Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Catching up

What a great day. I have absolutely NO WHERE that I have to go today (except to pick up the kids from school.) I need this break! So I'll catch up a bit, even though I should be cleaning my house or enjoying the incredibly cool, fall-like weather going on outside.

The other night I made BLT's (using spinach and turkey-bacon, so maybe I should call them TBST's.) I used the sandwich thins and added a bit of avocado, too. YUM! I never got a chance to blog it, so here you go!

One of the many errands that kept me busy yesterday was grocery shopping. I was excited to find that Wal-mart is carrying a brand of organic, hormone-free poultry products! It is called Harvestland and I got ground turkey, a whole chicken fryer and boneless, skinless chicken breasts.

I also picked up this Agave Nectar, which is a natural sweetener made from the agave plant in Mexico. It is sweeter than sugar, so you can use less. I still need to do more research about it, but I wanted to give it a try.

Becca asked about the health benefits of squash. I am great at googling...

"Summer squash contains vitamin C as well as beta-carotene, folate, and fiber. These nutrients make summer squash a tool in preventing cancers, heart disease, and diseases of inflammation such as arthritis and asthma. Whether you're trying to lose weight or just adopt a healthier eating program, summer squash's rich fiber content can help you get full faster -- and give you many of the nutrients you need."

Of course, if you are referring to the sport, it has great cardiovascular benefits as well! :)

Also, thanks to Becca and Shannon for your comments. I really love doing this blog and I feel very passionate about it. It is nice to know that I am not doing it for my own health! I'm glad I have readers!!


perfectlycrazy said...

I love agave nectar! It doesn't spike the blood sugar like regular sugar does. It was actually recommended for my cousin when she had pregnancy induced diabetes.

{Bobbi} said...

Thank you so much for visiting! I'm glad I'm not the only one that would say something. I feel alone at the school sometimes :(

I'm loving your site. Off to browse some more posts before I have to pick up the kiddos ;)