Sunday, February 03, 2008

Don't really have a title... it's late! ha

First I wanted to post some cute pictures of my day care! ha I watched Marie's girls Kate and Coco while she went to a dental appointment and it happened to be around lunch time so I had to feed all four kids (Kate and Coco are 3.5 months younger than Jason and Lily) with only two high chairs. Lily and Kate ended up in the high chairs while Jason and Coco sat (mostly) at the little table. Jason did a great job of "helping" me keep Coco in her seat by following her and saying, "Sit down, Coco" when she got up. They did a great job ... they must have been hungry. Jason and Coco did get cut off earlier than they probably would have had they been in high chairs b/c they started making a HUGE mess. Jason did eat a lot that evening and Marie reported that Coco was pretty hungry too!

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The kids are getting so much bigger now. They want to drink their 'green' smoothies on their own now. This one has kale and spinach in it.. though you would never know b/c of the blueberries, raspberries and vitamin D drops. (Yes mom, finally we are ALL taking our Vit D!) Jason figured out that you don't tip the cup up when using the straw by dumping a good deal of smoothie on his face and up his nose. I wasn't able to get a picture right after he did it - too busy laughing - but here's some aftermath.

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And in response to Karen's post about joining me in a mostly vegan raw diet here is a photo of a pretty standard dinner for me. This HUGE salad is in a medium/large mixing bowl, and for those that may be worried that I'm not getting enough fat, protein and calories this salad has one whole avocado in it and A TON of greens (high in protien)... so worry not I am well fueled. Got me through an ass kicking 1.5 hours on the spin bike this a.m. after an afternoon 6 mile run yesterday. Feeling great and lovin' life! Bring on the big salad!

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5 comments:

  1. That salad looks awesome - there was just an article in VegNews magazing about vegan/raw athletes and how super healthy they are! Seriously I could use that amount of energy and health to keep up with these rugrats and keep myself in good working order.

    I am also going to try smoothies more often - got Riley to drink one loaded with spinach (yay!) but Liam still wont. Guess I will have to get creative with the flavors. Is there smoothie a meal or is it with other things?

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  2. Love the daycare!! Too cute! And that salad looks really good. Please tell me what is in it and what the salsa stuff is on top. That looks like something yummy to eat.We are still enjoying the smoothies-- and I sneak the spinach in like you suggested. The blueberries do help disguise it : )

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  3. The kids generally get the smoothies as a snack to try to insure that they eat the whole thing, but at times they get put in the fridge to be finished later. :) They are big so it takes them awhile to eat them.

    The salad is kind of like a taco salad. I like a lot of stuff in my salad so it's really just every veggie in my fridge - this one has three types of greens, baby romaine mix, romaine hearts and napa cabbage. Then some fresh salsa (I didn't make it it's from the refrigerator section.. this is important b/c there are no preservatives in it). It also has an entire avocado on it (though if you don't need the calories and fat I would use just half or a quarter) and if I have them I sometimes put black olives on it. :) I also add a healthy dose of ground cumin, chili powder and cayenne. :) It keeps me warm in these cold winters. I put cayenne on almost everything that's not a fruit! ha ha

    Karen I'll have to check out VegNews. I just subscribed to their newsletter!

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  4. Wow, what a workout schedule! That would definitely kick my butt! Love the salad too. So, I noticed the glasses you are using with the kids - are those glass jars? If so, how are they working? We're using glass bottles for Bram...but I'm already thinking about the next stage? Also, good thinking with the vitamin D drops! Are you using the 'just D' by Abbott or the Tri-Vi-Sol by Mead Johnson?

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  5. Hey Colleen - yes those are glass yars. One is an old peanut butter jar and the other is a mason jar. They are working just fine. I had been giving them to them in plastic sippy type cups w lids and straws, but they spent most of the time trying to take the lids off b/c they wanted to drink them like big kids. We've only had two spills so far, but I figure they are kids and that is going to happen so whatever. No breakage for sure, but I sit w/ them when they eat them to be sure they don't drop them.

    I am giving them Vit D by Nature's Life.. got it at our local co-op. Doc recommended the Tri-Vi-Sol, but I haven't been anywhere where they sell it so they are getting what I got at the health food store. :)

    Yes, I pretty much live at the gym. It's like I"m a paid athlete except, uh, I don't get paid and I don't have a trainer and a cook! :)

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