ridelightinthesaddle

Encouraging friends to be their best by building healthier lifestyle habits <3

I truly believe this!

on March 27, 2013

  Weather you imagine yourself as a world-class competitor (showing for the world title maybe?) or a lean, mean fighting machine. It is absolutely up to you.  Maybe it’s just my way of looking at life, but I have always thought that life is a precious gift to never take for granted. That, whatever I thought was important in my life deserved my full dedication. That however I envisioned myself, it was worth working for.  Now, of course it’s necessary to be realistic when it comes to setting goals. Maybe that’s why I never dreamt of a singing career.( Seeing as I am terrified of public speaking.)  But living up to my physical abilities IS a realistic goal and requires me to take my health seriously. That is something that I can create.
I encourage you to do the same. Take your health seriously and decide that it’s important enough to work for.  Only YOU can create YOU!!!
Remember, I am always here to do what I can to encourage you. It’s that important!

 
 Doesn’t this sound good? I didn’t say healthy had to be a drag 🙂
 
Roasted Veggie Soup makes 8 serving- Each serving= 2 greens, 1 condiment, 1 healthy fat
 
2 1/2 cups chopped zucchini
2 cups chopped asparagus
2 cups sliced crimini mushrooms
8 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups water + 2 chicken bullion cubes OR 3 cups low sodium veggie or chicken broth
1 1/2 cups no salt added canned diced tomatoes
1 tsp dried thyme
2 bay leaves

1)Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spread all veggies on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with pepper, salt and garlic powder.
2) Bake ~30mins, stirring occasionally until roasted.
3)Meanwhile, combine water/broth, thyme, tomatoes and bay leaves in stock pot and bring to a simmer.
4) Once veggies are roasted, add to the stock pot, bring to a boil and then simmer 15mins.
 
  ** You can also use this for Maintenance and add 2cups chopped Brussels sprouts and  1/2 cup brown rice per person. The rice counts toward the grain serving!

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