Posts tagged ‘spinach’

July 5, 2011

100 calories

I’m glad that most of you agree with me on the Casey Anthony trial. I just wish there was some answer to this horrible tragedy!

Moving on..

When Adam got home I went for a quick ride on my sweet new bike to pick up an ingredient we needed for dinner.

I know this doesn’t look like my old bike that I bought a few weeks ago…and well, that’s because it isn’t. My grandma had taken it in for a tune-up and they told her it was “extremely unsafe” and I should not be riding it. So my grandma/mom bought me a new one. I’m a little spoiled ;) I got tons of compliments while riding it! I think I’ll take it on a long long long ride tomorrow…

Dinner was a recipe I saw while stalking browsing Jessica’s blog. Honey Crunchy Chicken┬ástir fry was on the menu tonight and it did not disappoint. I served mine with brown rice and it was completely gone in about 10 minutes.

These are Jessica’s pictures because I forgot to take some AGAIN. Doh! Let me tell you something… Jessica knows what she is doing! I’ve made a couple of her recipes in my blogging days and I have never had any complaints.

After dinner we headed straight to pick up our new dresser! It’s officially in the house and ready to be stacked with my our clothing :)

Earlier I saw a post on twitter of 100 calorie snacks. The first thing that came to mind was brownies? yogurt covered pretzels? chips ahoy cookies? I used to live on these snacks so that is what was familiar to me. But these were 100 calorie vegetable snacks… You get a whole lot more bang for your calories with these.

Proof: What does 100 calorie of brownie bites look like?

7-8 brownie bites

What do 100 calories of vegetables look like:

2 ears of corn

18 stalks of celery

3 zucchini

10 cups of Spinach!!

Now clearly I’m not telling you that you should eat 10 cups of spinach if you are craving brownies.. But if you are looking to add something to your meal try adding 100 calories worth of vegetables rather than sweets. Did that just come out of my mouth?

See you in the morning!

Questions: What is your favorite 100 calorie snack?

May 18, 2011

WIAW

Happy Wednesday! Yay for it being the middle of the week. Boo on the rain that has been attacking us since Sunday… I thought May was for FLOWERS!?

Let’s get to the eats. I’m doing another WIAW courtesy of Jenn!

Breakfast – Smoothie Bowl. I could only finish half of this! I saved the other half in the fridge but I’m not so sure it will be good tomorrow??

In the bowl: 2 cups of spinach, 1 cup of fresh blueberries, 1/2 frozen banana, 3/4 cup almond milk, 3/4 of a scoop of vanilla protein

Snack: Gala Apple. Eaten down to the core.

Lunch: Whole Wheat sandwich thin with turkey, melted Muenster cheese, pickle slices, tomato slices, lettuce and a little bit of Annie’s lite Honey Mustard. 90 calorie pack of Mint Chocolate Rice Cakes.

Dinner: Homemade PF Changs Lettuce Wraps w/ ground turkey with a side of roasted butternut squash

Um, I highly recommend you make these. They are amazing…and a lot more healthy than the ones you order at PF Changs!

Dessert: Why can’t I go a night without it?? Oh well.

For the record.. I only had one :)

Since this post is all about moi (well everyone usually is) I thought i’d do something different and show you a day in the life of me.

5am: Alarm goes off. Snooze.

508: Must get up…

510: brush teeth, get dressed in gym clothes

518: Head to gym

535: Arrive into gym, half asleep, wandering around deciding on camp24 or spin class.

540: Chose Camp 24 (Mix of Body Pump and Cardio)

545: While setting up teacher asks me if this is my first time here. When I reply with yes…She says I can tell. Oh, thanks. Excuse me while I yawn again.

645: Class is over. Head downstairs to use the Arc Trainer. Cant find my headphones for my ipod. This should be quick

655: 10 minutes done… I told you it would be quick. I cannot work out without music!

700: Get back in car to drive home

715: Shower

740: Pack lunch, prepare breakfast.

750: Enjoy Smoothie Bowl

810: Leave for work (Rarely do I leave ON time)

830: Arrive at work…Girls are still sleeping. Score.

855: 2-year-old wakes up. Change her, make her breakfast. She chose Oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon and a dollop of peanut butter. Are we sure this isn’t MY child??

930: 5-year-old wakes up. She wants to know what I’m wearing so she can find something similar. This happens everyday and meltdowns often occur.

945: Make 5 year olds breakfast (Cereal w/ strawberries) and listen to her whine because she has to use regular milk instead of almond milk. I really am rubbing off on these two.

1015: Practice letters & numbers

1045: Snack time – I have an apple…They have 1/2 an apple with PB

1110: The girls want to lift weights.

1140: Read books, play pretend, make a mess.

1240: Lunch time. I make the girls Trader Joe’s dumplings and prepare mine after they are seated.

115: Nap time. My favorite part of the day :) Read them books and they pass right out.

130: Catch up on blogs. Had a couple of phone interviews.

400: Kids wake up.

405: The parents came home and I was off work

410: Confused because I’m done my workout, I’m off early and I can’t spend money!

440: Home Sweet Home. Comfy clothes on. iCarly with my cousin.

530: Start preparing dinner because I’m ravenous.

600: Eat dinner

630: Eat dessert

700: Start blogging, chat on phone, gchat. I’m an awesome multitasker

800: Prepare meals for tomorrow

815: Chat with Adam for a good hour or so before bed. Klonk out and do it over again!

I live a prettttty boring life. I’m sorry you just had to read that.

Outfit of the day for my WIWW (what I wore Wednesday)

  • Dress: Forever 21
  • Sweater: Borrowed from a friend
  • Flip flops: Old Navy
  • Bracelet: David Yurman
  • Watch: Michael Kors
Sorry for the creepy weird stance.. Not sure what’s going on there.
By the way (back to food talk) – I’ve been stalking Kristin since her guest post last week on Julie’s blog and have made 4 of her meals. Yes, 4. I highly recommend them all. Here are the links to her recipes and the pictures below are hers. I wouldn’t dare post mine after seeing hers!
Make them, you won’t be disappointed. I’m not one to lie when it comes to good food.
Make it a good one :)

QUESTIONS: Have you done a WIAW!? Get to it!