Food for Thought : Administrative Professionals Day
My son's administrative assistant we thank you Anita for keeping him in line . Today is Administrative Professionals Day .The observance is a day to recognize the work of secretaries , administrative assistants , receptionists and other administrative assistants support support professionals . Anyone who has ever had an administrative assistant knows the values of their contribution to any organization . Typically , the job requires long periods of sitting at a desk , high stress and sometime eating in front of a computer , all which do not promote optimal health . While flowers and candy are a frequently given , showing someone you care about their health can mean much more . Here are a few tips to help you celebrate celebrate the day in a healthy way . Help make it easier for employees to take physical activity breaks . Schedule activity breaks within the work day that employees can get away from their desk for a short walk or stretch break . Physical activity is great for overall health , and makes us all more productive . Going to lunch ? Forgo the buffets and fried foods . There are plenty of places that offer healthier options . Fruit baskets and similar items are great gifts for the day . Create a healthy work place . Have fresh fruits or vegetables available and promote healthy lifestyles . Three Bean Salad with Wild Rice
Three bean salad with wild rice that can be made ahead and tastes great at room temperature. Perfect for picnics, potlucks and leftovers! Serves 8-10 TOTAL Time: 30 minutes 3 cups cooked wild rice blend, cooled 1 (14-ounce) can kidney beans (dark or light), rinsed and drained 1 (14-ounce) can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained 1 (14-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (10 ounce) package frozen peas, thawed 1 red bell pepper, diced 2 jalapenos, diced (if sensistive to spice, remove seeds and membrane and just add 1) 1/2 red onion, diced 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon honey (sub agave to make vegan) 2 limes, zest and juice 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 .. In a large mixing bowl, combine the rice, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, black beans, peas, bell pepper, jalapeno, red onion, and cilantro. 2 . In a small bowl, large measuring cup, or mason jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the olive oil, honey, lime zest, lime juice, and salt. Pour over the salad, then toss gently to combine. If time allows, refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the flavors to blend. Serve chilled or at room temperature. 3 . Salad will taste best eaten within two days but can last three or four tightly covered in the refrigerator. Freeze, tightly covered, for up to 1 month. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
I like to think my son for the swell job he did in my absent . Now my dear son , it is not what you do with the ladies if you catch them , it is the thrill of the hunt , never steered you wrong , love you dearly my son . A proud grand-poppa G .