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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