Friday Finds December 30

December 30, 2022

Happy final Friday of the year! This is my 52nd Friday Finds post. When I first started these posts, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to stick to a weekly posting but I did, even when traveling. I don’t know if it will continue into the 2023, we will see. I hope everyone had a wonderful, restful week. My week has been pretty great. I have been in my jammies or comfy clothes most of the time, went on a mini getaway Downeast with Andrew and have successfully binged the new Emily in Paris. I am loving the lazy life! This week’s finds include a gray area article, tips for a healthy new year, a recipe for luck, and a Tik Tok trend.

Gray Area Drinking

I had never heard of a gray area drinker before seeing a news story on CBS the other morning. Someone under this label drinks frequently (has a glass of wine while cooking, goes out for drinks after work, has a nightly drink to unwind, etc) but they are not physically dependent on it and can stop at anytime. They drink because they want to, not because they need to. With Dry January coming up I wanted to learn a little more about this so I found this article too.

Hoppin’ John

There are many superstitions surrounding holidays and New Years is no exception. Hoppin’ John is a traditional southern dish eaten during the holiday, that pairs black eyed peas with rice. It is thought to bring prosperity to you and your family when enjoyed on New Years. This recipe from Bon Appetit looks really good and sure to bring you lots of luck 😉

Happy Healthy New Year

Joining the gym in January or swearing off sugar/carbs/alcohol for a healthier you in the new year sounds good but can be hard to maintain. Make some healthier choices for 2023 that you can actually keep. This checklist from the Washington Post is simple and attainable.

Tart Cherry Juice

So, I don’t have Tik Tok but I do get The Skimm in my inbox every morning. Apparently there is a tart cherry juice trend circulating on the social app. It’s said to help with insomnia if you drink a glass before bed. Check out the Skimm article here and decide if adding this to your nightly routine is worth it.

Do you have a New Years resolution? Mine is to be better at meal prepping for the week. Hopefully no more yogurt and banana lunches for me in 2023!

Have a great weekend and Happy New Year!

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