Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Wearables - Latin Quote Necklaces

My Alis Volat Propriis necklace has been so popular that I now offer three new necklaces with handstamped Greek quotes!  Here they are:

Luceat Lux Vestra Necklace (translation: Let your light shine)

Luctor Et Emergo Necklace (translation: I struggle, and I emerge)

Vincit Qui Se Vincit Necklace (translation: She overcomes, who overcomes herself)

Which one is your favorite?

Happy Friday, and have a fantastic weekend!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Healthy Snacks - 150 Calorie Mixed Nut Packs

I recently bought a variety of nuts at a local international foods store (raw cashews, hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts and pecans) and made them into snack packs!

As I was about to make them, I happened to read an article that talked about snacking right.  According to the article, a snack should be around 150-175 calories.  I researched various nut calories and came up with an average number of 7-8 calories per nut, which means there are on average 19-20 nuts in a 150-calorie snack.

First, I mixed the nuts in a huge bowl.

Next, I divided them up into small batches - 21 nuts each.  (By the way, see the gorgeous cutting board in the two photos below?  My brother-in-law made it from scratch!  Can you believe it?  It is amazing, and one of the best presents I have ever gotten.)

Finally, I placed each batch into a small snack bag.  Voila!

I took them to work, and now reach for one when I feel that afternoon craving for a snack that's both delicious and nutritious!