Family and Time

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I sometimes find myself running around like crazy to clean the house and do the wash…now in the middle of that I have a soon to be 2-year-old following me around saying “up mommy up” or should I say more like screaming “UP MOMMY UP!” In the next room I have a 6-year-old just making a complete mess of everything I just cleaned up.  Books, toys, and clothes everywhere.  The 6-year-old has just changed into her 8th outfit of the day. Now she is wearing her workout clothes, in hopes I will be going to the gym soon.

Oh right the gym (CRAP! I yell to myself)…that $55 a month membership I pay to workout and feel better about myself. I have been really trying to make time for myself to go to the gym. So I get dressed and out the door I go. I feel so good after and happy I did.

Then comes the rest of the day of one thing after another. So and so called out of work. There is nothing in the house for dinner need to make a stop. The 6-year-old needs to get to karate. Wait it isn’t Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday…thank goodness I didn’t have a clean uniform for her to wear anyway. Ok get your homework done. Honey I need work clothes for tomorrow. The next thing I know it is midnight and I realize I haven’t showered after the gym.

As I sit there and think about my day, I often wonder how did it all get done, why do we push ourselves to do so much, and why does it matter? I walk in my daughter’s room and it hits me. Them! I give them each a kiss fix their blanket and go to bed. I lay there as I drift off to sleep and think they are the reason why. They are ones that keep me going crazy. They are the reasons everything gets done, why I push myself so much, and why it matters.

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Maple Glazed Broiled Salmon

Yummy!  That’s what this dish is!

I love ordering salmon when I go out to dinner and have often wished I could have all wonderful flavor at home. Tonight, I got exactly that with this extremely easy recipe!  Not only is it easy, but I made it and my steamed veggies in 30 minutes from start to finish. That is very important to me because, like many parents today, I’m constantly on the run with work and my daughter’s busy schedule.  It’s so important to find healthy meal options that can be prepared quickly.

Ingredients: (meal for 2)

  • 2 – 6oz salmon filets
  • 2 Tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
  • 3 Tbs[ Balsamic vinegar
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 2 cups of broccoli florets
  • 2 cups of baby carrots

Instructions:

  1. Mix the maple syrup and the balsamic vinegar together in a plastic resealable bag and place the salmon in the bag.  Seal and let marinade for 10 minutes.
  2. While the salmon is marinading, place your broccoli and carrots in a steamer.
  3. Remove the salmon from the bag and place on a broiling pan.  Baste with more of the marinade and salt and pepper to taste.  Broil for 10-12 minutes.
  4. Steam the vegetables for 10 minutes.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition:  Calories 452; Total Fat 13g; Saturated Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 303mg; Carbohydrates 37g; Fiber 6g; Sugar 25g; Protein 45g  (source of nutrition from http://www.myfitnesspal.com

This recipe is based on original recipe from Hello Healthy at blog.myfitnesspal.com