February 3, 2011


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 

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’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

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 28, 2011


Explore…

I go searching for other healthy blogs and all I find are girls putting how they want to lose 10 pounds in a month or look like a Victoria secret model.  They put up pictures, and honestly I hate it.  I think the shows like biggest loser and I used to be fat are NOT realistic at all.  They go to the gym for 6 hours a day… that’s almost a full time job.  Once they don’t have the time to go to the gym for 6 hours a day they will gain weight back.  You have to burn more calories then you eat to lose weight and if you stay eating the same but working out less, well you do the math.  I think people should worry about living a longer and healthier life not worry about the size 2 jeans you fit in.  Yes it is great to have a goal but when you don’t make that goal how do you feel?  I know I don’t feel great, even if I lost 20 pound, if the shirt makes me look fat then I still feel like crap.  If you set your goal to eat more fruits and vegetables and lean meats, you will feel better when you succeed that goal!  So lets try realistic and positive goals and see where that gets us! :-)

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March 27, 2011


Homemade mashed potatos!

Homemade mashed potatoes are so easy to make and much more healthy for you then the boxed kind!

What you will need-

I lovebaby red potatoes they taste so good

Low calorie margarine

Sour cream

pepper

onion flakes

garlic powder

To make, boil the potatoes till you insert a fork and the fork slips right out

Next use a masher or I used a mixer and add a little of all your ingredients listed above, just measure out the sour cream and margarine to your liking!

Super easy and super healthy<3

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