There are many reasons that I love being a dog owner. One (slightly selfish) reason is that a dog is a built-in walking buddy.
James gets me out of the house and on my feet. A few months ago, I made a commitment to James that I would walk him for at least 15 minutes every morning. We used to just let them out in the morning, but now James and I both get to burn off some energy while the sun rises. And, actually, I think it’s helping me quit the java. Walking wakes me up! It also puts me in a good mood right away in the morning – a small feat because I am not a morning person.
On our walk this morning, I realized that our little effort every day was really starting to add up.
Small efforts really do make a difference.
While we were walking, breakfast was a-bakin’.
These Mini Fillo Shells were stuffed in the Healthy Living Summit swag bag. I was pumped because this is the type of thing that I’d never just pick up at the store but would love to try.
I beat two eggs and mixed in some thinly chopped arugula. I poured the mixture into eight little cups and baked them for 20 minutes at 350.
Breakfast felt like happy hour with teeny tiny passed appetizers! I loved these Fillo Shells. They would be perfect for a real party. And you could stuff them with so many things… Holy Deliciousness Hummus would be perfect.
With banana and sunflower butter on the side.
So – it’s COOL outside. A breeze is in the air! I’m sure I’ll be complaining about the rain and snow of fall and winter in just a few weeks’ times, but for now, it sure feels like a welcomed change. The in-between time between sun and snow is perfect for running (or walking), after all!