Saturday, June 28, 2008

Fresh salad

I just had to share this delicious salad that I "invented."

Yep. We are living off the land. We really are excited when we eat from our little garden. We had some beautiful heirloom tomatoes that are thriving and a bumper crop of Cucumbers. So we took 4 big ears of corn. 2 tomatoes. and one cuke. Sliced adn Diced. Our dressing was basil, balsamic vinegar, a little splash of oil oil, fresh ground sea salt and black pepper. Threw them in a bowl. Gave them a little stir. and voila! Salad. Very colorful and mighty tasty.

Other variations could be with red onion, peppers, black beans, or whatever else you dream up!

On the road

Is it possible to eat healthy on the road?

That has been our family's challenge lately. We do well on short all day trips. But eating out for a long time, ack! I start feeling really sluggish. and I do believe that too many Happy Meals make the children quite the opposite (of happy).

So to make everyone's time more enjoyable, I try to limit the amount of sugar when the kids (and we) are trapped in the car for long periods of time.

We also try to schedule some stops to burn up some energy. 15 minutes of jumping rope at a rest area is 15 minutes well spent, I assure you.

I try to pack little snacks that are healthy and boost energy. For long trips I let the kids make their own creations of munchies. I set up a little buffet of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, pretzels, and other munchies. Then each child fills their containers with their own unique and ultimate snack. You know what would happen if I fixed it? "Mom! you know I don't like raisins!" *rolling eyes* <==I recently mastered this art from my 6 year old. she is very talented.

I would love to hear tips from other people about how they try to avoid too much junk while on vacation.


Thanks so much for the encouraging feedback! I am glad that you are enjoying the site and getting some ideas.

I wanted to remind our faithful friends and our new acquaintances that the purpose of this blog is not to be extreme ultra 100% top-level healthy. The name should be "healthier" express. I just want to get you think (re-thinking) about the choices you and your family make about food. That is all. and to make that fast, simple, and fun!

Remember when your mama said you are what you eat? that very well may be true.

Happy and healthy eating.