Well it’s officially the new year now and we know what that means right? About 3 weeks of crowded gyms and people posting about their salads and smoothies. I’ve decided not to do the traditional “lose weight” resolution that I never stick to but instead I’ve worked on making more realistic, easy-to-achieve goals. I’ve made 3 resolutions:
1. Drink more water. Whenever we go anywhere on the weekend I have to bring a full water bottle with me and it must be empty by the time we come home. I’m always good about drinking during the week when I have a full glass at my desk but on the weekends I completely forget to drink when we’re out and about. I think carrying a water bottle is a fairly easy-to-follow rule and so far I’ve been pretty good about it.
2. Try to read at least one book a month. I’d like to spend less time watching TV and more time reading so I thought this was a good one. I’m about halfway through “The Book Thief” right now and its only January 7th so I’m on track to finish this one by the end of the month if not earlier!
3. The last one is a joint one with Tom. We decided to eat breakfast at home on the weekends unless we’re going on a trip. We fell into a habit of going to the gym in the morning and then being so hungry by the time we got out we’d end up going out for a big breakfast or Starbucks or something. It’s just as easy to come home and whip up a delicious (and cheap) omelette!
What are your resolutions this year?
Since I’m assuming most people are trying to be healthier after indulging over the holidays, I figured I would post a healthier dip that you could make for all those big football games coming up. Or you can just make it just because it’s so freaking delicious you may want to eat it with a spoon.
Basically all we’re doing here is taking 2 of my most FAVORITE dips ever and putting them together in one fancy presentation. I guarantee this will be a hit if you bring it to a party. The dip in the middle is my Avocado Tomato Feta dip which was my #1 viewed recipe in 2013, the dip on the outside is my creamy dreamy Peanut Hummus. I SUPPOSE you could cheat and use some store-bought hummus if you HAVE to, but if you haven’t made that hummus recipe yet, you need to do it. The flavors work so well with the fresh bright flavors in the avocado tomato dip.
Ok, so now for the pretty presentation?
1. Using a pie dish, place a smaller bowl in the center of the dish upside down.
2. Spread the hummus in an even layer around the perimeter of the pie plate.
3. Remove the small bowl and then fill the center with the Avocado Tomato Feta Dip.
WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:
We got a nice dump of snow in Massachusetts last week. We fought the urge to stay inside and be lazy all day so we shoveled ourselves out (or Tom shoveled us out), and then we set out to get some fresh tracks. Despite the SUPER cold temps, it felt good to be outside and sweating. I love how quiet the woods are after a snow, it’s so peaceful.
P.S. – if you want to get some snow shoes but don’t feel like dropping big bucks you can buy them at Ocean State Job lot for $45.