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11  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Healthy Eats-Along 2012 on: February 03, 2012 08:08:58 AM
Oops! I broke 2 of my goals yesterday! Gotta get back on track today! Even though I didn't have a 100% successful day, I did manage to NOT order pizza when I stayed at work late, and ate at home instead. I congratulated myself not by eating dessert, but by allowing myself to watch 2 hours of TV instead of only 1. Smiley
12  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Post Secret 15 Gallery on: January 30, 2012 10:59:27 PM
13  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Healthy Eats-Along 2012 on: January 30, 2012 10:19:13 PM
I DID IT! I completed my first day of completing 5 goals - wowza.

Tonight I ate leftover pasta with homemade red sauce and spicy chicken sausage and cooked a broccoli and spinach fritatta to eat tomorrow for lunch. I'm going out for pho with a friend for dinner, so even though it takes up one of my eat out days, it will be pretty healthy, especially because I get the veggie kind.

One of my favorite snacks (besides popcorn!) is kale chips! Take any kind or curly-looking kale, wash and DRY WELL. Toss in a tiny bit of oil and salt, lay in a single layer on a cookie sheet and cook in a 275 degree oven until crunchy about 20-25 minutes.

You can flavor the chips however you want! I like olive oil, salt, and pepper or sesame oil with a little tamari and some sesame seeds sprinkled over. I've been meaning to try them with curry salt too - yum!
14  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Healthy Eats-Along 2012 on: January 29, 2012 09:51:28 AM
That's a GREAT salad list!

I did really well with my goals this week - there is a reason I started small! BUT My work schedule was crazy and I ended up eating out for dinner almost every night, and actually gained 2 pounds this week! So sad! So, in addition to creating some exercise goals, I'm also going to add to my eating goals. So, my goals for next week are as such:

- Eat breakfast at home every day.
- Bring my lunch to work every day.
- Eat dinner at home at least 4 days a week.
- Don't weigh myself until next Sunday.
- Drink one bottle of water every day.
- Exercise goal: walk two miles a day with my dog.

Recipes - I'm going to try my hand at making a fritatta today! I have to pick up a little bit of regular milk because I've had bad luck with almond milk in them. I'm going to put broccoli, shallots, garlic, and a bit of parmesan!

Last week I made a salad with pinto beans, corn, cherry tomatoes, red bell peppers, roasted poblano peppers, jalapeno, cilantro, and lime! The first day I just ate it as is, but then I dumped some on a bed of spinach and topped it with avocado dressing. Yum!
15  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Healthy Eats-Along 2012 on: January 26, 2012 10:14:48 PM
I'm kinda proud of myself. I've been wanting dessert for days and days, and keep just eating fruit instead. Today, I nearly went and got dessert but then decided to make some instead. I sauteed a sliced pear and made a quick little caramel sauce for it... so yummy! Is it the healthiest thing? No, but it's better than me going out and getting a 2500 calorie milkshake, which is what I REALLY wanted. Cheesy

Also, I've had breakfast at home every day this week, and have brought my lunch to work every day as well! And I haven't weighed myself yet this week - still waiting for Sunday. I'm a little afraid because I went out for drinks on Tuesday and Wednesday, so hopefully that doesn't mess everything all up.
16  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Post Secret 15 Gallery on: January 26, 2012 09:42:48 AM
I got my final one! I will post it soon!
17  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Healthy Eats-Along 2012 on: January 22, 2012 10:07:50 AM
I did pretty good last week! Even though I was snowed in for most of the week, I ate salads and cereal and smoothies, and made my dinner almost every night. I went to a friends house where I pigged out a little, and then went and got a salad from the cafe down the street for dinner on Friday. Yesterday I went skiing, and ate half a veggie sandwich for lunch, and tomato soup and half a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner - not the most healthy, but not a huge binge either.

Today, I am going to inventory my fridge and get my meal plan together for next week.

My goals for this week are the same as last week: eat breakfast at home every day, and bring my lunch to work every day. -EDIT- Oh, and also not to weigh myself again until next Sunday. I get a little scale-crazy sometimes, and it never leads to anything good.
18  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Healthy Eats-Along 2012 on: January 15, 2012 10:39:38 PM
I did good this weekend! Yay! I'm going to make a smoothie for breakfast tomorrow, and I have salad stuff ready to go for lunch, and soup ready to go for dinner.
19  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Healthy Eats-Along 2012 on: January 14, 2012 04:33:14 PM
Tonight I'm eating farfalle pasta with roasted cauliflower, cannelini beans, olives, anchovies, parsley, and a little bit of parmesan. Not the most veg-heavy meal, but not all that unhealthy. I'm planning on making kale chips for later when I sit down to watch a movie.

Went for a short walk with the dog this afternoon... will try and do another later this evening.
20  COOKING / Recipes and Cooking Tips / Re: Healthy Eats-Along 2012 on: January 13, 2012 05:53:30 PM
Alright! I'm ready to set my goals (yes, it's Friday night, I am aware...)

My goals for this week are simple! Eat breakfast at home every day, and bring my lunch to work every day. I'm going grocery shopping tonight, and will probably pick up some "healthy" cereal and almond milk for breakfast, as well as smoothie stuff. I'll make a green salad for lunch for maybe 3 days, and then maybe a grain salad of some sort, or a soup! Oh, and KALE CHIPS! So yummy, so yummy.
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