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« Reply #380 on: March 02, 2012 06:06:28 AM »

Wow, that's quite the list. I feel a bit sick just reading it!

I've been doing great so far this week. I think the key is not to have coffee, ever. If I stick with the green smoothie for breakfast it all seems to fall into place. I had a lunch meeting yesterday but even there I only had steamed veggies with roasted almonds and steamed rice. Dinners have been good too and that's where I often get so flustered about what to make for 3 people with different tastes that I look in the freezer for perogies or order out for pizza, yuck. Last night was an omlette with left over brown rice, it was great!
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« Reply #381 on: March 02, 2012 07:36:44 AM »

I've been meaning to ask...could I substitute kale for the spinach in a green smoothie?  Or something else?  I'm terribly allergic to spinach...
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« Reply #382 on: March 02, 2012 01:16:28 PM »

You can use any dark leafy green but keep in mind that the taste may be quite strong. Try it with a small amount at first and disguise with sweet fruit like banana and add juice instead of water. If you have access to sunflower greens (baby sun flower sprouts with pretty green leaves) they are incredibly nutrient dense and go well in a smoothie (great in salad too). Take care when experimenting, some greens can be bitter. You can just steam those instead though Wink.
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« Reply #383 on: March 04, 2012 10:14:38 AM »

Oh I so fell off the healthy eating waggon this weekend, ate with a vengance, all the fatty forbidden stuff, nothing fast food, all home cooked, but there was a lot of it..and I ate too much..and drank lots of fizzy wine!

Tomorrow is another day!
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« Reply #384 on: March 04, 2012 01:35:56 PM »

Here's my healthy sweet snack from this afternoon http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=405054.0  Quinoa with cinnamon, vanilla and strawberries!  Ahh, I'm ready for a nap now, hehe.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!
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« Reply #385 on: March 04, 2012 02:04:06 PM »

Angry
Saurkraut did not ferment properly.
A loaf and a half of bread got mouldy spots in the cupboard.
Found a stash of veg that had gone yech in the back of the fridge.
Went for birthday lunch with my brother yesterday and ordered something for both the kid and I that sounded vegetarian on the menu but came loaded with BEEF, ugh. They wouldn't take it off the bill so I had to pay for THREE meals, OMG, ridiculous. I didn't pitch a scene because brother's bday but man, I was not impressed.
Oh, ha, and the one day we skipped our green smoothie for breakfast and went out for eggs and toast I had the WORST stomach, lol, like I ate rocks. That'll teach me.

So, Fail.

But then,
Managed tomato sandwiches I'd planned with rice cakes that no one will eat otherwise instead of bread.
Cooked some chickpeas I had soaking and made hummus, made a red kidney bean paste for corn tortillas for later on tonight and did up a nice potato leek soup that granted needs a bit of work for the kids to enjoy it but will make for many meals.
I've even got all the dishes washed and kitchen tidied so we can make up some frozen banana ice cream later on, the kids have been begging me for it for a while now. How they want to eat anything so cold in this weather is a mystery to me though!
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« Reply #386 on: March 04, 2012 03:51:01 PM »

Here's my healthy sweet snack from this afternoon http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=405054.0  Quinoa with cinnamon, vanilla and strawberries!  Ahh, I'm ready for a nap now, hehe.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

That looks yummy, sweets!

Glad you turned your day around CLM! I can't believe the restaurant wouldn't take that off the bill! What horrible customer service!

I think I'm re-addicted to steel cut oats, and they are good! I hate rolled oats because the texture is just too mushy for me. Steel cut oats are deliciously chewy and have a bit of pop. Last week I cooked up a cup of steel cut oats with 2 peeled and shredded granny smith apples, a bunch of cinnamon, and a bit of agave syrup and have been eating on it all week. I top each bowl with a bit of agave or brown sugar (1 teaspoon), 1 tablespoon of natural almond butter, and a small bit of chopped nuts (Planters winter spiced nut mix I got on clearance). It ends up being a 400 cal bowl of oats, which sounds like a lot but it's got good fats, fruit, and deliciousness in it! It blows my mind that 1 cup of steel cut oats turns into 6 servings of oats! And I buy them in bulk, super cheap!

Anybody have some good steel cut (or regular) oat ideas for mix-ins? I also do banana and the original recipe for what I did was supposed to be "carrot cake" with apple + carrots + raisins but I was just feeling the apples.
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« Reply #387 on: March 04, 2012 04:38:32 PM »

Aww, CLM!  Sorry you had such a rough time.  Love that you turned it all around, though!
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« Reply #388 on: March 05, 2012 08:35:24 AM »

I've been doing OK with my eating - but just OK! I really need to ramp up my efforts a bit. On Saturday, I ate nothing but carbs- brown rice for breakfast, vegan mac and cheese for lunch, crackers and jam for a snack. I finally got some veg in for dinner, but yikes! Yesterday I did OK too - I made a smoothie for breakfast, and then had leftover homemade enchiladas* for lunch, and kale with beans and sausage for dinner. But then I ate some cheese crackers and circus cookies too, meh.

Today I had brown rice for breakfast, and I'm going to make a salad for lunch, but I don't have any protein for it so I'm worried I might get snacky. I'm going for dinner to one of my favorite places tonight, and I can order pretty healthy foods there, but then the issue becomes portion control. I have to make sure I'm not going in too hungry, gotta plan ahead.

Enchiladas: I LOVE Mexican food! I made super yummy and semi-healthy enchiladas with homemade corn tortillas, black beans, butternut squash, wilted greens, green chile sauce, and about half the cheese I would normally use. The sauce was a little dry, and without all the cheese there wasn't much moisture in the pan, so I just poured half a cup of stock over the top to bake it, which saved it! It could have taken a whole cup though.

Let's hope I can stay on track this week!
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« Reply #389 on: March 05, 2012 01:49:35 PM »

Mmmm, enchiladas...

So I need some advice, if anyone's willing to offer any.  I'm going to be driving to and from Florida next week, for my niece's wedding.  It's approximately an 11 hour drive.  My goal is to not eat any fast food or "truck stop" food (which is what I usually live on, on drives like this).  I'm planning on bringing fruits, veggies, and string cheese, but I need something more substantial, I'm thinking...most of my favorite things need to be heated.  Maybe some chicken wraps?
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