From the beginning, the Habits of Health were designed around longevity. The goal was not simply to reach a healthy weight but rather to unlock more years of vibrant, active living. As you master your Habits of Healthy Eating and Motion, you should also be thinking about the bigger picture of your health and addressing other Habits of Health as well.
Habits of a Healthy Environment are one of your key opportunities for longevity. In the context of optimal health, we use Habits of a Healthy Environment to encompass all of the external influences on your health, including the physical objects that you surround yourself with and the people who influence you as well. These elements may be passive (exerting influence on you without requiring an active choice on your part), but their impact on your health can still be powerful.
For example, 9.19 million people died of pollution-related illness or complications in 2015. That’s a worldwide figure, so those numbers include individuals living in countries with poor pollution or environmental controls, but even well-developed areas are not immune.
Ingredients: 1 cup cabbage, shredded (2 Greens) 1/4 cup celery, chopped (1/2 Green) 1/4 cup scallions, chopped (1/2 Green) 6 oz raw 93% lean ground beef or pork – you need 4.3 oz cooked (7/8 Lean) 1/4 cup egg beaters (1/8 Lean) 1/8 tsp ground ginger (1/4 Condiment) 1/8 tsp garlic powder (1/2 Condiment) 1/8 tsp Chinese five spice blend (1/4 Condiment) 2 tsp soy sauce (2 Condiments) Lettuce Leaves (Optional)
Directions: Combine shredded cabbage, celery, and scallions. Toss together. Set aside. Brown ground beef or pork. Throw the veggies in with the meat. Sprinkle stir-fry mixture with ginger, garlic, and 5-spice. Add soy sauce and egg beaters into skillet. Continue to stir-fry until vegetables are tender, but firm. (No pieces of egg should be visible.) Remove skillet from heat. Wrap in lettuce leaves if desired. Serve.
*You can leave out the meat and egg for a vegetarian egg roll. If you do this, add 1 tsp canola oil when frying up the veggies. This will be 1 healthy fat.
1 Lean and Green Meal with 3 Condiments and no Healthy Fat required