After many years of higher education with my Masters and RD credential, I realized that after all that time-consuming, life-changing hard work, it was time to stop letting life rush by. In order to develop positive thinking, I needed to develop positive actions. From diet to exercise to my every day life, I spent time every day discovering what was important to me to set myself up for a successful tomorrow.
The stop lights were a "freebie" recovery during my intervals.
The flat tire was practice for race day in Kona.
Learn to create meals that make you smile. In my opinion, food can be fun, delicious, flavorful and beautiful. You just need to add a little creativity to your kitchen creation.
Mixed greens with peaches, apples, carrots, tomatoes, green peppers, leeks, goat cheese, olive oil, granola, raisins and cottage cheese.
One day I decided to "cook" the quinoa kinda like fried rice. I used 1/3 cup cooked quinoa w/ 1 tsp olive oil on medium heat in a skillet and tossed it around a little until it was coated. Every 3-4 minutes I used my spatula to keep it from burning by lightly tossing it around. I cooked it for around 8-12 minutes until it became crunchy with a nutty flavor.