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..


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


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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.


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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.

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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:

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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:


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


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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!



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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!

2 comments:

  1. Everything looks so good! How did you do the steak? I think I may make that this week! Glad you like the nut thins, such a guilt free cracker :)

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  2. You might be qualified to get a free Apple iPhone 7.

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