Today’s masterpiece!

Sometimes I just wonder where my day goes.  I really wanted to do my walk/run this morning but somehow never did.  I got distracted doing other things and before I knew it, it was time to go pick up my nephew at school.  So I regret not going for my walk/run earlier because now the lil’ guy won’t be picked up until after 8:30p tonight.  By that time, I need major motivation to go out and exercise.   Here’s today’s eats so far. 

Breakfast:  Fage yogurt, a peach and 1/2 an apple with cinnamon

Yogurt with fruit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LUNCH:  Tilapia and salad

Tilapia, yogurt and panko crumbs cooked in 1 tbsp of olive oil for a couple of minutes on each side.  The fish was seasoned with sea salt, pepper and paprika.

Tilapia cooked with yogurt n panko crumbs

Tilapia cooked with yogurt n panko crumbs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I started the salad with baby spinach, tomato and avocado

Beginning of a great salad

Beginning of a great salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then the baby carrots and edamame were boiled for a lil’ bit, rinsed in cold water, and added to the salad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I sprinkled the fish with a lil’ lemon juice, the salad with pepper and added some balsamic vinegar.

To die for!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And finally, added some lots of feta cheese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And there you have today’s masterpiece to make up for yesterday’s epic fail.

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EPIC FAIL

Today started off like most Mondays.  I got up at 6:30a, woke up Hunter, watched him leave for school, resisted the TEMPTATION to get back in my cozy bed, made a yummy cup of coffee, ate some yogurt and a banana and spent some quiet time with my Bible.   Afterwards, did some housework, filled out job applications and eventually around noon went for a nice loooonnnngg walk. 

I made it home just in time get ready to go pick up my nephew at school, then had a Walmart run to make and was home after 3pm.  I was starving and made the quickest , saddest looking lunch, a boca veggie burger.  I was so hungry I didn’t take the extra 30 seconds to slice up tomato or add spinach.  Nope, my hungry self couldn’t wait. 

Here’s the epic fail……..My newest pride and joy in the food world are my green smoothies.  Today I made the ugliest most disgusting smoothie and I’m not sure what happened.  It was bad.  😦

It started out looking pretty good.  I added the regular 1 1/2 cup of spinach, strawberries, blueberries, green tea tbsp of p.b. and agave nectar.  I know the blueberries make it more of a brown color (if I add too many), but this was an ugly brown. And it tasted as bad as it looked.  So Ryan and I tried adding some frozen mango chunks but the damage was already done.  Oh well, I’ll share the pics with you and you be the judge.  I guess the peanut butter and green tea don’t mix well.

Started ok with yogurt, banana n cinnamon

Started ok with yogurt, banana n cinnamon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See it doesn't look bad getting started

See it doesn't look bad getting started

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRETTY BAD HUH?

PRETTY BAD HUH?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the burger was plain but tasty

the burger was plain but tasty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I was tired and did something I rarely do……took a nap.   Dinner was leftover grilled chicken and brown rice.

I’m pooped and going to bed. 

Nite all!

It’s gettin’ hot in here!!!!!!!!!!

Last night I didn’t sleep well.  The a/c is not cooling.  The temperature in my house was reading 80 degrees.  It was actually cooler outside last night (77).  Now all the ceiling fans are running and it’s not so bad. (who am I kidding, yes it’s bad).  Boy are we spoiled.  But then again, it is South Florida I live in and air conditioning is not an option, it’s a must.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

None the less I am grateful!  Because I have those ceiling fans and they are cooling off my house until the a/c gets fixed.  That’s what I do now, I don’t  fret all day or torment myself over something I don’t have control over at the moment.  There’s always a bright side to every situation.  This too shall pass.

 

I wanted a cup of coffee so bad this morning but it’s just too hot, so I enjoyed cold yogurt and fruit instead.n  Thank you Lord that I have that choice!

Fage yogurt and a peach

Fage yogurt and a peach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last night I made pizza with tofu, tempeh and spinach and it was really good.

spinach, tofu and tempeh pizza

spinach, tofu and tempeh pizza

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I threw some fat free mozzarella  over it and it was a yummy, healthy din-din.

Well, I have a lot more yardwork to do but it’s just not going to happen today.  It’s too hot!

Chat at ya later!

SNACK ATTACK!

I had a snack attack.  But I handled it graciously. 

Yes, I dove for the chips BUT they were SunChips.  They are by far my absolute favorite chips!!  One of the most challenging parts of  changing your eating habits is how you will handle temptations and ‘snack attacks’.  I’ve been doing really good and reaching for an apple, carrot sticks, yogurt (FAGE!!)  But sometimes you just crave a good ole’ chip!  Know what I mean?  Here’s the rundown on why you should dive for these instead of Ruffles and not end up with the guilts after you’ve indulged.

I love all of the flavors but Garden Salsa is my fave. They have 30% less fats than regular chips, 18 grams of whole grain, 0 trans fat, 0 cholesterol, 2g of fiber and they TASTE SOOOOO GOOD!!!  Here’s the fun part, they’re made with the help of solar energy.  And their packaging, compostable.  Is that the coolest??

Sunchips n salsa

Sunchips n salsa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ok , got a bit excited about the chips. 

But then I got another ‘snack attack’ urge and this time I went for the yogurt.  I LOVE YOGURT!!! And have recently fallen in love with Chobani but mostly FAGE.  OMG!  If you’re a yogurt lover you can appreciate this love of thick, creamy greek yogurt with lots of protein and the 0% is lo-calorie.  No, Frito-Lay and Fage are not paying me to say this (wish they were…call me).  This is just good stuff and good for you.

I satisfied that urge by mixing in a tablespoon of my mama’s guava marmalade  in with some plain yogurt.  MMMMMMMM!

 
 
yogurt n guava

yogurt n guava

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
At the end of the day I was satisfied with the food choices I made while under attack.
 
Breakfast:  oatmeal, 1/2 apple, blueberries, coffee
Lunch:  leftovers, salmon, broccoli
Dinner:  leftovers, chicken, edamame
 
I think I’m getting the hang of this healthy eating biz.
 
Eat well, live long and enjoy a snack attack!