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Mobile App Review: fit8

I researched and selected an app to use in the effort for better health. I looked at three different apps with slightly different purposes. I selected the fit8 app to download and try. I have started making use of it and am really looking forward to continued use! You have the choices to modify your workouts and the meal plan. I am super impressed with the multitude of selections available for the meals. I did pay for the service this app provides and am not being compensated in any way.

mobile-app-recomendation

My Mobile App!

Blog Survey

Hi All!

I have plenty of ideas on what direction to take here, but I am looking for some help from you all! Please take my survey. Don’t be shy! Let it all out. Let me know what YOU want to see here! I will share a synopsis of the results, but you should be able to see a synopsis of what has come before you. In the interest of full disclosure, this is part of a class assignment, but it will help give me some direction here as I really get rolling.

So… please go HERE and help me out! Thank you very much.

Joni

Oatmeal in the Rice Cooker!

Hi!

If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to get a healthy meal into the kids as they get older. Mine are now 18, 20, 22, and 24 and all still at home. Breakfast goes anywhere from a stop in a drive through or gas station that has breakfast items to grab and go, to the less healthy cereals, and of course donuts. A video talking about the benefits of OATMEAL! I found this on Youtube by: Joan Diet Bars titled: Oatmeal Breakfast For A Longer Life with CC BY license.

I know they will all eat something healthy if I make oatmeal in the morning. I don’t remember exactly where I got the idea to use a rice cooker, but it is FANTASTIC!

I’ve tried overnight oats in the slow cooker without luck, they don’t need all night to cook and have normally ended up dry and baked even if I add more liquid.

The rice cooker though….I put it together before I shower when I grab a cup of coffee, turn it on and go about my morning. In twenty minutes it is perfectly done and did not need me to watch over it and stir every few minutes.

It is a true miracle.

After that, it stays warm until everyone has served up without drying out or continuing to cook.

oatmeal-prep

What I add to it varies with my mood and what I have around. It always, always has water, regular cut oats (I buy GF oats here), and cinnamon. I add cinnamon anywhere I can……I’m sure you’ll hear more about it in the future!

I will often add raisins while it’s cooking, some of us like the nice, plump raisins, some prefer to add them when serving. I have tried and will continue to try many other alternatives that I will let you know about.

When serving, it’s all about personal preference, here is a selection of what we usually go to:

oatmeal-to-eatRecipe:

Oatmeal in a rice cooker:

3 C. oatmeal

1 T. cinnamon

6 C. water

Place oats and cinnamon in the insert and mix. Add water and stir again. Close top and press cook . Walk away! When finished, stir and serve!

Let me know what you think and what you like to add to your oatmeal 🙂

Joni

Healthy Food Choices

To day I am going to share some resources that I have found that discuss healthy food choices, what they are and how to find them. The world we live in promotes so many “healthy foods” that are processed and are not what nature provides us.

Podcasts:

Dr’s. Nutrition by Dr. Stephen Lewis and his wife Janet. I found this on Podbean.

http://pods.drsnutrition.org/e/fake-food/  Here:Doctors Nutrition Texas

In the podcast Fake Food put on by Dr. Stephen Lewis and his wife discuss some of the issues facing their clients. Some of the foods that are covered as not being what they are stated as being are tilapia, olive oil, red snapper, beef, and Parmesan.  Check it out!

Health, Nutrition and Functional Medicine - Dr. Ruscio Radio

Health, Nutrition, and Functional Medicine with Dr. Ruscio and his guest Allison Schaaf.

http://www.podbean.com/media/share/dir-nmcqk-1fa780c  Here: How To Extend A Healthy Diet To The Entire Family With Allison Schaaf

In this podcast, Dr. Ruscio and his guest Allison Schaaf discuss the many benefits of meal planning. Among the benefits are better family time, less meal stress, and healthier meals. By planning your meals weekly, you are able to shop and prep ahead of time and avoid unhealthy choices.

News sources:

I have subscribed to the newsletters through Health.com.

Go to Health.com

Health.com link is here: Health.com

I chose Health.com to receive newsletters from. The range of topics that are covered that relate to the areas of interest for my blog is fairly comprehensive. The articles range from recipes, meal planning, exercise, travel, sickness, sleeping,  and  health.

I have downloaded the Harvard School of Public Health App.

For Android here: Android Harvard School of Public Health App. For apple here: Apple Harvard School of Public Health

I have downloaded the Harvard School of Public Health App. It covers a broad variety of topics ranging from gun safety, hand washing, nutrition recommendations, and exercise guidelines. It provides this information in many formats including text, audio and video with the options to download content and follow links.

The sites and sources I have listed here just touch the tip of available resources that are available in regards to healthy foods and related information. I look forward to sharing with you what I have done for myself and my family in relation to some of these topics in my experimentation of health!

Joni