a structured and incremental way. You may find that HN-100 strikes a perfect balance of essential fitness guidance and gradual exploration of your unique long-term health potential.

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Yummy Lunch Plate Salad Meal

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How are the restaurant lunch plate specials near where you live or work? Perhaps you are lucky, and they are delicious and nutritious – and inexpensive too. But perhaps not, and perhaps not very nutritious or healthy especially. It’s a shame, and missed opportunity, since lunch and other meals that have all these qualities are easy to make and serve, when we eat the HumanaNatura way and follow HumanaNatura’s OurPlate healthy eating guidelines. Our example HumanaNatura Salad Meal offers a case in point, and is one you or your local lunch spot could easily imitate and do variations on.

Today’s HumanaNatura sample meal is from NaturaLife contributor Erin Murray. It begins with a grilled and lightly seasoned grass-fed beef patty, which could also be steamed (see our Cooking With Steam Overview for guidance if you are new to food steaming). Accompanying this protein portion of the meal, and notably comprising the majority of the meal by volume, is a salad of greenleaf lettuce and tomatoes (dressed to taste), a small bundle of carrot strips, a warm riced cauliflower and broccoli mix, a bit of sliced apple, and a spoonful of sauerkraut to spice things up and as an added probiotic. A delicious, diverse, and very healthy lunch plate, and one that is quick to prepare too. Your order’s up!

Learn more about creating naturally delicious and optimally nutritious meals like this via OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s simple natural eating guide for designing optimally healthy modern meals. Experience how this science-based and 100% natural approach to our daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Sharpen your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy Salad Meals via our Salad Meal Overview. And explore the science and key principles of optimal Natural Eating through HumanaNatura’s comprehensive Personal Health Program.

Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, you can explore your many opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – via HumanaNatura’s comprehensive four-part system for modern natural life and health. Check out the overview of our health techniques and programs at Welcome.

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Progressive Life At The Equinox

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Greetings from HumanaNatura at the equinox! In the natural year, we are now halfway between the extremes of light and darkness of the summer and winter solstices. Everywhere on earth, there is equal day and night, and a natural balance or centering that touches many aspects of life – and can aid and inform us all.

A Moment in the Everchanging Light and Rhythm of the Natural Year

In the HumanaNatura natural health system, and as explained in our Mastering The Natural Year graphic and post, we encourage review and renewal of our Natural Life Plans during the twice-yearly times of natural balance that are the equinoxes. This includes making changes to our existing plans as needed, and considering anew what progressive natural life and health mean for us, as we look back and ahead in our lives.

If you have not yet created a Natural Life Plan to guide your use and expression of the third HumanaNatura technique, Natural Living, our links will take you to our planning worksheets and seven-step planning process. Together, these resources will help you to begin more intentionally health-centered and naturally progressive life in the days and weeks ahead.

Our newest member newsletter was released today as well, which is published eight times yearly in harmony with the key milestones of the natural year, providing updates on HumanaNatura’s resources, programs, and worldwide health campaigns. To receive future HumanaNatura newsletters or learn more about our global practitioner-advocate network, go to Join HumanaNatura.

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Brunch Anytime Salad Meal

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Do you enjoy having brunch, at home or out with family or friends? For many of us, it’s a great time and way to eat – not too late for comforting breakfast foods, or too early for something a little more adventurous. And brunch meals of course can be as healthy as they are delicious, especially when we eat the HumanaNatura way and follow HumanaNatura’s OurPlate healthy eating guidelines. Today’s example HumanaNatura Salad Meal shows you exactly how.

For today’s HumanaNatura sample meal, we begin by steaming a root base of diced white sweet potato and onion or shallot, along with a bit of crushed and finely chopped garlic and a dash of black pepper, for about four minutes in a covered saute pan (see our Cooking With Steam Overview for guidance if you are new to food steaming). When the potatoes are almost cooked, some broccoli florets, sliced red bell pepper, and baby spinach leaves are added and everything is covered and steamed for two more minutes.

Once this steaming is done, the pan is uncovered, any remaining water is drained, and a splash of olive oil is added. The veggie mix is then sautéed on medium-high heat for about two minutes, two whisked eggs are added, and a folded omelet is cooked to taste. While the omelet cooks, a generous salad of arugula or other greens, halved grape tomatoes, and julienne-cut cucumber is prepared and dressed on half of a dinner plate. The omelette is added on the other side of the plate, along with a bit of tomato salsa, and the entire meal is garnished with black pepper and finely-chopped parsley or cilantro and served immediately. Quick, delicious, and a reminder of how good and healthy brunch can be – anytime of the day or night.

Learn more about creating naturally delicious and optimally nutritious meals like this via OurPlate, HumanaNatura’s simple natural eating guide for designing optimally healthy modern meals. Experience how this science-based and 100% natural approach to our daily meals can change the way you eat, feel, and live. Sharpen your skills at making delicious and naturally healthy Salad Meals via our Salad Meal Overview. And explore the science and key principles of optimal Natural Eating through HumanaNatura’s comprehensive Personal Health Program.

Once you have begun eating the HumanaNatura way, you can explore your many opportunities for new, more natural, and healthier life between meals – via HumanaNatura’s comprehensive four-part system for modern natural life and health. Check out the overview of our health techniques and programs at Welcome.

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Making Cross-Quarter Progress

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Greetings from HumanaNatura at the cross-quarter! In the natural year, we are now midway between the more evocative period of the recent solstice and the naturally more balanced time of the coming equinox. Everywhere on earth, there is clear but unmistakable change – away from the height of summer and depth of winter and toward the relative balance of fall or spring in each hemisphere – an ongoing rhythm of life on earth that touches and can aid us all.

A Moment in the Everchanging Light and Rhythm of the Natural Year

In the HumanaNatura natural health system, and as explained in our Mastering The Natural Year graphic and post, we recommend extra progress on our Natural Life Plans around each cross-quarter. At the equinox-nearing cross-quarter, this is so we have adequate completed actions and learning at the equinox – in another six weeks or eighth of a year – when HumanaNatura encourages reflection and updating of our plans.

If you have not yet created a Natural Life Plan to guide your use and expression of the third HumanaNatura technique, Natural Living, our links will take you to our planning worksheets and seven-step planning process. Together, these resources will help you to begin more intentionally health-centered and naturally progressive life in the days and weeks ahead.

Our newest member newsletter was sent today as well, which is published eight times yearly in harmony with the natural year, providing updates on HumanaNatura’s resources, programs, and worldwide health campaigns. To receive future HumanaNatura newsletters or learn more about our global practitioner-advocate network, go to Join HumanaNatura.

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