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the “fresh life” day 7

january 10, 2012 food collage

It was another crazy day for me between doing my own work and stepping in to help my husband with some things and moving furniture around and organizing. I’m so thankful that I have a painter who I work closely with on a lot of jobs who is able to help me from time to time when I need him for things in my house that aren’t paint related! Because when I start something I want it done…. NOW! So waiting was not an option for me…

My exercise today came from moving lots and lots of stuff around and running up and down 2 flights of stairs, though I’m sure Ryan would really want more of a cardio work out this is what I could get in.

Today’s Cuisine:

Breakfast: Ruby Swiss Chard, Oyster Mushroom & Mozzarella Egg Bake with Fresh Pear

New food of the day came at me right up this morning with the swiss chard in my eggs; I wasn’t really sure what it was but knew it was a green veggie as I pass “over” it at the food store. The quiche like breakfast was savory and I loved the mushrooms, the contrast of the sweet pear was a nice combo.

Lunch: Tuna Burger on Whole Wheat Bun with Cucumber and Avocado Salsa

The tuna burger was very “meaty” and full of flavor, I was happy to have a sandwich type of lunch to mix it up a little bit today. I’d have to say my favorite part of the sandwich was the cucumber and avocado salsa it was very zesty and added a little pop to the sandwich.

Hors D’Oeurve: Avocado & Cream Cheese Stuffed Baby Tomato

These little stuffed tomatoes were a pure delight this afternoon when I needed a quick pick me up after running up and down the stairs!

Dinner: Roasted Pork Loin with Pineapple Mango Chutney with Carrot & Rutabaga Mash and Honey Glazed Beets

OK I lied the “new food of the day” was not only the swiss chard; I have never had rutabaga either. The pork was tender and the pineapple mango chutney added just the right amount of moisture and flavor. I enjoyed the carrot and rutabaga mash and I loved the honey glazed beets; another recipe I look forward to getting!

Dessert: Apple Cinnamon Cheesecake

I would have to say this was the most favorable of the cheesecakes that I have tried. Loved the apple-cinnamon!

Hard to believe this completes week one of my “fresh life.” Look forward to continuing on and trying everything out as I get healthy from the inside out…

How was your first week of the year with your healthy resolutions?

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