After a few bumps, hiccups and small tantrums, my running journey can commence. Thank you runner’s havenin Randolph, New Jersey for helping me out with the right shoe. Pictured is the Brooks’ Women’s Adrenaline GTS 12. Wish me luck and helpful advice greatly appreciated!
A digital food scale is the best tool in your kitchen for portion control. A friend of mine recently told me his story of his predicament when his scale died while measuring his meal. I should not have laughed, because that following week my 10 year old scale kicked the bucket. Now you may be thinking “what’s the big deal?” however my digital food scale keeps me in line when it comes to measuring my portions, especially snack foods.
I ran out and purchased a new one, returned it the same day because the buttons had to be punched to work and picked up a new one to try. My scale had a great run however I am in love with my new scale. I keep it on my kitchen counter at all times instead of putting it away after each use.
For more information on how a digital food scale can help you lose weight and keep you in line check out my book Nutrition Map: Your Guide to Eating Healthy in the Real World available in print and digital copies.
Mango Avocado Salad
It is that time of year again. Time for summer salads. Share often! I love making this recipe for parties because of all the bright and vibrant colors. It incorporates many of my favorite fruits and vegetables. It makes about 8 cups of dip. I usually save one cup to enjoy throughout the week. For example top 1/4 cup over a Veggie burger, have 1/4 cup over 1 slice wheat toast for breakfast or a snack, enjoy as a side dish, garnish over fish tacos, or use as a dip with tortilla chips, wheat crackers, rice chips, or a crusty sliced whole-wheat baguette.
Let me know if you make it at home.
- 2 mangos, cut into cubes
- 2 Haas avocados (if using organic Haas avocados you will need 4), cubed
- 1 medium sized red onion, chopped
- 1 pint grape tomatoes, cut in half
- 6 cloves of garlic, smashed and finely chopped
- Juice of 2 limes (approximately 1/4 cup)
- Cilantro (1/2 cup packed), finely chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt (1/4 – 1/2 tsp maximum) and pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours prior to serving (however can be served immediately).
- Serve with sturdy tortilla chips, wheat crackers, crusty bread or toast.
I love receiving surprises from my patients. You all rock! Now to get this garden started…
Happy Earth Day! Do you know the best way to protect the planet? Eat more plants!
Today is a cold and rainy day in New Jersey, however yesterday we spent the bulk of the afternoon clearing the yard of leaves for the compost pile. This will be the year my garden is bountiful!
How are you spending Earth Day?
After a day of leaning how cheese and ice cream are made, we headed over to The Skinny Pancake in Montpelier for lunch. Funny thing is, this place used to be an ice cream shop when I was in graduate school. Thank goodness for hotel pools and gyms.
My wonderful lunch at skinny pancake (aka a crepe).
What happens to unruly children.
My husband and I have come to the conclusion that our vacations revolve around food and the fun sights (and signs) we can find. We even passed a farm that had a Camel. Yes, a camel. Sure of that one. My husband wouldn’t pull over to get a picture.
So here is Day 1:
StarWars marathon for almost 7 hours, no naps for the big boy!
This lasted for all of 10 minutes before she asked to stop for the bathroom and caffeine for her parents 😉
American FlatBread Dinner: Cell phone use in the restaurant frowned upon. Sign said so at the door.
Ben and Jerry’s Flagship store. She didn’t want her dessert.
Vernon, NJ has BoYa Chinese restaurant, Burlington, VT has FuDa! No we didn’t we eat here. Yet.
It really doesn’t matter where you exercise. What matters is that you get it done.
It really doesnt matter what you do for exercise. What matters is that you get it done.
It doesn’t matter how much money you have. What matters is that you get it done.
It doesn’t matter what your gym looks like. What matters is that you get it done.
It doesn’t matter what you do or what you listen to (although it helps). What matters is that you get it done.
It doesn’t matter what your workout clothes look like. What matters is that you get it done.
It doesn’t matter what the weather is like. What matters is that you get it done.
It doesn’t matter how “badly” you ate that day. What matters is that you get it done.
It doesn’t matter what you look like doing it. What matters is that, wait for it. Wait for it. Get it done.
Get it? Got it? Not go and GET IT DONE!
In celebration of EARTH DAY this year, the Hopatcong Community Garden is hosting Gardenfest: An Afternoon of Family Fun on April 22, 2012 from 12-4pm (rain date April 29, 2012) at Modick Park. Please see picture for details.
The Hopatcong Community Garden is completely funded by fundraisers, donations (like from Nutrition Map) and grants. Come support a great project that is bringing the gift of good health to Hopatcong, NJ.
Nutrition Map will have a vendor table in support of the garden. Come by to learn how to use up all those fresh goodies from the garden.