Wednesday, February 22, 2012

My Crazy Life!!: Go to Foods/ Meals

My Crazy Life!!: Go to Foods/ Meals: People have been asking recently what my "go to" foods or meals are. I tend to be a creature of habit and once I find something I can eat I...

Go to Foods/ Meals

People have been asking recently what my "go to" foods or meals are.
I tend to be a creature of habit and once I find something I can eat I add it to the list and eat it over and over again. I still can't eat chicken and eggs bug me sometimes depending how they are cooked. Some days I like them, some days I don't.

I tend to pack my lunches in my bento box which I love. It's like built in portion control because the containers are small. I still weigh my foods except usually for breakfast because it typically is nothing that I can really weigh. I mean I suppose I could weigh a almond meal pancake, but really that's not going to tell me anything.

So here goes meal type

Eggs- hard boiled
Oatmeal- Steel Cut oats are my fav. I buy them plain and flavor them up
Fresh fruit
Protein Shakes- Almost every morning I have one
Bagel Thin with peanut butter (very rare)

Lunch/ Dinner- I tend to eat leftovers for lunch, etc
Sandwich Meat- Thin & Trim brand: ham, turkey, roast beef
Deli Cheese- 2% American
Cheddar Cheese- extra Sharp please!
Brie on veggies
hummus on veggies
Tuna Salad
Baked Potato
Sweet Potato
Peas, Green beans, other beans, edamame, broccoli, cauliflower, kale
Salad- tomato, cucumber, etc
13 Bean Soup

I love to cook things in my crock pot. My favorite recipes I tend to post about if I remember to take pics. Sometimes I want to eat it too badly to bother to whip out the camera and set up. My current favorite is to make the filling from my Pork, bean, and sweet potato Quesadillas and make it into patties, coat with panko and bake up. Super tasty. It's all about finding foods you love and not only eating them as is, but finding interesting ways to combine ingredients. I feel like I really need to try and tackle Tofu next. I use it in lots of desserts, but not too much for cooking.

Anyone have any great tofu recipes I can give a whirl?

Anyone have any kinds of food they would like to see new recipes on?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Breakfast in a Sparkly Wine Glass

This was today's breakfast
I like to call it my Chocolate Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake and here is how I make it:

In your blender (we all know I have professed my love for my NINJA)
8oz Milk (I go lactose free, fat free)
1 scoop Chocolate Protein Powder
1TB Sugar Free Chocolate Torani
1TB Sugar Free Peppermint Torani
few ice cubes

Blend really well.
Pour into a fancy glass and I like to top with Sugar Free Whipped Topping...Hood makes a good one in a can :)

Some days I feel like I am happier to drink a protein shake when it is in a pretty glass. This is one my sister made for me for my 30th birthday. It was my special "party" glass. I still have it and it is the perfect size for a shake!

Are there any protein shake combo's you love? Let me know...I am always looking for new ideas to try!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

SuperBowl Goodies - Go Pats!!

New England Patriots!!

I was thinking today about how much I miss watching the Super Bowl with all the delicious and naughty for you Super Bowl foods. Then I realized, I rather be 130 lbs lighter, so here are some ideas for fun and healthy foods at your Super Bowl party this year... some are actual links so click on them for full recipe :)

Cookie Dough Truffles

Mini Sandwiches

Pork, Bean, Sweet Potato Quesadillas

Black Bean and Mango Salad

Strawberry Shortcake Cake- non wls friendly :(

Steak & Cheese Casserole

This year I think I will make deviled eggs, the quesadillas, and maybe a fun dessert. I am thinking of my Tofu Fudge Pie. It's my new obsession.

How are you celebrating the Super Bowl this year? I wish we had a huge living room so I could have a ton of friends over but alas our living room is the size of a closet!

What are you doing for the big game this year? I love football so I can't wait to cheer on my Patriots!!