I have to be honest, adapting to the shelter-in-place and all the news last week was hard.  

Over the next week, I will be sharing them to you with suggestions for what you can do to adjust to our new world. The first tip is to eat healthy with a focus on foods the improve your immune and respiratory system.

EAT HEALTHY – IMPROVE IMMUNE & RESPIRATORY SYSTEM
Right now the most important thing for you is to stay healthy.  Beyond practicing good hand washing and social distancing, it is important to focus on eating right – especially foods that boost your immune system and your respiratory system.

To support your immune system, focus on getting plenty of

Vitamin D (sunshine, salmon, liver, egg yolks, dairy – only if you tolerate it),

Vitamin A (liver, cod liver oil, salmon, orange/red vegetable like carrots, sweet potatoes, winter squash, and dark leafy greens like kale and collards

Vitamin C, (berries, camu camu, citrus, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower)

Probiotics (yogurt, kefire, sauerkraut, kimchi, miso, fermented veggies)

anti-viral herbs (oregano, sage, basil, garlic)

To support your respiratory system focus on getting plenty of

  • omega-3’s – chia, flax, walnuts, fish
  • flavonoids — apples, blueberries, oranges, lemons, tomatoes, and cabbage.
  • carotenoids — tomatoes, carrots, kale, red pepper, sweet potatoes
  • antioxidants — green tea, dark leafy greens (kale, chard, collards) and cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower), turmeric, ginger
  • Vitamin C, (berries, camu camu, citrus, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower)
  • antibiotic herbs – garlic, oregano

In 2017 during the Northern California fires, I shared a lung tonic (click here to get it) that is even more relevant to today. 

While you can take supplements for these, you can also support your body by eating foods that contain high amounts of vitamins and minerals.  I will be doing weekly Facebook LIVEs on Tuesdays at 1pm to offer suggestions on easy to prepare foods that support our immune and respiratory systems.  Follow me on Facebook and join me.

UPDATE ON KID’s COOKING CLASS
We had a sweet cooking class on Thursday.  I recorded it so you can get a glimpse of what it’s about.  We made nut butter bars.  You can view the first 6 minutes here. 

To view the whole class and the recipe, enter your email here and I will send you a link to the class.    The kid’s were so happy with their bars! 

The next class is Thursday March 26th.  

PreK –  Gr 3:  Thursdays 1pm – 1:40pm Pacific    $10 
Gr 4 – Gr 8:  Thursdays 2pm – 2:40pm Pacific      $15
High School – College: Thursdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm Pacific      $20
Private Kid’s Cooking Class:  $150 for private group up to 10 (Value $200)

I realize that going to the grocery store is not as easy as it used to be but don’t worry.  We spent the first part of the class going over how each child could adapt the recipe to fit with the ingredients they have at home.

Scholarships are available. Please contact me for more informaiton. Click here to register!

Be safe and stay healthy!