Sunday, February 17, 2013

Week 7 - Healthy Home Revolution

Week 7?!?! In addition to the usual weekly meal plan, I wanted to share a few healthy eating tips and exercise ideas to keep you motivated. Are you still with me? I hope so! And if you are just discovering us, please join our healthy home revolution. Its about making healthy lifestyle changes in regards to your eating habits and fitness routines to create a healthier you and healthier family too.  And yes - sometimes we have "treats" here and there, but we look at the big picture - eating healthy most meals and exercising 30 minutes or more at least 5 days a week.  Join us!

Here is a great article from "Eating Well" magazine on super foods.

And here's a super simple workout to do at home, with no equipment necessary.  Modify the workout to your fitness level and take breaks when necessary.  You can always modify the jogging to marching, do your mountain climbers against the wall instead of on the floor, etc.  But be sure to still challenge yourself - only you know what you are capable of.  Monitor your heart rate and go for it!

There are several nights this week I won't be cooking, mostly due to opportunities to socialize with other adults. I'm still in the process of making new friends here in Boston, so I jump at these opportunities. Plus the hubby and I are planning a few outings of our own. Please forgive me for the lack of new dinner ideas this week,but there are lots of favorites from the last 6 weeks I encourage you to try or revisit.

So here's my plan for this week,feel free to revise and make it work for you.

Happy Cooking!

Week 7- Sunday, February 17th

Sunday-  chicken quesadillas (my own recipe) with mixed green salad

Monday- movie night out with Hubby

Tuesday- girls dinner out

Wednesday- whole grain pasta with shrimp, garlic, spinach, and sundried tomatoes

Thursday- crockpot chicken tortilla soup
original recipe:
my version:

Friday- happy hour with hubby and pizza/movie night at home

Saturday- italian sausage with peppers & onions, roasted potatoes, broccoli
      (update: ended up using leftovers to create Chicken Tostadas)

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