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 …Read More
Author: Jill Reid
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
When our local grocer began carrying organic pork ribs, I was thrilled. BBQ ribs are one of my husband’s favorite meals and now there was a healthy option. Trust me – there won’t be any leftovers!Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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!
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!Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
Thank 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 . . .