If you’re chained to your desk at work with few breaks, and lunch is more “al desko” than “al fresco,” you are a Desk Potato.
Smoothies have a lot to offer in the morning rush: they’re fast, filling and satisfying, plus, they offer an easy way to pack some fruits and veggies into your day at the get-go. Think of them as a glassful of creative nutrition because you can really mix and match ingredients, literally, from fruits to nuts!
You excel at work, routinely seeing projects through successfully. Now how about project-managing your work stress in the same way?
From eye strain to neck and back aches – stress finds its way to each of us daily, especially at work. Whether we’re fixated nine to five (and then some) in front of a computer or handling a heavy load on a warehouse floor, sometimes our bodies must say, “when.”
Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is a versatile high-protein whole grain that’s as versatile as it is tasty and textured. (That translates to filling and satisfying!) Try this variation as an appetizer, side dish or the main attraction to boost your intake of fiber.
For some parts of the country, it’s hurricanes. For others, it may be mudslides, snow storms or tornadoes. No matter what weather might come your way, the question is:
What can I do to keep my family safe?
It can’t get much simpler than this: a cool mix of your favorite healthy greens (your choice!) blended together in a combination of flavorful goodness that’s good for you. Potassium-rich (445 mg), low fat (3.5 grams/95 calories), and low sodium and sugar, this is a refreshing cold soup that can be either spooned or sipped, if you wanted to disguise it as a savory smoothie on-the-go.
Remember the mantra, “be prepared” from your scouting days? Having a first aid kit at the ready (at home, in the car or in your travel bag) is the way to be just that, if an accident (or bad allergic reaction) occurs.
Hey, life happens. If only we could all acknowledge when day-to-day challenges sometimes push us a little too far. We’ve all been there; the day starts out with promise, we rise, we shine, and are raring to go. Then, we get stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic, our drive-through coffee order is all wrong, and a can’t-miss meeting gets moved up, right in the middle of some long- anticipated time off. It’s a ripple effect of a day gone wrong.
Here’s a quick, light-yet-flavorful seafood dish using shrimp, with a variation on pesto using Greek yogurt for creaminess, and cashews. Very low in calories (130 for a heaping 1/3 cup serving!), carbs (4 g), cholesterol (115 mg), fat (6 g), sugar (1 g), and sodium (105 g), you’ll love the ease of preparation and the protein it packs at 17 grams. Indulge yourself and some friends with something that you don’t have to feel guilty eating!