Thursday, January 5, 2012

Being at Home

Written by Sherri Hicks

Being at home all day wasn’t right for me so when the kids hit an age where they were able to go to school I decided it was time for me to go back, too. I wanted to get my degree in biology and possibly work at a lab or something but I knew it was going to be a lot of work as a full time mom and wife. I’m doing it though day by day and though there have been some major challenges I feel good about where I’m headed. I love that I can get home and do my homework with my computer (we had to look up wireless internet providers by zip code to get the web at home) which means I get to spend more time with my family and less at the library. I can actually do about a third of my classes online from start to finish which makes things a lot easier – I just can’t wait to get done and start looking for a job! I love being a mom.

Ready to Fry Lumpia

My husband decided to make some homemade French fries and we paired it with some homemade egg roll as well. We had a blast eating our homemade food but it is actually 2:23 in the morning here in Texas. Hubby got out late at his place of work so we end up staying late right now. We are planning to watch an old movie before going to sleep. Take a look at my homemade egg rolls ( lumpia ) below!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Start the Day Right with a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and so it’s a huge mistake to skip this early meal. If you are running late, grab something to eat when you are about to start a long day in order to have enough energy. This will keep you feeling energized, making sure that your body gets the vitamins and minerals that it needs.

A healthy breakfast is one key to good health. It will be ideal to come up with a meal plan ahead of time that will serve as your guide towards healthy eating. Here are some healthy breakfast ideas that you can try:

  1. Go for whole wheat bread that is rich in fiber. Leftover turkey or chicken from dinner could be used for a healthy sandwich. You can scramble egg whites and add a few slices of lettuce to make it complete.
  2. Cereals are also another healthy breakfast option. Whole grain cereal snacks with a few slices of fresh fruits will provide the body with vitamins and minerals. Cook oatmeal and mix it with non fat milk.
  3. Prepare a healthy smoothie and skip coffee. Several websites offer healthy breakfast recipes that you can try at home. Smoothies are a great option especially for those who are always in a hurry in the morning. A blend of fruits and vegetables makes it an ideal and complete drink that can fill your stomach in the morning.

In order to make this a less stressful daily routine, it will be best to shop for a week’s worth of food. Be creative and learn how you can mix and match different fruits and vegetables in order to have a variety of breakfast meals to choose from. Keep in mind: healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring.

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Holiday Theme Donuts

I don't normally crave for donuts at times but for some reason today was a different story. One of my friends from work brought some Krispy Kreme donuts earlier today and I end up eating three pieces of donuts while I was at my place of work today. I was actually surprised because I really enjoyed eating them. Check out these delicious looking donuts below!