Slowly but surely, I’m getting through all of this information that I soaked right up this past weekend at the Healthy Living Summit. I’m telling you, I was like a sponge and there was no shortage of tips and tricks for me to absorb!
It’s no secret that I enjoy sharing the occasional recipe here on the ‘ol bloggy, so this session really peaked my interest.
Stepfanie did a great job of conveying the idea that while all bloggers have a unique and creative style, we should not allow that “creativity” to have a negative impact on any recipes we may be sharing with readers. Recipes should be concise and consistent, but also share a little personal creativity as well.
I was reminded that every recipe should include the following six elements:
- Headnote and tips
- Yield (serving size)
- Prep/Cook times
- Ingredient list
Stepfanie also recommended that when writing out the ingredients for a recipe, you should list them in the order that you use them. I’ve recently tried to start doing this more, because I also agree that it makes things so much easier when you’re in the midst of preparing the goods.
In case you’re interested in learning more about recipe development and writing, Stepfanie also recommended the following resources:
Workout + Lunch
Shortly after I finished up breakfast this morning, it was time to get my sweat on. I wasn’t in the mood for weights, I wasn’t in the mood for the treadmill, and I wasn’t in the mood for yoga. So I ended up doing Jillian Michaels’ Boost Metabolism workout off of Exercise TV. I’ve long been a fan of Jillian’s workout DVD’s, and this 50-minute workout is no joke. I was huffin’ and puffin’ within about 20 minutes…WHEW!
Once I showered up and finally caught my breath, it was time to make some lunch…err, should I say breakfast?
I was struck with an overwhelming urge for eggs today, so I rolled with it.
Two egg whites, spinach, tomatoes, and onions, topped with ketchup (of course).
I also made myself a simple blueberry protein smoothie:
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1 scoop vanilla SunWarrior
- ~2/3 cup blueberries
- 4 ice cubes
Everything really hit the spot today!
Questions for the Afternoon:
WOULD YOU RATHER…
- Eat breakfast for lunch -OR- lunch for breakfast?
- Eat the whole egg -OR- just the egg whites?
- Be a recipe developer -OR- a recipe taster?