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Today’s routine started different. Most days usually start with me just getting ready for work and hitting the road, but today started this way. I worked out, I rarely workout in the morning, I just prefer to do my workouts after work. I have a dentist appointment this afternoon so I did my Elliptical workout first thing rather than making an excuse after my dentist appointment not to work out. I have issues with the dentist, I had a root canal go wrong a few years ago, and an odd anxiety surfaced after that  problem. So now when ever I have actual dental work done, I end up getting a tension headache and just want to lay on the couch. My dentist is aware of my anxiety and assures me it’s really common.

So I did 45 minutes on the elliptical, I have a Proform Elliptical Trainer and today I did one of the programs, it was killer, the incline and resistance really pushed my limits, but I thought it would help keep my mind off my pending dental appointment.

Here’s whats in today’s Breakfast and Lunch Bag

Today's Bag

It’s a mixed bag, for breakfast I have Pineapple Chobani, with Kashi Berry’s Blossom Cereal, I also shake on chia seeds and shelled hemp seeds, the hemp seeds really give it a nutty flavor, I also add hemp seeds to salads. I also eat an apple every day with my breakfast I’m in love with the Fuji variety, they are so crisp, plus it’s packed with fiber.

Chobani Topper

For lunch I have a whole wheat pita pocket that I’m gonna stuff with Sabra hummus and sprouts. A cheese stick, some grapes and a side of pretzels I am gonna dip into some guacamole. Not to be left out my one a day hard-boiled egg and some lemon wedges for my water.

Fresh fruit are a must for me but I know that they are sprayed with pesticides and I don’t like that one bit, so I really wash all my fruits and vegtables before I eat them, I think that’s a given for anyone. I have been using this fruit and veggie wash and I really love it.

Your Soaking In It

Veggie Wash

How does Veggie Wash work?

Veggie Wash uses natural cleaners from citrus, corn and coconut to break up the wax, soil and agricultural chemicals on fruits and vegetables so that it can be easily and safely rinsed away.

Why should I use Veggie Wash?
Modern produce is kept healthy, bountiful and fresh by a variety of agricultural chemicals and waxes. If not properly removed, however, these chemicals can create both known and unknown health risks to consumers. Even organic produce has been shown to carry some chemical residue. In addition to agricultural substances, your produce can carry the ‘fingerprints’ of 20 or more people who may have handled it between the field or orchard and your table.

Veggie Wash safely and effectively removes wax, chemicals, ‘fingerprints’ and soil – leaving behind only fresh, delicious produce and the peace of mind that comes with feeding your family the very best.

Why is Veggie Wash better than just water?
Most agricultural chemicals and waxes are designed to be waterproof, so that rain and irrigation do not wash them away. Water alone does not penetrate or remove these substances. Veggie Wash safely removes them.

Why can’t I use soap on my produce?
Substances like soap, bleach, and other chemicals are not made with food-derived ingredients, and they are not designed (or safe) for use on food. The residue from these substances can not only affect the taste of your food, it can lead to illnesses such as vomiting and diarrhea, even in very small quantities.

Here’s a list of the Dirty Dozen and the clean 15.

Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Dirty Dozen
Buy these organic
1
Apple
Apples
2
Celery
Celery
3
Strawberries
Strawberries
4
Peaches
Peaches
5
Spinach
Spinach
6
Nectarines
Nectarines
– imported
7
Grapes
Grapes – imported
8
Red Pepper
Sweet bell peppers
9
Potatoe
Potatoes
10
Blueberries
Blueberries
– domestic
11
Lettuce
Lettuce
12
Kale
Kale/collard greens
Now here’s a list of the cleanest produce
Clean 15
Lowest in Pesticide
1
Onions
Onions
2
Sweet Corn
Sweet Corn
3
Pineapple
Pineapples
4
Avocado
Avocado
5
Asparagus
Asparagus
6
Peas
Sweet peas
7
Mango
Mangoes
8
Eggplant
Eggplant
9
Cantelope
Cantaloupe
– domestic
10
Kiwi
Kiwi
11
Cabbage
Cabbage
12
Watermelon
Watermelon
13
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
14
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
15
Mushrooms
Mushrooms
Tonight’s menu is Meat Tortellini with Meatless Meatballs, and a piece of garlic bread.  Now garlic bread is a must have for Jeff, whenever we have a pasta dish, and who am I to disagree. We enjoyed Brussels Sprouts as our veggie. I had left over pasta sauce from Tuesdays dinner so I had to use it up. I love left overs but I don’t like them back to back , weird right. Well anyway if I have leftovers I always have a meal between them so I don’t get bored, or I use the ingredients to make a similar dish, it just has to have a day between them. So on Wednesday we had the Deconstructed Enchilada’s, I plan on making quesadilla’s on Friday with the filling from that meal. It’s a win, win really.
The tortellini are made here in Michigan, they are so good. Pierino is made in the town right next to where I grew up. I love to buy foods that are local and this is a great product.
So goodnight, I plan on catching up on some TV and keeping warm.
Check ya later.

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