Vitality Drops!

Y’all, this is a fun one!

It’s been getting pretty hot here in the desert lately! We did have some really pretty spring days, but they always go by way too fast. And being at home still most of the time, we have had to get creative about staying active.

W and I try to go for at least two walks a day…if not three 🙂 Getting out of the house and getting some fresh air and sunshine is super important right now for our mental health. It gives us a little break from work and time to connect in the middle of the day. We also exercises in the house doing things like jumping jacks, push-ups, squats and light weights to get in some strength training…no matter how minimal it might be 🙂

If you are anything like me friends, I get dehydrated quickly. And add to that the summer heat and exercise and I am dried up like prune in the Sahara Desert. I have to be super careful about staying hydrated enough or I get really bad migraines and stomach aches. I love adding electrolytes to my water (the only thing I drink during the day besides coffee), but many of the electrolyte add-ins on the market right now contain lots of sugar…I mean, a lot of sugar!! One brand in particular, that you can find at Costco and other local retailers, has 11 grams of sugar in one half ounce packet. And yes, it may be made with cane sugar, so seems healthier, but y’all…I don’t need 11 extra grams of sugar in my diet. Especially in my water.

Then, it’s like Young Living could hear me! Hear my cries for a more natural alternative to sports drinks and for something that had less sugar than it’s peers on the market. Enter Vitality Drops!

These are super delicious friends and even W asked for some today in his water because he “likes the taste”!!! They have natural electrolytes, trace minerals, essential oils and is sweetened with Stevia! *woo woo*

Y’all, you literally need the tiniest little amount in your water so these bottles last for-e-ver…where are my Sandlot fans at?! Okay, back to the Vitality Drops…we seriously can’t live without them now. We love to mix them together at the same time. Both flavors are delicious on their own, but combine the two and wowza!!

Give them a try friends. Add them to your next ER order or do a one time order, but I have a feeling you might want to jump on ER just to get these on a regular basis 🙂

As always, let us know what you think friends!

xo

S

What We’re Eating

Hello sweet friends!

It’s week two of “What We’re Eating” and a lot of you have expressed how much you’ve enjoyed it so far! It makes my heart so happy when we share things with you that we are doing and help inspire you in some way. Isn’t that what it’s all about?? Inspiring one another? 🙂

Well, shall we get to it?!

What we’re eating this week!

June 20th – June 26th

Saturday: Grain bowls with quinoa, homemade hummus, cucumber, roasted sweet potato and grilled chicken

Sunday: Shrimp and egg salad in romaine lettuce boats

Monday: Open face chicken salad sandwiches

Tuesday: Bun-less turkey burgers seasoned with taco seasoning, grilled with zucchini and whole mushrooms

Wednesday: BLT wraps in clean, cook-yourself flour tortillas

Thursday: Italian tuna pasta with lemon and capers

Friday: Sausage cooked slowly with rice and broccoli in a creamy, vegetable broth sauce

Dessert for the week: low sugar strawberry jello with fresh raspberries and strawberries and light whipped cream!

Since it’s pretty hot where we live during the summer, we try hard to not bake much and try to not even turn on our stove as much as possible. It sounds crazy but it makes a huge difference in the temperature inside the house. So, we tried to pick things that required minimal cooking, can be grilled outside or are cold to begin with; cold dinners are refreshing anyway during these summer months right?!

I hope you enjoy this weeks dinner inspiration friends! Oh! And I forgot to mention last week…we always, always, always eat leftovers for lunch during the week. We are on a budget and can’t afford to make different things for lunches and dinners. Breakfasts usually consist of homemade cold brew or a homemade espresso and either an egg or two or even just a piece of fruit and yogurt or cheese. We are simple people friends 🙂 Sometimes we cook or eat things that are a little bit more fancy, but meals like you see above are the norm for us.

As always, send us your meal ideas for inspiration, or let us know if you tried something new from our meal plan. We love hearing from you!

xo

S