February 1, 2011


I haven’t had any luck losing weight in the past two weeks…
So now I’m back to cutting calories and not eating all the crap.  I looked back on my old food journal I started last March and I saw that I wrote myself little notes like- stop snacking and eating late.  I’m glad I wrote that stuff down it helps me remember how I lost weight the first time around.  So I’m starting fresh for February!
For breakfast I’ve started eating yogurt, fresh fruit and a crumbled granola bar in it.  I love parfaits so i recreate my own!  I cut the calories in half by only eating half a cup of low fat yogurt and half the granola bar.  It’s pretty easy to cut out calories just have to remember to do it.
I also so in my food journal that I exersied a lot more then I do now, so it’s back to doing it almost every day.  It’s better for your heart anyway<3

I haven’t had any luck losing weight in the past two weeks…

So now I’m back to cutting calories and not eating all the crap.  I looked back on my old food journal I started last March and I saw that I wrote myself little notes like- stop snacking and eating late.  I’m glad I wrote that stuff down it helps me remember how I lost weight the first time around.  So I’m starting fresh for February!

For breakfast I’ve started eating yogurt, fresh fruit and a crumbled granola bar in it.  I love parfaits so i recreate my own!  I cut the calories in half by only eating half a cup of low fat yogurt and half the granola bar.  It’s pretty easy to cut out calories just have to remember to do it.

I also so in my food journal that I exersied a lot more then I do now, so it’s back to doing it almost every day.  It’s better for your heart anyway<3

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Lunch and Dinner

For lunch today I made a salad…

1 1/2 cups shredded lettuce

cucumbers

4 slices turkey

crispy onions for some crunch and flavor!

I love the Ken’s light options dressings they are so low in calories and taste super great, the honey french is my favorite!

For dinner I made cheese steak pizza!  I love cheese steak pizza from the pizza place but yea it’s probably has like 500 calories so I made my own!

One small wrap- 100 cal

2 servings cheese steak meat- 200 cal

1 slice American cheese- 70 cal

1/4 cup mozzarella cheese- 70 cal

Total=440

I also used the elliptical for 20 minutes after work. 

Tomorrow I’m going to make Banana Oat Muffins so keep a look out for them!


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February 2, 2011


Banana Oat Muffins

These muffins are super easy to make and good for you too!

Ingredients

Nonstick cooking spray

2 cups quick oats (process in food processor)

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 egg lightly beaten

3/4 cup mashed ripe banana

1/2 cup fat-free milk

1/4 cup honey

2 Tablespoons cooking oil

1/2 cup semi sweet chips

1. Preaheat oven to 400F Coat the muffin pan with the cooking spray.  In a medium bowl combine all dry ingredients and make a well in the center of the bowl.

2. In another bowl, stir together all the wet ingredients.  Add the mixture all at once to the flour mixture.  Stir just until moist, may be lumpy.  Spoon batter into muffin pan about two-thirds full.

3. Bake 14 to 16 min or until golden brown and when you insert a tooth pick it comes out clean. 

Per muffin-

167cal, 6g fat, 18mg chol., 125 mg sodium, 30g carbo, 3g fiber, 4g pro

My muffins seemed dry so I think next time I would boost my milk up to 3/4 cup milk.  They are pretty good, I mean I’m used to eating sweet muffins so they might take some getting used to.

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February 3, 2011


So I found this Oat meal in the supermarket. I didn&#8217;t buy it at first but when I was in the store the other day I saw it was on sale for only $1 I couldn&#8217;t resist!  I&#8217;m glad I got it cause the Strawberry flavor is really good!
It comes in a cool pouch that you just pour into your bowl and the pouch has a water fill line so you just fill the pouch with water, pop it in the microwave for 90 sec and done.  It&#8217;s fast super easy way to eat breakfast in a healthy way!
Serving size- 1 pouch
130 cal
15 fat cal
2 grams of fiber
3 grams of protein 

So I found this Oat meal in the supermarket. I didn’t buy it at first but when I was in the store the other day I saw it was on sale for only $1 I couldn’t resist!  I’m glad I got it cause the Strawberry flavor is really good!

It comes in a cool pouch that you just pour into your bowl and the pouch has a water fill line so you just fill the pouch with water, pop it in the microwave for 90 sec and done.  It’s fast super easy way to eat breakfast in a healthy way!

Serving size- 1 pouch

130 cal

15 fat cal

2 grams of fiber

3 grams of protein 

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February 4, 2011


Here&#8217;s a way to get your whole grains, protein, and some fruit at lunch! (yes avocados are fruit!)
Turkey Bacon Avocado!
Ingredients-
2 slices low calorie whole wheat bread- 90 cal
3oz turkey- 60 cal
2 slices precooked bacon-35 cal
about 1/2 an avocado- 153 cal
 (I know that seems like a lot but &#8220;even though avocados contain a lot of calories, they also contain a lot of vitamins and minerals which will fill you up fast and keep you feeling full. You are better off to eat them rather than other foods with fewer calories because they will help you to reduce your cravings and calories for non-diet friendly foods in the long-run.&#8221; Source-3fatchicks.com

Here’s a way to get your whole grains, protein, and some fruit at lunch! (yes avocados are fruit!)

Turkey Bacon Avocado!

Ingredients-

2 slices low calorie whole wheat bread- 90 cal

3oz turkey- 60 cal

2 slices precooked bacon-35 cal

about 1/2 an avocado- 153 cal

 (I know that seems like a lot but “even though avocados contain a lot of calories, they also contain a lot of vitamins and minerals which will fill you up fast and keep you feeling full. You are better off to eat them rather than other foods with fewer calories because they will help you to reduce your cravings and calories for non-diet friendly foods in the long-run.” Source-3fatchicks.com

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February 5, 2011


healthy chocolate chip cookies!

No I’m not lying!  I got this recipe out of Double Delicious.  The new Jessica Seinfeld cookbook.  She uses chickpeas, applesauce, and wholewheat floor. (which I have never used before in baking)  They are not quite like regular chocolate chip cookies, they are more moist and muffin like.  But I think they are a great alternative and a healthier option to chocolate chip cookies.  (My husband and his friend loved them so I think they past the test!)

The recipe makes about 20 cookies.  The serving is one cookie- 135 cal, 20g carb, 3g protein, 5g total fat, sodium 135mg, 2.5g fiber.  You could make the cookies smaller so you can trick yourself into thinking you are having more by eating two small cookies then 1 big cookie.  If you do that I would use mini chips so there are more in each cookie.  You can find this recipe and a lot more in Double Delicious.  (Buy it at Target it’s 30% off!)

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February 10, 2011


Healthy whole wheat blueberry muffins

Ingredients

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup apple sauce
1 cup almond milk
1 egg white

Directions

Mix all dry ingredients set aside
Mix all wet ingredients
make a well in the center of the dry ingredients, add wet ingredients mix so dry ingredients are mostly wet, add blueberries
Spilt batter between a 6 cup large muffin pan

Bake 25 min or until a toothpick comes out clean

If you don’t have a large muffin pan just use a small one and cut the calories in half per muffin.

Number of Servings: 6

These muffins are a healthy alternative to regular blueberry muffins I just took a muffin recipe I found in my cookbook and substituted the oil for apple sauce and the milk with almond milk. I also cut out the yolk of the egg and instead of 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour I used 1 cup whole wheat flour and 3/4 cup all purpose flour.

Nutritional Info

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February 21, 2011


Lemon Blueberry Muffins

I wanted to bake something today since I had off and I found a recipe for lemon raspberry muffins.  I didn’t have any raspberries, but I did have left over blueberries from the last set of muffins I made and they worked just as well!

Ingredients-

Directions-

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Coat 12 large (1/2-cup) muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.
  2. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the zest from the lemon in long strips. Combine the zest and sugar in a food processor; pulse until the zest is very finely chopped into the sugar. Add buttermilk, oil, egg and vanilla and pulse until blended.
  3. Combine whole-wheat flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add the buttermilk mixture and fold until almost blended. Gently fold in blueberries. Divide the batter among the muffin cups.
  4. Bake the muffins until the edges and tops are golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack. Serve warm.

Nutrition

Per muffin: 185 calories; 7 g fat (1 g sat, 4 g mono); 18 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 245 mg sodium; 42 mg potassium

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February 26, 2011


So i love the library!  I think it&#8217;s one of the best places you can go.  I love searching for books, most don&#8217;t keep my attention and I never read them.  But they do have magazines and movies you can take out too!  When I went to the library the other day I found this book, Cook this Not that.
This book is awesome.  It&#8217;s full of anything you would crave from a restaurant like applebees or Fridays, and makes the recipe in a lower calorie, more healthy way!  It has a picture on every page and lists the calories and difference from the restaurant&#8217;s calories which are pretty ridiculous and gross if you think about it.
I really suggest you grab the book and take a look at it.  WARNING- the pictures will make you want the food

So i love the library!  I think it’s one of the best places you can go.  I love searching for books, most don’t keep my attention and I never read them.  But they do have magazines and movies you can take out too!  When I went to the library the other day I found this book, Cook this Not that.

This book is awesome.  It’s full of anything you would crave from a restaurant like applebees or Fridays, and makes the recipe in a lower calorie, more healthy way!  It has a picture on every page and lists the calories and difference from the restaurant’s calories which are pretty ridiculous and gross if you think about it.

I really suggest you grab the book and take a look at it.  WARNING- the pictures will make you want the food

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