I’m proud to say that this post is sponsored and, as always, these are my own original thoughts and opinions. Enjoy reading an tell me what you think in the comments section!
Sometimes in life eating healthy just seems more difficult. 2013 was a particularly tough year for me and with all I had to balance in my life, a healthy lifestyle went right out the window… the drive thru window. I developed a bad fast food habit! It was just so much easier to run through a drive thru at lunchtime. That would be fine, IF I would have been choosing something light. But nope. The temptation to comfort myself with cheeseburgers and fries instead of healthier lunchtime choices was just too great.
In 2014 I’ve made a dramatic change in just a small area: lunch. Sometimes our lives get so crazy that a total food and fitness overhaul is just not going to happen. So start with a simple change! Making your own lunch saves money, is almost always healthier than eating out, and doesn’t have to take very much time.
Here’s my lunch today: turkey, lettuce, tomato, and light mayo on Sara Lee® Delightful Bread. Yum! Totally full of flavor, satisfying, and simple. Perfect lunch. This big sandwich is less than 250 calories.
Now, instead of hitting the drive thru at lunchtime, I have a homemade lunch. I’ve discovered my cravings for fast food has almost disappeared and I really prefer the healthier lunch options.
Sara Lee® Delightful Bread is a smart choice because each slice is only 45 calories but a great source of fiber and has a wonderful flavor and texture. I also love that there are no artificial flavors or colors and no high fructose corn syrup.
What kind of small changes are you making to be healthier? I would love for you to take the Sara Lee® Delightful Person challenge! You can enter to win some amazing prizes (even $4,500!) and share your inspiring healthy transformation story. Plus everyone who enters gets a FREE shirt! So go do that now!
This week I used Sara Lee® Delightful Bread to make a fun afternoon snacktivity (activity + snack) with my daughter. I remember doing this as a little girl: Milk Paint Toast. So much fun! Here is how you can do this with your little ones:
4 slices Sara Lee® Delightful Bread
4 tablespoons milk, divided
Food-safe paint brushes or pastry brushes
1. Pour one tablespoon milk into each ramekin.
2. Add three drops of food coloring to each ramekin and stir.
3. Use pastry brushes to paint one side of each slice of bread. Have fun and be creative! Avoid soaking the bread too much. Just brush the paint gently over the bread.
4. Toast each slice of painted bread until golden brown.
5. Spread the painted toast with butter or other toppings.
Makes 4 servings.
My little girl had so much fun with this project! The end result was yummy and pretty toast that we topped with cinnamon honey butter. Delish!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sara Lee®.
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