Some great tips I'd like to share from ReynoldsKitchens.com,
A simple trick that makes a big difference: Instead of a bag, wrap sandwiches in tin foil to prevent drying out, and keep raw vegetables crisp. And if you’re interested, here are a few other ways to keep your foods crisp until lunchtime:
· Ditch the cutting board: Save on prep & cleaning time on busy mornings by making the sandwich directly on a sheet of recyclable foil, wrapping it up in the same sheet.
· Keep it crisp: If you are including tomato and lettuce, wrap them separately in foil, and add to the sandwich at lunchtime.
· Make your own veggie tray: Peeled baby carrots and a container of low-fat ranch dressing are an easy healthy choice. For variety, slice up a rainbow of peppers, celery, broccoli, or cauliflower and then wrap in foil.
· Stay organized: Use a permanent marker to label what everything is.
I figure these are great tips for those of you that struggle to find the time to pack healthy, eat healthy and exercise! Just an added step in helping to make HEALTHY LIVING a bit easier for the busy families out there! Lets face it, life can get hectic quite frequently so tools that make daily life a little simplified are always great!!!
Yesterday's Workout: for me was one of the best runs I've had in a LONG time...maybe in forever! I ran a 28 minute 5K, which may not sound impressive but for me-it's HUGE! I have improved my pace so much lately and I've been working hard at it.
HARD WORK AND DEDICATION PAY OFF, BIG TIME!!!
My first 5K back in 2007 was finished in 44 minutes! So to be able to run 3.1 in less than 30 minutes was a milestone for me that I will be grateful for and use as fuel for crushing future running and workout goals! A little post-run flexing because I was so proud! Ha!
Tried something new yesterday, Almond Breeze unsweetened blend! Combining almondmilk and coconutmilk...my thoughts? It sort of tasted like I was eating suntan lotion in my cereal :( but I'm not used to a strong coconut flavor since the coconut milk I purchase from Trader Joes doesn't have that strong flavor! Not sure, but I'd love to know if you tried and your thoughts?? It was definitely different but I will not let it go to waste...I'll finish it off and then go back to unsweetned almondmilk!
And a little afternoon indulgence yesterday! Apple slices with a little COOKIE BUTTER-I've limited to eating once a week as a treat! And sprinkled with cinnamon! Mmmmm!!!! It's the simple pleasures in life, so thanks to Trader Joe's for a little pep in my apple slices snack from time to time!
And I have to ask WHY?
When I am around people that I don't see often, why do they question our lifestyle? Why must people bring it up and ask questions like we're from another planet?? I swear, it's like I have to DEFEND our healthy lifestyle CONSTANTLY...and I need help understanding why? Shouldn't it be the other way around where we question those that eat terribly? Those that consume far too many high caloric and artery clogging foods? Ughhhh!
I just needed to let out a little frustration but ya know what??
Those are the questions and people that add fuel to my motivation...so THANK YOU!!!!
I do not preach to people to eat healthy, to exercise however I will help and offer to help whenever possible because it is my passion. I want to help others find their best quality of life, but I will not initiate that conversation unless someone asks me first. I feel that's the right and proper thing to do because in my prior life, I wouldn't want to be pressured into anything at all. BUT it obviously means they feel the need to bring it up with me,
"What is that stuff you're eating?", "You eat some strange foods", "Your kids actually eat that?" "Your children never get junk food, how sad."...and that's just to name a few....
Seriously, am I alone in this one? I need some blogger/health nut support here!!!!??? Please tell me you've dealt with this in some way and I need to know how to not get upset over it...but as I said, it's giving me FUEL today for my first trail run, wish me LUCK!!!!!