My friend Caroline over at Trendy Trainer (heeeeeyyy!) did a post about five of her favorite things right now. I like the idea of focusing on the positives in life versus the negatives and really like this fun idea for a post, so I am going to follow right along with my lovely friend with…
Five Things I’m Loving Tuesday
1. Long Walks!
With friends, loved ones, Moose or by myself. The weather has been perfect for walks not to mention the stress relief it brings and with the health benefits! Although I will admit I do miss running and I am doing some very light jogging on some of my walks. But still, I love walking!
Check out some of the health benefits of walking!
It’s the whole grain that keeps on giving: it’s a complete protein, a good source of iron and fiber, not to mention it tastes wonderful. It can be used in savory or sweet dishes. When I talk to clients about how to use quinoa I will usually recommend starting off using it like you would brown rice; for example with a stir fry. As you get more comfortable with the taste of quinoa you can start to use it more creatively!
I have been enjoying my yellow quinoa, and have a new quinoa recipe coming your way tomorrow!
3. Almond Butter
Whether it’s homemade or store bought (yes I buy it sometimes at Costco if I’m feeling lazy) I have been loving it mixed into my go-to smoothie, on brown rice cakes, on dates, on top of fruit, mixed into homemade chocolate, or off of a spoon. Do I miss peanut butter still? Sure I do. But I am really liking the almond butter these days too!
4. My Family and Friends
I can’t get enough of them lately! Love them so much.
5. Pandora Internet Radio
I love playing pandora when I’m cleaning the house, hanging out, or out for a walk. I have about 15 different radio stations I have set up so I can always find one to fit my mood! Feel like dancing? I play Pop and Hip Hop or Britney Spears Radio. Feeling more mellow? I turn on Jack Johnson or Hotel California. Feeling random? Glee Cast radio. I am all over the place in my taste for music!
Not familiar with Pandora? Check out their site. It’s free!
Have a happy day friends!
What are you loving right now?!
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Apparently you can make a “shuffle channel” on pandora, where you pick a few genres and pandora will shuffle it for you. I haven’t tried it yet though, have you!??
Katie recently posted…Monday Moment: New Music & Race Recap
I haven’t tried that but like the sound of it! I may have to look into that!
You’re loving a lot of the things I’m loving right now too! 🙂 I’m loving long walks with my husband, almond butter (and peanut butter), quinoa, the warm weather and definitely spending time with my friends and family (although, I’m always loving this!).
Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted…The Sunshine Award
Yes ditto that! I’m always loving the fam bam and friends too of course. 🙂
Happy Tuesday Melanie. I am loving quinoa right now too!! And inspired to try some new recipes with it after our dinner at Spoon River. I am also loving baby giggles, my morning coffee and #blends. 😉 Love you!!
Katie @ running4cupcakes recently posted…Weekend Update: 8/11/13
There aren’t many sweeter noises than that of baby giggles! I am loving my #blends right now too! You are included in my family and friends of course. 🙂 Love you!
I’m lovin’ walking too – so great to know all of the benefits it has for your body 🙂 And now that you posted about almond butter and quinoa, of course I’m craving it – I’d even it it together! I JUST packed away my pots and pans and ran out of PB earlier this week. I might have to cave and go buy some at Lund’s today or tomorrow!
Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted…The Art of Relaxation
It might not be a bad idea to go by a little jar to hold you over! 😉
Wish we could walk together!!