Thursday, January 12, 2023
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Thursday, January 5, 2023
If you're reading this from the Washington, DC area, you are probably enjoying the unseasonably warm weather (as long as you don't spend too much time pondering the "why" of this weather). I'm sure the temps will plunge again soon enough, but for now, it's a great opportunity to get outside for anything and everything. It's also the perfect time to take stock of your resolutions, if you made any. Or, if you didn't set specific NY resolutions, it's still a great time to assess your progress toward your healthy living goals.
So how am I doing? I have definite issues with grocery shopping. Even when I don't go to the store hungry (cardinal rule of grocery shopping #1: go to the store full), I am definitely an impulse buyer. And the impulse buying is compounded exponentially when I break cardinal rule of grocery shopping #2: don't bring your kids shopping with you. :) Not all of my impulse buying involves unhealthy snack foods - I'm just as likely to throw a new vegetable in my cart, or to buy a different nut mix just because it's on sale. But regardless, I am working this year on buying LESS food but doing MORE with what I have. Part of making that happen is better meal-planning, and part of it is going to the store with a very specific list. Because a little impulse shopping is ok, but it should reasonably account for less than 10% (or even 5%) of your cart.
In any event, this week I made a homemade tomato sauce for pasta. Not the best sauce ever made, but it tasted fresher than the jar sauce, and slightly charred tomatoes are delicious with some fresh parmesan.
|A little home-cooking goes a long way.|
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
|Doing the hard labor.|
Two days down, only a few to go, right?
|The offending puddings.|
I find New Year's Day a bit absurd - it's simultaneously the supposed day for launching those healthy resolutions and a day rife with hangovers from too much food and alcohol and too little sleep. I don't drink, but getting to bed at 2am last night made for a rougher morning. Still, my run this morning felt good in a cleansing way, and though I am on a fast track to nap time right now, I'm still excited about pushing forward with MY healthy changes for this year. So what are those changes? A few to note: less added sugar consumption, more home-cooked meals, less screen time overall, and more time outside as a family. How will this all go? Only time will tell, but I'm not-so-quietly confident :). How are YOU feeling about your healthy lifestyle goals?
My 6-year old LOVES broccoli and Brussels - what veges will your kids eat? Ingredients for a healthy soup - soup is a great way to fill up in a healthy way without a lot of calories.
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