Weekly Peek: Issue 5

Peekaboomom.com strives to share quick and easy tips, recipes, and inspiration from one busy mom to other moms on the run. Check it out and definitely let me know what you think .

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The Weekly Peek: March 8th, 2011

Happy Tuesday!  Issue Four

Peekaboomom.com strives to share quick and easy tips, recipes, and inspiration from one busy mom to other moms on the run. Check it out and definitely let me know what you think .

RECIPE

Yummy Guacamole

snack video

Ingredients:

Avocado, tomato, lemon, garlic powder.

RECIPE

Southwest Salad

Apple
1/2 avocado
1/4 c corn – 1 ear if fresh, or canned
1/4 c black beans
1 T red onion, minced
6 cherry or grape tomatoes, chopped
handful cilantro (if you like it)
1/2 lemon or lime, juiced

Mix all ingredients. Season with sea salt and pepper. Put in fridge for a half hour or longer to let flavors combine. Serve over baby greens.

Focus Food: Avocado

More than half of an avocado’s calories come from the “good” kind of fat (monounsaturated).  They have 60% more potassium than bananas and are rich in B vitamins.

I also like to use avocado as a substitute for cheese on sandwiches.

FITNESS/WELLNESS

Chew, chew, chew

Jumprope

  • Your stomach doesn’t have teeth – or so the Chinese proverb goes
  • They say to chew your food 35 times before swallowing it – try it.

MOMMY MUST HAVES

Shopping Bag

Gear

I love the lululemon headbands. They don’t slip and they are comfortable. Great colors.

At least if I can’t find the time to go to yoga – my headband can remind me to breathe deeply.

Chain

NEAT LINKS

Meet your Meat

Only click this link if you’re prepared to become vegetarian. It’s pretty gross, pretty compelling: meet your meat.

Mountains

PEAKS & VALLEYS:

Valley

Being back at work after a six month break I notice a lot of differences.  Yesterday I saw some twenty-somethings walking to the cafeteria and I thought, “Oh G*d, I’m OLD”.  They looked so young, too young to be working and then I thought, I have three kids, I’ve been working for almost 20 years!  I have to remind myself of what my grandma always says, “Old just keeps getting older.”

Peak

I just got home from tap & ballet with my four year old daughter and my two year old was playing quietly on her bed.  Julia, our amazing sitter, said, “She’s having some nice quiet time.”  A moment later she looked up at me sort of surprised that I was there and ran to me. She gave me a BIG hug and said, “Mommy, Puzzle?” Sure sweetie, I’d love to play!

SunINSPIRATION CORNER

To whom much is given…

Much is expected.

Mommy Must Haves

Shopping Bag

Gear

I love the lululemon headbands. They don’t slip and they are comfortable. Great colors.

At least if I can’t find the time to go to yoga – my headband can remind me to breathe deeply.

Chain

NEAT LINKS

Meet your Meat

Only click this link if you’re prepared to become vegetarian. It’s pretty gross, pretty compelling: meet your meat.