Thursday, April 5, 2012


I started this blog for a couple of reasons.
  1. I did it for my own accountability.  
  2. I did it to encourage others.
The end result?
  1. A healthier Amy
  2. Healthier readers who know they are not alone
Everyone struggles.  Everyone falls.  I'm here to tell you I do not have all the answers.  I am not perfect.  (GASP!  Shocking!  I know!) Over the past few months, I have let the "trolls" in my life get me down.  I have let them lead me to believe I'm worthless, a failure.  I've ignored those who care for me and support me.  Why do we give valuable space in our heads and hearts to people and things we cannot control? 

To those people and those situations, I say . . .

After giving them a raspberry, I'm going to take those raspberries and make a nice, healthy smoothy; because at the end of the day, what's important is that we can look in the mirror and be proud of the person looking back at us.

I want to thank each of you have encouraged me over the past few months, who have told me how much you enjoy this blog, told me how much you miss my posts. You mean the world to me, and I am truly bless to have you in my life!  I promise to keep my chin up and plow ahead!  When I don't feel like I can, I'll still blog.  After all, that's part of the reason why I'm doing this.  As long as I'm blogging and you're reading, neither of us are alone!

Tonight, instead of eating the leftover Papa John's pizza that's in the fridge (it's Tuscan 6 cheese with pepperoni AND extra cheese!), I made roasted Brussels sprouts and grilled chicken ravioli.  I blame my coworker Teresa for the Brussels sprouts (shout out Teresa!).  She was excitedly telling me today how she tried something new last night - steamed Brussels sprouts, AND she liked them!  I proceed to tell her about roasted Brussels sprouts and how good they are.  That led to a craving!  I wanted Brussels sprouts, and I'm not even prego!  On my lunch, I ran to Kroger and grabbed a package of the little cabbages!

I am here to tell you - DO NOT FEAR THE SPROUT!  When you roast them, they take on a sweet flavor.  Here's what you do.
  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Cut sprouts in 1/2 or 1/4
  3. Toss with olive oil and spices (I like garlic salt and pepper)
  4. Roast for 35-40 minutes (tossing halfway through)
Mmmmmm, don't they look FABULOUS?

Since I haven't posted in awhile, I'm going to give everyone a twofer!  Here's a new fav of mine:
You can get it in the refrigerated produce section of the grocery store.  Kroger regularly does them 10 for 10.  This one is chunks of pears acai and blackberry juices.  It is WAY tasty and healthy!  The cup provides 2 servings of fruits for only 120 calories, and it provides a day's worth of Vitamin C.

It's good to be back!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I've been checking your page. Glad to see you blogging again. I look forward to reading more. - Ginger