I heart early mornings on the deck, listening to nothing but the chattering of nearby cardinals.
I heart yogurt concoctions, complete with kashi heart to heart, natures path blueberry cinnamon cereal, yogurt (of course), 1/2 a banana and a scoop of teddy’s crunchy peanut butter.
I heart taking my time and savoring each bite.
I heart the morning after a rainstorm. Everything feels (and looks!) so fresh and vibrant.
I heart a frothy cup of coffee. The secret? Shaking up the soymilk really hard before pouring it into the mug. Then following it with a rich, dark roasted coffee. Mmm…pure love.
I heart long walks with mom. It’s 4 miles of non-stop girly gabbing time.
I sort of heart spending 30 minutes of yoga with Jillian Michaels.
I heart refueling with a fresh, juicy grapefruit and a handful of almonds.
I heart rummaging through the refrigerator in search of leftovers. It’s my economical side coming through: waste not, want not. Cauliflower Curry over rice, anyone?
I heart grocery shopping and watching the kitchen be restocked with all sorts of good eats.
I heart large salads filled with just a few of my favorite things (dill pickles included!)
I heart long, afternoon bike rides.
I heart the lessons learned while on a long, afternoon bike ride. It’s amazing how much you can learn when you spend a little “me time.”
I heart refueling with juicy, cold grapes.
I also heart refueling with homemade, chia-studded granola bars.
I do not heart that this is the last of the bars.
I do heart that this means I will be spending some quality time in the kitchen again soon.
I heart meals that come together in under 30 minutes.
Cod: Spray 9×5 cooking pan. Plop in 1 lb. fish. Pour 1 T. melted butter and a handful of crushed, Organic Late July (ritz-like) crackers and parsley on top. Bake at 325 for 18 minutes.
Brussels Sprouts: Toss 1 lb. halved sprouts with 1 T. olive oil. Cook in heated (& covered) pan until browned to liking (about 10-15 minutes.)
Sweet Potato: Poke holes, pop in microwave for 5-7 minutes or until tender.
I heart that today is Friday.
Question: What do you “HEART” today?