Monthly Archives: September 2012

Planning Ahead!

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Planning has been key to success. On the off chance that my schedule gets thrown off one morning, I keep an Amy’s Organic frozen meal in the office fridge for dire emergencies! I don’t expect to mess up by not bringing a healthy lunch to work but just in case, I like to be prepared.

Amy’s Organic’s started out as a family business and has grown into a large organic prepared foods company. They are represented in all of the Big Three (the three grocery stores at which I shop) – Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Hannaford’s.

Keeping an emergency meal accessible during the day can avert food danger!

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September 27, 2012 · 6:45 pm

Late Summer Days

It is particularly warm in Boston today. I have the day to myself which is perfect. I’ve already done grocery shopping, have no work to do, and truly have a “free” day.

Of course, I find myself at the beach. It’s favorite place. I went for a brisk walk and am now sitting and writing while soaking up some Vitamin D.

We learned at Kripalu that, for those of us this North of the Equator, we should get one hour of direct sunlight per day. That one hour is qualified by having arms, legs, and face out.

Since Kripalu, and a subsequent talk with John Bagnulo about my intolerance to gluten, I’ve cut gluten out of my diet completely. It’s actually not as painful to do with all of the fresh vegetables and fruit I’ve been eating. A few unsuccessful attempts at gluten free pizza have made me appreciate my spinach salad even more!

With all of this new found energy as a direct result of giving up gluten and gaining so much time back, I’ve been able to launch some business ideas that I’ve had for a long time.

Cheers to being gluten free!

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Another Beach Day

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September 27, 2012 · 12:50 pm

Sunny Side Up

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Avocados have a good effect on the heart. That’s why I’ve added in whole avocados as part
of my breakfast foods. Added bonus, they’re on the Clean 15 List so no worries about buying organic expensive ones. This way, I can be heart-healthy more often!

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September 22, 2012 · 11:59 am

Hot Water Weather

For those of you (myself included) who have cut out gluten, there’s been some research on the effects of coffee on the gluten intolerant. However, we still need some warming up in the morning. I’ve solved this by drinking a mug of hot lemon water each morning. I boil some water and add a few drops of Whole Foods Organic Lemon juice. It’s a perfect way to start off a cold morning!

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Fall Fruit

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Fall fruit has arrived!

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September 17, 2012 · 7:43 pm

Food Routines

Hello Friends!  I’ve been away from technology for a few weeks, relaxing in the last few days of the Summer.  Not being in work for a few weeks presented a lot of challenges in the form of BBQs, beaches, and social gatherings.  I have returned to my normal work schedule and really welcomed the return to a pattern.

A few notes –

My breakfast has been consisting of a cup and a half of edamame.  I boil them the night before (or in the morning, depending on my schedule) and eat them during the drive to work.  If you’re ever looking for me in the morning, just follow the edamame shells through Boston!

Lunch is still a steady meal of organic spinach with kidney beans, pumpkin seeds, carrots, red onions, bell peppers, and an olive oil and turmeric dressing.  I leave raw almonds in my office and also bring some fruit and organic peanut butter with me to work.  This has really worked for me and is such a big difference from eating out every single day.

Dinner has proven to be challenging, however.  I’m still trying to find a balance with dinner.  Luckily, with the cooler weather arriving, soup may become the dinner staple.  I like a food routine and having the same thing each night is a welcome pattern for me.  I have some great recipes for chili and soups shared by my friends from Kripalu and I am on my way to my favorite three grocery stores – Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, and Hannaford’s Market – to go grocery shopping!

 

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