One of the best things about living in Iowa is, hands down, the corn. Idaho has potatoes, Florida has oranges, and we here in Iowa have corn. Of course our wonderful farmers grow much more than corn here in Iowa, but corn is probably what we’re most known for, at least if you’re outside of the farming industry.
Hello friends! I’m so excited to bring you this new and healthy recipe, Egg & Edamame Zucchini Noodle Bowls! I’ve just returned from vacation in Florida and The Bahamas (see Part 1 of my travels here) and am hitting the ground running with healthy new recipes that I can’t wait to share with you guys!
Hey all! I have to offer my apologies for my absence on here in the last week. I came down with a nasty cold/cough/sore throat/chest congestion bug that stayed with me for days on end. I went to sushi with friends last Thursday night and when I got home I was feeling really tired. I didn’t think much of it; I’m up at 5:15am most mornings, so I figured the gym was just catching up with me. I was in bed at 8:30pm, and woke up when Dylan came to bed with the beginning of a sore throat. It was downhill from there. I’m still not 100%, but life (and two work presentations) must go on!
I’m on day 2 of playing the ‘get rid of what’s in the fridge before you leave on vacation’ game. I probably should be ordering pizza and indulging on a variety of chocolate desserts; there was no point for us to start our new year’s healthy eating commitments when we knew that we would be going on vacation so soon. And despite that ‘eat what you want before you can’t’ mentality that everyone gets, we simply just don’t stock frozen pizzas and sugary cereal’s in our house on a regular basis, so the ingredients we needed to get rid of and I had to work with, well, they’re quite healthy.
It’s Monday. We should all be out of our food coma’s by now and back in our routine’s. It’s never fun coming back from a 3 or 4-day weekend, but before we know it Christmas will be here and we’ll have more time off. In the meantime, we definitely have a solid 2-3 weeks of eating well and exercising that we can get in. I believe in balance. I worked out every day last week (even on Thanksgiving) so I could enjoy both of my Turkey Day meals I went to. And I even lost weight! (I’m not questioning the Thanksgiving gods on that one). Either way, no matter how your turkey day went, every day is a new day to start over!
Tuesday! We’re making it through the week, folks, and I am still on my “fall foods” kick. My better half and I keep going back and forth with being sick. I started with a sore throat a week ago and that moved into a cold/cough. I thought I’d kicked it but it came back around this weekend. And just as I was getting better yesterday, he caught everything I had and is now miserable. BUT despite it all, we both have kept our appetite’s. To be honest, if I don’t have an appetite then you know that I am really down for the count. A little cold and congestion generally won’t stop me from eating.
I love mac and cheese. But then again, I’ve never met anyone who didn’t love mac and cheese. I’m sure these people exist, and if I ever meet them I’m just not sure what I’d say. Or that I’d necessarily want to be friends with them (if I’m being honest). Let’s just say I’d have lots of questions, that’s for sure. I could say I’ve been craving mac and cheese lately, but I don’t think there’s ever a time when I DON’T think mac and cheese sounds good, so I suppose you can say I’ve been extra craving it.