Red Dragon Pirate Ship

Visiting the coastal area anytime soon? Hop on board the Red Dragon Pirate Ship out of Port Aransas, TX! Fun for the whole family!

Juice Plus+

JuiceplusJuice Plus+ is whole food based nutrition, including juice powder concentrates from 25 different fruits, vegetables and grains. Juice Plus+ helps bridge the gap between what you should eat and what you do eat every day. Not a multivitamin, medicine, treatment or cure for any disease, Juice Plus+ is made from quality ingredients carefully monitored from farm to capsule to provide natural nutrients your body needs to be at its best.

Find out how Juice Plus+ can help you and your family!

Corpus Christi Local Events

Corpus Christi Local Events

Visiting the coastal area? Check out local events and attractions and stop by the Omni Hotel for your Body N Balance massage!

Blueberry Peach Chicken Salad

Summer delight

Summer delight

Blueberry Peach Chicken Salad
Ingredients
4 cups mixed greens
1/4 cup onion, sliced
2 peaches, diced or sliced
1/2 cup blueberries
6 oz. chicken, cooked, sliced
2 tbsp. goat cheese, crumbles
Salad dressing:
1 tbsp.dijon mustard
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. water

Instructions
1.In a small bowl; whisk all of the dressing ingredients together; set aside.
2.Divide the salad mixture between two plates and evenly divide the dressing over the salad.
3.Serving Size: 2 large salads

Chicken with Green Beans

Chicken with Green Beans (a Paleo Recipe)

A Paleo Recipe

A Paleo Recipe

Ingredients:

1 lb. chicken meat

1-2lbs. fresh green beans

Favorite Chicken Wing Sauce

Coconut oil for pan

Directions:

1. Cut up chicken meat into squares.

2. Once chicken is cut up, place in a bag and marinate meat in chicken wing sauce. If you use “Uncle Dougies” I recommend 1.5 tablespoons. Mix the chicken up with the sauce to make sure the chicken is all coated.

3. Marinate for 45 minutes (longer for spicier taste) in the refrigerator.

4. While chicken is marinating, snip the ends off your fresh green beans.

5. After a 45 minutes has passed, warm up a TBL of coconut oil in one pan for the green beans and another TBL of coconut oil in the other pan for the chicken. Let the oil get nice and hot.

6. I dumb my marinate and chicken into one pan and let it cook for 6 minutes (flipping chicken at 3 minutes). Time may vary depending on chicken square size.

7. While chicken is cooking, put green beans into another pan. Allow this to cook while chicken is cooking. Stir often.

8. Once chicken is cooked and green beans are lightly cooked, mix the green beans in with the chicken mixture. Stir it around and let it cook together for about 2 minutes.

9. Enjoy your chicken with green beans!!

Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

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Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Serving Size: 12 spears

 

 

Ingredients

 

  1.     12 asparagus spears
  2.     6 prosciutto slices/strips (or turkey bacon)
  3.     A little ghee for frying

 

Instructions

  1.     Wash asparagus and cut 2 cm off the ends. Cut prosciutto (or turkey bacon )strips into two halves, going lengthways, you should end up with 12 strips.
  2.     Place each prosciutto (or turkey bacon) strip on a chopping board at a 45 degree angle. Place one of the asparagus spears on top of the meat, perpendicular to it. The tip of the asparagus should be lined up with the bottom of the prosciutto strip. Wrap the bottom end of prosciutto over the asparagus and holding the meat tight, start rolling the asparagus up. The prosciutto (or turkey bacon) strip will wrap around the whole length of the spear because it’s on an angle. You can try a different wrapping method but I find this is a very quick to do it. Don’t worry if parts of the asparagus spears are not covered completely.
  3.     Heat some ghee in a large, flat frying pan to sizzling hot. Fry wrapped asparagus spears for 1-2 minutes on each side or until prosciutto (or turkey bacon) is brown and crispy.

Infant Massage Techniques

Little ones need massage, too

Little ones need massage, too

Infant massage promotes the bond between parent and helps your baby relax. Because massage is so beneficial to both baby and parent, it’s become a part of the bedtime routine for a lot of families, but it can be done at any time of day to ease a tummy ache, increase circulation, or soothe a tired, cranky baby. Here are a few massages to try incorporating into your routine with baby every day.

Stomach

Infants sometimes wake in the middle of the night with horrible gas pains. Making a gentle tummy massage routine, along with a leg lift to the chest can help your baby expel gas to reduce stomach ache.

To massage the stomach, place your hands above baby’s belly button, then lightly begin to massage around the belly button to create a circle. Repeat as needed and adjust pressure based on your child and the amount of gas pain she’s experiencing.

Legs and Feet

After massaging your baby’s stomach, begin to rub her feet and legs using a circular motion to the feet. If she has painful gas, you may need to alternate between a leg massage and stomach massage to release some of the gas. Simply hold your baby’s legs at her feet and press down toward her stomach, then release.

A great foot massage can calm baby’s nerves. Even if you don’t have massage oil, rubbing baby’s feet while you hold her can be very beneficial to her sense of comfort. While holding your baby’s foot in your hand, place your thumbs next to each other at baby’s heel. Rub with light pressure in an upward and circular motion with both thumbs until you reach baby’s toes. Continue to massage and lightly lift each toe, then move on to the next foot.

Chest

Some parents begin their massage session at the chest. Start under your child’s chin and gently massage in a heart shape, moving up to the shoulders then down to the lower chest. Some babies don’t like this massage, while others do — you’ll learn this about your little one soon enough.

Arms and Hands

After massaging your baby’s chest, make your way down the side of her left shoulder and rub her arm using your thumbs. Once you reach her hand, move your thumbs in a circular and upward motion in the palms of baby’s hand toward her fingers. Then massage and each finger. Repeat massage on the right side.

Though massaging baby’s arm may not always be necessary, massaging your baby’s hand either by rubbing her palm with your thumb or simply holding her hand can promote bonding and security.

Back

To massage baby’s back, start at her shoulders and move your hands away from one another then down to create a heart shape. Continue in a straight line down the rest of her back. Depending on your baby, you can continue to massage her back in a circular motion with your hands or using just your thumbs.

When rubbing your baby’s back, be careful of her head and neck, and be sure that her head is either turned to the side for breathing, or that she’s old enough to hold her head up for the minute or so you rub her back

Head

There are several different massages you can try for your baby’s head. Which massage you choose to use depends on the age/development of your baby and what she prefers. Always be careful around the soft spot on baby’s head.

Using the tips of your fingers, gently massage baby’s face starting from between her eyebrows. Move your fingers up above her brows and down along the sides of her head. Feel her earlobes and massage the ends.

Other massages to try on the head and face are an eye massage where you use your middle finger to lightly trace the circle around baby’s eyes, and rubbing your palm down over baby’s forehead to her eyelids to encourage rest.

Stress and the Immune System

System overload?

System overload?

Have you found yourself under stress then the onset of illness? According to study, research shows that stress and the immune system work hand-in-hand.

How to reduce the wear, tear, and misery that the upcoming holiday stress can inflict? Finding ways to reduce your anxiety may reduce your risk of:

-Heart disease, including heart attacks

-Skin conditions, including psoriasis and shingles

-Digestive disorder flare-ups, such as symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, and Crohn’s disease

-Immune disorders, including flare-ups of multiple sclerosis and lupus

-Anxiety, depression, and insomnia

-Worsening pain, if you already have a pain disorder such as arthritis, back pain, and muscle spasms

Finding ways to help reduce stress are essential. Tapping into your senses can help in many ways.

The power of massage is proven to help eliminate stress. Call Body-N-Balance to schedule your therapeutic massage today!
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