I saw this several months ago and thought, I need to make a blog out of that, so I always know where to locate it. #Favorites. I specifically was interested in the different Smoothies, but truly, this is Chock-Full of fabulous information. I mean, bathing suit season is right around the corner. #ShootMeNow
1. For fruit-ophiles.
Photos by Grace Hitchcock for PopSugar / Via popsugar.comSome diets require precision. Yes, even fruit portions.
2. For 5-minute dinners that are sure to be healthy.
3. For when you’re doing the caveman diet.
4. For picking the perfect avocado.
5. For smoothies fit for royalty.
Lexi / Lexi’s Clean Kitchen / Via lexiscleankitchen.comSmoothies should be considered cheat food: they’re so easy to make, super healthy, and also taste amazing! Visit Lexi’s Clean Kitchen to read more about them.
6. For smoothies that you have no excuse not to make.
7. For the new “It” food, the Mason jar salad!
Beth / Eat Within Your Means / Via eatwithinyourmeans.comYou can check out the recipe here. And because we love you, here’s more: 18 Mason Jar Salads That Make Perfect Healthy Lunches.
8. For tea so excellent you’ll forget other liquids exist.
9. For soup that’s healthy and oh so delicious.
10. For making the salad dressing of gods.
11. For when you’re treating your lovely self to a night in.
Greatist / Via greatist.comWho says cooking for one can’t be fun? Throw away those frozen dinners, stat! You can find the recipes at The Ultimate Healthy Grocery List When You’re Cooking for One, via Greatist.
12. For yummy-fying grains.
PopSugar / Via popsugar.comThere are other grains aside from rice and quinoa, people! Push the envelope and make it your resolution to try more of them this year. How to Cook Grains atPopSugar will teach you more.
13. For making “guesstimation” of portion sizes a thing of the past.
Guard Your Health Campaign / Via guardyourhealth.comDid you know that your hand is the easiest way to measure a half-cup or three ounces of your food? Yaaaaaaas.
14. For vegetarians looking for other sources of protein.
greatist.comThat means all vegetarians. Info, recipes, and more recipes at at 12 Complete Proteins Vegetarians Need to Know About, via Greatist.
15. For spotting the hidden sugars in your food.
Women’s Health / Via womenshealthmag.comSugar is a clever little thing, and most Americans get way too much of it (between two and three times the recommended amount!). So get informed, read through the ingredients to make sure you’re not getting any more than you should. Check out 56 Different Names for Sugar, viaWomen’s Health for more.
16. For knowing your nuts.
Life by Daily Burn / Via dailyburn.comThese make really healthy snacks! You can put them in little Zip-lock bags to munch on throughout the day.
17. For the definitive ranking of all the veggies.
pinterest.comTreat yo’ self! To only the healthiest vegetables, that is.
18. For DIY hummus that’s as awesome as your Lebanese college roommate’s grandmother’s.
Shape / Via shape.comOkay so maybe her recipe is still waaaay better, but at the very least it’ll make you feel more Bohemian. And give you lots of hipster cred, too. Pop over to 13 Different Ways to Make Hummus for more.
19. For marinating your meat to utter perfection.
20. For substituting bad ingredients with the good.
Greatist / Via greatist.comGood news for all sweets lovers: You can still make and eat the fluffiest, yummiest baked desserts without the self-loathing that comes afterwards. Congratulations! More about these here: 83 Healthy Recipe Substitutions, via Greatist.
21. For fans of salad in search of more adventure.
Prevention / Via prevention.comIf you’re the type who lives, breathes, and eats salads, but are tired of having the same thing errrday, then this is for you: Salads That’ll Make You Love Lunch Again, via Prevention.
22. For when you want to be up close and personal with your vitamins.
hellawella.comGet intimate with your letters.
23. For remembering the superfoods alphabet.
24. For proper superfood storage.
Jenny Chang for BuzzFeed / Via buzzfeed.com
So yes, long blog, but it’s all great info. Best not print this out, as it could be reams and reams of paper!
Song of the Day: Beer in Mexico by Kenny Chesney…Throwing it back to my Puerto Vallarta trip. I was first introduced to this song by Kim, yoga instructor-extraordinaire and my birthday twin, in one of her fabulous playlists that she’d make for me monthly. Truly, Kim and Steph have helped keep me current with music, otherwise I’d just be featuring ELO, Earth Wind and Fire, and Build me up Buttercup. Speaking of Beer in Mexico, I’m stunned it doesn’t have more than 1M views on YouTube. #Crazy
Too old to be wild and free still
Too young to be over the hill
Should I try to grow up
But who knows where to start
So I just …
Sit right here and have another beer in Mexico
Do my best to waste another day
Sit right here and have another beer in Mexico
Let the warm air melt these blues away
What a great way to jump start the weekend, last Saturday. Mer and I participated in the first leg of a 6-leg journey taking sweet Maia, a giant schnauzer who was rescued through HT-Z Giant Schnauzer Rescue, from Chicago to Rockford to Dubuque to Des Moines and onto her forever home in Colorado. #PayItForward Happy to report Maia is happily at home with her brother, Royal, in Colorado. And Loving life. <3
We are still loving our sweet Maxie and have no plans to expand our dog family. She begins 2 weeks of dog training next week. Should be interesting…Then she is going to become a service dog. Our service dog. :) Maxie is below with her favorite pig…whom she tore apart and the sweet pig is no longer.
Speaking of Promposals, since they seem to be all over the news and you may check out last year’s blog for my take on those, https://dressedtoat.wordpress.com/2014/05/19/prom-and-promposals/, Patrick hit it out of the ballpark (if I may say so myself) asking Mary to Prom…Whale you go with me to Prom?… when presenting her with a Vineyard Vines bracelet and flowers.
She said yes. :)
Upcoming blogs: 6th Edition of My Favorite Things; Entertaining Terry; Things that irritate me; Spring Fashions and more Snark and Sass. ;)