Tools for More Good Days

Download Free Coloring Book Pages

We’ve chosen 12 designs from our Symbols of the Warrior coloring book for you to print from home. Each coloring sheet is filled with a unique combination of inspirational phrases or our Warrior Symbols – representing the many facets of strength, hope and courage shown by those who are touched by breast cancer.

Whether you color to unwind or get your creativity flowing, Ford Warriors in Pink® hopes these designs will give you a good day with an inspirational way to color yourself a warrior. Then share and post your creations! #fordwarriorsinpink #togetherathome

Make a No-Sew Face Mask

Fold Your Way to a Good Day

The origami crane symbolizes hope for good health, happiness and peace. Now you can learn to fold your own. All you need is a square sheet of paper of any size. Then follow the step-by-step instructions here. An ancient legend says that if you fold 1,000 paper cranes, your wish will come true. How many will you fold? Don’t forget to post them! #fordwarriorsinpink #togetherathome

Click to Download Crane Folding Instructions!

Recommended Reads

Here’s a great way to give your brain a good day: READ. Our Models of Courage and organization partners have provided a list of recommended reads to inform, inspire, entertain and enrich your days.

Healing Music

Follow the steps below to access your Ford Warriors In Pink playlist on Spotify® and get your good day moving.

Download Spotify to Listen to Full Songs Anywhere

Step 1:
Log in or create your account at Spotify.com.

Step 2:
Download the Spotify app to your phone or tablet to listen anywhere.

Step 3:
Type “Ford Warriors in Pink” into the search function.

Step 4:
Click on our link under “Profiles” to listen and enjoy!

Be sure to check the Warriors in Pink profile for updated playlists featuring new artists and more healing music.

Good Days Come to Those Who Write

As a breast cancer patient, you can always use more good days. But undeniably, there will be times when they feel hard to come by. That’s where the Gratitude Jar comes in. The idea behind it (and making one) is simple. You pull reminders of good days from a jar to help you pull through the ones that could be better.

How do I create my own Good Days Gratitude Jar?

Step 1:
Find a jar. You can also use a cookie tin, a fish bowl or anything else that you can collect notes in.

Step 2:
Make your jar your own. Decorate with anything that makes you happy. Use bright ribbon, photos of loved ones, colorful stickers or drawings. Or print the labels below that we’ve created just for you.

Step 3:
Write down the good stuff. When you’re happy, proud of or thankful for something – jot it down! Then fold up your note and drop it in your jar.

Step 4:
Reach for a reminder of a good day. When you’re facing a tough day, read one of your notes as a reminder of a time you’ve cherished or triumphed and know that you can make it through.

Printable Gratitude Jar labels.

Got a jar? Or a box or a bowl? Simply click here to print these labels, cut and glue – then voila! You’re ready for good things. Don’t forget to make one for a friend too.

Aimee’s Baked Potato-Cauliflower Soup

Nothing says comfort food quite like a baked potato topped with obscene amounts of bacon, cheese, sour cream and a few broccoli florets (you know – to keep things healthy). And, nothing makes it even more comforting than putting it into soup form. However, to lighten things up, I’ve made a few changes that maintain the integrity of the dish (hello, bacon!), decrease the fat, and increase the fiber and vitamins.

Recipe created by Aimee Bariteau, trained chef and Model of Courage.

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, greens trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 russet potato
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon – sliced crosswise in ¼ inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion – diced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 leek – chopped
  • 1 celery stalk – diced
  • 2 garlic cloves – finely chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 small bunch chives – finely chopped
  • 3 scallions – finely chopped
  • 2 cups of broccoli – chopped and steamed
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • Low-fat plain Greek yogurt (optional)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Put piece of parchment paper on a sheet pan. Drizzle olive oil over cauliflower and potato. Sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Bake in oven for 60 minutes until cauliflower and potato are cooked through.

In large pot, cook bacon over medium heat. Once the bacon is fully cooked and the fat is rendered, remove it with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add onion, leek and celery and cook until soft and fragrant, seasoning with salt and pepper. Add garlic and cook for another minute.

Add stock, bay leaves and smoked paprika. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes while potatoes and cauliflower finish baking.

Once the cauliflower is finished, add to saucepan. Cut potato in half, scoop out potato and add to the pot with the smoked paprika.

Remove bay leaves and carefully spoon half of the mixture into a blender. Puree until smooth. Set aside and puree the remaining mixture. If mixture is too thick, then add some water or stock to desired consistency. Combine and add the chives. Test for seasoning. Add more salt and pepper if necessary.

Serves 6-8

Aimee's Chewy Chocolate-Walnut Cookies

I don’t have a huge sweet tooth – given the choice between salty and sweet, I will always pick chips over cookies. However, I absolutely love chocolate. The darker, the better. And if it’s in cookie form, it better be chewy and rich. Especially on a bad day. So imagine my surprise when I came across these flourless chocolate-walnut cookies – so deep in cocoa flavor with the texture of a good crispy-chewy brownie edge – and realized that there are only five ingredients … none of which were butter or oil. Are they made with sugar? Of course … I’m not a saint after all … but as far as cookies go, you may feel a little virtuous after biting into one of these. They can make any day a good day.

Recipe created by Aimee Bariteau, trained chef and Model of Courage.

Click here to print the recipe.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups walnut halves, toasted and cooled
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar (1 lb. box)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 egg whites at room temperature

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Line three rimmed baking sheets with parchment paper. Once the walnuts have been toasted and are cool, chop coarsely and set aside. Sift together the confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder and sea salt. Stir in walnuts, then add the egg whites and vanilla. Stir until well combined.

Spoon the batter onto the prepared sheets in 1 tablespoon mounds – leaving plenty of space between the cookies (if using a 12x16 sheet pan, only make 12 cookies per pan). These will expand significantly, so leave plenty of room between each cookie and the edge of the pan.

Bake until they puff up – about 11 to 13 minutes. The tops will get glossy and then crack slightly. Be sure to check the cookies mid-way through and rotate the pan.

Makes about 40 cookies.

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