Wednesday, October 24, 2012

WIAW #36

I was reading through an issue of Woman's World magazine and stumbled across an article about volunteering. Turns out, I'm part of the 73% of people who say "lack of time or money is holding us back from lending a hand." Unfortunately, that's an absolutely true statistic. Luckily, the article had some great ideas on how to help without needing bucket loads of cash or required lots of your time. One of my favorites was Charitii.com, which has been in operation since 2008.


On Charitii, you solve simple word puzzles and, for each correct answer given, a donation is given to your selected charity. There are different charities available through the site, including charity:water, Invisible Youth Network, The Nature Conservancy, The Oaktree Foundation, and the Philippine Aid Society. So, choose the one you'd like to donate to and answer away - super easy, right? While I still want to actually get out there and personally volunteer, by playing five minutes a day I'm still contributing something!

Okay, I'll step off my soapbox now and let's switch gear to the ever so wonderful What I Ate Wednesday!



I was rushing around trying to get ready for work so I threw my usual egg whites into a bowl with avocado and tomato chunks. Oh, and obviously a ton of black pepper...addicted to that stuff. A fruit leather thingamajig rounded off breakfast.


Roasted apples and baby Brussels sprouts made for a very different snack today. I like the baby Brussels better than the normal sized because they don't have that tough core. Plus, they're so little and cute!


I carnivored up my usual lunchtime salad with a buncha steak. Om nom!


This paleo-ized egg salad went great with another smaller (steak-less) salad at dinner. I pretty much made the egg salad the same way as paleo chicken salad, seen HERE.


"Ice cream" made with frozen bananas and strawberries was a nice post-dinner treat!

Enjoy your day and happy WIAW! :)
(Note: Charitii.com did not endorse or in any way promote this blog post. This is a product I personally use and enjoy. All opinions are strictly my own.)

26 comments:

  1. Sometimes we just have to get our our soapbox. You were on and off quickly and didn't injure yourself! ;-) I LOVE brussel sprouts but I've never seen baby ones. I love the sprouts roasted...yum. I think I'd like the combo with the apples. Have a great day!

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    1. I've only come across the baby sprouts a couple of times at this one off market near my boyfriend's house. The sprouts & apples made a good pairing :)

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  2. Charitii sounds amazing! I've done a similar one where you read a book online, and the book you read gets donated to children who don't have access to libraries or schools, etc. It's such a great idea! And sometimes you just can't beat egg whites with avocado and tomato! :)

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    1. That sounds really cool, too - do you remember the website that you did that through??

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  3. Brussel sprouts & Apples together? Never thought of that combination before, but in a weird way it sounds awesome :)

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    1. I was dubious at first but figured I had nothing really to lose - and it was pretty good!

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  4. That banana ice cream looks amazing! Love the brussel sprout and apple combo too! So different but a great snack!

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    1. Thanks! I've been trying to switch it up somewhat :)

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  5. Roasted brussel sprouts and apples sounds awesome! Great reminder about volunteering... I always wish I did more. I ran the Houston half last year for the MS Foundation (my dad has MS) so that was a meaningful way to help raise money, and I'm hoping to do it again this year.

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    1. What a wonderful way to help, especially because it is so close to your heart! I look forward to hearing about it, when you run it again :)

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  6. Charitii looks like a neat site! I love to volunteer, but I know so many people who want to, but say they don't have enough time-- they def need something like this. Your banana strawberry ice cream looks like a perfect way to end the day!

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    1. Exactly - that's why I was excited to find this! Even just five minutes (of playing a game!) is helping in some small way :)

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  7. What a cool idea! Charitii has got it goin' on. There should be more organizations like that!!

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  8. There are a lot worse things to be addicted to than black pepper;) And vegetables for a snack! You're hardcore:) I usually gravitate towards sweet snacks...I guess you had the apples in there and that is kind of sweet! Looks delicious!

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    1. Hehe you're right! And I tend to usually eat a lot more fruit for snacks but ya caught me on a veggie day, I guess ;)

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  9. My addiction to black pepper is second only to my addiction to cinnamon!

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    1. Yum! Cinnamon is definitely another well used spice around here too :)

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  10. Happy WIAW! Your Egg Salad dinner looks delicious. :-)

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  11. That Charitti website sounds really neat. Definitely worth the time! And you are getting smarter as well :D So many veggies in this post! And banana ice cream. Long time no see. I need to make some soon...

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    1. I hadn't thought of that - another bonus ;) This was the first time I'd made it in awhile; I was happy to have it back in the freezer! What do you put in yours??

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  12. I love the black pepper love. I always put so much pepper onto my food! Also, is that avocado in the egg salad? Hoshiz.

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  13. I'm in the same boat when it comes to volunteering. Thanks for the link to that site! Also, I love roasted apples...

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