Welcome to Weekend Wellness! Each Friday I share tips, ideas or knowledge on four of my favorite F-words – finance, fitness, food & fun – feature some great posts from around the web and introduce a new recipe. This week we have Chicken or Shrimp & Bok Choy, quick, easy and delicious!
This weekend I’m excited to be featured in Candian Budget Binder’s Making a Difference Series, find it here!
Check out my interview this week at Goalify too!
The Four F’s
Finance – Like movies? Love Christmas?
Then you might be interested in a unique investment opportunity which came to my attention a few weeks ago. “I’ll Be Next Door For Christmas” is the first equity crowdfunded holiday movie currently looking for investors (minimum investment $100.)
This is an investment crowdfunding opportunity that gives a financial interest in an actual company, as opposed to a Kickstarter campaign that simply accepts donations.
Launchers of the comedy film hold 4 Emmys® and an Oscar®, and Oscar® nominee Jennifer Tilly has recently joined the cast of the movie. The final cast will be settled by the end of June.
That Christmas Movie LLC is continuing to accept first round investments through 7/11/2017. Complete details on the crowdfunding campaign here: www.invest.ThatChristmasMovie.com. Be sure and read the comments at the bottom as many questions have been asked and answered there.
Please note, this is not a recommendation to invest, and the above is provided for informational purposes only. Invested money is at risk, and therefore you should not invest money you cannot afford to lose.
Fitness – 10,000 Steps a Day or Not
10,000 steps a day became a popular goal when research showed that walking 10K steps in a day combined with other healthy behaviors led to decreases in body mass index, waistlines, chronic illness such as diabetes and heart disease, and metabolic profiles.
Recommendations currently range from 7,500 to 15,000 steps a day. However, the Center for Disease Control does not specifically advise a certain number of steps per day. Instead, they recommend 2 1/2 hours (150 minutes) of brisk walking or 75 minutes of jogging or running, every week.
What is clear is our need to move. A recent study conducted in Scotland found that sitting is assuredly detrimental to our health. Specifically, the study concluded workers with most time spent in sedentary positions are at higher risk of chronic heart disease and larger waist circumference, higher B.M.I.’s, worse blood sugar control and cholesterol profiles than those who frequently stood and moved.
Food – Bok Choy
Bok Choy is a cruciferous deep green leafy vegetable. It is related to the cabbage family and looks like Romaine lettuce on top with a large bottom similar to celery just wider. Make use of the whole vegetable by using it raw in salads, shred it for cole slaw, or chop and sauté or stir fry it to bring out its best flavors.
Bok Choy contains a wealth of vitamins. It’s an excellent source of vitamins C, A, and K, as well as potassium, folate, vitamin B6, calcium, and manganese. Bok Choy is high in iron, vitamin B1 and B2, choline, copper, magnesium, niacin, pantothenic acid, phosphorus, and zinc. It also provides fiber, protein, and antioxidants.
Store Bok Choy in a plastic bag in the refrigerator and give it a try in our recipe below.
Fun – Vintage Base Ball
There are over 400 clubs in 24 states participating in the Vintage Base Ball Association by holding vintage baseball games. Learn some history and enjoy some action. Cool for the whole family.
“Teams competing today wear period reproduction uniforms, use period authentic equipment and follow baseball rules from the 19th century in order to accurately present the history of baseball to the public. Matches can be seen almost 12 months out of each year at open-air museums, living history villages, Civil War re-enactments and city parks and is played in over 20 states including Canada.” – Vintage Base Ball Association – vbba.org
There are many excellent blogs on the internet, and I enjoy reading quite a few. These great articles below are just a few I discovered recently.
“Mom. When are we going to jump into the wild?” That’s the question Brittany, of Budget Peace, was asked by her son. Check out her answer and idea for “jumping into the wild.”
Speaking of wild, these posts by Mr. & Mrs. Groovy at Freedom is Groovy, are revealing, honest, and a bit wild. It’s not your usual blog or Facebook post, and that is very groovy in my book. I’m sure we can all relate.
Wishing you a great weekend, be well!
Shrimp or Chicken with Bok Choy
1.5 – 2 pounds peeled/deveined shrimp OR 1.5 – 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast diced
1 head of Bok Choy, chopped
3- 4 gloves of garlic
1 tsp fresh ground ginger (+ or – to taste)
1/2 tsp salt
4-5 tbsp coconut oil
White wine vinegar
Heat oil in large skillet or saute pan. Lightly brown garlic. Add ginger and stir. Add chicken and cook until brown OR shrimp and cook for 3-4 minutes or until it is pink.
Add bok choy and stir-fry with chicken or shrimp 2-3 minutes. Season with salt to taste and sprinkle with white wine vinegar.
Plate or serve in bowls.
For an extra kick, top with Siracha sauce.
Note: This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. It is provided to educate you about nutrition, exercise, and personal finance, and as a self-help tool for your own use. It is not legal, medical, or financial advice. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. For my full Disclaimer, please view here.