Fit Friday is happening a day early this week… so let just call it “Fit Thursday” 🙂
I love to have Nichole from Pure Clean Fitness come to hang out with us!
This week Nichole is sharing Awesome Tips on Getting Enough Water. A Healthy Recipe from me + Fitness Tips from Nichole= a healthy, happy, balanced life!
Nichole’s Awesome Tips on Getting Enough Water…
I always have water bottles around my house. When I am in the kitchen a large glass half full of water sits on the counter. Wander to my desk and a half full water bottle sits next to my computer. I am constantly drinking water. Whenever I get a headache the first thing I ask myself is “How much water have I had today?” Water is a must!
My husband told me the other day “I never thought about water before you” and I was shocked, but not for the first time. I am shocked every time I ask a client about water intake and they reply with “one or two cups a day.” What!? That does not work!
Let’s talk briefly about why:
Simply put, your body is roughly composed of 60% of water. That means that most of your systems require water in order to function properly. So drink up!
Start your day with 16 oz, best way to start the day!
Quick rules of thumb for drinking water:
Drink half your bodyweight in ounces of water (if you weight 160lbs, drink 80oz of water each day).
Carry a bottle everywhere with you as a reminder to keep drinking.
Eat raw fruits and vegetables – they are dense in water. You can get water from food, not just from beverages.
Drink water and other fluids until you urinate frequently and with light color.
Ruthie’s Healthy Recipe…
Avocado, Hummus, and Turkey Open-faced Sandwich is a delicious lunch packed with good-for-you ingredients!
Avocado, Hummus, and Turkey Open-faced Sandwich is one of my very favorite lunches…. it’s quick and easy to make plus tastes amazing! I’ve never been a big fan of mayonnaise, but I’m not a big fan of dry sandwiches either! Hummus and avocado are the perfect solution because they bring lots of flavor and moisture while being so nutritionally awesome for our bodies.
I love the whole grain baguettes from Trader Joes. Once in a while I’ve been able to find them at other stores but it seems like they’re kind of hard to get your hands on so keep an eye out for them. Whole grains are better nutrition for us and I’d like to add that they have such a better flavor too! I try to buy with whole grains every chance I get for our pasta, rice, and bread! It all helps 🙂
You can easily make your own hummus like this Sun-dried Tomato Hummus or find fresh varieties of hummus at the grocery stores too. Here again I love Trader Joes hummus but as you can tell I’m a true Trader Joes fan 🙂
Enjoy a Avocado, Hummus, and Turkey Open-faced Sandwich for lunch today~ you’ll be so happy you did!
Happy Thursday and early Fit Friday!!
Much Love and Peace~
- 1/2 a whole grain baguette, sliced in 1/2 inch slices
- 1 avocado, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup hummus
- 3 ounces sliced turkey sandwich meat, cut in half
- 1 1/2 cups mixed lettuce greens
- a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle sea salt, to garnish
- Place 2 baguettes on each serving plate, add 2 slices of avocado, half a slice of turkey, 2 tablespoons hummus, 5-6 pieces of mixed lettuce greens.
- Garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle sea salt on each sandwich.
- Serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 156Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 387mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 4gSugar: 2gProtein: 6g