Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Spice up the grilled cheese!

Eating healthy and being creative with food doesn't have to burn a whole in your pocket or increase your waist size. In my search for a satisfying snack I decided to give a spin on the grilled cheese sandwich. I even got my brother to try it and he's picky. He wanted 3 of them!
Here's what I used:
2 slices wheat bread, 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend or 3-4 sliced cheeses of your choice, smart balance butter spread, bell pepper, my dads home made salsa or your choice (spicer the better).
Spread butter on both slices of bread let one grill on medium heat pan
Dice bell pepper thinly
Spread salsa on bread
Sprinkle bell pepper add sliced cheeses
Make sure to add salsa again. Cover with second slice. Flip to grill 3-5 minutes.
Move to plate. Your mouth might water so don't forget to turn off stove
Spicy grilled cheese sandwich!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mr. Sandman bring me a dream?

Who has time for sleep? How can we get enough sleep? Like real restful sleep without interruption? How much sleep is really needed? Is it possible to function properly on less? Can to much of it or not enough be detrimental in the long run? Why is it difficult to fall asleep right away especially with stress zipping around the brain and how can we combat it? Are pills really effective or should we stay away from them? Why do I feel like I can just fall asleep mid day easily? Sleep, its so essential and alleviates other ailments but why does it turn into this battle?
I've read, I've asked, boils down to proper exercise, well balanced diet, and a proper bed can help. Sounds easy? Not for all. I think what plays part in laying down to sleep is being able to get things off your chest and have conversations that will clear your head. Maybe make a list of things to do or journal what's plaguing the mind which are ways to let it go. Hopefully we will all be able to master the art of restful sleeping. Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are intended for discussion and are not certified recommendations from doctors unless told otherwise.