Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Holiday Food

This time of the year is a very YUMMY time of year for so many of our senses!!

The smells are amazing.  I smell cinnamon every where I go it seems!!

The beautiful colors of autumn (well, in Florida they are a little limited in my opinion but we try)

The feel of the cooler weather outside.  That crispness.  (Yes, we do get this here in Florida too just not as chilly)

The TASTES of so many holiday specialties.  I have seen a lot of people posting about the Pumpkin Spice Coffees back at DD & Starbucks.  I went the other day & noticed the Peppermint Mocha is there too. 

What about the yummy foods you will find as you are at office parties & friends houses.  There will be a smorgasbord of foods for sure.  THIS is where you can make a change.

When you are invited to a party or having one at work find out what you can bring.  If there is a theme then find something you would enjoy that works with your healthy lifestyle & take it.  That guarantees you will have something there to eat.  

Talk with the host of the party & ask what you can bring.  

Remember.  It is ok to pass on food that is no good for you.  You will not hurt peoples feelings and honestly if they get hurt because you passed on their dish well that may just be their issue to deal with. 

Treat your body with the respect it deserves.  You won't be sorry you did!!

I'm going to try to star posting some more recipes of things I love to eat but change the recipe so I CAN eat it :)

What is your favorite holiday food? 

Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thanksgiving Day 5K

This is one of the last official races I ran.  My daughter did her first Kid's Run this day too.  GREAT memories!!
Ok my blog friends.  A while ago I decided to stop running in the races around my area.  Not for any other reason but because my husband & I are trying to make ends meet & save our money.  I have stopped trying to beat my last time or be faster than someone else.  I run because I love it.  I run with people that are slower than me & I run with my kids and/or husband when they are on their bikes & I'm able to go my own speed & maybe challenge myself.  I realized I didn't need to pay money to run a race. 

A good friend of mine, an old running partner and my neighbor talked to me tonight & said she is signing me up to run the Thanksgiving Day 5K.  I had explained our situation but she just wants us all to be together running.  How could I say no.  I think I can handle that. 

So, I have my workout for Thanksgiving Day planned already!!  Now that's planning ahead!!

What about you?  Have any upcoming events you are excited about? 

Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Women's Bodies

I have this pinned on my board on Pinterest but I just saw it come through on Facebook too.  I find this amazing. 

This model would have to change her body to the outlined proportions to be a life-size Barbie. Must teach ourselves and daughters that women can be soft with curves and still be healthy and strong

Let's be the role models our daughters & other girls & women need us to be!!!

Be Blessed & Live Healthy!! 

Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Ok, I promised it & here it is.  These cookies do NOT last long in my house.  They are soft & yummy in my  our tummies!!  NOT just for breakfast either!

Enjoy!  Leave me a comment & let me know what you think!!
Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

3 cups quick cooking oats (I use old fashioned & they are YUMMY!) gluten free or regular
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup milk (I use almond milk)
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
3/4 - 1 cup raisins (you could also add chocolate chips if that's how you roll!)

In a large bowl mix all ingredients together.  (if adding raisins or chips add them last)
Drop by spoonful onto greased cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes.
Let cool for a few minutes on cookie sheet then remove from pan to cooling rack.
Serve warm or make ahead & freeze (they didn't make it to the freezer in my house!)  They last in the fridge for days.

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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Pumpkin Craziness

Oh I love pumpkin!!  Pumpkin Soup, Pumpkin Raisin Cookies, carving pumpkins, pumpkin SEEDS!! Yummy!!  (have you read that book "Too Many Pumpkins"?  I just thought about that )

We may be a few days late in carving a pumpkin but we are ok with that.  My daughter LOVED carving the pumpkin & not having anyone to fight with about carving or pulling the slimy stuff out.  She did AWESOME!!  I'm sure the boys will get home & just feel so jealous (yeah right!). 

Here are some picks of our time & my little girl dressed up as Princess Tiana.  I hope you are having a wonderful autumn season!!  This is probably one of my favorite times of year in Florida!

Finished product.  VERY happy :)

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Thanks for stopping by! 

We have been enjoying some pretty fantastic weather here in Central Florida.  I have been able to get out running a few times as well with a friend & my kids.  Unfortunately Plantar Fasciitis has reared it's ugly head (foot) again.  I will be seeing my Sports Medicine guy very soon. 

I'm going to post a GREAT gluten free recipe for pumpkin oatmeal cookies soon! 

What are you doing lately?  Did you partake in the Halloween festivities or any Fall Festivals? 

Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!