Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Healthy Living Tip #3

Healthy Living Tip #2 was all the way back on June 13th!  It is definitely time for another one!  Healthy Living Tip #3 is one of my favorite and one of the easiest ways to have a healthy family - Automate Breakfast and Lunch.

You'll notice that when I menu plan I don't generally include the first two meals of the day.  That is because we are a family of simplicity when it comes to breakfast and lunch.  I usually have coffee with yogurt or oatmeal or toast with fruit.  The goslings usually have yogurt, fruit and either frozen pancakes/french toast sticks or cereal.  Brother Goose is not really a breakfast eater, so I have to make him quick eat on the run foods or he won't eat.  For lunch it's usually a sandwich and/or salad or a frozen Lean Cuisine/Weight Watchers meal for me and some sort of variation of the above for the goslings.  We pretty much always have some sort of fruit with our lunch.  I'm very lucky that both my goslings love fruit...any fruit!

Make sure your refrigerator and pantry are stocked with healthy options that you don't have to think about in the rush of the morning.  If you're prepared for these meals, you're less likely to choose something like a croissant or doughnut from Starbucks.

What are your breakfast and lunch staples?

Momma Goose's Healthy Living - 7 Day Report Card

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Did you see my post last Wednesday?  I needed help deciding on how to get back into exercise as part of my healthy living.  If you didn't see it, click here.  So, now that you've checked it out you know that my two goals for the seven days that followed were to:

  • Jog at least twice a week; and
  • Do a DVD at least twice a week.

I am proud to say that I accomplished most of that goal.  I ran three of the last seven days and did an exercise video once.  I still haven't decided whether I'm going to do P90X or Insanity, but for now I did videos from YouTube.  (I am always amazed at what you can find on You Tube!)

How did you do in the past seven days?

Always ~ Momma Goose


  1. For breakfast I have been on this kick where I eat toast, and egg, and avocado. so good!

    1. Ooo...Lil' Miss Goose and I both love avocado. I am definitely gonna try that!!

      Today I experimented with Carnation Instant Breakfast drink and froze them into popsicle molds...a healthy popsicle for our hot summer mornings.

  2. You need to download the Nike Training app for you ipod, it's free. It has a ton of workout videos, customized to certain body areas you want to focus on or types of exercise you are looking for. Plus there are some 15 min videos or 30 min routines depending on your day. I really like them and they seriously kick my butt!

    1. I am definitely gonna check that out. I've been using the Nike running app. Its pretty cool too!


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