When I was a kid I was trained to eat to live, not live to eat. I was taught that food makes your body healthy or unhealthy, lean or fat, that overeating was gluttony and gross. My dad was very pointed, descriptive, and honest about biblical and life principles, and I am so thankful for that.

As a child I knew I would never be fat because I would stop eating before that happened. Food is medicine. Just like my dad taught me not to run with a knife, he also taught me to think before I put food in my mouth. Now, I love good food, and I love to cook. I love going to nice restaurants and eating gourmet food. But even though I love good food, I was taught to think before I eat, so it is not a sacrifice to put the fork down. It is a choice! Every day I teach my children about nutrition, health, and self-control, and their lives are better because of it. They are strong, happy, healthy, and beautiful kids!

Maybe as a child someone didn’t teach you this principle, but it is not too late! I encourage you to teach your children. Lead them by example! Help make your children strong, healthy, and confident by teaching them self-discipline. As parents we can teach and train our children and give them the tools they need to avoid a lifelong struggle with weight. Something that seems so small can make a huge impact in their life. Health, confidence, physical abilities, opportunities…the list goes on. Fight for your children and for their health. You can mold them just as I was molded and am molding my children. Be encouraged!

Kohlrabi Salad

The word “kohlrabi” is a combination of two German words that literally means “cabbage turnip.” Kohlrabi is one of those vegetables that most people pass up because they do not know what they are missing! It is sweet, crunchy, and great fresh or cooked!

  • 2 2/3 cups kohlrabi, cut in small cubes
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped mint
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped basil
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp. Vegenaise or mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. (or a little more) lime zest
  • ½ tsp. honey
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt

Wash and chop herbs. Wash and zest lime. Mix herbs, Vegenaise, honey, salt, zest and juice together. Wash, peel and chop small cubes of kohlrabi. Pour dressing over kohlrabi and toss. Enjoy.

Tip: You can change this recipe by using lemon instead of lime, and parsley instead of one of the other herbs.

“All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any.” – I Corinthians 6:12