Colin Rose, and his son Benji Rose, both from Glendale, California, made fruit smoothies using a blender bike during Humana Day at the Certified Farmers' Market on Sunday, January 18 at the Farmers' Market in La Quinta, California. (Rodrigo Pena/AP Images for Humana)
Humana Challenge Week’s opening events on Saturday showed how simple and fun it can be to sprinkle physical activity into your daily routine to boost your health and well-being. On Sunday, the attention turned to another essential ingredient in creating a healthier lifestyle: better nutrition. The week of wellness events mix physical activity, healthier eating and a dash of fun to create an easy recipe for a more satisfying, happier life.
Humana Day at the Certified Farmers’ Market, which was held Sunday morning in the Square in Old Town La Quinta, California, sharpens the appetite for better health with its colorful displays of fresh, organic food grown locally in the Coachella Valley and cooking demonstrations that show it’s easy to eat healthier without losing flavor.
Local chef Michael Vaughn shared ideas with the crowd, and demonstrated how easy it is to make small changes that reap big health benefits. His recipes focus on maximizing the flavor and benefits you can get from fresh produce. The dishes he cooked Sunday, including peanut butter pancake sandwiches and grilled tomato soup, made it easier to rethink your routine and find it less challenging to make healthier choices. (Watch this video.)
“It’s fun … I enjoy connecting with people and making them feel comfortable with cooking healthful meals at home,” said Vaughn, who emphasized that making your own meals becomes easier with practice. “It doesn’t have to be scary.”
Those attending the event could also use their own pedal power to make a smoothie on the Blender Bikes, get a free biometric screening, and pick up healthy recipes at the HumanaVitality kiosk.
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