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 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 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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March 1, 2011


Blueberry Banana Protien Shake

1/2 cup Blueberries- 45 cal

1 small Banana- about 90 cal

8oz almond milk- 60 cal

1 scoop whey protien- 100 cal

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March 4, 2011


What I had for lunch!
whole wheat bread 2 slices- 90 cal
1 Tbs raspberry spread- 30 cal
1Tbs almond butter- 95 cal
If you haven&#8217;t tried almond butter yet I suggest you try it!  It is so good, it almost tastes like cashews.  And of course it&#8217;s good for you too!

What I had for lunch!

whole wheat bread 2 slices- 90 cal

1 Tbs raspberry spread- 30 cal

1Tbs almond butter- 95 cal

If you haven’t tried almond butter yet I suggest you try it!  It is so good, it almost tastes like cashews.  And of course it’s good for you too!

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Healthy snack I had the other night, it&#8217;s all about the choices we make and we can make the right ones we just have to do it!
Here&#8217;s a little info on Raspberries
high in antioxidants activity
May help to prevent varicose veins
One portion contains approximately half a day&#8217;s recommended intake of vitamin C
High in fiber to help control high &#8220;bad&#8221; cholesterol
Source- 100 best healthy foods

Healthy snack I had the other night, it’s all about the choices we make and we can make the right ones we just have to do it!

Here’s a little info on Raspberries

Source- 100 best healthy foods

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March 9, 2011


Lunch today!
4 oz turkey- 70 cal
1 cup tomatos- 30 cal
laughing cow cheese- 35 cal
miso soup- 45 cal
WATER!

Lunch today!

4 oz turkey- 70 cal

1 cup tomatos- 30 cal

laughing cow cheese- 35 cal

miso soup- 45 cal

WATER!

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March 11, 2011


Healthy Cranberry Orange muffins!

I made these the other day with the recipe from the Healthy Blueberry muffins. All I did was swap out the blueberries and put in 1cup chopped cranberries and some orange zest.  You can find the recipe for the Healthy Blueberry muffins on this blog just look in the older posts.

Calories per muffin- 143.3 :-)

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