Just Walk Away

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All hail the Homemade Burrito Bowl! I feel so much better – a remarkable difference from yesterday morning. I’m still having some breathing issues, but physically I feel a lot better!

Seeing as how I didn’t move much at all yesterday, I didn’t really have an appetite this morning. So I made a light, yet tasty breakfast of a Flying PURE Bar!

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That’s a sliced Braeburn Apple – because someone ate my last Pink Lady apple! It’s coo, Braeburns make me happy too :)

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On top is my favorite PURE Bar – CranBerry Orange. Well my favorite, non-chocolate PURE Bar. :)

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For lunch, I channeled Monday’s Sweet Soy Glazed Turkey Breast and combined it all into salad form!

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We’ve got:

  • Spinach
  • Corn
  • CousCous
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Sweet Soy Glazed Turkey

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This is very reminiscent of Thanksgiving, don’t you think?

I also packed a new flavor and brand of yogurt: Blue Bunny Raspberry Acai Berry. In case you wanted to know, Blue Bunny products are made in Le Mars, Iowa – which is the Ice Cream Capital of the World. More ice cream is made in Le Mars than anywhere else in the world! Booo yah!

I only buy BB ice cream, so here’s hoping their yogo is deece too. Anyone ever had an actual Acai Berry?

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So I was reading the Vitamin G blog last night and came across a post titled “5 Germy Habits You Should Probably Try to Break.” Seeing how I was sick (not flu or cold sick, but still…) and we’re getting ready for flu & cold season – I wanted to share this disgusting, yet important list! Per Vitamin G:

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1. Not washing your hands after you pee. Have you ever heard the line that “urine is sterile” so there’s no need to wash up. Um, sorry, you need to wash your hands. Sterile urine aside, there’s still the business of wiping, flushing, and touching door handles–all of which could lead to cross contamination that can make you sick.

2. Eating food samples at grocery stores. For the same reason you wouldn’t lick a stranger’s hand, it’s best not to dive into the freebie bowl of chips at the supermarket. Ask yourself: “Would I open up a bag of chips and share it, communally, with 50 people on the street right now?” Probably not.

3. Coughing into your hand. Maybe it’s just me, but everywhere I’m looking these days people are coughing into their hands–instead of the inside of their elbow. If you tend to do this, try to retrain yourself to cover your cough with your arm and not your hands–it’s polite and it also helps protect others with weaker immune systems from catching any bug you’ve got.

4. Rubbing your eyes–ever. After a fairly icky eye infection years ago, a doctor told me this: Think of your eyes as sacred and untouchable, and retrain yourself not to touch them with your fingers (no rubbing or messing with your eye makeup until you’ve washed them first). The second you touch a dirty hand to your eye, you’re introducing all kinds of harmful bacteria and viruses, which can lead to annoying and even serious infections.

5. Letting your dog lick your hands then not washing them. Guys, I’m a dog lover, but when my golden retriever licks my hands, I go wash them. Yes, it gets tedious to do this (because she’s always giving me kisses), but it needs to be done. I will remind you that dogs and cats get into unsavory things (I’ll just be blunt: mine likes cat poop).

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People – I hope you’re following these guidelines already – ESPECIALLY the eating food samples at grocery stores. We’re not talking about the Costco samples handed out by the nice, old ladies in gloves – we’re talking bowl of chips & a dip jar, encased by a plastic bubble. Just walk away…JUST WALK AWAY!!

I’m a total face-toucher too, which I need to break the habit of!

With that – I hope you have a fabulous, germ-free Hump Day!

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Are you a germ phobe?

I totally am – washing doorknobs, counters and refrigerator door handles is my crack…

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Comments

  1. Stephanie 09.16.2009

    I NEVER eat grocery store samples – I heard that a while back and abide this rule strictly – grrrrossss! The touching eyes is always hard though, I am always wanting to rub my eyes bc I wear contacts :/ Glad you are feeling better girlie! :)

  2. Holly 09.16.2009

    SO glad you’re finally feeling better! It’s NO fun to be sick at all, but especially when the weather is still so nice…right??

    I’m a total eye rubber! :-( I wear contacts and they both me sometimes…I need to be better about it. I have my hand sanitizer right on my desk at work. :-)

  3. HOORAY for feeling better! Mexican food always does that to me… im definitely making a chipotle bol soon though, that looked amazing :) The winged pure bar is SO cute…and I’m NOT a germ phobe. At all. I work in a middle school and I only get sick about once a year… so something’s working, right?

  4. Leianna 09.16.2009

    Only a germ phobe with anything to do with food. Love that you talked about Blue Bunny and LeMars. I’m about 15 minutes from there and I love going to there home ice cream shop. And we only buy there ice cream, and milk!

  5. foodcents 09.16.2009

    That is great you are feeling better, I might have to give some Chipolte type food a try and see if the magic happens.

    I will never touch the handle to a public restroom, I always find a way to open it without touching it with my hands. I guess odd looks and stares, but so be it. That thing is covered in evil!!!

  6. Lizzy 09.16.2009

    great tips for ridding ourselves of germs!

    i hope your feeling better girl! make sure to keep fluids around all the time, and maybe some vitamans or something! :)

    that salad you made with the dried crans looks amazing! :) i love dried fruit in salads, something about that tang that it gives just makes my tastebuds scream with joy!!!!!

    have a great day girl! :)

  7. brandi 09.16.2009

    glad you’re feeling better!

    I guess I’m lucky we don’t have stores that give out samples ;)

  8. I’m not really a germaphobe, and I’m definitely guilty of way too many of those

  9. i used to be a pretty hard core germaphobe, but i am getting better

    i still totally open the bathroom door with my foot in pubic potties though hehe

    lovely bfast presentation!

  10. RunToTheFinish 09.16.2009

    Man i am always trying to figure out how to make a salad at home that I will really love…you do it daily! I’m messing something up.

    i am awful about rubbing my eyes, but pretty good with the rest of it!

  11. That salad looks really good!

    I’m terrible about rubbing my eyes but good with the rest. The thought of eating the chips in those bubble things at the grocery store makes me sick!

  12. Devan G Newman 09.16.2009

    im so glad you are feeling better!!
    i LOVE your flying Pure bar :) so cute!

  13. Yes, I’m a totally germphobe and proud of it!

  14. angieinatlanta 09.16.2009

    How do you slice your apples so beautifully? That’s such a lovely pic!

  15. Molly 09.16.2009

    Hey! I notice you really love pure bars (also I have seen some of your reviews on them). Right now I just did a switch from Luna bars to Cliff bars (Im ashamed as to how much I have been missing!) but how would you compare Pure bars to Cliff bars? Im a protein freak, as well as a bar obsessed when it comes to packing in extra nutrients.

    I just complied all my blogs and am starting a new food blog! If you could check mine out Id love it! (Im fellow Iowan at heart!) :)
    Glad to hear you’re feeling better!

  16. Jenna 09.16.2009

    Your flying Pure Bar is adorable :) This time of the year, I am obsessed with Honey Crisp apples!

    I have never had an acai berry, but I am dying to try one. I love all things acai flavored, especially sorbet!

  17. Sara 09.16.2009

    Glad to hear that you’re feeling better! I’m not a germaphobe. I’m pretty good about washing my hands and using hand sanitizer, but I’m not obessed or anything.

  18. Tay 09.16.2009

    Ugh I don’t understand how people pee and don’t wash their hands. What? what? Seriously? I loooove food samples. I can’t help it! But I definitely do not do dippage. Yuck! No thanks!! I only take the ones at Costco in teh little wrappers. Which already are probably pretty sketchy. Ehhhh….

  19. tray 09.16.2009

    OMG that breakfast looks soo pretty. do you ever feel like you want to eat more afterwards tho? or does it fill you up?

  20. Laura 09.16.2009

    Good Tips! I live by those to keep healthy………as well as eating good & working out (running)! =) Laura

    http://findingahealthybalance.wordpress.com/

  21. Jen 09.18.2009

    I’m for common sense, such as those you proposed, but we have gone overboard because people don’t understand germs. They are everywhere, and needed in your gut, etc. You cannot and will never eliminate contact with them all. If fact, people who go overboard with disinfectants, etc. do not builld up natural body immunities to them. They are the people who get slammed with a serious flu or cold because their bodies have less chance to build natural immunities. I’m not saying to lick a door handle, but common sense should prevail; this includes not being paranoid, and watching that you’re not taking antibiotics all the time.

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