Simple, Healthy & Delicious!

Simple, Healthy and Delicious!  That’s my motto for everything I eat, including when I travel.  It’s not as hard as one may think and I will be sharing future posts on how that works for me.  In the meantime, I’m going to share with you one of my at home favorites!  One of my favorite recipes that falls right in this category is my poached salmon!  I happen to love salmon and the great thing about poaching is it’s such a simple process.  I don’t like to take away from the flavor of any food I eat, but instead, enhance it.

I always cook the fish at 425, usually between 15 & 18 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fish. Keep it simple, lemon juice, salt, pepper and whatever seasonings you enjoy. Salmon is usually basil or dill and garlic.  The bags are a good size so you can slice up peppers and onions and throw them in there as well.  You could also do a separate bag of all veggies.  Just remember your root vegetables will take longer.

I purchase the bags through Amazon, but your local Whole Foods or similar store may carry them.  FYI, I’m currently not affiliated with Amazon, just providing you the link so you can easily access these bags!  Some of you may like using parchment paper, I don’t…remember, simple, healthy & delicious!

http://www.amazon.com/Paperchef-Parchment-Cooking-Bags-Pack/dp/B00E4MRH74/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1463005660&sr=8-2&keywords=paper+chef+parchment+bags

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Monday, Monday, Monday!

 

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So many people dread Monday morning.  The start of the work week, 5 more days till the weekend, job and family responsibilities, you name it!  Basically, how to juggle it all and find balance.  I have always looked forward to Monday morning.  Crazy as it sounds, to me it’s always been a reboot!  Let’s see what I can do different this week, what can I accomplish, be it personal or professional, or both.  

For many years my career was consumed with traveling, staying in hotels, business lunches/dinners, and not being home as often as I liked.  And when I got home, I just wanted to chill out.  Since then the dynamics have changed, which has opened up a whole new set of challenges in my life.  Before, I had places I had to be, responsibilities via my job, conference calls and someone I reported to.  

Now, I am accountable to no one but myself!  Not to say that the many hats I wear don’t come with responsibility, i.e, preparing a workout  for a client, finding the right wellness events  for my husband’s automotive dealership to partner with, my education and growth needs, both professionally and personally.  Of course, then there’s the household responsibilities we all tackle.

And let’s not forget our relationships!  Be it children, spouses, aging parents, friendships….all of this sometimes feels like way to much for many of us to wrap our arms around.  Ahh, so what’s the solution?  If there is one thing I’m certain of it’s that I don’t have the answer!  But what I do have, is a space like this to help each other “Embrace A Full Life”!  And I believe what that entails, starts with good nutrition, physical activity, sleep, (yes, sleep), and taking care of yourself mentally, spiritually….wherever those paths lead you.  I’m looking at this blog to be a little about my journey, which will include some of my daily challenges, ideas, tips, recipes, workouts…you name it.  Let’s get this party started! 

Check out this great new Justin Timberlake song which I think is the perfect way to kick off the week!  Thanks to one of my favorite bloggers & friends, Jen of www.peanutbutterrunner.com, for sharing this.  It’s too good not to pass along!

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!  I’m so excited to start the week with my very first blog post!  Hang with me as I figure all of this out.  I’m a health and fitness fanatic who is passionate about living a balanced and healthy life! I do this by living life to the fullest, by eating well, feeling well and doing well! Join me as we all share fitness ideas, simple, healthy & delicious food, and overall wellness tips.  I’m looking forward to sharing in this journey!