Posts tagged ‘snow’

February 22, 2011

Food Success

Whew, Tuesday’s eats were a million bajillion (yes, that’s a word) times better than Mondays. Thanks for all of your OIAJ and OOIAJ tips – I have prepared them for Wednesdays wake up! I kicked my morning off with one of my favorite staples…Oatmeal! I just realized its been weeks since i had this. Unacceptable. I also topped it with some banana fro-yo that was blended with chocolate amazing grass and some of my favorite granola (Yogi blueberry).

I knew from this meal my day was going to be ah.maze.ing. I’m sure you’ve had oatmeal and banana fro-yo but if you never had them together now is the time. You wont regret it…and if you do, give me a call and i’ll come over and finish it for you.

We had a little snow on the ground this morning which meant work would be a tad delayed so I thought I’d get my workout in. I attempted to do Jillians Yoga Meltdown – but i only lasted 17 minutes. Sometimes her voice annoys me and today happened to be one of those days. Instead, I switched to a Pilates Core Sculpt video On Demand and called it a day. It wasn’t the best workout, but it was something! Do you ever do the On Demand videos? What is your favorite? PS: Check out my favorite boots to wear when it snows – No more ruining of the uggs!

Lunch was a shredded chicken breast with BBQ sauce on a sandwich thin. My favorite BBQ sauce is Kraft’s Thick and Spicy Brown Sugar. It’s probably easy to re-create and I should do just that because when I read the ingredient list I wasn’t too thrilled… Oh well, I’ll forgive myself this time because it was delicious πŸ™‚ (sorry iphone pic)

I also tested out another goodie from my lo-carb purchase… Ding, Ding, Ding…We have a winner!! This made up for the failure of the Banana Supreme pancakes I attempted yesterday. This 1.5 oz bag had 15 grams of protein and 14 carbs, can’t beat it. They also tasted like Cinnamon Toast Crunch πŸ™‚ I’m not sure if I can buy these in stores around here so I’m going to purchase a 12 pack online. If you’d like to try them you can buy them HERE. $9.25 and free shipping for over $25 (i always find other things to buy – its amazon so you can buy ANYTHING – oh and for those who asked where i got the donut pan it was amazon)

I came home and had a quick bowl or two of cereal before heading to Chuck E Cheese for my two favorite girls birthday party!

Prettiest.Girls.Ever.

On the third day of self-love week I gave myself a facial… I would post a picture of it but I guarantee you would be scarred for life and I still want you to read my blog πŸ™‚

Day 26: Your Dream Wedding – No words necessary…Just pictures and dreams.

Lots of sweets, pink and orange everywhere and a warm summer day. Sounds perfect to me πŸ™‚ I’m all about the details!!

Tomorrow I plan on doing a post on something that effects more people than we think in honor of NEDA week. I am also going to wake up and try my OOIAJ! It should be a great Wednesday. Have a happy humpday πŸ™‚

QUESTIONS : Do you use the Video On Demand workouts? What is your favorite? Do you think orange and pink for a wedding is too flashy? It’s always been my dream!

January 28, 2011

Funfetti Pancakes & Favorite Friday

Happy Friday everyone! This week went by fast =) I love when that happens… Remember when we all used Myspace and people would send you Happy Friday comments?Β 

Sometimes they’re good for a smile.

Yesterday I woke up to 10 inches of snow on the ground! Yay for a snow day… I decided to make myself a yummy breakfast since I wasn’t in a rush for once. If you know me, you know I’m OBSESSED with funetti cake/cupcakes/cookies. I make them once a month and always have a spare box in the pantry. So, this morning, I ripped open the box in an attempt to make Funfetti Pancakes…

Mission Accomplished. I love incorporating one of my favorite things into breakfast because breakfast is my favorite meal so it’s bound to make for a wonderful day! Oh and these weren’t just regular pancakes, they were packed with protein and made with whole wheat πŸ™‚ Give them a try, you wont regret it.

Protein packed Funfetti Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons of brown rice protein
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1/8 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/3 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 cup egg whites
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp funfetti cake mix (or more if you’d like)
  • Sprinkles

Directions

  1. Mix dry ingredients – protein powder, flour, oats, flax, baking soda, sprinkles and funfetti mix.
  2. Mix wet ingredients – almond milk, greek yogurt, vanilla and egg whites.
  3. Combine together.
  4. Heat a skillet with cooking spray to med-high heat. Drop the batter into 3 portions in skillet and heat for 3 minutes on each side. Make sure you press down after flipping the pancakes the first time.

5. Transfer to plate and top these however you would like.

I topped mine with frozen blueberries that were defrosted in the microwave. We were out of sugar-free syrup and I didn’t want to use regular. (Sugar free has 30 calories while regular has 210!) I’m still thinking about these pancakes because that’s how much I loved them.

Good thing I had a hearty breakfast because I was headed outside to shovel for my first time! Apparently I have OCD and couldn’t stop shoveling because I ended up shoveling the road… Ridiculous, I know. I was all about the calorie burn so I just kept going… I shoveled for about 2 hours and let me tell you that I’ve never been more sore in my life. Who would’ve thought that shoveling snow would’ve been the best workout I’ve ever had?? There is not 1 muscle in my body that isn’t achey today…

We had the cleanest sidewalk/road/driveway in the neighborhood and burned about 600 calories while doing it πŸ™‚

After I got showered and warmed up I was hungry again! I decided to make a cheese”burger” out of last night’s Sweet Potato TurkeyLoaf.

Stuffed it in half of a pita with some spinach and it was goooood!

I love creating new meals out of leftovers.

During the day I also snacked on some watermelon slices and of course a protein granola bar. Those will finally be gone tomorrow! Need to think of a new snack to make πŸ™‚

We had A LOT of fresh veggies on hand so we decided to go the stir fry route for dinner

Stir-fry is probably one of my favorite dinner choices!

We broiled some salmon and threw it into the veggies with brown rice, drizzled szechuan sauce and topped with sesame seeds. 15 minute meal – 6 ingredients – Rachel Ray & Claire Robinson would be proud.

Even though I am out of Vegan Chocolate Chips I still managed to have dessert…Imagine that. I received this candy bar 2 weeks ago and have been saving it for the perfect moment.

Which was clearly, now. I broke off 3 squares, topped them with marshmallow fluff and placed that on top of 1/3 of a piece of graham cracker.

I love mint, I love chocolate and I love anything that resembles smores so it’s only fair to say that I love this dessert as well. I didn’t even miss my chocolate chips. Did you notice I went an entire day without Peanut Butter? Weird, hope I’m not getting sick πŸ˜‰

Onto Favorite Friday… I made a list of my top 10 favorite foods that I could NOT live without. Ready…

10. Green Beans – By far my favorite vegetable. I love them szechuan style the most!

9. Avocado – looks like greens will be at the top of the list. I love that you can add this to a lot of different dishes… But sometimes I just scoop it out with a spoon πŸ™‚Β 

8. Β Goat Cheese – On pizza, salads, quesadillas or the simple way with crackers

7. Pancakes…hence why i make them at least once a week

6. Apples – Honeycrisp to be exact. Of course they have to be the most expensive 😦

5. Β Mac & Cheese… I’m sure you all agree

4. Strawberries – I’ve yet to meet someone who didn’t enjoy these

3. Β BACON! I feel like the dog on the commercial when I say that.

2. Ice Cream – Tasti D Lite is the best EVER. They need to open one up in Maryland ASAP

1. Peanut Butter… any type. I currently have 5 different jars in my cabinet. That’s true love.

What are the top ten foods you cant live without?

Day #2 of my blog challenge –Β Meaning behind your blog name

Fashion – Fitness – Foodie – Staying fit while eating good food in stilettos.

I wish I had some awesome story or could tell you that there was a deeper meaning behind my name – But it’s just 3 things that I’m passionate about… Fashion (shopping) Fitness (working out and being fit) Foodie (food – healthy and not so healthy!) I was introduced to blogs by a friend who wanted me to make a recipe from someone’s website and I quickly became sucked in. I jumped from blog to blog reading about people’s daily eats, workouts and recipes they’ve created. After 2 weeks of basically stalking people I decided I would try one out myself…and now here I am testing out the waters. It’s only been a little over a month but I enjoy writing, thinking of new recipes and of course reading all of your blogs too πŸ™‚

I hope everyone has a great weekend!!

QUESTIONS: What is the meaning behind your blog name? Weekend plans? What is a food you CANNOT live without?