Women today are B-U-S-Y. And while we’re rarely willing to slow down for even a minute, we still want to be healthy. We do our best to squeeze in healthy behaviors and make sense of the information that seems to change every day, but sometimes putting all the pieces together to truly THRIVE just feels too hard.
Meet Cherylanne Skolnicki — the voice for busy, health conscious women! With a former corporate career, a growing business, volunteer opportunities, a home, a husband and three young children of her own, Cherylanne really understands the challenges busy women face when they’re trying to be healthy. Fortunately, she’s figured out how to thrive in her own life and she created Nourish to share proven, time-saving solutions with women just like you who want to do the same.
In the past three years, Cherylanne left a 15 year career with Procter & Gamble, became a certified health coach, launched her company, Nourish, worked two other consulting jobs, hired eight people to help her grow her business, sent her oldest daughter to second grade, her son to preschool and gave birth to another daughter (now 2)! She’s done it all while maintaining her personal well-being as a priority and eating just enough chocolate chip cookies to keep her very, very real.
Because if there’s one thing we know about women, it’s that we hate to be preached to by anyone who seems too perfect. Life is messy, and our best teachers can relate to us in all our charming imperfection. That’s Cherylanne. She’s like your savvy girlfriend. You know, the one who knows all about gardening and can break it down for you so that before you know it, you too have a gorgeous plot of tulips blooming in the spring? (Well, maybe not exactly like that because Cherylanne doesn’t know a THING about gardening!) But eating well and nurturing your well-being? That’s her cup of tea…and she’s delighted to share it with you so that you can THRIVE.
So what IS the Nourish Lifestyle? It’s a way of living that allows you to prioritize your personal well being without compromising the other important things in your life. It celebrates food as a pleasure without requiring diets or deprivation. It emphasizes the importance of rest, so that you wake up every day feeling like you can bring your best to the world. It encourages movement so that you stay in touch with your body and what it needs. It nurtures relationships that help you evolve and grow. And it inspires you to strive for stretching goals so that you can fulfill your potential….and thrive!
Cherylanne and her team at Nourish will help you discover exactly what you need to thrive and then will help you find programs and services that save you time and get you healthier. You can peruse our blog for inspiration or take advantage of a weekly menu plan subscription and receive a menu with nutritional information, recipes and a customizable grocery list each week. For even more personalized support, engage in 1:1 coaching with a health coach, fitness coach, or M.D. Learn to cook fresh healthy food in private cooking instruction or let the Nourish@Home team cook FOR you with our amazing “Meals for the Week” cooking service.
There are so many exciting things underway; we’re just delighted to have you join the Nourish community! The easiest ways to stay in touch are to connect with us on Facebook, subscribe to Cherylanne’s blog or sign up for the Nourish monthly eNewsletter. Come on in…are you ready to be Nourished?
I’ll bet my bottom dollar you’ll be invited to party this spring or summer and asked to bring a dish to share. It’s a rite of passage into outdoor entertaining season (and one I welcome, by the way!). When you’re stumped, bring this! You’ll be the belle of the ball.
No social occasions on your calendar? Then make it ahead to pull out on a jam-packed weeknight or to take instead of the usual “turkey on wheat” for lunch. This salad keeps beautifully and you can top it off with a little grilled chicken or sliced flank steak if you’d like. Yum.
Sweet and Salty Citrus Rice Salad
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
4 cups low-sodium chicken stock
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 cups brown basmati rice
3/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 medium orange, zested (save the fruit to juice!)
1 lemon, zested (ditto)
1 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh orange juice (from fruit saved above)
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from fruit saved above)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the Salad:
In a medium saucepan, bring the chicken stock, salt and oil to a boil over medium-high heat Stir in the rice. Cover the saucepan, reduce the heat, and simmer until all the liquid has been absorbed and the rice is tender, about 40 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Using a fork, fluff the rice and place in a large serving bowl. Add the parsley, orange zest, half of the lemon zest, green onions, and 1/4 cup of the almonds. Toss well.
For the Vinaigrette:
In a blender, combine the olive oil, orange juice, lemon juice, soy sauce, honey, and cumin. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Pour the vinaigrette over the rice mixture and stir well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Garnish with the remaining lemon zest and almonds.View More Entries