what's a parsnip & how the heck do you use it? + the right yoga class for you.

Parsnips: what are they & what do you do with them?

Parsnips may look like carrots uglier step sibling,  but the health benefits and sweet earthy flavor make these roots a top fullosophie veg.
This week we have them featured in our Eating Well inspired dish,"swedish meatballs with apple-parsnip mash & blackberry preserve" - order now or order after you hear how delish and versatile this root is.

Health Benefits:
- low calorie food with almost no fat, no cholesterol and very little sodium
- this vegetable is packed with vitamins C, E, K and folate
- 1 cup of parsnips = 25% of your daily fiber intake + 14% of daily potassium intake.

How to buy them: 
when buying a parsnip at the market, stick with the small or medium sized ones that aren't limp.  Don't buy the bigger ones, as they tend to be woody on the inside. 

How to cook & uses:
  • Boil parsnips until tender, about eight minutes, and mash with unsalted butter and low fat milk for a low calorie parsnip puree.
  • Shred 1 parsnip and add it to your Coleslaw mix for a spicy bite.
  • Dice 2 carrots and 2 parsnips and sauté with chopped onion for a low-calorie breakfast hash.
  • Rough chop parsnips and add to your favorite stew.
  • Give mashed potatoes a kick by mashing parsnip along with potatoes.
  • Slice parsnips into strips, rub with olive oil, rosemary, salt & pepper. Bake at 400° F for 15 minutes or until done for healthy low calorie fries!





what's the right yoga class for you?

After you better understand which yoga type suits you, check out our newest & easiest way to workout & eat well! the 'full yogi' package

Hatha
- slower paced yoga

Good for: beginners and people wanting to learn yoga basics.

Benefits: Relieves stress, provides physical exercise, and improves breathing.

Vinyasa - a flowing yoga
Good For: beginners and advanced yogis alike seeking to strengthen their body.

Benefits:  help improve strength and stability. tones abdominal muscles. and reduces risk of: high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes.

Ashtanga - known as power yoga
Good for: fit people looking to maintain strength and stamina, and those who want to get in touch with their spiritual side.

Benefits: relieves stress, improves coordination, helps with weight loss.


Iyenger - known for holding poses
Good for:
beginners who want to learn correct alignments in each pose and those with injuries, balance issues, and chronical medical conditions like arthritis.

Benefits: Improves balance and speeds up recovery from injurt

Bikram - known as hot yoga
Good for: beginners and advanced yogis who want to push themselves and those with injuries

Benefits: Cleanses and detoxifies the body. Enhances flexibility and speeds up recovery from injurty.

 


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