Thursday, June 28, 2012

New Favorite Cereal

Our friends (who all have kids) think it's crazy that we don't keep milk in the house.. we never drink it, but we do eat a TON of yogurt!

Even though we don't have milk, we bought this new (to us) Kashi cereal:

I love it! I added it to my granola and it was a really good breakfast on the go:


I also combined it with some yogurt and just a little drizzle of honey. It was really good, but next time I'll use plain greek yogurt to cut down on the sweetness.


Some other things I've enjoyed lately... a turkey & avocado wrap in a spinach tortilla (purchased at a local deli)


Tuesday night we had tacos (fish tacos for me, chicken for Matt) and last night I omitted the corn tortillas and just heated up my left over grilled tilapia with my black beans. I then added some salsa and 2% cheese, and it was really good!! I'll definitely have to make this again.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Yes, I'm Alive!

Yes, I'm alive, and still very much eating healthy!!

I knew this summer was going to be very busy with both work and life, but I really hadn't anticipated how busy I would be! I simply started to run out of time to post my meals every day.

Also, I realized as I've been eating healthy now for 2 months, I eat a lot of the same things. You could scroll through my iPhone and see dozens of pictures of apples!

So I decided to approach this little side blog a bit differently and just post "note worthy" meals... ones that I want to remember for the future (especially when I am trying to figure out what to have for dinner or lunch!)

Here are a couple meals I've had recently..

This meal consisted of flank steak, broccoli, quinoa, green onions and some gluten free soy sauce. It was great for a Chinese Food fix!

This is an example of a "we have nothing to eat and don't want to go to the grocery store" type of dinner. We cooked up an egg and cheese omlette with one whole egg and two egg whites and 2% cheese. I also had some whole wheat toast with some homemade jam that my husband's grandparents gave us.

I used to HATE salads but last night I was actually craving one, a chopped cobb salad to be exact. This salad has romaine lettuce, turkey, one hardboiled egg, chopped tomatoes, cucumber and feta cheese.

Back during my unhealthy days, I would have nachos for lunch ALL THE TIME. This is my healthy version of nachos. These are nut crackers (will explain below) with a 100 cal pack of guac, salsa and a string cheese. So much healthier for me than loading on probably a cup of cheese on top of tortilla chips!

Here are some products that I couldn't live without now that we have this healthy lifestyle:


Normally when you see "Low Fat", "Light", "100 Cal Pack" or anything like that, it's LOADED with chemicals and is NOT good! However, here are some exceptions - Annie's Naturals Lite Goddess dressing is SO yummy and still completely all natural even though it's "lite". The 100 calorie packs of guac is also completely natural, they just packaged a 100 calorie portion size of their regular guac. If you see something is "low fat" or "light", always flip the container around and look at the ingredients. If you see chemicals, put it down. If you still see all natural ingredients, it's okay. Here are the ingredient lists for the Annie's dressing and guac:



Also, I just recently tried Nut Thins and they are awesome! They are gluten free which is awesome.


Now that we eat healthy, we eat SO much fruit! We keep so much of it on hand lately, I had to put a second fruit bowl out!


The KIND granola is still my favorite.. it's soo good and still very healthy. I'm also a huge fan of the Target brand organic fruit strips, they are always great to have around in case I need a little sweetness. They taste like candy but are made only from fruit and are only 45 calories.

I have to admit most of these great foods I found via my bff and "coach" Erin - she's the one who started me on this diet change. She lives in Denver with lots of health nut hippies so she always knows the best and healthiest things out there. I had no idea Nut Thins even existed until she told me about them, and they were on the very bottom shelf at our local grocery store, so I would have never seen them!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Tonight for dinner we had one of my faves.. Pizza with whole wheat dough, cheese and salami. No sauce, super simple.. Sooo good!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Do you ever just want something "interesting" for lunch? That was me today. So I shared a lunch portion of spicy Thai basil chicken and brown rice. The place split it into two boxes which is always great because it helps so much with portion control!

I had my usual granola for lunch, yogurt for an afternoon snack, a tostada for dinner and my favorite dessert - banana, cinnamon and honey.

Monday, June 4, 2012


I had a morning meeting so I had my daily coffee and a handful of wheat crackers while heading out the door. Not the best breakfast!

This weekend I had a lot of carbs (last night we had speg and meatballs with friends) so I decided I wanted a fresh salad for lunch. I copied one of my favorite salads from crisp and added tuna and a little avocado and soy dressing.

For dinner we had, shocker, more Mexican food! I had a chicken tostada made with grilled chicken. I love when Matt toasts me a corn tortilla on the grill, no frying involved!

I also had a lot of fruit today.. A banana after lunch, an apple for a snack and a pear after dinner I have become obsessed with fruit!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

6.2 & 6.3

I had a lot of the same foods today and yesterday so I thought I would lump them together!

6.2 breakfast - wheat sandwich thins, egg and cheese

6.2 lunch - leftover fish tacos and black beans

6.2 snack - whole wheat cheddar crackers (like goldfish) not pictured

6.2 dinner - Matt bbqed! I had smoked brisket and half a baked potato with light sour cream (made with nonfat milk) and 2% cheddar.

6.3 breakfast - wheat sandwich this, egg and cheese again

6.3 lunch - leftover brisket and baked potato

6.3 snack - apple and whole wheat crackers with natural pb

Dinner to come!

Friday, June 1, 2012

6.1.12 Snack & Dinner

I made yummy fish tacos tonight and then had a lovely impromptu date with my love to TCBY (not pictured)

6.1.12 Breakfast & Lunch

have turned into a granola nut. I love having handfuls of it for breakfast in the morning and a little handful of it if I need something sweet or get a little hungry. I love this kind because it's gluten free and has only 7 grams of sugar.