Fettucine with swordfish (photo from Martha Stewart website)
Tonight I had the opportunity to make one of my favorite recipes, Fettucine with Swordfish. I discovered this southern Italian comfort food on the Everyday Food website a couple of years ago. Craving this meal for a couple of weeks now, Jay called around to all the local grocery stores in Flagstaff looking for swordfish. No luck. Since we ended up coming to Phoenix, we saw our chance and were able to go to Whole Foods to get all the best ingredients. Mmmm…..
Check out the recipe and a great instructional video on how to make it, HERE.
Earlier this week I wrote a post about My Commitment to Stay Healthy on the Road. Well, I’m very pleased to report that I had some great ideas from readers and I would like to share a few:
I love the website http://www.yogadownload.com/ because it has some neat options for trying different yoga routines, then when you find one you really like you can buy it and have a pdf of the different poses as well as an audio voice talking you through it – after a few sessions, all you need is the audio on an ipod!
bring some little tupperware containers with you, and every person you stay with, you could ask to steal a little of whatever sauces or salad dressings sound good in the fridge, for a lot of variety of things to dip fresh veggies into as you drive.
From Mary Anne, who did a bike tour across Canada:
She suggests cous cous with a variety of add ins such as kale, chick peas, and cubed cheese … Cover with all other ingredients, drizzle oil & vinegar on top, and enjoy! – while bike touring my tour partner and I would make a LOT of this, eat half of it one night then save the other half for lunch the next day.
Farmers markets can be pricey depending on the location, but most areas have them now and you can buy as little as you want. Since their focus is fresh/seasonal fruits and vegetables, you can stock up on non-perishables that are easy to use without cooking and tasty too!
Take walks everywhere. It will help you learn your new neighborhood and it’s aerobic exercise.
Thanks guys for the great suggestions! We welcome additional ideas and recipes.
I do well with routine. For those who know the “True Colors” Personality profile, I am a Gold/Green and I find that making specific goals and sticking to a regular schedule are the best way for me to stay healthy and organized. Last year, I committed to creating healthy habits around eating. I used the free Lose It! App on the IPOD touch to record every single thing that I ate and to track my calories. In addition, I used the Wii Fit to check in everyday and track my progress with weight and BMI. Finally, I focused on cooking more and integrating more vegetables into my diet.
With these three strategies, I was able to move from the edge of obesity to the edge of normalcy, 32 pounds of weight loss.
Last year my go to healthy recipe was this Roast Chicken, which won't be possible on the road
For 2011, a regular schedule is out of the question. We are going to be on the road all year and living in a variety of different circumstances. I am concerned about keeping the healthy habits that I learned last year, while also building new ones (such as brushing and flossing after every meal).
- A much tighter food budget (one of last year’s strategies was to splurge on great food that was also healthy so that I would be encouraged to eat healthy food at home)
- No scale, Wii Fit, or group fitness classes
- a lack of routine or even sense of time that will make it challenging to do something at the same time every day
- limited health insurance coverage — It will be more important than ever to stay healthy, because any trips to the doctor are going to be far more expensive
Strategies for staying healthy on the road:
- Find healthy recipes that can be made on our camping stove or without cooking
- Continue to record my food in the Lose It! app
- Use a measuring tape to take a waist measurement everyday and record it using my IPOD touch
- Start each morning with a routine that is flexible enough to be possible anywhere (stretching, healthy breakfast, brushing & flossing, journaling)
Do you have a healthy recipe or suggestion you can recommend?