I somehow managed to miss last week's WIAW. Things are still a little crazy around here, what with getting used to having a new baby in the house and dealing with winter and all it's effects. The cold weather makes me a bit of a recluse. I slow down, feel a bit fuzzy-headed. I'm great until it gets below 40 degrees. Anything below that, and all I really want to do is curl up and sleep until spring and warmer temps come along.
Despite that, I have been forcing myself to get up and move around. I haven't been exercising as much lately. I've gotten out for short 1/2 mile walks a couple of times, and I am doing chair exercises at least twice a week. I haven't been able to get to the gym for several reasons (not all of them valid), but my husband did go down to the basement and move the treadmill out so I can get to it, so starting today I'm going to be walking it at least three times a week. I can feel my body returning to it's unhealthy state with my lack of mobility, and I am so afraid I'll wind up right back where I was... that in itself is enough to get my butt up!
I've been making simple, easy meals lately. I've still been staying away from a lot of the processed foods, but I have been using pre-packaged frozen veggies and rice, jarred sauces, and pre-sliced frozen meats, for the convenience factor.
The next night's dinner was steamable brown rice with veggies, and I also added a can of chicken breast and some extra frozen veggies. Healthy and simple.
The following night dinner was breakfast: scrambled eggs with cheese and some turkey sausage links.
A friend brought over dinner the next night: baked chicken with sweet corn. I drizzled a little BBQ sauce over mine and had a handful of chips, too.
I made homemade pizza one afternoon, using a gluten free crust mix, leftover baked chicken, mushrooms, and spinach. It was gone in a flash!
I eat a lot of sammies for lunch as well: gluten free bread, lots of veggies, and a little meat and cheese. I was out of carrots so I had a handful of chips on the side. I think a little treat like this is fine on occasion. I try to stick with plain chips, rather than flavored ones, which can have chemicals and a ton of salt.
I came across UnReal Candy a couple of months ago. It's candy made as healthy as possible: no GMOs, no corn syrup, no hydrogenated oils. This candy has less sugar, no preservatives, and is made with milk from humanely pastured cows. It's processed as eco-friendly as possible, and is generally healthier and has fewer calories than their name-brand counterparts.
The only downside to this product is that it's more expensive than regular candy, but not terribly so. To me, it's worth the extra expense to be able to enjoy a candy snack once in a while, knowing its much healthier than what's usually on store shelves.
This mini review was not sponsored in any way, I bought this product on my own and am simply sharing my love of it with my readers!
What did you have as a healthy snack this week?