Capture Your Thoughts + Sweet & Spicy Carrot Salad

Various sources report that the average person has anywhere from 12,000 to 60,000 thoughts a day and it has been said that 80% of those thoughts are negative.  Yep, and that would be me over the past few days with the challenges I am facing while transitioning with my newly adopted son and in taking a sabbatical from FITatudes.

Satan sure knows that the mind is a battle field.  Joyce Meyer wrote a great book about it and is on point with how we have to defend our thought life.  We’ve got to put 2 Corinthians 10:5 into practice and take captive every thought making it obedient to Christ. That’s a lot of capturing but with Christ we can do it.

This 10 day period of the Makeover 101 Challenge we are recognizing that we are what we think.  This means we have to keep our minds on the truth, despite the facts. The truth is the Word and the Word is Christ.  So to capture thoughts we have to be focused on the Word.  Let’s roll up our sleeves and battle with my swords in hand to make all our negative mind chatter obedient to Christ.

Sweet & Spicy Carrot Salad

Here’s a colorful salad that has a little sweet, a little spicy and a lot of flavor.

2 cups shredded carrots
1 cup pineapple tid-bits
1/4 cup raisins or craisins
1/4 cup juice from pineapples
2 tbs orange marmalade
1 tbs mayo (veganaise, olive oil mayonnaise or other light mayonnaise)
1 tbs apple cider vinegar
1/4 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 tsp local honey
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

  • Combine carrots, pineapples and raisins in a large bowl
  • In a smaller bowl stir together all remaining ingredients until well blended
  • Pour dressing over carrot mixture and coat well
  • Let it marinate and chill for 20-30 minutes before serving
This combo is full of good nutrition that may help keep your immune system strong and spice that may stir up your circulation reduce inflammation.  Tell me what you think!

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