TGIF! I hope everyone had a great week and is ready for the weekend. I can’t wait to spend it outdoors having some fun with my family. The weather has finally turned for the better and it’s putting us all in a good mood. But, with good weather comes the thought of bathing suit season and BBQ-ing. Is your body bikini-ready? How does your skin look after a long winter? Do you have a little work to do before you flaunt those killer abs to the world? This week’s products will help you get ready.
Trader Joe’s Salsa VerdeThis salsa is so full of vibrant, tangy flavor. I love to use it on top of eggs, smothered in a quesadilla, spooned over some beautiful whitefish and then broiled (it gets a little sweet), or just straight up as a dip for some veggies (love jicama and cucumber best with this dip) and really good baked tortilla chips. Only 5 calories per tablespoon, so it’s super waist -friendly. Find it at your local Trader Joe’s.
Weighted Hula Hoop Do you remember how much fun you had as a kid when you would just spends hours hula-hooping? Round and round it went. If you were really good, you could spin more than one at the same time. Well, it’s time to bring back hula-hooping as a part of your exercise routine. Not only will you bring back some of those childhood memories, but you’ll shed some inches off your waist and get a rockin’ hard midsection. Read more about it at www.hooping.org and look for quality weighted hoops at www.sports-hoop.com
Argan Oil What an amazing moisturizer for your hair, skin, and nails! It even helped clear up my son’s terrible eczema. Got dry or color-treated hair? It will add shine and moisture back to your locks. Want younger looking skin? Here’s your anti-ager. Try Kiehl’s Superbly Restorative Skin Salve, $25 (www.kiehls.com) and Josie Maran Argan Oil $48 (www.josiemarancosmetics.com).
Flexible spatula Want a great spatula for turning those beautiful salmon fillets on the BBQ? Strong enough for heavy pieces and with slats that allow the fat to drain away. Try out this one by Kuhn Rikon (www.chefsresource.com) $16