Each month Juice Plus+ has a new theme, and this month we are staying #activeinapril. We are making an effort to get the entire family out for some fresh air and exercise each day.
The 7 Minute Workouts have been easy to fit into our busy schedule, and I definitely feel sore the next day after a workout. Ideally I'd like to do more than one a day, but until my beautiful little mini me's stop waking me up at night, one is better than none!
Plus we are trying desperately to balance work, school and fun. For every assignment my boys complete, we have been rewarding ourselves with a fun activity together. This week we read books, made rubber band bracelets and built a fun fort for the baby to crawl in and out of. Even one of our furbabies got involved in the fun!
Next week we'll be working on turning some cardboard boxes into vintage suitcases for the Second Grade Musical.
A friend introduced me to the Instant Pot and I'm instantly addicted. I've been debating a pressure cooker for a while, and decided to finally grab one up off Amazon Prime. Just this week I cooked steel cut oats, perfect jasmine rice, turkey chili, coconut curry fish, two pounds each of dried black beans and large lima beans, stuffed bell peppers and brown rice. In minutes!!!!
Total hands on time was under three hours spread out over the week and we had enough food for breakfast, lunch and dinner every night. I can't wait to keep cooking in it. I'm already getting rid of the rice cooker I have for sure, and I'm debating if I still need a crock pot. that's how much I love this thing. I'm so excited to cook this week and save even more time!! Less dishes!! This is a game changer for sure. I followed the instructions in the cookbook that came with the Instant Pot, plus some of my own recipes.