The Journey Newsletter: April 2022

The Journey Newsletter: April 2022

Spring has Sprung!

Did you know that the month of April gets it name from the Latin word aperio which means “to open”?    April is the month that our plants really begin to grow and hopefully the weather is not too hot or too cold.  Even if it rains, April showers will bring May flowers!

The longest journey begins with a single step.     -Pantanjali

This year, April 1st is not only April Fools Day but it is also National Walk to Work Day!
Even if the distance does not make sense for you to walk to work, it is a great time to get outside and go for a walk.
Walking is a simple way to incorporate exercise into your day and provides several health benefits.

Walking 30 minutes per day can help you:

  1.  Maintain a healthy weight
  2.  Lose body fat
  3.  Improve your cardiovascular fitness
  4.  Increase energy levels
  5.  Reduce stress and tension
  6.  Boost your immune system


April 22, 2022 is Earth Day—What is Eating Green?

Eating “green” is about making healthful and natural food choices and supporting sustainable food production.  By choosing to eat “green” you are saving our environment and improving your health! Here are some tips  that  can help you eat “green”.

  1. Grow your own! Plant your own garden or join a community garden.
  2. Shop Locally! By purchasing local products it cuts down on the amount of fuel used to transport food to the market.
  3. Water from the Tap! Use a refillable water bottle instead of using plastic bottled water.
  4. Eat seasonally! Select produce that is in season, those foods do not have to travel from far away and cut down transport costs.



Ingredients                                                       Makes 4 Servings

  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 1 & 1/4 pounds medium shrimp, peeled, de-veined w/ tails left on
  • 6-8 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 C low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 C dry white wine
  • 1/4 C fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 C + 1 Tbs minced parsley
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 4 lemon slices


  1. In a large non stick skillet, heat the olive oil. Sauté the shrimp just until pink, 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook stirring constantly, about 30 seconds.
  3. With a slotted spoon, transfer the shrimp to a platter and keep hot.
  4. In the skillet, combine broth, wine, lemon juice, 1/4 C parsley, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil.
  5. Boil uncovered until the sauce is reduced by half. Spoon sauce over the shrimp.
  6. Serve shrimp garnished with lemon slices and the remaining tablespoon of parsley

Calories: 184kcals | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: not available | Cholesterol: not available | Sodium: 404mg


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