Food For Your Eyes

Thursday, December 14, 2017 0 0

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. ­čśë ┬áSeriously 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!

 

Glitter Tape DIY Gift Wrap

Monday, December 19, 2016 2 0

DIY Gift Wrap with Glitter Washii Tape

 

I’m going to toot my own horn for a minute, and say that I’m actually a really good gift wrapper. I absolutely L-O-V-E wrapping presents, and have loved it for as long as I can remember. When I was in high school, I remember people always asking me to help them wrap presents when I was at their houses. My loved ones also always say that they look forward to my gift wrapping as much as they look forward to the actual present. So, when Seal-It reached out and asked if I wanted to get holiday crafty with their fabulous glitter tape, my first instinct was that it was the perfect item to get creative (and sparkly!) with to wrap my holiday gifts!

 

diy christmas presents

 

Supplies for this DIY are super simple to put together. The Seal-It Glitter Tape can be purchased online at SealItGlitterStore.ca, or at Shopper Drug Mart (in Canada), and I picked up all of the other holiday supplies at the dollar store! Cute little accents (such as bells, ornaments, faux greenery, garland, berries), ribbon, twine and candy canes can be added to the gifts for that extra wow factor.

 

diy christmas gift wrap

 

I made the adorable gift tags by layering rows of Seal-It glitter tape on card stock, then cutting out the desired shapes. I used the same technique to create the letter ‘J’ on the gift tag below.

 

glitter tape washi christmas gift wrap

 

To create the bow above, I took 2 strips of glitter tape and placed them sticky side to sticky side. Then I created an ‘O’ shape with the strip, pinched it in the middle to create the bow shape, then put a piece of tape around the middle. Super easy and cute!

 

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I LOVE the Seal-It Glitter Tape because the glitter never flakes off, and it can actually be torn with your hands…no scissors required! It can also be stuck to a number of different surfaces, but it’s not a heavy duty tape, so it can easily be removed. It’s perfect for crafts and DIY’s!

LoveJenny1

 

Thank you to Seal-It for sponsoring this post!

How To Set Up a DIY Mimosa Bar

Monday, June 15, 2015 8 1

DIY Mimosa Set Up

 

The mimosa is one of my all-time favourite drinks. Not only is it light, bubbly, and refreshing, but it’s also one of the only cocktails that is acceptable to drink before 11am. ­čśë The only thing I love more than mimosas served at an event, is making said mimosas myself at said event. A DIY mimosa bar is fun, interactive, delicious, and most importantly, easy.

 

Mimosa Orange Juice and Sparkling Wine

 

I was recently introduced to Simply Orange’s new orange juice with coconut water. Orange juice and coconut water are two of my favourite things to drink, so I was really excited to try this new twist on a classic. To my extreme delight, the juice was really light in taste and very refreshing. Even Justin, who finds fruit juice to be too sweet, really loved the new Simply Orange with Coconut Water. On top of it’s deliciousness, it’s only 80 calories per serving, never sweetened, and has no preservatives, artificial flavours or colours.

 

After trying this juice, I thought to myself that the only thing that could possibly make it any better could be to add a little bubbly. And wow, was I right. I’m not exaggerating when I say that it was the best mimosa I’ve ever had. The light, refreshing juice paired with the bubbly sparkling wine, created magic in a glass.

 

How to Make a Mimosa

Mimosas with Simply Orange Coconut Water

 

A DIY Mimosa Bar is super easy to create. All you need is the following:

1. A Selection of Juices. Orange is classic, but you can also mix it up with different flavours. I chose the Simply Orange with Coconut Water, along with Simply Lemonade and Simply Lemonade with Raspberry.

2. A Little Bubbly. Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Prosecco and Cava are all perfect choices. Since I’ll be mixing the bubbly with juice, I usually opt for Prosecco, since it’s more budget conscience than champagne, but tastes equally as delicious.

3. Fresh Fruit. I always like to add fresh fruit to my mimosas for an extra splash of flavour. I like raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and oranges.

4. Champagne Flutes. Although you can go with any type of glassware, tradition calls for champagne flutes. And it just feels extra pretty and girly too.

5. Sparkling Water. A good-to-have if you are hosting children or friends who do not drink alcohol.

 

A few additional items to include in your DIY Mimosa Bar are:

1. An ice bucket. It comes in handy for extra champagne bottles if you don’t have time to keep checking on the bubbly levels. It’s also good to keep some on ice if you have a lot of guests, so you’re not constantly running to the fridge.

2. Juice labels. A cute touch would be to label the juice flavours with a tag around the bottle neck or a little place card in front.

3. Pretty accessories. Paper straws, cocktail umbrellas, gorgeous flowers, fun tablecloths, and cute napkins are all easy elements to add that really take your Mimosa Bar to the next level of pretty.

 

Finally, remember, that a mimosa is super simple to make. It’s one part juice to one part bubbly. So, just fill half the glass with juice and the remaining half with champagne or sparkling wine. Who would have thought something so easy could bring so much joy to my taste buds.

Orange Juice Mimosa

How to Make a Mimosa

 

LoveJenny