We have all heard the statement “you are what you eat”?  This time of year, we all are determined to change the way we eat and try and stay away from “the wrong things”, which we think of as being sugars, carbs, large portions, etc.  Here at Bellisari’s we strive to use all natural, gluten free ingredients as much as possible.  We reached out to Jennifer Seiler, MSN, CNP-BC, CPT, SFG-1 of Vitality Wellness to help us stay steadfast in our quest for a healthy year and asked her what we can do to ensure it is a healthy one.

I would recommend as you think about this year, that the decisions you make be made with intent and wisdom, considering what makes you feel good and what may be contributing to ill feelings such as joint pain, fatigue, depression, stomach bloating, constipation and maybe even nausea, etc. Consider keeping a journal of your daily habits including the foods you consume, the exercise you get, the sleep you have or don't have, the stress load you carry, the amount of water you consume, then make a conscious effort to do better! Eat a Clean Diet (limited sugar, starches and alcohol... higher in lean proteins and veggies), exercise at least 3-4 days per week, perform better sleep hygiene (go to bed at an earlier time, get 8 hours of sleep, don't eat late in evening, drink most of your fluids earlier in the day, etc.), decrease stress, and drink at least 6-8 8oz glasses of water a day. If you make such changes you will notice an improvement in how you feel and subsequently feel wiser in the choices you make. Understand that even at age 40 - 50 - 60, these years can be better than your previous years!

Here is a recipe that recipe to help you with your healthy lifestyle….

Avocado Cilantro Mayonnaise

Serves 16    


2 avocados

1 bunch cilantro

1/2 cup coconut milk

2 Tbsp horseradish

3 whole limes

1/2-1 tsp sea salt



Slice avocados and place in a blender.  Remove stems from cilantro and add to blender along with coconut milk, horseradish, the juice of limes, and sea salt.

Blend until smooth. Store in an air tight container in the fridge to maintain freshness. I’ve kept this mayo in mason jar for up to 10 days without the mayo losing flavor or it’s fresh green color.