Author: Jill Reid

Are You Giving Out the Wrong Signal?

Ever find yourself saying or doing things that send the wrong signal? It may not be intentional, but deep down, you know it’s not who you really are. Agreeing to attend an event, join a club, or organize a social function when none of those things interest you sends a conflicting message to others …

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Taming the Holidays

You know it’s coming. In fact, it’s already here. The holiday season. We’re feeling the hustle, bustle, and rush to start (and finish) shopping, organize meal plans, accept invites to friends’ get-togethers, and schedule family visits …

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It’s Easy Being Green . . .

We all know vegetables are good for you, and research tells us to include 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables in our daily diet. Not an easy task in our grab-and-go, pop-and-serve, drive-through lifestyle. And if you have a fussy eater in your house, preparing tasty versions of these health boosters can often be a bit of a challenge …

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Warming Up To Exercise

We all know the importance of doing a pre-exercise warm-up. Yet too often, I’ll see folks arrive in the gym and quickly grab heavy weights, head to a machine, or jump into a cardio class, full steam ahead. Usually, they’re soon out of breath, exhausted, and unable to finish their reps or routine …

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Veggie & Ground Turkey Lasagna

I love making this dish. It’s one of those “use-what-you-have-in-the fridge” recipes that make it easy and fun to prepare. Using a few basic items along with fresh veggies, you can make a delicious, healthy lasagna every time …

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Getting Back in Sync

Have you ever felt out of sync with the universe? It’s the sense that something, or everything, isn’t quite right. You might feel edgy, or depressed, or unclear about yourself and the future …

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What Does Your Tomorrow Look Like?

Not an easy question to answer. Yesterday, you didn’t know what today would bring. Yet every day, we make decisions—choices—that will make our tomorrows better, worse, or leave them exactly the same …

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The Calm In the Storm

Recently, my husband and I were getting ready to return home after a weekend business trip. After packing our bags and loading the car for the drive, we decided to check out the free breakfast included with the hotel room. We found the basic “continental” selections—donuts, sweet rolls, and coffee—offered little in healthy choices …

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Fake Hunger

It happens all day long. It might be happening right now. You think you’re hungry, in fact, you’re convinced of it. But you’re probably wrong …
So what can we do when a desperate craving takes us in the direction of toxic food? We can reframe our choices …

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Are You Guilty of Situational Health?

I know I am. But I’m getting better at recognizing the enemy, and more important, learning how to say no to temptation. It’s definitely not easy, like last weekend when I turned down a piece of double-chocolate cake at a neighbor’s birthday party …

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Food Storage Solutions – Solved!

We eat a lot of leftovers in our home. When developing most of my recipes, I usually measure the ingredient portions to make enough for future meals, so it’s important to have a healthy way to save and preserve all those extras. After experimenting with other storage options, I soon discovered one size does not fit all …

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Look For the Thorn

We meet them every day—people who are unhappy, unfriendly, rude, and sometimes, downright mean. Approaching others from a perch of arrogance and entitlement, they view life with a dismal perspective, often living a distorted sense of reality. We tend to avoid these unpleasant souls …

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Honey BBQ Chicken Thighs

Finding organic chicken has become much easier to do, with options ranging from breasts, wings, drumsticks, thighs, and whole chickens. Thankfully, there are plenty of healthy recipes available to create delicious, easy meals!

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Sifting Through the Noise

The other day my husband and I were listening to a podcast about transformation. The host and his guest discussed many aspects of how this concept affects our lives emotionally, physically, and spiritually. There was a lot of ground to cover …

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Banana Peach Ice Cream

Some friends of ours had spent a weekend at the beach. They shared stories of their walks along the shore, snacks in the open air restaurants, and a visit to an ice cream shop for a “sampling” of the 40+ flavors offered. My mouth began to water at the choices …

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The Happiness Code

Surprise! There isn’t one—a code I mean. Certainly, happiness exists. It’s a real emotion, and many of us believe it’s what we experience when we achieve a milestone, accomplish a goal, or acquire something we’ve had our heart set on for a long time. That’s one kind of happiness …

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Seared Tuna Fillets with Cabbage & Beets

They were fresh, beautiful, and just the right size. I couldn’t take my eyes off them, so into my shopping cart they went for dinner.
Here’s my Kitchen Spirit Recipe for Seared Tuna Fillets with Cabbage & Beets – hope you enjoy it!

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Thinking of Taking A Trip?

A few years ago, my husband and I took an extended vacation to the West coast. Since we live in a tropical climate, our suitcases were jammed with cold weather wear we’d retrieved from the attic—and a previous life …

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Chicken Veggie Kabobs

Here’s a simple recipe that makes it easy to add those important veggies in a fun and colorful way. These kabobs are so easy to make and delicious on their own. Add a side of veggie quinoa or serve on a bed of butter lettuce leaves, sprinkle with fresh parsley or basil and enjoy!

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For Better or Worse

Every day you make a choice. The result will make your health better . . . or worse. Ignoring the ingredients in a candy bar or box of crackers doesn’t make it any less harmful to your body. And believing those extra calories, sugar, or fat won’t affect you doesn’t make it true …

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Avoiding the Guilt Trap

There are plenty of excuses for not making healthy lifestyle choices. You’ve probably used a few of them yourself—we all have. Our natural instinct is to resist any suggestion that could disrupt our deeply-entrenched routines …

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Lamb Chops with Brussels Sprouts

My husband and I recently returned from a Caribbean cruise. On the way home, we stopped at our local store to restock the fridge. Filling our cart with fresh veggies, fruit, and fish, I thought about one of the best meals I had onboard …

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Distraction is the Ultimate Timewaster

You’ve made up your mind: Today is going to be different. This is the day you’ll begin focusing on the important priorities, the ones you never seem to have time to take care of. So you organize your schedule, plan a menu for the week, make a grocery list, pack your gym bag, and then …

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Apple Blueberry Bundt Cake

Try this easy, delicious cake recipe using fresh, organic ingredients and a few staples from your pantry. Takes only a few minutes to prepare, and with baking time, about an hour overall from start to finish …

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Kitchen Spirit

jill reid kitchen spirit founder and curator of kitchen spirit health and fitness websiteThank you for visiting my website! I’m Jill Reid, founder of  Kitchen Spirit, a health and fitness site dedicated to living longer and stronger through healthy food and lifestyle choices. Join me on a path to discovering new ways of improving our quality of life through healthy diet, exercise, and self-care. Enjoy the journey . . .

Keep It Healthy!

Jill Reid Kitchen Spirti

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