Hello Friends and Happy Monday
Yesterday afternoon as I sat writing this post we were anxiously awaiting another major snowstorm, hopefully the last one of the season. People were out in the grocery stores stocking up on food as if they needed enough to last for the entire week.
In 17 days it’ll officially be the first day of Spring, we won’t be eating as much and most likely will be looking for ways to shed a few of those snowstorm pounds. We will be outdoors more and adding exercise to the mix so here’s a list of Super Foods that will help us shape up safely.
Your body thrives when you stay in shape, you feel healthier, live longer and resist diseases better. Exercise and eating right combined is the best way to take off and keep off unwanted pounds. Exercise burns calories, protein and carbohydrates, so these foods will provide the proper amount of replacement fuel for your body.
Whole Grain Bagels – breakfast bread filled with complex carbohydrates
Pork and Beans – full day’s supply of iron and zinc
Honey – add a spoonful to water before exercising for a boost of energy and after a workout to help muscles regenerate
Peanuts – but hold the salt, exercise burns proteins, peanuts puts it back and provides fiber and satisfies hunger
Energy Bar/Nutrition Bar/Diet Bar – replaces the energy after a workout
Lean meat – after you exercise, it replaces protein and helps sore muscles heal and rebuild
Banana – Complex carbs and potassium
Sunflower Seeds – Full of Vitamin E and good treatment for muscle cramps
Milk – Calcium not only build bones, it keep your muscle moving to prevent cramps
Water – prevent dehydration which is the most common cause for muscle cramps
Almonds – Replaces minerals lose due to dehydration
Pumpkin Seeds – Magnesium helps with cramps and fatigue
Pink Grapefruit – Protection against breathing problems – especially for asthma
Broccoli – Good source for almost all nutrients you’ll ever need
Caffeine – a cup of coffee or a can of cola can prevent asthma attacks if you are prone to them while exercising
Oranges – Vitamin C eases aches, pains and swelling you get from workouts
Mustard – mix a little mustard with water and drink to stop muscle cramps
Grape Juice – relieves legs cramps, makes blood vessels more elastic and blood flow better
It doesn’t matter what exercise you chose to do, remember to check with your physician before starting a new regiment – better to be safe than sorry.
Be Blessed – No Stress in 2014!
Hello Friends and Happy Fri-Yay!
Today is officially the first day of Summer 2013, and school has ended for both my husband and son so let the summer snacking begin! Small children aren’t the only ones who like to snack during the day, my guys are always in and out of the frig or looking in the pantry trying to find something to eat. During a recent grocery shopping trip to Giant/Super G, I found a few new snacks that I think will hold them over between meals.
Fruit is always a great snack and I like to have a variety on hand, grapes, cherries, bananas, apples or grapefruit. I recently began purchasing Mini Sweet Peppers from Sunset Grown which can be eaten raw, in a salad or stuffed with a soft cheese like Laughing Cow. Laughing Cow Lite Creamy Swiss is only 35 calories per wedge and are a great snack with the mini peppers or with a piece of fruit.
Sunset Gourmet Tomatoes are an easy grab-and-go snack and they also add variety to a salad.
Crackers another great snack and these Ritz Crackerfuls are available with Peanut Butter or Cheddar Cheese filled. There are 6 individually wrapped packs in each box, these are made with real peanut butter and 6g of whole grains which to me makes it a healthy snack.
Jello has made several changes over the years and not just to their standard flavors of Chocolate and Vanilla puddings. They have added new flavors with toppings like this Turtle Sundae, a more grown-up option. Unfortunately the packaging has also changed from 6 containers per package to 4, and these new flavors contain only 2.
Dole brand, a leader in fruit snacks have recently introduced Fruit Squish’ems! As you can see these Apple Strawberry fruit pouches aren’t just for tiny toddler’s hands, big teenager hands grab them too! Made from fresh apples in the USA they are only 60 calories each and also make a great grab and go snack.
A new product by Hormel are these REV Snack Wraps which come in 8 varieties including Pepperoni, Ham & Cheese, Meat Lovers Pizza, Spicy Italian Style, Peppered Turkey, Italian Style Ham and Hot Pepper Ham. I tried one and felt it needed a little mayo or mustard and could have used a few seconds in the microwave to soften the flatbread.
When waiting for dinner is “just too long” these microwavable Hormel Compleats Cafe Creations fill the bill. With a variety to choose from including Chicken Chipotle Pasta and Creamy Chicken Carbonara, no one should have to “starve to death” waiting for dinner!
Last but not least are these new Lunchables Uploaded. I hadn’t purchased a Lunchables since my sons were were in Elementary School, but I had a $1.00 off coupon so I decided to give it a try. Included in this package are the ingredients to make a 6-inch sub; a few slices of Oscar Mayer Lean Turkey, and Kraft cheddar cheese, a packet of Kraft fat free mayo, a 6-inch sub bun, a 10 oz bottle of Spring Water, a Kool-Aid Tropical Punch Single pack, a Pringles Snack Stacks Potato Crisps and 2 Hershey’s Kisses, not bad for $2.50!
What kinds of snacks do you have in the house?
I’ll be on the lookout for more because these won’t last the week!
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Have a fantastical day – Smooches!
A few weeks ago I wore this dress covered with a sleeveless top which I later unbuttoned to make it a vest. I think the mustard color of the shoes complimented the dress, what do you think?
Sleeveless shirt – Goodwill // Dress – Goodwill // Shoes – Ross // Bracelets – Kmart // Ring and earrings – jewelry box // Necklace – my grandmother’s jewelry box // XOXO Sunglasses – won from @PennyChic giveaway