Mood and Food: Five Tips to Avoid the Blues

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Snack: California style. Half an avocado with salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar.

Lunch: Lamb chop special. Grilled lamb chop, 2 cups shredded green or red cabbage, with olive oil and 1 tbsp. cider vinegar. (OR one bunch steamed kale with soy ginger sauce).

Snack: Mediterranean evening. Olive puree: 1 cup Kalamata olives, 2 tbsp. feta, and 2 tbsp. olive oil. Blend all ingredients in food processor. Serve with celery or cucumber slices.

Dinner: Super shrimp salad. Grilled shrimp on a romaine lettuce salad with bell peppers, avocados, cashews, and dressing.

About the Author: Dr. DeLuca does research in the fields of nutrition, diet and nutrient therapies. At her practice, the Naturopathic Wellness Center, in Kingston, Penn., Dr. DeLuca specializes in counseling as well as nutritional, botanical, orthomolecular and physical medicines. Through her Blog, "Ask Dr. Heather," she provides advice and coaching on PCOS, weight loss, and fertility:

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