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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Flatbread that dreams are made of

My sister-in-law works at a company that actually cares about the health of their employee's.  What a crazy idea.

You would think that every company would pick up on this in order to save on health care.

Employees get a free HEALTHY lunch everyday.  Shelly saved up some of her meal tickets and treated us to lunch.

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Vegetable soup, salad with grilled chicken, cranberries, walnuts, feta cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette.  The side of flat bread was ridiculous.  I could have eaten a football field of it.

Can you believe that her company provides all 1,000 people a healthy lunch everyday.  Once in a while they give us free pizza at school, it is on wheat crust.

Went for hot chocolate and donuts.....I had a bite but Krispy Kremes are way too rich for me.

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Can you spot my bro-in law in the top right corner......they are still getting used to the fact I take pictures of what I eat.

We are now on our way to the Annual Turkey Day sleep over.  There will be about 15 of us sleeping at my sisters tonight.  Plans include:

-Watching movies on a projector all night long

-Pillow fights

-Eating ridiculous amounts of sugar and mozzarella sticks

-Random games my mom made up

-Turkey piñata.  Okay, not really but that is a tradition I will be doing with my future children.

Does your job do anything to promote the health of the employees?

-Not at my job.  At my sister-in-laws work they have a gym, healthy free food, contests to loose weight and rewards for being healthy.  Sign me up.

Any night before Thanksgiving traditions?

-Sleepover party.

23 Comments:

At November 24, 2010 at 4:48 PM , Blogger Emz said...

"Where Eagles dare" - watch it every T-day eve with my dad. ;)

 
At November 24, 2010 at 4:54 PM , Blogger MW said...

My company pays for health insurance for every employee (doesn't include family) but each one of us literally pay ZERO for health insurance every year so I think that's pretty awesome. I don't really have anything Thanksgiving traditions. My family lives far away but I have been enjoying Thanksgivings with my in-laws.

 
At November 24, 2010 at 5:04 PM , OpenID lauravirginia said...

What an awesome idea! Can I please work there??

I hear you on the taking pictures of food thing. My favorite comment I've heard, "How do you have time to actually eat your food when you are so busy taking pictures of it?" We bloggers are a crazy bunch. :)

Have a great holiday!

 
At November 24, 2010 at 5:06 PM , Blogger The Izant's said...

Honey, EAT SOMETHING. Or let me give you all my fat already. I'm so envious of your skinniness.

 
At November 24, 2010 at 5:10 PM , Blogger MuncherCruncher said...

Can I come play with your family?? That sounds so fun!! My fam makes candy turkeys, watches Home Alone, and we all cook together which is super fun! I hope you have a GREAT Thanksgiving!! xoxoxo

 
At November 24, 2010 at 5:15 PM , Blogger giraffy said...

I work for a cosmetics/beauty/"adult" company, and gets heaps of free product.... Which is not really "healthy", but it does make me happy? :D

Krispy Kreme are like my crack. I can only have them once or twice a year.

Since we moved across the country, I've been working on creating our own traditions... So far it seems to be hiking. We take a hiking trip every holiday. Love :).

 
At November 24, 2010 at 5:39 PM , OpenID cleaneatingchelsey.com said...

Free lunch everyday? Where in the world does she work? I need a new job! :)

 
At November 24, 2010 at 5:48 PM , Blogger LisaOU11 said...

My job does not do anything to promote the health of employees which is a real shame!

Although, my boss is in his late 60 and is a mega cyclists and definitely encourages and motivates us to be healthy!

 
At November 24, 2010 at 6:14 PM , Blogger Lindsay and James Cotter said...

what a lovely lunch. I would invited myself! And that sleep over sounds sounds like a blast. Rest up!

P.S.
Are you gonna come over tomorrow? I'll save you a spot at the table. hehe! I've got a key to the gym where I work, so I can go anytime (even when we're closed!!). You game for a post turkey workout. Okay, I'm kidding but it would be fun!

 
At November 24, 2010 at 7:59 PM , Blogger the dawn said...

seriously? i totally need to do whatever she does. all we ever get at school is pizza. its like thats all teenagers want to eat or something...

i LOVE that you guys have a sleepover! what movies are you watching? new ones or old classics? christmas theme or comedy?

 
At November 24, 2010 at 8:13 PM , OpenID squigglefloey said...

Ah, I have yet to find a wonderful flatbread! I have found a pita bread-type I enjoy though. I'm glad I stumbled on your bloggie btw, it's adorable. And a turkey pinata? Haha...

 
At November 24, 2010 at 8:42 PM , Blogger Khourt said...

Thats so cool about your sister in laws job!! that flatbread is making me drool

 
At November 24, 2010 at 8:52 PM , OpenID dorrybird said...

I love that you are having a slumber party with the fam! We are doing that for Christmas this year with my nieces. Tonight, it's been takeout pizza, cooking, watching Notting Hill, icing sore running knees and reading blogs. ;)

Happy Thanksgiving!!

 
At November 24, 2010 at 9:06 PM , Blogger -Nellie and Jonathan said...

Hmmm....well, THIS year, I'm in the basement hiding from my step-siblings-in-law :) Playing on my computer (AKA BlogCrack) like a nerd who didn't get asked to the dance. WAIT! That was ME!

I'm jealous of your sleepover!

 
At November 24, 2010 at 9:26 PM , Blogger Susan said...

Wow, what company is that? That's awesome that they provide healthy food daily! We get a lot of discounts through my hospital...gyms being one of them. I don't know how many people actually take advantage of it. I might if I wasn't such a big runner...

That sleepover sounds awesome! Never too old for a sleepover. :)

 
At November 25, 2010 at 3:44 AM , Blogger Johann said...

We have a gym but no free food. Good cafeteria though with many healthy options. I've never used any of these (gym & healthy options). I'm bad!

 
At November 25, 2010 at 4:06 AM , OpenID girlevolving.com said...

My job has a federal (or state?) grant so that my husband (who doesn't work there!) and I get paid to work out. If you work out a certain number of days a week for a certain number of hours you get paid a bonus quarterly. Suh-weet! We recently decided to start funneling that money into a treadmill fund.

No night before Thanksgiving traditions - but gearing up for our Thanksgiving morning run at the local park!

Happy Thanksgiving, Janae!

 
At November 25, 2010 at 5:31 AM , Blogger Jen said...

Free healthy lunch every day? that's awesome!!!

Jen
http://jenslosinit.blogspot.com/

 
At November 25, 2010 at 7:20 AM , Blogger Jenn said...

Healthy Lunch for free!!!

So, I work for a Dentist. I guess I get free toothpaste and toothbrushes which promote healthy teeth but the break room is packed full of chocolate covered potato chips and frozen pizzas...Healthy teeth are a must there, healthy hearts...not so much-ha!

That flatbread looks awesome. My sweet neighbor lady just brought us piles of lefsa she just made (Do they have that in Utah?) Thin, looks like a tortilla, you roll it, made from potatoes...Anyway, this stuff is still warm and the kids and I are devouring it!

Have a great Thanksgiving. Off to hang out with my family. I'm the oldest of 6 girls. Too fun to spend Holiday's with my sisters!!

 
At November 25, 2010 at 10:24 AM , OpenID mealsformiles said...

your sleepover tradition sounds so fun :) My sis and I always watch movies and prep for our Thanksgiving feast. Happy T-day! :)

 
At November 25, 2010 at 12:28 PM , Blogger Meghan said...

Oh my word! Where does your sister in law work? I want to be thereeeee!

No night before Thanksgiving traditions.

 
At November 25, 2010 at 2:14 PM , Blogger lindsay said...

That's awesome! My work def doesn't do that. It would be cool if they'd offer some benefits/perks for a healthy lifestyle. Free healthy lunch is nice.

 
At November 27, 2010 at 4:09 PM , Blogger Holley said...

i can make $200 for doing healthy challenges throughout the year at work, and even better we made another $200 for ben doing them too! i love that they include your spouse! woo!

my fav thanksgiving tradition is going on a hike every year in the morning. :)

 

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