Food Log Friday

Happy Friday!

What are you up to this weekend? You know what you should do?

Go see Beaty & the Beast 3-D! I went last night with a friend who was seeing it for the second time. It’s that good!

For those of you, like me, who saw the animated version one million times as a child, prepare to be amazed. It blows plain old animation out of the water. The 3-D element is amazing and Emma Watson is a perfect Belle! Josh Gad plays Gaston’s sidekick LeFou. He his hilarious as always but it’s so hard not picture him as Olaf the whole time. My point is – go see it for yourself!

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Food Log Friday & A Request for Podcast Recommendations

Hey, hey!

Do you listen to podcasts?

I first learned about podcasts through a trainer I was working out with during my NPC bikini days in 2011-2012. She told me that she listened to them while she cleaned the house. She didn’t dread cleaning so much if she was looking forward to listening to a podcast. Genius!

Since then, I have been listening to podcast when I clean the house, do yard work, cook, walk the dog, and any time I’m in the car. Over the years, I have mostly stuck with health and fitness related podcasts but I’m ready to branch out. I’ll never abandon the health related stuff but I’m in need of a little variety. Help me, please!

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Super Bowl Sippers: Alcohol Optional

Super Bowl Sunday is only a few days away! I always look forward to the Super Bowl but my excitement has nothing to do with football and only a little to do with ridiculous commercials and the potential for wardrobe malfunctions at the half-time show. It’s all about friends, family, food and drinks!

My only complaint about Super Bowl Sunday is that it is in fact on a Sunday which is quickly followed by Monday morning and the expectation that we will be at work on time.  Who plans these things?!? What’s wrong with Super Bowl Saturday?

Anyways, to improve your post-Super Bowl Monday morning, I made a few yummy mocktails. They are great if you don’t drink, don’t feel like drinking, are on a Whole 30 or just need something non-alcoholic to alternate between alcoholic beverages but still want to feel like you’re celebrating.

Of course, most of you will add alcohol. Go for it. Even with the addition of alcohol, these drinks will be lower in calories and sugar than most cocktails.

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