Smashed Avocado and Tomato Toast is Easy, Yummy and Healthy

This has become my most favorite healthy snack option and is SO easy to make.

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Avocados are a simple healthy swap to use instead of butter on your toast because they are rich in vitamin A, C, E, K, fiber, iron and healthy monounsaturated fats.

 

Plus it’s yummy!

Here is what you do to make this awesome goodness:

Smashed Avocado and Tomato Toast

  • toast 2 pieces of whole wheat bread
  • top with 1/2 an avocado, smashed
  • place sliced tomato on top of that
  • sprinkle with salt
  • eat and enjoy!

Yesterday I tried it with smashed avocado and a fried egg on top for lunch. Delicious!

Go try it today.

Claire

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Mission:: I want Muscles

I noticed a huge drop in my metabolism when I entered my 30’s.  No longer was ‘chasing my kids’ in my 20’s an effective workout for me.  Bummer.  Suddenly I was seeking and reading material on strength training.  I learned it was even more important to build muscle mass because my body was starting to lose it quickly.  Darn it.  After 10 years of….ahem…. ‘research’ I am now in my 40’s [just barely].  Let me tell you.  I tested that theory of [no] strength training for you all for 10 years and have concluded that…Yes it is important.  You’re welcome. 

No strength training results in a super weak core.  [I learned that word in my many years of research]

Then my sis-in-law came to visit and made me invited me to do a version of the bootcamp she teaches.  That’s when I realized my 10 year old son may be stronger than me….

So last Saturday night I went to my favorite [dangerously close to my house] Target and perused the fitness isle.  I found this

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What I know about Jillion is that everyone hates her.  And apparently that’s a good thing because she claims to ‘shred your body’.  yay me….

So I put the $9.99 life changing DVD into my cart along with a couple of hand weights feeling good.

Cheer me on in shredding my body [because that’s a good thing for my core ;)]!

xoxo,

Claire

#musclemamawannabe

Sunsplash Water Park

To celebrate the end of school and the first of our summer break, we went to our local water park, Sunsplash.

Our local Costco had discount tickets so we grabbed those and lunch and off we went!  At 100+ degrees outside we went when they opened at 11am to avoid the highest heat of the day. 

The boys were most excited to go on the Storm Rider and my oldest actually got interviewed by a radio station there that day.  When they asked him what ride he was excited about, this is the one!  They gave him a $15 I-tunes card too.

Caden wasn’t sure about the waterslides at first, so he and I went to the lazy river and the wave pool. Then he got brave and I took him on a slide and he was hooked!  That’s also when he thought it would be more fun to go with Dad….sometimes mom just isn’t as cool. 

family day at sunsplash

We had a blast celebrating the end of the school year.

Did you do anything to celebrate?

Happy Summer!

Claire

Oral B Glide Floss [review]

Are you a floss fanatic?  I am!  I have floss in all three bathrooms in my house and I carry some in my purse too.  I want to be a good example to my 3 boys about good teeth hygiene and I am constantly reminding them to FLOSS.  All for the hope that when they move out to go to college they will always have their mothers’ voice in their heads.  hehe

So when I was recently contacted by Oral-B to review their Pro-Health Floss on the blog, I said yes because taking care of your teeth is am important part of a Healthy Home. 

Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health Clinical renderings

After using this floss for 2 weeks I can honestly say that I do like it.  I only buy floss that has mint and this one does so points for that!

Here’s moi in the car after flossing…..lol

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Here are a few facts about the

Oral-B Glide Pro-Health Clinical Protection Floss:

  • Is clinically proven to help reverse gingivitis in two weeks as part of a comprehensive dental health routine.
  • Invigorates gums and provides a minty cool feeling every time you floss.
  • Protects against cavities and bad breath.
  • Slides up to 50 percent more easily in tight spaces versus the leading floss.

Now for the cool part!

Oral-B is doing some sweet give aways ::

  • Every first-time entrant will receive a tote bag with Glide product, while supplies last (up to 5,000 units).

  • Every two weeks from now until July 7th, the Oral-B Glide Floss Face app will award a grand prize of one iPad

    Simply go HERE to enter.  Who doesn’t like free stuff??? 

     

    happy healthy teeth!

    xoxo,

    Claire

    I participated in this sponsored campaign for One2One Network. I received monetary compensation and product to facilitate my post, but all opinions stated are my own.

  • My Excuses and A Killer Workout

    I write this blog to [hopefully] inspire others to make healthy changes in their life for the family, your body and your life.

    But my biggest reason for this blog is to motivate and grow myself! 

    My start in swapping out bad habits for good ones began many years ago and it will continue.  I have learned a lot and I have lots more to learn too.

    One of those changes is learning to exercise on a regular basis.  I honestly struggle with this! 

    I probably have all the same excuses as everyone else.

    • I’m too busy.
    • I’m too tired.
    • I’ll do it later tonight.
    • My favorite show is on instead.
    • I ate pretty good today so it’s OK.
    • I shouldn’t take time away from the kids.

    Sound familiar???

    The bottom line is they are just that :: EXCUSES!

     

    So when my sister-in-law, Rachelle, came to visit this week and said let’s do a workout, my first response was not of joy.  lol  Rachelle is also a personal trainer, teaches boot camp and blogs at Livin’ The Sweat Life.  She knows her stuff!  I knew I needed it plus she was going to teach me her moves.  So….really it was a one-on-one training session FOR FREE.  How could I turn that down?

    So we ‘got our sweat on’ as Rachelle would say.  We did a variation of her Boot Camp routine.  Now, I do go for walks and hikes, but that totally did not prepare me for her workout.

    This is me half way through.  LOL

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    It was a  killer workout!

    After, I didn’t know whether to thank her or slap her so she said we should high five.  lol I am still sore 2 days later.  There were several moments when I wanted to stop and she wouldn’t let me and I’m so glad.  In fact, she was so great and encouraging, I wish I could workout with her several times a week.  She would kick me into shape in no time!

    Exercise is such a mind game but when you push your body past what you ‘think’ it can do, it is powerful. I am inspired to challenge myself harder in my exercise.

    Later we took the kids to the pool for a much deserved float.

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    So what about you?  Do you exercise regularly?  Is it walking like me or killer workouts like Rachelle?  Are you inspired to try something new and harder? 

    xoxo,

    Claire