Sunday, March 30, 2014

Healthier eating for the working Mama

I have a confession. My “breakfast” has consisted of a Dr. Pepper and maybe a cereal bar for the past I- don’t-even- know- how- long.  A lot of times I wouldn’t eat anything at all in the mornings, and then fall victim to the bowl of tempting candy that sits next to the employee entrance at work. Aside from when I was pregnant. Then I was eating fairly healthy. ;) I am working on making healthier choices just for me, and my non- pregnant health.:)
I recently stumbled across the term overnight oats and thought I’d google. I found this website that’s loaded with tons of recipes and ideas and decided it was time to stock up on some supplies!
I have made several varieties and have loved them all!
So far, I’m sticking with a base of :
1/3 cup of raw oats
1/3 cup of vanilla almond milk
2-3 tablespoons of plain vanilla yogurt
(I’ve heard greek yogurt is great in it, but I no likey the greek yogurt)
Mix it all up with whatever add-ins sound yummy to you.:)
Here are some that I’ve tried.
A small handful of fresh blackberries, a heaping tablespoon of brown sugar and a sprinkling of chopped walnuts
A sliced fresh strawberry and a sprinkling of dried blueberries
Sliced fresh green apple, walnuts and a heaping tablespoon of brown sugar
Just mix everything together and stick it in your fridge so it’s ready to eat the next morning.:) I have a small tervis tumbler with a lid that’s perfect for this.
I’ve topped it with granola just before eating it also. So good!

I just thought I’d share some healthier eating inspiration. Nom-nom.
Here's to making small conscious decisions towards a healthier self. :)

Monday, March 24, 2014

She's so happy...

Life has been crazy busy lately. So, so busy! I have been looking for a way to get back in the groove of slowing down just a bit, enough to appreciate where I'm at right now. :)
Spotting this fun challenge here at 100 happy days has me excited to document the every day! Looking back at the last 100 days, a LOT has happened in my life. It may not seem like it when you're living it.
Join in, friends! :) You can read all about it on the 100 happy days site and play along by posting photos with a #100happydays hashtag. :) I'm starting today. Monday's are good like that.
**Spoiler alert, day one may or may not be a pic of a ridiculous book. :)