Egg and Lentil Breakfast

Here is another way to use Easy Peasy Lentils

Egg with Lentil Mixture 

Prepare an egg your way.
Top with the lentil mixture.
Add diced avocado and shredded carrot.



More than Managing

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Topic:  Something difficult about your “lot in life” and how you’re working to overcome it

I’ve had some health challenges the past few years.  I list them only for the purpose of education just in case someone needs to connect – Interstitial Cystitis, Severe Sleep Apnea and Shingles twice within a few months of each other which has left me with a neuropathy where the nerves were affected.  

Okay enough of that – This is how I manage it:

My faith in God – I trust Him with my days and nights

Search out a team of health providers to partner with me

Listen to the language of my body – move on most days and know when it is time to rest

Take time for the little moments of sweetness – a glass of  iced herbal tea, baby’s giggle, watch a sunset or sunrise, etc.

Consistent exercise program (cardio, strength training, swimming and yoga)

Good nutrition – on most days

Choose to deposit more positive than negative in my life 

Choose not to let pain define me

Family time


Working on projects I am passionate about

Do you have some tips on managing the challenges in life?  We learn a lot from sharing with each other.


Easy Peasy Lentils

The last few weeks have been full of activity – a trip to Washington to visit my aunt, a tweaked back, presenting at a local church, and work.  I shared this recipe this week when I had the privilege to speak at a Mom of Preschooler’s group in Chandler.  Before I left I promised I put this dish on the website.  It is so easy but I understand that sometimes it is helpful to have pictures of the products and the steps.  So here you go ladies.

I really enjoy cooking  but sometimes when life gets busy it’s nice to have some “go to” ideas where much of the work is already done.  This is one of those recipes.  It takes minutes to put together and provides so many options.  I have used products from Trader Joe’s but I’m sure there are other similar options for this combo.

Lentil - Easy - Ingredients

Here are the ingredients:  Cooked Lentils – Bruschetta Sauce – Feta Cheese  (Note:  Cooked lentils can be found in the produce section of Trader Joe’s)

Lentil - Easy - Mix

Open the packages – drain some of the juice from the Bruchetta sauce and pour into large mixing bowl and combine well. I use my fingers to breakup the lentils before adding other ingredients.

Lentil - Easy - Bowl

Place in bowl or storage container.

Here are a view ideas for this mix:
A cold side dish
A warm side dish
Chicken or meat can be added for main dish
Add to a tomato soup or minnestrone soup for added flavor
A green salad topping
A filling for a wrap (lettuce or tortilla)
A dip for crackers or french bread

Lentil - Easy - Trenches
One more idea – add some scrambled egg for some added protein

My back is feeling better (so grateful for my chiropractor, Ronda Carson in Tempe.  I’ve taken a few days off from exercise but today I trying my first workout.  I plan on doing an interval program with 10 minutes of elliptical and a circuit of The Workout Mama’s routine below.  I’m hoping to do 2 or 3 rounds but we’ll see – I’m going to listen to my body.

WM Tri and Bi Workout

Be good to yourself.  Eat what fuels your body so you can heal and have the energy you need to accomplish today’s tasks.  Move your body – it wasn’t meant to sit as much as we do.