Yes the dreaded Monday has come…and gone by the time this will be up.
It was a cold one today. I woke up to snow! I hate the snow. Living 20 years in Ottawa I’ve had my fill.
Regardless of this cold and wet powder that attaches to everything I still had to get to work, today is a hairdressing day.
Ive got two pairs of rain boots I can wear in the snow. Magically both have the soles coming apart. On both pairs the upper portion has literally lifted off the sole to expose my poor little foot and make it all wet…and cold!
Did I mention I’m allergic to the cold? yes it actually is real! google it. Continue reading →
Sounds weird doesn’t it? Its actually really good and can be used in so many ways!
Topping for dessert, Substitute for sour cream, spread, savory or sweet. Its great because you can save the calories of the cheese dips or whipped cream but you don’t sacrifice flavor and taste. Continue reading →
“Did you know that simply eating breakfast raises your metabolism by 10 percent? Oatmeal is one of the most powerful breakfast foods of them all. If you are looking to get your body in great shape, you should incorporate this as a staple food in your diet.
Oatmeal is the perfect meal to start your day because it boosts your energy and has plenty of fiber to keep you full and satisfied. Oatmeal breaks down slowly in the stomach, giving you long-lasting energy. It is also full of water-soluble fibers, which play a crucial role in making you feel full over a longer period of time. Studies have also shown that oatmeal reduces cholesterol, maintains blood sugar levels and fights against heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, and obesity.”
(read full article here)
I knew oatmeal was a healthy food to eat but I always forced myself to like it. It wasn’t until I was broke as hell and had random odds and ends and a huge box of oatmeal in my pantry. I was too hungry not to eat it so I started experimenting.
Turns out you can actually make it taste really good!
So a friend of mine had said to me that the hardest part of becoming healthy was thinking of healthy things to eat.
Its so easy when your so used to the same things and same old routine. Its hard to crack and think “outside the box”
This Month I’m going to be sharing some recipes for different meals that are healthy AND tasty.
Everyday I will post what I’m doing and cooking for myself to become a healthier happier person. Now I work 6 days a week so If I can cook all these items (and post them) there is no excuse for you to cop out and head to Wendy’s. I challenge you to follow with me and try these recipes out. they are easy and practical.
You CAN do it!
Check out my 31 days to a healthier you challenge (Click)
Helpful tip for this challenge came on Day 8
and day 13
Starting a journal of any kind can be a little but daunting for some of us (my self included). Recently, after starting this blog, I bought a book to start recording everything I was doing. To be honest it is still sitting on my desk blank and empty.
As I glanced at it today before I took off to work I realized then what day 24 would be. Continue reading →
But do you actually know when your body really needs food?
Many people eat on a schedule but they’re never really hungry, which tells you that your actually eating too much!
That little extra food day after day can be what’s causing the unwanted pounds to appear. So, even when you’re eating super healthy and balanced at the right times and never having a sense of mild to moderate hunger you’re probably eating more than your body needs to reach and maintain your ideal weight. Continue reading →
I was at the grocery store the other day getting odds and ends to make a special dinner for Matt. I grabbed some tomatoes, lettuce, avocados, kale, lemons, onions etc…
So I bring my little basket to the till and put my stuff on the belt sandwiched in between two others.
I look down and I feel an overwhelming sense of pride in the selections I’ve made. I look to the items from the gentleman to the left and see bagels in plastic bag, danishes in the plastic container and a few frozen items in boxes. The two older ladies to my left have the same or similar items. All beige and dull in colour. In between on the belt is a cornucopia of colors, crisp and fresh. I’ll have to admit I puffed up my chest because I really knew then all of the effort I put in to eat healthy and plastic free has been worth it. I really stood out with my seemingly glowing produce. I hoped that I actually stood out enough to make the people around me notice and actually think about adding fresh colour to their carts.
Challenge today is to fill your fridge with an array of colors…the brighter the better 🙂
I’m so excited for this weekend! I’ve got some beach time planned tomorrow and then dinner with friends in the evening.
Todays challenge is today instead of tomorrow so we can think about it all weekend. Most of us go out to eat and such over the weekends so I thought this challenge was perfect for the weekend. Continue reading →
Not for me anyway…At the start of every week I always set out to pack my lunches.
Monday is great! I have the coolest lunch filled with the best looking (and healthiest) sandwich, perfectly sliced veggies and fruit and some mouth watering snacks.
Tuesday usually is whatever I can find and throw in…a whole cucumber? SURE ill cut it at work.
Wednesday is a trip to the local -overpriced- sandwich place or sushi bar. Continue reading →