daily harvest

for several months now i have been reading an e-newsletter from a group called morning brew.  a free newsletter like this is, of course, to a degree supported by advertisements, and a sponsor they’ve had recently is daily harvest.  i’ve seen their commercials on tv and after several weeks finally gave in and ordered our first box.  yes, i am okay that i gave into the marketing overlords’ motives.  and yes, this is one of those times it was worth it.

why do i suggest giving daily harvest a try?  because they make it easy to get your daily dose of fruits and veggies.  because they have all sorts of smoothie options.  because everything really is ready within minutes.  because they also have bowls and lattes and flatbreads and soups and snack bites.  the reasons could go on and on.  phillip and i have our third box arriving this week, and we’ve loved just about everything we have tried.  wait, is this a daily harvest commercial?  i think it could be.  just look at all the yummy treats we’ve enjoyed!

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if you’d like to get your own box delivered and begin your healthier-eating routine, let me know.  i’ll shoot that referral link your way.  😉

mmm, halos!

in an effort to get a jump start on the tried (and tired) tradition of resolving to eat healthier with the new year, i’ve decided that if temptation is out of sight then it is out of mind.  so, while cruising the local publix this past weekend, i returned the santitas chips, velveeta cheese, and can of ro*tel back to their shelves with much discipline and instead opted for something more natural and, overall, healthier for the body:  halos!

you may be familiar with halos because of all their cute advertisements lately.  for example, take my favorite commercial airing these days.

gaaaah, i about died when i first saw it!  now, it may be true that the target audience for halos is your average six year-old, but that doesn’t mean that we adults can’t enjoy them also.

i toted the five-pound box of citrus treats back to the condo and got to work.  i figure the easier i make it to eat well the more i will do it.  so, having healthy food in the house is step one.  step two?  make those halos even easier to enjoy by pre-peeling them!  getting those excuses out of the way will help hold me accountable to whatever wellness goals i may have.  the big question, though?  how long will it be before i give in to the stash of oreos in the kitchen?  keep your fingers crossed for me!


#dailyselfie: cherries!

today was quite a tuesday.  monday had already started the week off with a busy tone and really didn’t let up with the rise of a new sun.  i dropped by the office of my coworker robert for a few minutes of sanity when i saw on his desk a bowl full of cherries.

“eek!” i exclaimed, “i love cherries!”

without hesitation he offered me a whole handful, and i was grateful for this small act of kindness between friends.  sometimes it’s a simple gesture like this one that can keep your attitude positive amidst bombarding e-mails and unruly software.

om nom nom.

om nom nom.

cherries have always been one of my favorites.  i remember growing up and going to the grocery store with my mom.  we would grab a bag of cherries (typically when they were on sale; they aren’t the cheapest but so worth the money!) and on the ride home we’d eat nearly half.  man, thinking about it now makes me wonder where the time has gone.  i’d do a lot for another childhood day back in birmingham.  do i have to grow up just yet?