Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Clean Eating....you can do it.

The crew had Easter brunch at our house this year.  It was different, delightful, and delicious. We decided to have a "clean" meal of grilled peaches over pork chops, sweet potato fries, fresh green asparagus, a basil-watermelon salad and mint tea. Nothing we ate was canned, fried, buttered, sugared....and it was delicious! We even had dessert! of clean carrot cake with fresh lemon icing!! If our family can do it, so can yours...

Here are the rules of clean eating: 
1. Choose fresh, unprocessed foods over canned or processed products. 

2. Eat lean meats, and choose organic or grass fed meats when possible as these foods are usually clean of pesticides, hormones and additives. Grill, broil or steam your meats rather than frying.
3. Try not to purchase foods that have more than 3-6 ingredients in the ingredient list.
4. Avoid sodas and high calorie, sugary drinks. Follow the tenant of clean eating that aims to remove added sugars from the diet. Choose water or tea for your beverages.

5. Lower your saturated fat intake by avoiding fast food, choosing lean cuts of meat and getting your fat calories from foods like nuts and fatty fish.

6. Eat several small meals to keep blood sugar stable and to avoid overeating.

Happy Eating!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter at South Rocky Point

This year, Duncan & I are hosting Easter Brunch at our casa! I'm most excited about using my wedding china, egg place cards :-) but mostly about the menu that our family came up with.  Several family members are on the eat clean diet, and what a way to celebrate by honoring our bodies and not eating sugar, salt, butter.....The Easter Bunny will be making his rounds at 82 South Rocky Point and there will most definitely be a golden egg probably full of coins instead of candy!   Happy Easter to you! I'll post the menu and pictures.

cute activity while the Easter Bunny is hiding eggs!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lime Green Beachcruiser

'just wakin up in the mornin gotta thank God, i don't know but today seems kinda odd... today was a good day" -ice cube

The weather dropped 20* before I left school, so on my way home I decided to enjoy the 65* weather because in a few weeks it will be too hot to go outside in Houston! I rode my lime green beachcruiser with Waylon to meet my niece & nephew at the park. They played soccer while Judith and I ran hills. It was awesome. On the bike ride home, I thought of all the things I was thankful for besides the beautiful day:

my red roses in full bloom

freshly picked basil from our garden

watching my husband holding a 2 month old! sweet baby molly.

first new fruit on my tomato plant!

and finally...
running with friends.