We’re Baking Cookies Together… Sort of
I’m baking cookies this coming Saturday morning, and I’d love for you to join me! Through the magic of ZOOM, we are all gathering to bake and socialize and have a darn good time.
Really. The only time we’ll mute is when the mixers are mixing. It can get loud. We learned this when we did “The Amazing Cake Bake” together.
Now, I know lots of you are sick of zooming. So am I. However, this is a very interactive experience and when we’re done, you’ll have a batch of cookies baked and you won’t have to keep wondering when in the world you’re going to find time to do THAT!
AND, if you don’t have cookies for Santa, he may not show. Do you want to risk it?
WHAT: The Amazing Cookie Bake with Health Coach Carol
WHERE: ZOOM, so you’re in your own kitchen, and yet we’re together
WHEN: Saturday, December 12, 2020 from 10:00am to 11:30am CST
HOW: You gather the ingredients you need to make whatever cookie you desire, and we all make cookies
WHY: Creating cookies from scratch is an act of love, and the world could use more love
This will be similar to those cookie exchanges, except we make our very favorite—or try something new—and enjoy a special treat together. And you know my rule, only eat it if it’s AMAZING! As a result, what may on first glance appear counterintuitive to our health, is not.
While the cookies are baking, I’ll be coaching you on various aspects of health. We learn from one another and share lots of laughs.
To join in the fun, be sure to email me prior to Saturday, December 12 to save your spot. I’ll then email you the event Zoom link, along with any special instructions.
Are you in December overwhelm?
As you prepare for the holidays, deal with the continuation of the pandemic, miss your friends, and seek the happy news of each day, you may find it a challenge to prepare meals.
Or get some exercise.
Or all of the above.
May I suggest a simple solution?
Do ONE of them. Plan one meal that is easy for you to prepare during the week. Just one. And see what happens.
Some quick and easy ideas:
- Pan fry some hamburgers and add a tossed salad.
- Slice up a store-bought rotisserie chicken and sauté some spinach. Cook up a big batch of wild rice (or whatever kind of rice you like) to have on hand to go with this and other meals.
- Broil some salmon to go with that leftover rice and a salad.
- Get creative with some omelets or roast a massive pan of vegetables.
- Brown some ground turkey or pork, mix with a jar of spaghetti sauce and cook up your favorite pasta for easy Bolognese. And of course, add a tossed salad.
If you don’t like any of these ideas, I’m sure you have at least one easy recipe that you like to make.
Or schedule a walk or a virtual exercise class into your life. Sit quietly and practice breathing for 5-10 minutes one morning.
If you are looking for perfection these days, please let it go. Plan to do something that makes you feel less stressed and happier.
When you accomplish one small thing that you’ve been missing, whatever that is, you create momentum that propels you forward and leads you out of paralyzing overwhelm.
Week #23 and baby is the size of a large mango.
This is not my favorite fruit to cut because there is a HUGE seed in the middle.
As it turns out, the mango is a drupe, or stone fruit, which means that it has a large seed in the middle.
The easiest way to peel and cut a mango is to buy a bag of frozen chunks. By doing this, you don’t have to deal with cutting around the seed.
I like to add a handful to my protein smoothie or Greek yogurt. Mangoes are also good when diced and added to fruit salad, salsa, and quinoa salad.
Because of their impressive nutritional profile, this fruit has been associated with many health benefits, including potential anticancer effects as well as improved immunity, heart, digestive, eye, skin and hair health.
They are high in sugar, so it’s best to limit intake to less than 2 cups per day.
“Sometimes you aren’t listening to your body because you’re listening to everybody else’s expectations.” ― Ann Voskamp