Get Your Glow On

GET YOUR GLOW ON

by, Katy Skrzypek, RDN, LDN

Hey there you gorgeous Bride-to-Be! You’ve picked your date and are looking at dresses. You want the picture perfect wedding and by golly, you’ll get it. And of course, you’ll want to document every detail of your big day. We love photographers and their photoshop skills, but let’s give them a break and take action. Clear up your face from the inside out!

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Who wants clear skin? WE DO!
When do we want it? NOW!
How are we going to get it? …………

……..well, take your chances and try all the miracle creams and lotions you like. One other thing you can do is eat your way to a glowing face. Welcome to this month’s Bridal Post. You’ll need to click on over to Mrs Boydstun’s Photography for the dish on your photo-ready skin plan. Mrs Boydstun shoots brides here in Nashville from Boudoir to Baby! Now let’s get your ready of your up close and personal date with the lens!

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You can make some simple additions to your diet so that your weekly menu creates a glowing, flawless pallet for your big day grin. Foods with a high water content and that have plenty of antioxidants, Vitamin C, healthy fats and minerals are going to be key. You’ll also notice that the foods in these categories are whole foods and not processed snacks or “diet” supplements, I’m just saying’. Click here to figure out which foods you’ll want to add to your grocery list ASAP!

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PHOTO CREDITS: BRITTANY BOYDSTUN @ MRS. BOYDSTUN PHOTOGRAPHY

Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

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Grab one of these premade breakfast burritos and get on with your day!

by Katy Skrzypek, RDN, LDN

Like I’ve said time and time again, meal prep is key in our house. We have a jam packed schedule every day. Maybe I’ll do a future day-in-the-life post so you can see what it’s like to juggle 3-4 part time jobs, 3 kids with extracurriculars, a spouse and household duties. It ain’t easy folks. Holla’ to my ladies (and gents) that keep up at this pace!

Mornings are always all over the place and to avoid skipping meals, coffee-only breakfast or grabbing a carbexplosion from the keep-the-toddler-from-having-a-meltdown basket, we make some yummy Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos.

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These burritos can be customized for everyone in the house, which is a lifesaver on its own. I load-up the ones for me and the mister and the kids like extra cheese only. They may not get veggies in theirs, but at least it isn’t sugar-diabetes-coco-sprinkle-puffs. I’ve learned to pick my battles.

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Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

makes 10 burritos

10 whole wheat or corn tortillas
10 large eggs
1 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced mushrooms
1/4 cup diced onions
1/4 cup diced green pepper
shredded cheese to seal
Salsa to serve

Directions:

  1. Lay out the 10 tortillas on a clean surface and put 2 tablespoons of shredded cheese on each tortilla.
  2. Scramble the eggs in a frying pan and then place equal amounts of egg on top of each tortilla with cheese.
  3. Spray another frying pan with non-stick spray. Place all veggies into the frying pan and cook until tender crisp.
  4. Place equal amounts of veggies on top of each tortilla.
  5. While veggies are still hot, sprinkle a dusting of shredded cheese on top and fold up tortillas. The melting cheese will help hold everything together while you wrap each tortilla with foil.
  6. Freeze or refrigerate in large ziplock bags.
  7. Serve burritos warmed (microwave 1 min or bake 350 degrees F for 5-7 mins) with salsa and a side of fruit for a well balanced breakfast!

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Tell me, Whatcha’ Drinking Darlin’?

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What you pour into your cup is just as important as what you put on your plate. Choose wisely!

by Katy Skrzypek, RDN, LDN

Welcome to this semester’s Pick-up Lines 101….. psych! No, really, what are you drinking?!?

Sometimes I like to forget what exactly is in my coffee mug. Is it coffee? Is it water? Is it wine? The struggle is real folks.

As a Dietitian, I ask my clients about what they are eating. They tell me everything that they put on their plates, but not always what they are sipping on.

They forget about the 3 cokes, the large glass of milk and the orange juice they had that day, because they drank, rather than ate, them. It wasn’t on my plate, so it didn’t count, right? WRONG!!

Very easily those calories add up just like mindless snacking adds up and junk does add up. Without intending them to, some big drinks can have as many calories as a small meal! Soda pop can have around 130 calories per serving, some protein drinks have near 200-400 calories per container and don’t get me started on the frozen, blended, sweet, coffee drinks on the market. Ugh.

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At my local grocery store, AT LEAST two whole aisles are devoted to nothing but beverages. The choices are endless! Try to make better choices when deciding what to drink, if you must have one of the 345,756,234,245,765+ beverage choices with a fancy label.

Ready for the PSA?

Here it is: DRINK MORE WATER

If you are drinking a bunch of sugar-laden beverages each day, cutting back on them is a relatively easy way to cut out unnecessary calories and sugar that could lead to better health and weight loss. Your body is your temple, so treat it as such. Water it daily and it will serve you.

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How to Drink More Water:
1. Drink less crap: cut out the soda, sugary sweetened juice and high cal coffee drinks
2. Add some flavor: cucumber, citrus fruits, essential oils.
3. Make it handy: always have a bottle, cup or glass full and available.
4. Make it appealing or reward yourself: a girl can never have enough cute water tumblers!

So, next time you pick up your cup, make sure you are making a choice that will make you feel good. Make hydrating with good ‘ol H2O a habit. Your body will love you for it!

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