Saturday, January 24, 2009

Eating Better!

As I have mentioned in a few posts, we've are trying to be more fit. I started with exercising on our new elliptical machine, but when I noticed that I wasn't trimming down we started focusing on our food intake too. I've grown tired of many of the meals we've had year in and year out and dread making a meal plan and shopping list each week. So we've come up with some new meals. Our favorite is salad with grilled chicken strips. I've avoided salads because there seems to be SOOO much prep that goes into them, but now I buy those great Fresh Express bagged salads and dinner is a snap. Fresh Express has 2 new great varieties added to their offerings: Tender Ruby Reds and Sweet Tender Greens. Our favorite of the 2 is the Sweet Tender Greens. I went in search of some recipes to make with these salad mixes and came across the website. It's chalked full of wonderful information about Phytonutrients and living a healthier life. I did come across a recipe for Ruby Reds, Feta, & Watermelon Salad that I look forward to eating. Their article called Get Energized-Naturally! really got my attention, especially the paragraph titled Make Small Lifestyle Changes. We know we can't change our health and fitness overnight, but we can take small changes that will go a long way.

And if you have kids, check out Phil Lempert's article about Putting kids in Charge of Produce. It suggests that you should have children under 13 pick out one fruit or vegetable that the family has never tried, but I am going to test that out with ALL members of our family.