Hi all! How’s it going? We have had a pretty low key but fun day around here. We got up fairly early this morning because Jon had a conference call for work, and neither one of us could go back to sleep! So we did a short ab workout to start the day off. It was so peaceful to be at home because it just snowed…and snowed…and snowed. I think we ended up getting about an inch of ice yesterday and about 4 or so inches of snow today. I just loved watching it out the window as we worked! Totally the highlight of my day.
This was our first time to get snowed in since moving into our house.
Aside from the couple of hours of work I did for school, we spent the rest of the day cleaning up our guest room and doing some more decorating around the house. I love working on projects together…it feels so good to get things done and see what we can accomplish.
For some reason, I can’t get my iPhone to email the before and after pics, so I’ll post ‘em tomorrow. I’m actually kind of embarrassed to post the before picture. Ever since Christmas, our guest room has just become the catch all, and recently it has gotten out of control! We finally took care of it though, and I feel so much better. So, feel free to give us a ring of you’re swinging through good ‘ole Oklahoma ‘cause we’ve got you covered! I definitely wouldn’t recommend swinging though anytime soon, though, because you might not make it out☺
Shall we move on to today’s eats? For breakfast, I had a nice and toasty bowl of oats.
“Gee, wonder how I can get my paws on some of mom’s oats?”
Because breakfast was not until about 9am, I didn’t eat again until lunch, at which point I had my favorite monster salad. This salad was so huge, and good to the very last bite.
2 big handfuls of organic field greens
2 artichoke hearts, chopped
¼ cup black beans, rinsed
¼ cup chick peas, rinsed
¼ cup corn (no salt/no sugar added)
chopped baby carrots
¼ avocado, chopped
a few tbsp balsamic vinegar
This held me over for several hours. I cannot get over this salad – it’s so filling and so tasty…I could definitely eat it several times a week for lunch, and sometimes I do!
A few hours later, I had a snack of the rest of my soy yogurt from breakfast (about ½ cup) with more almonds.
That’s it for meals – nothing too terribly exciting today. I haven’t even mentioned dinner because it was one of our comfort food staples, which we probably eat a little too often – spinach enchiladas. Dessert was a pear, sprinkled with cinnamon, and a teeny tiny bit of soy dream ice cream on the side. Yum!
One question I want to ask you all before I sign off for the night is how you feel about the price of healthy food. I have become addicted to certain “health” foods, namely chia seeds, amazing grass, almond butter etc., and they are majorly depleting our budget. I’ve decided I’m going to have to start cutting back on some of these items, but it’s so hard now that I’m used to having them. I figured up the other day that my green monster costs me around $4 a pop! Crazy, I know.
Have you had any struggles with affording certain foods that are a part of your healthy lifestyle? I know that I can eat healthy without buying “specialty foods,” and trust me, I love simple, clean food such as produce. But I just love the fun of trying new foods and having foods on hand that I know are really an investment in my health. I really do think of it as an investment, however, it’s got to end somewhere. Thoughts? Suggestions? The more time I spend in the blog world, the more it seems that maybe I’m the only one with this problem, but I know that can’t be true…right? I’d love to hear your insight☺
I hope everyone has a truly amazing start to the weekend!
“I love that man that can smile in trouble, can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine
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