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5 Tips for Eating Mindfully

5 Tips for Eating Mindfully

Kathy K. Downie, RDN

Cucumber-Lemon Water with Parsley Recipe

I think about food a lot. Partly because it’s my job, partly because I have two growing boys and feel responsible for providing them with mostly wholesome meals (with an occasional treat). To succeed with the latter, I make a meal plan for the upcoming week considering our activities, what’s in my freezer, what’s languishing in the crisper or what we’re craving. I shop, prep, cook and clean. But I’ve realized I often spend meals standing up, multitasking while helping my kids with their own plates or starting the kitchen clean up. Recently I’ve started making an effort to devote time to thinking about what I’m eating as I am eating and engaging in my meal more than just consuming. Being more mindful and intuitive. Here are five tips to try.

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Eat the Rainbow Nutrition and Gardening Class March 16

Eat the Rainbow Nutrition and Gardening Class March 16

In celebration of National Nutrition Month (March), the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency will offer a class entitled “Eat the Rainbow”.  The class will be held at the Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden on Wednesday, March 16 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.

This class will highlight the vitamins and minerals that are found in a variety of fruits and vegetables grown locally and will teach participants how plants use food from the soil to create those nutrients.  Participants will learn strategies for growing and eating a colorful mix of fruits and vegetables to support good health.  This class includes taste tests of fresh produce grown in the garden.

The class is free to all but pre-registration is required by March 14.  To register, contact Robin Rocksvold at (530) 666-8528 or robin.rocksvold@yolocounty.org

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10's Cristina Mendonsa at the Great Cake Walk Today!

Join ABC10 and Closing the Gap to raise funds for academic achievement in the Sacramento region!

Where: Sacramento State

When: 5p-8p

New City of Napa initiative gives visitors one-of-a-kind experiences with local personalities

 New City of Napa initiative gives visitors one-of-a-kind experiences with local personalities

The City of Napa is pleased to launch a new and unique initiative giving visitors the opportunity to participate in local experiences. These behind-the-scenes activities, led by the city’s greatest chefs, chocolatiers, artists, sommeliers and more, will showcase the secrets behind some of Napa’s most popular hotspots. DoNapa Behind the Scenes will take place Wednesdays and Thursdays during the months of March and April. During these hands-on experiences, participants can take part in everything from theater vocal lessons and back stage tours, to properly pairing cheese and beer, colorful garden tours, art experiences, wine blending classes and chocolate making.
 

Fruit Tree Care Class February 6

Fruit Tree Care Class February 6

The winter months are the optimal time to care for your fruit trees and help them stay healthy throughout the year.  Join the Yolo County Health & Human Services Agency at the Hanna & Herbert Bauer Memorial Community Garden on Saturday, February 6 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. for a hands-on fruit tree care class in the garden’s orchard.

This class will be a taught by a UC Master Gardener of Yolo County.  Participants will learn proper fruit tree training and pruning techniques to optimize tree health and fruit yield, will get tips on how to select bare root fruit trees, and will learn about ideal timing for fruit tree planting and care.  Gloves and shoes that can get dirty are recommended.

The class is free to all but pre-registration is required by February 5.  To register, contact Robin Rocksvold at (530) 666-8528 or robin.rocksvold@yolocounty.org

33 Sacramento restaurants that closed forever in 2015

33 Sacramento restaurants that closed forever in 2015

With an improving economy, Sacramento's restaurant scene has been on an upswing. By my count, more than twice as many restaurants opened this year than closed. ... Read More

Dining news: San Francisco seafood restaurant opening in Midtown

Dining news: San Francisco seafood restaurant opening in Midtown

Skool, a San Francisco-based seafood restaurant, will replace Anatolian Table Turkish Bistro at 2319 K Street, reports Sonya Sorich in Sac Biz Journal. ... Read More