WIAW: Recipe Testing

Breakfast: I have decided to bring back one of my favorite breakfast this week- soygurt with berries and raw oats. Yesterday I had lemon Whole Soy Yogurt with raspberries and oats- so good!

Lunch: Leftovers from Monday night dinner, Peanutty Noodles with Tempeh- a recipe I’ve been working on.

Snacks: Apple and pistachios (not pictured)

Dinner: For dinner last night I worked on another recipe, Sweet Potato Bean Stew, topped with tomato, avocado and sour supreme with a few whole grain crackers.

Dessert: Swiss Almond Coconut Milk Ice Cream (not pictured)

What did you eat Wednesday?

CVL Eat-In Challenge

Yesterday marked the start of of the CVL Eat-In Challenge: 30 Days Restaurant Free.

The Challenge:

And now, here’s your challenge.  Starting on October 1st and running through the month until October 30th, challenge participants are encouraged to eat-in for all meals.  This includes snacks and beverages.  I am not going to state any exceptions because this is something that you are doing for yourself.  Just remember if you do “cheat” one day it doesn’t mean the month is a loss.  Just start right back up; each meal is a new chance to jump back in.
Set a budget for the month and stick to it.  This budget should include all of your meals, snacks and beverages and should be based on your personal/family needs. This means making your coffee at home, avoiding vending machines at work (you should avoid those anyways). Do you crave dessert? Make sure to add it to your grocery list, try to avoid those late night runs to your favorite dessert spot.   Every budget will be different but make sure it is one that you will be able to work with for an entire month.
    • My monthly grocery budget for October is $360 plus CSA (two remaining share baskets)
    • How you are going to keep yourself on track and what measures you plan to take to make this a successful challenge.
      • I am going to blog about my journey, menu plan and focus on buying vegetables, whole foods and bulk items.
If you are participating:
  1. On October 8th, 15th and 22nd post a progress report.  The post should include:
    • Discuss how things are going and whether you are on track for budget.
    • Discuss the meals you had over the course of the week.
    • Something you learned, a challenge you faced and how you over came that challenge

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New Sites

The Hubz has been working on a new site for my Health Coaching however due to his accident things are a little behind so I took it upon myself (with a little help from him) to work on a temporary site. I decided I needed to get off the IIN provided site and so far I am liking what I have come up with. I am going to spend some time this weekend working on things more but I just wanted to give you a peek at the new site.

Another new feature: Host An Event At Home!

Girls Night IN: Healthy Happy Hour

Host a Healthy Happy Hour! Invite your girlfriends over for a night of nutritious appetizers, delicious smoothies and mocktails, and your favorite sweet treats with a healthy twist! In addition to these tasty treats you will participate in a variety of activities to help you de-stress from the long week!

  • Cost: $25 per person (4 person minimum)
  • Location: Your home! (In the Burlington, Vermont Area; I will travel to different areas of VT for an additional fee)
  • Available: Friday and Saturday Nights.
  • Duration: 3 hours

Contact me to schedule your Heathy Happy Hour.

Slowly Getting Back…

to normal.

For the first time this week I am up early because I want to be. I didn’t have to wake Neil up every 2 hours last night and I finally slept through most of the night. I’m still run down and Neil is still having headaches and is weak but things are slowly improving. Yesterday I went back to work which was difficult because I was scared to leave Neil and because I was just so exhausted it was hard to get back into the routine. I am happy to say Neil is getting back to eating and keeping food down (win!) and we went on a half mile walk yesterday.

I am hoping to get back to my normal(ish) routine over the next few days.

Again thank you for all the support!

Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose

I might be a little MIA the next few days. Neil had a little accident and I had to rush home early from my IIN conference this morning. Neil has a concussion and fractured eye orbital and some minor internal bleeding. The short story is He went over his bike handles when breaking down a hill; the back break malfunctioned and wouldn’t release. He has to stay over at the hospital tonight for observation and has to have another CT scan. Luckily he has a private room (with a view) and I can stay. I am exhausted but so glad he is okay.