I've been a nurse for about 4.5 years and lately I've been reflecting on ALL the things they did NOT teach me in nursing school - and I'm not talking clinical related.
10 things they should have taught in nursing school
Tis the harvest season! And I love it.... especially zucchini! Most people end up with them coming out of their ears... and I will take them with open arms! I love zucchini. Zucchini noodles, zucchini bread, zucchini brownies, zucchini muffins... bring it all on!
BUT unfortunately I don't always have the time or the need to make ALL of that at the same time! SO I decided to try my hand at freezing it I've done it before, but this time I tried a different method - portioned out my shredded zucchini in 1 cup packets making it extra convenient to thaw out just a cup at a time as needed for a recipe...
I'm sharing how I did it with you all because I have a feeling I'm not the ONLY one around here with extra zucchini!
Pretty excited to combine my favorite things: freezer meals AND a crockpot! It's fall and its time for the kids to head back to school: more activities and more responsibilities! This can make eating healthy super difficult unless you are prepared AND make it a priority! Freezer to crockpot meals to the rescue! It requires simple preparation, simple ingredients so that once your meals are frozen all you have to do is thaw in the fridge overnight then throw in the crockpot in the morning as you head off to work!
Set it and forget it. Easy. Simple. Healthy. Delicious.
Well it's officially pumpkin season aka fall! At least according to caribou coffee & Starbucks .....everyone seems to be running out to get their PSL's! And if you don't know what that is well..I feel bad for you. I haven't had mine yet either! Oh well - I AM enjoying some pumpkin spice dunkin donuts ground coffee lately...yyyuuummm...
It's been far too long since I've done a blog post! So it's time for a photo dump!
YAY for shopping on the weekends! (said no one ever..) Yet I still do it when I have to! Fargo, ND may not seem like a big city, but with college kids back in town, Bison Football season up and running again - the weekends are a zoo.
Off to stock up at Costco to prep for the week - a few staples and trying a few new things too!
Here are my finds for the week!
How many times have you heard "I'm too busy" - or how many times have you turned down a friend, an opportunity or an event because you are "too busy." I honestly have no doubt that you have lots going on in your life... but have you really examined it? Have you HONESTLY looked at your priorities, timed out your day and paid ATTENTION to how you are becoming too busy for even life itself?
Labels can be so confusing and deceiving. "Low fat" "Non fat" "All natural" "Organic" "Low Calorie" "No Calorie"
How do you and how can you know what is the right thing to buy?
I challenge you today to take on a different approach. Instead of focusing on the calories, protein, fat, carbs, etc - read the INGREDIENT list to see what actually makes up what is in your food. What is it you are ACTUALLY putting in your body?
ooooh that is quite the flashback picture of cough (eight) years ago! YIKES! Where does time go? As you find yourself helping your family member, child, friend or YOURSELF starting your first year away from home - I'm here to share a few tips and tricks I remember from way back in the day!
We work HARD for our money. So of course we always want our money to be spent the best way possible! One of the biggest objections I hear in my health and fitness business is that people can't afford to spend money on improving their health and fitness. - we are all so guilty for putting ourselves last! We would rather spend money on our kids and families or put money away for other investments. YES! I'm so glad that you are prioritizing others too - but let's face it - in order to do our families justice and be good moms, dads, girlfriends, coworkers - whatever - we have to be our best SELVES so that we can serve others in the best ways too.
Is it ice cream? A protein shake? Smoothie? - and hats off to me for being classy and drinking it out of a Budweiser glass ...
It contains over FORTY super foods - including proteins and amino acids, antioxidants and super-fruits, phytonutrients and super-greens, adaptogen herbs, pre and probiotics and digestive enzymes.
In a nutshell (no pun intended) - there is no freaking way you can get this nutrition anywhere else unless you feel like buying up the whole supplement section at whole foods. And ain't nobody got time for that!
DID I mention it tastes like ice cream.
Ok ENOUGH already I know. Blah blah blah nutrition. You are thinking "just another quick fix dumb protein shake" - "I DON'T CARE. STOP OVERLOADING MY SOCIAL MEDIA WITH ADS"... but I'm telling you - this is DIFFERENT.
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