Hi, teacher friends! Feel free to link up your healthy successes each week and let's encourage each other. Just snap quick pictures on your phone of any weekly health successes.
I am all about the smoothie! My typical craving after dinner is ice cream. My small daily goal is to switch out ice cream for a healthier alternative. A cool and creamy blended drink satisfies the naughty ice cream-craving indulgence. My Vitamex blender was such a great purchase. What a beast of a blender! My go-to smoothie ingredients include kale, spinach, almond milk, bananas, frozen strawberries, frozen blueberries, and frozen raspberries. Each time I vary these ingredients. I make enough smoothie for myself and Mr. Winemaker. I enjoy sipping my smoothie from a straw. Smoothies are a great way to get fruit in my system. I find incorporating vegetables in my diet way easier than fruit. Go figure!
A goal this week was to set aside time on the weekend to prep weekly lunches. I kick myself as I rush out the door each week that I have nothing healthy to grab for lunch. There is a delicious Asian restaurant close to work and my 'no lunch fall-back' is takeout. Not only is this expensive but a restaurant lunch has added salt and bigger portions than a lunch from home. Today I threw together an orzo salad quickly. My local supermarket sells ground turkey in a variety of flavor combinations. I picked out the Mediterranean variety. I cooked the turkey, orzo, and toasted pine nuts up and chopped up some tomatoes. I kept the dressing simple and squeezed in lemon, a dash of garlic salt, and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. YUMMY!
I found some colorful microwave-safe Tupperware at Safeway. Mr. Winemaker and I will have lunch to get us through for Monday and Tuesday. Score! Each week I hope to add in new easy recipes. No more takeout lunch for me. Actually this linky is all about reality and balance. Let me rephrase my previous statement. I will cut WAAAAYYY back on my takeout lunches and see if there are positive benefits to my waist line.
I find squeezing in exercise challenging. This weekend Mr. Winemaker and I got our exercise and grocery shopping in all at once. Two days in a row we walked to the grocery store and carried our groceries back. I enjoyed our chats. I sweated a tiny bit. I enjoyed getting out and breathing in fresh air. Plus, carrying heavy groceries back is no easy feat. I am hoping Mr. Winemaker and I walk more often!
Please link up anytime this week. Even just one picture with a quick caption helps us support each other on a healthy journey. If you aren't sure about linking up this week, consider next Sunday! See your then!