Monday, January 10, 2011

Eat. Live. Be. for a Better 2011 - Challenge Week 2



Eat. Live. Be. for a Better 2011 - Challenge Week 2 Topic:  Where do you turn for support/community in your healthy goals?

WOW a week has gone by already and here it is week 2 of of the challenge!  Last week was very busy as it was back to work after two weeks of vacation!  I did manage to start my organizing and used a lot of what I had in the house supplementing with only a quick run for fresh vegetables - no waste!   I have been pondering this week's challenge topic and have identified the following sources of support for my healthy goals:

  • Bloggers like you!  Thank you so much for the comments, emails and general support!  You are the best!
  • Magazines - I am kind of addicted!  Real Simple, Food & Wine, Cooking Light, Everyday Food, Edible Jersey, Whole Living body + soul, Bon Appetit, NJ Monthly... and I love food magazine websites with great search engines... One of my favorites is foodandwine.com.  I search "healthy" and "staff favorite" - you can't go wrong!  Cooking Light, Everyday Food and Epicurious have great searchable websites as well. 
  • Perusing healthy cookbooks keeps me on track too.  One I recommend is Deborah Madison's Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone
  • Mark Bittman - I find his words very inspiring and I love his sensible approach to healthy eating.
  • Family - my family is really supportive of my healthy lifestyle changes.  Thank you Matt, Ashley & Cailyn!




10 comments:

  1. Great topic this week, and I love all your supports! I'm a little bit of a food magazine junkie myself, lol...and I love the Cooking Light cookbooks! :)

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  2. Great list, Jen! Thanks for sharing each one with us. I need the Cooking Lights!

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  4. Good for you, Jen. I'm not going meatless, but I am determined to lose weight. I find the most supportive group is at the gym.
    As far as family is concerned, now that my kids are grown and away, I find my daughter is the one I share the most with...she is always on my team, for anything I do!

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  5. Great list of books...I will have to get that vegetarian one you mentioned.

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  6. I am a food magazine junkie too! I just cut back to 2 subscriptions until I get my cookbook/magazine cabinet under control. I really want the Mark Bittman book!

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  7. Love the support list and will check out the websites you mentioned. Mark Bittman is certainly inspiring. But you cannot go wrong when you have the support of your family!

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  8. He is inspiring. So are you. How wonderful your family supports you. Have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

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  9. I love my food magazines, too! I need to find more healthy cooking one's beyond my beloved Cooking Light. You are off to a great start!

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  10. Jen, This was such a good topic! If you are interested, I have a large collection of vintage Eating Well magazines that I bought at a yard sale a couple of years ago. I was going to put them in the recycle bin as I have been trying to declutter a bit. I would love to recycle them over to you instead if you are interested :)...just let me know.
    ♥, Susan

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