Yesterday we spent a lot of time food prepping for the week! We made string beans, broccoli chopped, both raw and steamed, zucchini, grilled chicken, lots of strawberries washed and separated into single servings! Ground turkey cooked with diced tomatoes, black beans and lentils. We can use this dish to top salads, make burritos for the kids, quesadillas on FlatOuts and much more!
Yesterday's salad was UHmazing! lettuce, spinach, lentils, cranberries, sunflower seeds, flaxseed meal, and a little mozzarella cheese. Topped with extra virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar! Mmm! I think lentils might be my new, favorite food since Trader Joe's makes these cooked and ready to eat! How easy and DELICIOUS, a great way to get protein when you don't feel like cooking! Or if you stink at making lentils from scratch! I've tried with many failed attempts. I either overcook or under cook and we're crunching them at the dinner table...uh, why can't I cook them? My grandma always made them perfectly, but then again she made everything perfectly :)
and finally, my son's lunch! We wake up each morning and I ask him what he wants for lunch. This was his request...and it makes me so proud that he eats so healthy and balanced! He sure loves these Chobani Champions tubes!!
Turkey Wrap with neutfchael cheese, lettuce and turkey. Chobani tube, strawberries from our local farmers market and of course-some cheez-its! The bottled water isn't pictured because he packs that part himself! Ha!
Have you thought about and written out your goals for the week? DO IT NOW! If you are at work, scribble it onto a Post-It and smack it onto your computer! If you're at home, you have NO excuse...wait, nobody has an excuse! Get busy setting those weekly goals and focus on reaching them!
Make healthy living a priority in your life and the lives of your family and friends! Spread your love for a healthy lifestyle with people around you and hope it spreads throughout your community! Now is the time to set the example and show others how wonderful life can really be when you are active, eat right and don't allow junk food to make you feel less-than-fabulous! The junk food isn't worth it, the sitting around saying you'll start exercising tomorrow isn't going to make you healthier today...so get up, get active and eat right! I give myself this pep talk each morning as I wake up and brush my teeth...and it works! NO EXCUSES! Make it happen!