Will and Garen joined in the fun for the Boy Scout Spring Camp Out a few weeks before school got out, so I probably should’ve already posted this as a Photo Friday post but I have end of school activities … Continue reading →
Since today is officially the beginning of summer in our household, it seems appropriate that I should post these photos from our adventures at the pool last weekend. Summer means swimming, right?!? As you can tell, we had a blast … Continue reading →
Our Girl Scout troop advanced from Daisies to Brownies on Tuesday night with a great bridging ceremony. We’ve got such a fun and unique group of girls and awesome leaders! We’re looking forward to another great year as Brownies!
Here’s a few photos I got from Tuesday’s fun. Unfortunately Garen had to stay home with the littles since they had a cold (or allergies really bad), so I had to do my best with his camera. Luckily he’s pretty talented at editing. It’s pretty obvious I need some pointers but they turned out better than I would have done with my iPhone probably.
Nuts. I actually don’t do this because I don’t feel like the “juice is worth the squeeze” calories-wise but these are super healthy for you in moderation.
Pre-made salads or bistro boxes. I’ve not done this yet but I know a lot of people that do.
I’m still scoping out the best places to eat out but my favorite go-to is Panera Bread. There are so many healthy options there and I always get a fruit cup as my side.
When I eat at a place with customers, there are typically not all that many great options- even the salads are horrendously high in calories and fat. I stick mostly to the vegetables- as long as they aren’t a casserole or in a sauce. If I can’t find anything, I’ll go with a baked potato (sweet potato if they have it) with sour cream on the side and a side salad with extra tomatoes, no cheese, and dressing on the side. It’s hard. I’m not going to lie.
When they sit those chips and salsa down in front of me or that delicious smelling loaf of bread, its soooo tempting. I try to think about my end goal and resist. I drink a sip of water every time I want a bite of it.
If I have a customer that says they don’t want to choose or I know they like sushi or seafood, I’ll often times suggest this because it’s an easy one for me.
If I’m spending the night out of town, I try to stay in a place that has a mini fridge and microwave. I can either pack something in my cooler to bring along or I’ll sometimes make a run to the grocery store for a frozen dinner and some fruit or yogurt for a sweet ending.
I pack a couple of drink mixes (either Crystal Light or Kroger’s brand) with me to satisfy my sweet cravings and help my water intake. Win-win.
Sometimes when I’m in a hurry and don’t have time for getting a healthy meal but know I need to have something decent, I’ll run into a convenience store and grab a banana and a Muscle Milk protein shake. Most stores now have bananas (and if I’m lucky a few other options too).
What are you’re beat healthy eating tips for the road? I could use the recommendations!!!
Garen took these photos last week on this way through Hamilton from Marble Falls. I’ll admit, I love longhorns. To my fellow Aggies- sorry, not sorry. They’re beautiful animals and I love these photos Garen caught…..
We celebrated Easter with the Odom side of the family on the Saturday before Easter. The kids had a great time getting to play and explore the Blowin’ O, what we affectionately call Aunt Karen and Uncle Lee Roy’s place out by Aleman, TX, which is right outside of Hamilton. It was Granny and Grandad’s house first and they bought it while they were still living in Fort Worth back in the 70’s. They lived there still while I was still young and we had many, many Easter egg hunts in the yard and field.
Actually, we hunted Easter eggs until we were married. That was the rule. It may sound cheesy but a bunch of high school kids running around looking for the prize egg was pretty fun. Good memories. And I’m so glad my kids are getting to make the same memories with their cousins as well. It’s even more special that Grandad gets to watch his great grandkids enjoy the hunt now!