Monday, October 24, 2011

Mamavation Monday - You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet!

Good morning Mamavation!

How was your past week? Did you eat whole foods, get your sleep, move and stay hydrated?

I am happy to say that I have been involved with Mamavation for over a year now. Wow! I have lost over 47 lbs since joining the sistahood, I was a Mamavation Mom and found some yummy (and healthy!) recipes from Alyssa. So, I am really excited to chat about food this week. Note, I didn't say diet. I love that Alyssa teaches us how to eat and make good choices, but isn't putting us on a diet.

This week starts the whirlwind I like to call our holiday season in the Kruse Family. Birthdays have started popping up everywhere, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before I know it... it is non-stop action around here. Don't laugh, but my cleaning routine starts to add steps and cardio to my day. I mop like nobody's business!

Meals this week will be simple, seasonal yet fun. Here is our menu:

Mon. - Homemade Pretzel Dough Pizza, loaded with grilled veggies and Yam cupcakes for dessert

Tues. - Butternut Squash, Black Bean, Spinach & Feta burritos & roasted brussel sprouts

Wed. - Spaghetti Squash Carbonara (yes, tonight will be a little decadent!), salad & fresh fruit salad

Thur. - Leftovers

Fri. - Corn Chowder, homemade potato rolls & salad

Sat. - Fish Tacos, salsa & chips

Sun. Leftovers 

Snacks: This week I will be making homemade wheat thins, hummus, kale chips and baked pumpkin seeds.

MAMAVATION TV: Join us Monday night at 7pm PST/10pm EST on Mingle Media TV

BLOGGING CARNIVAL: This week’s blogging carnival is sponsored by New Balance.  One blogging carnival participant will each receive one pair of shoes. To be eligible answer the following blogging carnival question in your weekly Mamavation blog post and mention New Balance with a link back to their site. Link up your post here.

How would you brand your health and wellness lifestyle?  How do you want others to know you in this area?
 I would describe our lifestyle as outdoor, simple and seasonal! We enjoy being outside since it is a big part of life here... my husband is a vegetable farmer, we have our little backyard farm and my toddlers thrive on sunshine and mud! Our family activities depend on the season, hiking, biking in warmer months, and skiing and snowshoeing during the winter. I pride myself of cooking local, seasonal food and fully embracing the season and all it's bounty.

*Disclaimer - This post is sponsored by New Balance and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women
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