Crystal is a Multi-tasking Mama!
I'm so excited to continue to be a part of Team Crystal, as I have so affectionately dubbed my role as cheerleader and mentor for the myLifetime.com Clean Start Challenge 2010. This week Crystal tackled multi-tasking - she chose a new healthy recipe to try out for her family and while she had lulls in her preparation she cleaned our her refrigerator and pantry.
As someone who needs a little help in the multi-tasking department, (I can't even walk and chew gum, that is not an exaggeration) I was extremely impressed with her success. When I became a mom I realized the importance of multi-tasking, because if I didn't attempt to do a few things at once, it seemed that suddenly my day was over and I hadn't accomplished anything more than when I began the day! Check out her video and then vote to enter to win $1,000!
Crystal cooked a healthy version of fettucini alfredo while tossing away all of the frozen meals and unhealthy snacks that she had in her house. I'm so proud of her because while this is one of the hardest things to do, it makes healthy eating much easier. My biggest weakness is snacking - so if I have junk in the house I will eat it! However, if I stock fruit, veggies, almonds, and other healthy foods in my pantry, my snacking options are limited to healthy things and eventually I find myself craving them! Who would have ever thought that I could crave celery!
Crystal modified the recipe to use spaghetti noodles instead of fettucini because she said her family likes spaghetti noodles more. I think this is one of the smartest modifications that she could have made - by adapting the recipe to fit her family's preferences they are much less likely to feel like they are being "deprived" - the meal was created with them in mind!
How do you multitask? Come and chat with Crystal and the other finalists in the community to share your tips and tricks! While you're clicking around, be sure to vote for Crystal in the SCJ Clean Start challenge and you'll be entered to win $1,000 yourself!