Easy Chopped Salad
This recipe is called Lunch Time Chopped Salad in Don Colbert’s Let Food Be Your Medicine Cookbook.
I’m using this book as a guide for healthier meals.
You can use any combination of fresh vegetables that you have on hand. I’ll leave the recipe from the book below, but feel free to use what you have.
I lived mine up by mixing my own dressing with oil and lemon juice 🍋, salt, pepper, oregano, and my own combination of complete seasoning that I may never be able to duplicate. 🤦♀️.
I made this in the morning while cooking breakfast. It made for a delicious snack for lunch and as a side for dinner.
Here’s the recipe. Try it out. Post your picture using #naturalhairiseasy I’d love to see it.
2 hearts of romaine, coarsest chopped
1 cucumber, chopped
1 large tomato, diced
1 small carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped
4 pitted black olives, chopped
2 table spoons chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons extra-virgin oil
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Roasted okra slices for garnish
Directions Place the hearts of romain, diced tomato, chopped cucumber, shallot, carrot, and pepper pieces, olive, and parsley in a mixing bowl.
Drizzle with oil and vinegar
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Toss to evenly coat.
Cover and refrigerate for later use or serve immediately with a garnish of roasted okra slices.
Healthy Hair & Home
Don't you love the versatility of essential oils ! I use them as part of my everyday self care routine, to clean the air in my home, and many ways as part of my natural maintenance. Here are a few ways you can use essential oils this Spring to boost your immune system and give your natural hair and home a boost.
Purify the air in your home with the following blend:
Tea tree, lemon, eucalyptus.
Tea tree essential oils have an affinity for the respiratory system, great for clearing mucus from your system.
Tea tree and lemon essential oils are tough on bacteria, viruses, and mold—plus, they smell amazing. Just add a few drops to your diffuser and enjoy.
You can find the set above here: Naturally You Oils
Boost your immune system
I use DiGize™ Vitality™ essential oil blend by infusing my water before meals to help with digestion. DiGize Vitality blends Tarragon, Ginger, Peppermint, Juniper, Fennel, Lemongrass, Anise, and Patchouli essential oils for a fresh-tasting mealtime companion and addition to your wellness regimen for digestive support.* A healthy digestive system is good for healthy hair growth.
Homemade Leave-In Moisturizing Conditioner
If you are in need of healthy natural hair care advice, check out my Own Your Natural Hair Journey Course or schedule a consultation for more personalized guidance for your healthy natural hair journey.
Ebonee is an entrepreneur, wife, mom of 3 boys, natural hair stylist, Realtor and Reiki energy healer. She is on a mission to help women heal their relationship with their natural hair. She teaches women how to grow and maintain healthy natural hair in her signature course Own Your Natural Hair Journey. Registration opens May 26, 2021.
Fall is the time of year that is calling us to make a change. You may want to change your look up or check the length of your natural hair. A silk press style is a common alternative to curly natural hair this time of year. While I usually encourage you to know how to style your own hair. Applying heat is one area I suggest you leave to a professional. However, I do suggest you have have ways to make this style last longer without applying more heat after the initial styling. Keep reading for my tips on maintaining your silk press longer.
Honey has a few qualities that make it an excellent addition to your natural hair care kit. It is a natural humectant, meaning it attracts and retains moisture, helping your curls fight frizz. Read along for a few ways you can use honey to prevent frizz and make your curls shine.
Conditioning can be the most important step in your natural hair regimen.
Taking your time at this step of the process can make the biggest difference in the appearance, manageability, softness, and shine of your natural hair.
I'm going to share a few tips that may add an extra step, but are well worth the time and effort.
Aloe Vera is a remarkable plant packed full of vitamins and enzymes that will improve your hair almost instantly. It makes your curls softer and more manageable. Are you suffering from dry itchy scalp or dull lifeless hair? Aloe made the list of my fall hair care tips due to its healing and conditioning properties, the instant results, and the fact that I love plants.
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EAT YOUR VEGGIES