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’re talking financial mistakes and yummy Portobello Mushrooms with spinach, and bleu cheese.
The Four F’s
Finance – Recognize Your Financial Mistakes
The other day I ran across this great quote – “I’m only rich because I know when I’m wrong…I basically have survived by recognizing my mistakes.” –George Soros
We all make financial mistakes. Recognizing them as such and doing something to stop, control, or reverse any financial damage separates the financially independent from the rest.
Some financial mistakes we previously made and since corrected include, not saving for retirement, buying expensive and sexy vehicles, dining out too often, and incurring consumer debt.
Check yourself and your financial picture. Identify any financial mistakes and make a change. For if you don’t, you may end up with empty savings accounts, overflowing debt, and a very dim future. Please do not let that happen to you.
Fitness – June is Men’s Health Month
In the U.S., June is Men’s Health Month, with the week of June 12th – 18th being National Men’s Health Week (NIMHW). So guys, get off the couch or push away from the dining room table, set down the beer and the hot dog, and let’s get healthy!
Men are less likely than women to see a physician annually for physical exams, yet statistics show men are at greater risk of death in every age group. They die at an age five years younger than women on average, and when looking at the top 10 causes of death, they lead the way in 9. Men also experience more fatalities from workplace injuries and suicide attempts.
Celebrate your life men and set yourself up for a long healthy future. Eat Better. Schedule a physical exam. Get active and move more. Play. Listen to your wife or your mother. Sorry, got carried away. 🙂
Let’s not allow this month pass by without taking at least one step down the road to greater wellness. Let me know in the comments what you’ll commit to doing this month for a healthier you.
Food – Crimini Mushrooms
Portobellos are large crimini mushrooms, with the smaller crimini often being called a ‘baby Portobello.’ Crimini mushrooms are harvested when young, whereas the Portobellos are grown as large as 4 or more inches in diameter.
Criminis are often eaten raw in salads or sautéed with onions or garlic for a side dish. Grill, broil or bake Portobello for your main course or replacement for a burger. Try our delicious Portobello, Spinach, and Bleu Cheese recipe below.
Crimini mushrooms are an excellent source of many minerals including copper, selenium, and phosphorus. They are also an excellent source of B vitamins including vitamin B2, niacin, and pantothenic acid. Also, crimini mushrooms are a very good source of potassium, zinc, vitamin B1 and manganese.
They are also a good source of vitamin B6, folate, choline, protein and vitamin B12. These mushrooms provide an array of phytonutrients known to provide support to our immune system aiding in the prevention of unwanted inflammation.
Fun – Foraging
Do some grocery shopping in the woods! A lot more fun than the typical grocery store. There are a variety of wild plants which are edible for human consumption. Foraging.com is an incredible source of information with links to individuals and small groups who teach or are actively involved in foraging. Many utilize Meetup.com to organize outings.
My mom recently participated in an outing and learned we have many edible wild plants in our own backyard, bonus!
There are many excellent blogs on the internet, and I enjoy reading quite a few. Check out these posts I found in the last couple weeks.
For all the new college graduates out there, Teacher Investor has things he wants you to know, and it involves a bit of magic.
Ever heard of a scarcity mindset? Matt, at Optimize Your Life, tells us about it in his review of the book, Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much.
The Financial Muse celebrated a birthday recently and reflected on money and life lessons she’s learned thus far.
Wishing you a healthy weekend, be well!
Portobello Mushrooms with Spinach & Bleu Cheese
Bake 18-20 minutes in 350-degree oven
4 large Portobello Mushrooms, stems removed
2 large cloves of Garlic, minced
Crumbled Bleu Cheese
20-25 leaves of Baby Spinach, stems removed
Clean mushrooms with a lightly dampened paper towel. Do not rinse with water as they will become soggy.
Place mushrooms top side down on baking sheet, brush with melted coconut oil.
Sprinkle minced garlic in the underside of the mushroom.
Tear spinach leaves and arrange on the mushroom bottom (5-6 leaves per mushroom), covering garlic.
Sprinkle bleu cheese crumbles on top of spinach.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 18 – 20 minutes.
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