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Lunch from today + things I like

After my fabulous workout today (bi/tri/shoulders + 30 mins tempo cardio), I headed home from work and made lunch. At the time, salad, kiwi, and sweet potatoes were enough to fill me up, but I grabbed a Larabar & made my afternoon coffee a few minutes ago because I was getting hungry again. Here’s my beautiful lunch (part of the rainbow of nutritious foods I try to eat every day!):

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On top of my salad I drizzled some of this on as a dressing, and a way to get my omega-3’s (which promote heart and brain health, and reduce inflammation). It has a clean, mild, orange-y flavor (from the Wild Orange essential oil).

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These pics aren’t from today, I took them last week…just some things I like. And, keeping in mind my blog’s “money-saving” theme, these are (almost) all free (OK, the latte and the enchiladas cost a few bucks, but I made it at home, which is MUCH cheaper than buying while out).

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Rich, red, Florida sunsets (this isn’t edited!)

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Doggie kisses 🙂 right when I’m trying to take a picture!

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Veggie enchiladas! That one covered in jalapenos on the left? That’s mine 😀 I make these almost every week. Dice veggies (onion, bell pepper, zucchini, garlic) and saute in olive or coconut oil, stir in a can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes, and a can of chopped green chilies. Fill each tortilla with a little of the veggie mix and wrap them up. Cover in enchilada sauce and cheese and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Perfect!!

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My afternoon latte–this is a luxury I get over the weekend when I can finally sit down and study/read at home. I’m on the go way too much for this during the week.

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Learning about the effects of essential oils on our emotional health. This book is Emotional Healing with Essential Oils, by Daniel MacDonald. Great book! Each oil gets a page, so you can find things quickly.

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