I like to view health holistically. While the focus of the Stealth Health Revolution is to get optimal nutrition from your food, there are many aspects to health. In addition to physical health, there is also mental, emotional, social and spiritual health. All these areas need to be attended to in order for you to be your healthiest self.
It’s easy to get busy, though. We all want to make the most of our time. Taking care of all the areas of health can seem overwhelming and simply not feasible. That’s why I take a leaf out of the Stealth Health book and sneak healthy habits into my regular routine.
For instance, every morning when I shower, I say positive affirmations out loud. This helps me start the day in a good place and feel confident. Over time, affirmations can be a powerful catalyst for change and by stating them while I shower, I don’t lose any time doing it. It’s simple and effective.
Comfort for dinner
Another way I don’t have to take extra time while trying to stay healthy is by sitting down and making my weekly menu. There’s nothing like a good meal at the end of a long day. So when I am feeling down, stressed or discouraged, I make sure that I cook food that brightens my day. It’s like having a little “reboot” for dinner, and then the rest of the evening feels great.
One of the foods I make in these instances is this ricotta tart. The best part? The leftovers are great, too, both heated up or not. So my little ray of culinary sunshine lasts into lunch the next day as well. To optimize the nutritional value of this meal, I added Activz Spinach Powder into the crust. This served to balance out the acidity of the tomatoes, making the flavor more well-rounded. You can try switching this recipe up with different toppings, both meats and vegetables. It’s a great base to get creative from!
Ricotta tart with spinach crust
Makes 4-6 servings.
2 c flour
1 T Activz Spinach Powder
½ tsp salt
1 c cold butter
15 oz ricotta
¼ c heavy whipping cream
¼ c grated Parmesan cheese
1 big handful spinach
In a medium mixing bowl, stir together flour, Activz Spinach Powder and salt. Take the butter straight out of the fridge and dice it. Use your hands to crumble the butter and work it into the flour mixture. It should be crumbly when you finish. Pour in just enough cold water to make the dough into a ball. Wrap the ball in saran wrap and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Slice the tomatoes into big chunks. Lay them in a strainer over the sink. Sprinkle them with freshly ground salt and let them sit and drain while you prepare the filling.
Chop the spinach. Mix together ricotta, eggs, cream and Parmesan. Add chopped spinach and stir well.
Take the dough out of the fridge and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the dough into a circle almost the height of the pan. Fold edges to create a crust. Pour in and spread filling, then top the tart with the salted tomatoes. Bake in the oven for 35 minutes. Let the tart cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Grind some black pepper over the tart and enjoy your healthy comfort dinner!