[ Todd, Stefanie, Michael, & I ]
[ Michael's mojito + my vitamins ]
Day drinking is fun. Especially on a beautiful Saturday when it’s eighty degrees outside and you’re surrounded by friends & the beach. Unfortunately, it also can make you overeat, become extremely dehydrated, & often times is accompanied by a late night pounding headache. Here are some of my tips that I swear by when I am downing afternoon bubbly:
Day Drinking 101:
+ For every cocktail, drink a glass of water [ << this one's important ].
+ Eat protein while drinking [ Saturday's choice? Spinach, mushroom & zucchini egg omelette w/ fruit ].
+ Try not to mix…too much [ I mixed champagne + one spicy Bloody Mary ].
+ Carry snacks [ ideas: 100 calorie packs, dried fruit, & nuts ].
+ Do not party into the night [ if this happens, at least change clothes & brush your hair ].
+ Don’t overdrink, no one likes a sloppy drunk.
+ Use water, instead of bloating soda water for mixed drinks [ ex. vodka & water w/ a lemon ].
+ Order appetizers, not meals.
Lastly, if you’re going to choose to drink, at least eat right. Balance it out. There’s absolutely no reason to mack down a medium pizza & fries.
P.S. The winner to the goodie bag & Starbucks card giveaway is: Blair Allen [ picked by Random.org ]. Congrats!
[ Todd [[ check out his amazing work here ]] ]
[ Frozen berries used as a substitute for ice in the mimosas ]
Let’s face it, bigger veggies [ think eggplant, squash, radishes, etc. ] can be rather intimidating, especially to cook with. My girlfriend, Casey, requested that I post an easy recipe with a large, discouraging vegetable. Thanks to my step-mom I absolutely adore spaghetti squash.
Entirely nervous to undergo this recipe on my own, would be an understatement. Useful discovery? It was ridiculously easy. I promise you’ll be surprised how effortlessly the squash falls out, forming itself in to perfect shape of “spaghetti.” Best part: 12 carbs & 5 grams of protein per serving. Honestly, I could eat this every night.
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[ Valentine's paper clips, which will sub for cocktail decorations ]
After a day of cocktails by the beach, I am slightly hungover & not feeling so hot. This afternoon I took a cat nap, drank an embarrassing amount of water & ate a lot of greens. I am slowly starting to feel better. Tonight’s itinerary: ordering in healthy Mexican food [ black bean chili rellenos with extra corn ], watching Shameless & spooning Pixy. Happy Sunday!
[ The boys on a lazy Saturday ]
[ Homemade miso soup made by a friend ]
[ New healthy lifestyle app: Livifi ]
[ Flower petal cupcake cups ]
[ Instagram [[ username: LaurynBoBoryn ]] pic of the week ]