Some linkities to share with you peeps this week:
The Fitnessista – Summer Shape Up 2011: Since I’m doing my running/strength workout goal thing, I’m not planning on following the workout plan. *But* the foods and meals lists are great grocery-shopping inspiration, and there’s a great strength workout outline if you get your sweat on at the gym.
Healthy Tipping Point – Coffee Banana Soft Serve: Faux-ice cream in coffee-banana flavor? Sign me up!! Only problem – we don’t have a food processor *or* a blender. Blender is on the “wants” list – can someone tell me if you can use a blender instead of a food processor in a pinch?
Zen Habits – Healthy Snacks: My fave ideas – nori sheets!!!!! aka seaweed snacks, my new obsession :), kale chips (I made these in my Madison apartment and loved snacking on them all week), and roasted chick peas. I’ve been meaning to try roasted chick peas, and this link provides a recipe. Perfect
Money Smart Fashion – Coupon Sunday: Organics: Great tips for getting a deal on organics. This one is getting bookmarked!
FitSugar – Vegetarian Beet Burger Recipe: Kinda a lot of ingredients, but I’ve seen a few beet burger ideas online and I’m curious to try it
Daily Garnish – How to Make the Perfect Frittata: MUST. BUY. OVEN-SAFE. PAN. NOW.
FitSugar – How to Eat More Raw Veggies: “While I don’t think I have the discipline, or the burning desire really, to go raw, I do like taking advantage of the abundance of amazing produce available in the Summer to cook less. And well, go a little raw.” Amen, sista! The raw carrot and beet salad sounds delish.
SavvySugar – Start Saving for Your Wedding: Is this embarrassing to admit I read an article about weddings? Believe me, it’s not an issue I’ll be thinking about anytime soon – but according to this article, I *should* be thinking about it. Check out the average price of a wedding and how much you should be saving to afford it – doesn’t look like I’ll *ever* be getting married. Yikes!
Wall Street Journal – A Personal Board of Directors: This article recommends that as a professional, you should have a “personal board of directors” – friends and mentors who you consult on tough life decisions. I received this same advice from a female executive giving a workshop on work-life balance as a woman when I interned at GE. Most likely, you already have a circle of people supporting you this way, but it’s a worthwhile activity to think about who those people are, why you respect their opinion, and to have them on-call the next time you have some sort of life decision staring you down