Food For Your Eyes

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The Best Foods for Healthy Eyes

Tom Ford eye glasses via IRIS (c/o)

 

The older I get, the more I realize that I’m not getting any younger. ūüėČ ¬†Seriously though, as I age, I become more and more concerned with preventative aging measures such as good skincare, sunscreen, exercise, etc. I’ve seen the peeking through of a few wrinkles, I may or may not have some gray hairs, and my vision seems to be getting slightly more blurry with each passing year. Thankfully, I’m not alone. Justin has also felt the wrath of Father Time. He was fitted with his first pair of eye glasses this past Summer.

 

As you may know, I’ve been working with IRIS for the last several years to promote the importance of eye health and protection. I was recently chatting with their team, and I mentioned (only half kidding) that I should be eating a lot more carrots to improve my vision. They told me that there are actually many foods that you can eat to promote healthy eyes. I didn’t realize the list was so extensive. I thought it was really interesting and helpful, so I wanted to share this here with you too. Cheers to eating your way to better vision!

 

The Best Foods for Better Eye Health

Leafy Greens: Kale, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Romaine Lettuce, Radicchio

Green Veggies: Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, Peas, Green Beans

Orange Vegetables: Sweet Potato, Carrots, Pumpkin, Butternut Squash, Orange Peppers

Eggs

Fruits: Kiwi, Cantaloup, Avocado, Apricots (dried or fresh), Berries, Citrus

Lean Protein: Turkey breast, Lean Cuts of Beef

Nuts & Seeds: Almonds, Flax Seed

Whole Grains: Oatmeal, Bran Cereals

Beans & Lentils: Black Beans, Romano Beans, Kidney Beans, Chick Peas, White Beans, Lentils, Edamame

Oils: Olive Oil, Canola Oil

 

 

A big thank you to IRIS Visual Group for sponsoring this post, and for teaching me so much about eye care!

 

The Best Berry Moscow Mule Recipe

Monday, November 14, 2016 4 0

Mixed Berry Moscow Mule Recipe

Mixed Berry Moscow Mule Recipe

Lily & Val Moscow Mule Print

Ingredients for a Berry Moscow Mule

Mixed Berry Moscow Mule Recipe

Mixed Berry Moscow Mule Recipe

 

Justin and I fell in love with Moscow Mules this past Summer. I’m not going to lie, I was first drawn to this drink because it’s traditionally served in a copper mug, and who doesn’t want to drink out of a cute copper mug?! If you haven’t tried one yet, I highly suggest you try this light and refreshing drink asap! I actually got the recipe from this beautiful Lily and Val print I picked up last year. And because I love berries on everything, I added a delicious twist with some muddled berries.

 

Fun fact…did you know that Ginger Beer is not actually beer?!?! Well, I didn’t! I went to the liquor store and asked for Ginger Beer, and they told me it’s non-alcoholic, and can be purchased at the grocery store (our grocery stores in Ontario don’t sell alcohol). So, if you want to make a non-alcoholic Moscow Mule mocktail, all you have to do is swap out the Vodka for Club Soda. So delish either way!

 

Ingredients:

Vodka 37.5 ml (or Club Soda for a non-alcoholic version)

Ginger Beer

Lime Juice 25 ml

Mixed Berries

Ice

 

Recipe:

  1. Pour 37.5 ml of Vodka over ice
  2. Add 25 ml freshly squeezed lime juice
  3. Muddle berries and add to mug
  4. Top with Ginger Beer until cup is full
  5. Stir and add berries for garnish

 

LoveJenny1

 

Girls Night In with Palm Bay

Monday, September 12, 2016 4 0

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I was recently interviewed for a magazine article, and one of the questions I was asked was, “When are you the happiest?”. Without hesitation, I answered, “When I’m with my loved ones.” Nothing brings me more joy in life than being with my family and friends. I’ll use any excuse to get together with my friends, so when Palm Bay asked me if I wanted to host a “Girls Night In” with my girls, I yelled “Sign me up!”.

 

We’re in the middle of redecorating our condo, sans designer, so I bribed my lovely gal pals, Victoria and Gaby, with some delicious apps, sweet treats, and yummy Palm Bay, to come on over for some girl time, in exchange for their fashionable opinions on how to decorate our place (decorating posts to come to the blog soon!). Haha, obviously, I didn’t really need to bribe them, but we’ll use any excuse to get together.

 

The yummy tropical flavour of Palm Bay’s new Pomegranate Hibiscus Cocktail¬†inspired me to add a little tropical flair to our Girls Night In. Easy-to-make appetizers, fun music, and a bring-me-back-to-my-childhood ice cream bar rounded out our memorable afternoon.

 

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Blueberry, Ricotta, Rosemary Crostini

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Prosciutto, Melon, Bocconcini Skewers

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Avocado Chili Melba Toast

Watermelon, Feta, Balsamic Pizza

DIY Ice Cream Bar

DIY Ice Cream Bar with Sprinkles, Chocolate Chips, Cherries

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Palm Bay Girls Night In

 

Sources:  My dress  //  Hair by Cabello by Carolina  //  Pineapple shot glasses  //  Palm Print Pillow  //  Latte Bowls  //  Gold Flatware

 

APPETIZERS:

  1. Watermelon, Feta, Basil, Blackberry, Balsamic Pizza
  2. Prosciutto, Melon, Bocconcini Skewers
  3. Grape Tomato, Basil, Bocconcini Skewers
  4. Blueberry, Rosemary, Ricotta on Ciabatta Bread
  5. Avocado, Lime, Sea Salt, Chili Pepper, Melba Toasts

 

Thank you to Gaby and Victoria for such a wonderful day. And a big thank you to Aylin for getting us all pretty and giving us our gorgeous beachy waves!

 

LoveJenny1

 

Thank you to Palm Bay for partnering on this fun post! Please remember to always drink responsibly.