1. I think some of my habits are starting to rub-off on my family.
I tend to bring a few extra salad toppings with me when dining out, and my mom has recently started following suit! On this particular evening, my stash included a small log of goat cheese, roasted red peppers and my favorite lemon dressing, while my mom brought along a bowl of organic raspberries.
If you ask me, this is the perfect way to spice up an otherwise bland salad, and ensure that you get a filling meal while dining out!
2. Another thing I’m hoping will catch on?
Reusable straws! I was pleasantly surprised to see a stainless steel straw served with Austin’s cocktail while we were in NYC. Not only does it look cool, I think it also makes the drink taste better!
At least, that’s how I feel about our glass straws.
If you’re not a fan of green juice, or green smoothies, try drinking them through a glass straw next time! I don’t know why it helps, but it does.
3. While working in Kansas last week, I was so excited to see a new brand of dehydrated dog food at a local Whole Foods.
Unfortunately, it’s only available in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Kansas at the moment. If you happen to live in one of those areas, I hope you’ll take advantage of it! (And let me know how you like it!)
Just by feeding my dog a higher quality food, I’ve saved countless dollars with fewer vet visits. Since going grain-free nearly 2 years ago, Yasha is the healthiest she’s ever been!
4. I seem to have very little patience for working out lately.
With my to-do list piled high, I’m grateful for workout DVD’s like this one, which are over in just 15 minutes!
My hamstrings are already screaming at me, so I think that’s the sign of an effective workout.
5. Hopefully, my sore muscles will appreciate this.
While I don’t take any supplements regularly (I prefer to get my nutrition from food), I find that a little boost is helpful every now and then.
Particularly when it comes to magnesium! Not only does magnesium boost the bio-availability of vitamin B6 and cholesterol, it also improves muscle functioning, and prevents osteoporosis, insomnia, constipation, heart attacks, hypertension, constipation, migraines, kidney stones, and gallstones. [source]
Kind of important stuff, don’t you think?
I’ve heard that magnesium citrate is the easiest form of magnesium for our bodies to absorb (rather than magnesium oxide, which is more common in supplements), and what I particularly love about this brand is that it doesn’t contain magnesium stearate or stearic acid. (You can read about the potential risks of these fillers in this book, or briefly in this article). It’s a challenge to find supplements with minimal fillers, so I’m happy to have found these!
Reader Feedback: Do you bring any “extras” with you to restaurants? Any supplements you’re loving right now?