Oranges show up on the list of 44 affordable healthy food under $1 and I have to agree. When it comes to saving money on produce, the best (and sort of obvious) tip I have is to buy what’s in season. Oranges are showing up front and center in the produce section right now, coming in by the truck load from California and Florida (as there are no oranges trees in upstate NY, also sort of obvious).
I’ve had a number of conversations with some friends and family about breakfast recently, and so I decided to put together a collection of morning food photos from the past few months. Once upon a time I ate overnight oats for breakfast every day! As I’ve mentioned more than once lately, I’m going the grain free route most of the time and don’t even miss my beloved oats, cold cereal or cinnamon raisin Ezekiel toast with almond butter and banana.
(This [sorta scary] blog post is a good but lengthy explanation of why I’ve chosen to follow a mostly grain free lifestyle. The Paleo Solution, Wheat Belly and The Primal Blueprint are loaded with convincing info and studies too.)
Whenever my mother sees the palms of my hands, she always asks me if I’ve been eating too many carrots. I then look down at my hands and can’t see anything wrong, they look perfectly normal to me.
But then on a recent trip to Florida to visit a friend, said friend also noticed my orange-ish skin – except she asked me what was all over my hands after I finished slathering up the kids with sunscreen.
What the heck are you people talking about? I still don’t see it! My hands just look nicely tanned! And why are the palms of your hands so PINK?
I am smack dab in the middle of a string of crazy days here.
Not hard days, just very full days. This morning started out with a 4 mile run, then it was a few hours at home to get some work done around here before taking the girls to an afternoon class while Kaz and I ran a bunch of errands. Then it was off to pick up Zak at work and head to dinner with family for some birthday celebrations. I think it’s the hauling around of kids that ups the intensity of a full day by about 300%. Now we’re home again and I’m about to post a picture of lunch before then diving head first into bed.
At this very moment, my house is quiet.
Zak is at drum practice, the girls are off on a mini-adventure with a beloved aunt, the boy is napping.
I can hear crickets.
Yes, crickets in the winter. Hard to believe, eh?
Well believe this – I just finished this kick-ass salad for lunch.
The ass-kicking was thanks in part to the pile of arugula I added to the greens mix.
Arugula, spinach and red leaf lettuce, tossed in a little olive oil and balsamic.
Zombie weekend fun is officially over, now we’re back to business as usual gang!
And this morning, we were all business. If there’s anything out there that works like a charm when it comes to teaching your homeschooled kid some valuable math lessons, money is it.
Me: Is 46 greater than or less than 56?
Me: Would you rather have 46 dollars or 56 dollars?
Now we’re getting some where.
After chatting a bit about the < and > signs and how I could never tell them apart, I shared the uber impressive trick I learned to acing those greater than/less than math quizzes in elementary school.