It´s been a really hectic week in my house this week with my degree assessments looming, my clothing line in full swing, and the daily ins and outs of a family lifestyle.
The weather has been pretty awful here for the past couple of days, so just when I thought I could put away the Winter clothes and start looking forward to early Spring weather being on it´s way, gale – force winds throttled our little coastal town followed by sleet and, at the top of our mountain there was even a bit of snow!
I hate dressing for Winter as it involves so many layers, and I am much more a summer dress kind of gal…aren´t we all!
On Tuesday I hauled my fur gilets (I have about seven) back out of the wardrobe and layered up.
Knit jumpers are a staple for my winter wardrobe as I feel the cold so much but I sometimes have problems finding ones that don´t look too heavy and don´t look like I´m weighed down by them. I´ve found that v-neck and round, loose – neck jumpers tend to avoid this effect.
I have very pale skin in Winter so warm colors look best on me at the this time of the year. You´ll know whether your skin tone is warm as your veins will be green and your skin will have a yellow undertone. Cool toned skin means you have blue veins. I am warm-winter.
The problem is I have trouble finding warm colors at this time of year that aren´t black, which although I love, I don’t want to wear every day. If I do wear a lighter color, which tends to wash me out more, I try to add pops of color elsewhere like my bag, a necklace, a scarf or another accessory. I also find I have to wear some sort of tinted moisturizer on the days I wear lighter colors in Winter. (Nb: Don´t make yourself more tanned by using a darker foundation, always use a foundation that perfectly matches your skin color and bump up the color tone with a bronzer.)
I always say that a Summer body is made in Winter and I am a big believer in exercising all year round and eating well all year around.
Last night I made some home – made, lean Turkey Burgers with avocado, and added a Baby Spinach, feta and red fruit salad as a side.
The great thing about making your own burgers is that you can add just about anything.
Avocado can easily be hidden in the burgers when you have kids who wouldn´t touch them otherwise!
I have also made these burgers with feta and lemon, lentils, chickpeas and just vegetables.
You will need:
Lean Turkey minced meat
1-2 eggs ( beaten) This depends on the amount of meat you are using 1 to ever 400-500 grams minimum
1 avocado to every 500 grams of meat
1 chopped garlic clove
salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the ingredients up, making sure that the avocado is well and truly blended but not squashed if you´re not giving it to kids
Roll parts of the mixture into a ball (golf ball size) and flatten out into a Pattie
Grill, turning over half way through
Nb The thinner you make the patties the quicker they will cook and the more you will have.
If you make up a big batch of these they are a great go-to food for packed lunches, and quick Dinners.
So keep healthy eating and let´s hope that this Winter weather passes soon and we can show off some of our hard, healthy work 😉