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Yummy Feta Egg Scramble

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Breakfast is a great challenge for me because my husband is trying to gain a few pounds and I am of course here to lose a few. I try to make food that both of us can eat with meeting both of our requirements. So, the other day I was looking in the fridge (you know you do it too) while trying to figure out what to make for breakfast. It was the weekend so I wanted to make something a little special for my hubby but didn't want to add those calories on to my waistline. All I can ever think about is that commercial that was on the TV last year with the office workers walking around with cinnamon buns on their hind ends.. haha

So here is my favorite breakfast now that I thought I would share with everyone:
1-2 egg per person
a handful of spinach
1-2 tbsp feta cheese (you will be amazed at how few calories it is)
** scramble everything together and there you have it. It is really filling and will keep you going for hours!

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CHUBBYKNEES 5/24/2009 7:34PM

    mmm! Sounds good! We love making breakfasts on the weekend!

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3CATSLEP 5/19/2009 10:51PM

    Sounds good. I will have to try it. I made a Weight Watchers recipe for scrambled eggs and cheese pizza tonight for dinner and added bacon, ham, mushrooms, onions and then melted the cheese on top. WOW - it was really filling! emoticon

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GLORYTOGLORY 5/19/2009 9:10PM

  My hubby loves eggs I haven't used feta in them before thanx for the idea!! Hope you are having a good week!

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Morning Power Juice

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Since my return to the northern states, I am eager to start eating like it is summer. This morning I decided to kick things off with a nice Ani Phyo raw vegan juice. I love drinking juice, just not cleaning the machine. If only there were an easier way... If you have never tried to juice anything but have a juicer sitting around, I highly suggest this morning brew to get you rolling.

Green Machine Recipe by Ani Phyo

2 cups Spinach, washed well
2 cucumbers1 bunch parsley, washed well
1 lemon, peeled
1 tbsp ginger, whole

Juice all these ingredients together and drink immediately.
*Note: This is supposed to serve 4 People but 2 of us drink it.

This is an easy way to get tons of minerals and vitamins without having too many calories. I'm not sure about the calorie count but I'm sure since the juice is 100% raw vegan and has the vegetable meat extracted - it does not contain too many. Some day I might learn how to count calories of juiced items.

emoticon Cheers!

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BREW99 5/19/2009 11:09AM

    Tell me about it, the calorie content may sound good as long as the sodium does kill ya! After eating raw vegan, I just can't get enough of the shakes! They are extremely good when you are busy or when you are sick and you need to get those veggies and fruits in to stay healthy. Yummy yummy! emoticon

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GLORYTOGLORY 5/6/2009 10:52AM

  Good for you! One thing I dislike about store bought veggie juices is the salt content ughh! What a way to start your day!

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Finally Back from the Sunny South

Monday, May 04, 2009

For a Northerner, there is nothing like going to the south for over a week to replenish the body and mind. My husband and I went on a mini vacay to South Carolina (partially for a wedding and partially for a little R&R) last week. We had the most delightful time and were able to enjoy our time together as a newly married couple (going on four years this June). When I first started to plan, I was worried about how to keep up with my diet plan without gaining weight while on vacation. It was not my intention to lose weight while on vacation however neither was it to gain weight. Afterall, a vacay is all about recuperation isn't it? Surely there were going to be times I was going to make unsatisfactory decisions however I went with the intention of eating healthy but not counting calories. To my astonishment, I stayed the same weight! Actually, I lost about half a pound! That is a great accomplishment for me since I usually gain weight when gone.

My tips for not gaining weight while on vacay:
1. Pack snacks for the ride
2. Place some of these snacks in your purse or bag that you intend to carry around. I chose raw almonds. These were a great snack when a healthier option was not available.
3. Try to keep to healthy ingredients when possible - let's face it, it's not always easy to find a healthy salad on vacation- especially in the deep south!
4. Take along breakfast cereal and soymilk (if possible). Restaurant breakfasts are just about never healthy and it is hard to gauge how the chef's are preparing your meals. I once found out that my vegetarian omelet was being cooked on the same grill as the meats were - to a vegetarian this is a big "no-no". My option was to save money while eating a bowl of cereal inside before leaving - it saves time too!
5. Drink water and have plenty available. Opt out of soda's and drink the water - most places will give you free water...
6. Take along your refillable water container - this helps out the environment and you are assured you have water for your day trips. This also saves money!
7. Eat smaller portions. It is hard to find good healthy items on some menus, if you are traveling with other family members you can't always leave a restaurant and go to another one with low-calorie options. My husband and I found that we would share a meal and it would be filling enough for two. emoticon

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3CATSLEP 5/4/2009 10:55PM

    emoticon isn't that a wonderful present? I think sometimes just the change of pace and different activities really give us a little kick!

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Exercise for April 15, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Yoga 46 Mins
Treadmill Running 30 Mins Intensive
Treadmill Running/walking 20 Mins
Walking Outdoors 10 Mins

Total: 491 Calories

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3CATSLEP 5/3/2009 10:39PM

    emoticon good job! Keep up the good work. (Love the salmon picture too) YUM!

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Stuffed Salmon Bento

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The thing I love about bentos is that there are many tiny proportions of many different types of foods. My husband and I stretch out our money easily by cutting our recipes in half and purchasing smaller amounts that normal. By doing this we can make a few recipes per meal while still only getting a few calories to meet our daily requirements. After living in Japan, I found that my tastebuds would grow tired after the first few bites of one thing. Bentos give your mouth a taste of something and then you can freely move on to something else. It is like making your cake and eating it too. (Isn't that how that phrase goes?)

Contents: Stuffed Salmon, traditional Japanese egg omelet, kinpira- low sugar recipe (Japanese traditional seasoned carrots), vegetarian gyzas, a cube of organic cheese, traditional Japanese seasoned spinach with sesame seeds and two lemongrass chickensticks.

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TINKERSPELL 4/21/2009 10:12AM

    That bento looks so yummy!! Next time, make a spare for me!

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AAQUWAA 4/15/2009 5:10PM

    That looks sooo good. Better than a restaraunt meal. emoticonCarmen

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 4/15/2009 4:51PM

    Looks yummy and so special. If I could make lunch like this, I'd never eat fast food again.

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