Staying healthy is not always easy or cheap. Last year I was part of a community garden where I learned about square foot gardening and it was great. The only problem I had with it was I lived over 20 mins away and it wasn’t always profitable for me to just run in and water plants and then drive back. So this year I decided to do my own square ft gardening at home. I put it in the front yard right by our deck. From the picture above I have already got some plants going!
In square ft gardening you put certain plants together in a small place where normally you wouldn’t and use the vertical space more than in a traditional garden. For example in the this picture. I have it against my deck and the plants will be cucumbers and different types of squashes. Though these plants normally spread out I am going to have them climb up instead of out( or so I hope).
In the front rows will be more plants that do not need vertical space. In this picture shows the early start of radishes, you can plant up to 12 in one square! but not all of mine have popped up lol, but some are so I am happy. I am also doing onions, spinach which they say you can do four in a square, parsley which is two and carrots which also can be 9-12 in a square. Not all have popped up yet and some I am wondering they will ever, but you will see plenty of pictures of my success and I’m sure some failures.
But there is nothing like watching things pop up out of the garden and know you’re doing something good.
Most of my days besides taking care of my children and looking for a job has me looking for ways to be more healthy. I believe I function better when I eat healthy and feel I should share with others.
WhatI have learned is people don’t want to hear it. I believe after religion, politics the next thing you can’t talk about is being healthy. When I talk about what I do I get disgusted look for example I drink smoothies with algae you would of thought I had grown a set of horns. Or the blank look..oh this has nothing to do with drinking at a bar so I will tune her out. Oh why would do do that? Instead they ratherstay sick then even try.
I will admit I do eat some processed foods (gasps) I do have an adult beverage time to time (shakes head) guess what I am not perfect. But why do people feel they need to criticise someone when they try to do better? No one is perfect but doing something is better than nothing. I feel people are waiting for me to fall and are ready to be negative. Guess what? What you say makes me stronger. You don’t have to like what I do but don’t bring me or someone else down for trying to be better. I don’t have time for the negative and I just want positive people in my life. We tell kids not to bully but adults have a hard time not doing it.
So I will keep eating and trying to be healthy like it or not.
I know it has been awhile and have been wanting to write, but life gets in the way. But today I post an usual smoothie. I have been doing research and have started to put powder spriulina. What that is … Continue reading →
Even though the weather is taking a long time in Wisconsin to change, I remain hopeful on this sunny day. Since getting back on track eating healthy I notice if I get a cold it doesn’t last as long.
I feel happy and more energized.
This smoothie reminds of spring. It is a light minty taste with some sweetness mixed in. The light green color reminds me of leaves breaking out of the buds on the tree.
Here is the ingredients which are blended in the ultrabullet.
Handful of spinach
Handful of parsley
Cup of pineapple
Half a cup of celery
Half a cup of yogurt
You can also add honey or maple syrup for sweetness.
Also as much water as you want.
I know I haven’t been around for a while but we have had a lot of family sickness going around and around. Now hopefully we are on the mend! I love making smoothies. One it gets the veggies and fruits in much faster than eating and also gets my little man to eat or drink his fruit. He just loves smoothies. This one I love because to me it is almost a dessert . Again the measurements will be different for the fact I make mine in a ultrabullet.
In this yummy but healthy drink I put in
6 baby carrots or you could shred up carrots
half of cup of Greek Yogurt
couple tablespoons of milk or almond milk is really tasty in this too
water how ever smooth you want it to be
3-4 dashes of cinnamon
It doesn’t have a strong taste, but mild and taste so good.
Now I will be the first to admit these do not look good. They taste good and that is all that matters in this house. I’m sorry I have taken so much time off. With the holidays it was busy with my stepdaughter here and we did have are rounds of sickness and it seems like my husband is sick again but with a cold. We can stand those, but the kind where there is throwing up and fevers ugh…
Anyway my oldest is part of this blog he went to see a GI specialist in a near by city. The short part of this long journey to this is that he has had stomach problems for as long as he was born and he is only 3.5. He was tested and no problems besides a serious condition of constipation which has halted any potty training which makes this mom wonder if diapers will ever end in this house. Anyone else feel that way? He is now on a high fiber diet. He needs to have 40 grams of it daily…a grown man needs just 35 grams.
So I have been on the path of changing out diet in this house. As you know from a pervious post I have been doing gluten free at least trying it. But with this I am doing more fiber so that includes wheat in our house. He isn’t big on vegtables or fruit so wheat products have to take the place. I am still far from getting 40 grams in so any recipe ideas are welcome!!!
Back to the above picture.
He loves these and it is packed full of fiber.
Here is the recipe if anyone wants them again they taste a ton better then they look.
First melt one bag of any type of chocolate or peanut butter chips in the microwave. Put it in a a bowl and mix it with half a box of Fiber One Cereal. Take a scoop and fill muffin cups. Then put them in the refrigerator and let them firm up. After that you can eat them.
The recipe is also on the box.
I have also done black bean chocolate cookies and they are to die for!!
So my path this year is changing to help my son get things moving down there which changes on how the family eats. Even my husband is more on board eating healthy. We are in this together and I couldn’t be happier then to be on this team. Ups and downs we are in it together.