Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Need my veggies

I've been sick for over a week... I missed four days of work last week and I'm left with a dry cough and some of that awesome phlegm that I cough up in the morning. I peeled myself off of the couch on Friday to get some groceries and much needed produce.

I like Special K on top of my grated apple and cottage cheese. It adds such a nice crunch and complements the flavors so nice! And it was on sale, even better.

I previously bought the mushroom broth from Costco and absolutely loved it for my quinoa and rice. Use it in place of water for the directions and you have a tasty new way of eating your carbs! This last trip I bought the vegetable broth because it was only $2 more than the mushroom broth and it came with two more litres than the mushroom. I also just wanted to try something different for once.

The spinach gets sauteed and put on top of my avocado toast with my eggs. Cucumber and hummus is a tasty snack when you want something quick and nutritious. And I've used the broccoli this week to mix with rice and beans or quinoa. Bake it at 425F for 15 minutes after you toss it with olive oil, fresh garlic, and salt and pepper. Give it a shake halfway through. I like my broccoli still a bit crispy so 15 minutes is enough for me but you can bake it more if you like it more tender.

I've been focusing on eating more veggies lately (again) and I've been doing a really good job. I'm eating veggies at least three times a day, and each meal or snack has 1-2 servings. I notice that I feel so much better when I'm eating more vegetables, you should try it!

I took rest days Monday to Thursday last week and did upper body on Friday, legs at the gym on Saturday, and some Fitness Marshall videos on Saturday. Yesterday and today are rest days because I just want this cold gone already. I've definitely worn this onesie in this past week, you should invest in one. Alright, back to my Netflix with my kitties. I hope you're having a wonderful week :)


Monday, December 21, 2015

Baked omelet

I was inspired today to make omelet bites from this video but I ended up making a one pan ordeal. My niece was at my mom's today and I wanted to see her so I took some of the ingredients with me and stopped at the store for the rest of what I didn't have. My mom doesn't have a muffin pan though, soooo I compromised.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Non meat sources of protein

So I've been doing mostly vegetarian meals for over a month now. I really don't find it that hard because like I've previously stated I was never a serious carnivore but I do find it difficult to find things that don't have meat or meat products in it. This is why I'm not ready to switch 100% right now.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Roasted veggie wrap

I made these on Saturday and they are more amazing than I expected. I adapted my recipe from this one. I'm disappointed I forgot to buy wraps from Superstore but had to settle for the smaller ones the convenience store in my building sells.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Going vegetarian

Hello everyone, I've been pretty quiet on here again because I've been fairly busy with my social life and I pretty much eat the same thing most of the time. My cousin and her boyfriend went vegan last month and are loving it so I decided that I want to work my way to being vegan. It's too drastic of a change for me so I decided to try being vegetarian first.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Quinoa salad and hummus

I was at Costco yesterday to return some fuzzy (moldy) avocados and I wanted to pick up some hummus. On my way to the coolers I walked past their pre-mixed salads and saw this quinoa salad. I know it's more cost efficient to make it myself but I wanted something quick.

Incorporating more veggies

Even though I'm eating more carbs I've been aiming to eat more vegetables. It's amazing how good my body feels when I eat more veg. They're nutrient dense and it's hard to go over calories if you're eating mostly vegetables since they are low in calories.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

More carbs :D

It feels like I write this every other post but really, my diet has been all over the place again. I failed to meal prep last week and I ate a ton of candy. I've been logging most of my food in My Fitness Pal but I end up stopping halfway through the day  because I know that it's going to be over.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Monster cookie bars

I'm on a baking kick apparently. I told my slo-pitch team that I would bring cookies for our game on Tuesday so I made the survival cookies I just posted but they're too good to give away. So I found this recipe and I had to make it. As stated in the other post most times I cut the sugar in half in recipes. This is one of those recipes.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Survival cookies - a healthier cookie

I made cookies the other night thinking they were going to be for my slo-pitch team but I gave some to my parents and the rest have found a home in my freezer where I've been eating 2-3 a day.