Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Taste of India


Ate at A Taste of India in Lake George today.  This is really a nice place to eat with yummy food and a nice view.


I had some wonderful dal mahkani,  which is a creamy lentil dish served with jasmine rice (cooked with a little cumin!)



We also had some paneer in a tomato-based sauce:


Plus, the view is nice!


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Under the sea.

Lots of water involved with today’s eats!

Preworkout shake of milk and Jay Robb strawberry protein powder.  Dang this stuff is good, it’s a shame it is so expensive!


Did some swimming today at the Y for the first installment of water.  Got back and had some oats cooked with banana and pumpkin, topped with PB.


Lunch was the second installment of water:  Tuna fish!  As a wrap with roasted red pepper hummus.  And some low fat potato chips for something completely different.


Snack was a latte (and no bar today, staying strong!).


Dinner was another sea item:  Clam strips.  You all have seen this meal  hundred times LOL!  These strawberries were excellent.


Stay at home night tonight with some decaf coffee.


Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Faux wings

This morning before my workout I had 1/2 of a Genisoy bar.  This was surprisingly good, but pretty high in calories (hence the 1/2 bar).


Came home to my beloved pumpkin oats topped with a bit of apricot peach marmalade and some toasted walnuts.  No protein powder today.


Lunch was Fage, strawberries, a drizzle of honey, and Kashi Go Lean Crunch.  I will be eating  a lot of this meal during the hot summer months!  Tasty. Plus a banana



Snack was a latte and the other half of the Genisoy, because I was really hungry.


Then my stomach was really growling about 1/2 hour prior to dinner, what’s up with that?  So I had some honey roasted peanuts.


I’ve been craving buffalo wings lately, so I made my own version.  Chicken breast served with Frank’s Red Hot sauce and a tablespoon of bleu cheese dressing.  Plus broccoli (don’t do celery) and applesauce.  It was good.


Dessert was some decaf and a graham cracker spread with PB.  Yum!


Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day Eats

Well, had to work today, but that is okay.  The Y was closed today, so I ran at home.  Preworkout snack: Date with peanut butter.


Came home to a different breakfast:  Nutrigrain waffles!  How about that for a change.  Topped with my blueberry sauce, though  - 1 tablespoon of maple syrup just isn’t enough for me.  With the active events paper looking up races!


Lunch was a yummy, yummy egg salad sammie on a Smart Carb wrap.  Found out we were out of baby carrots, which was weird since I had a bag in my hand at the grocery store.  I think I might have put them in someone else’s cart, because they weren’t on the receipt, either!  So I just had some cantaloupe on the side.

egg salad


Snack was a latte and some Kashi Go Lean Crunch.  Man is that stuff good.

latte kashi

Dinner was a grilled chicken burger with a touch of cheese, plus some more fiddleheads and yummy strawberries.


After work snack:


I am really trying to break my addiction to the bars like I did before, but they are yummy and easy!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lazy Sunday

Okay, not so lazy since I had to work, but it’s my day off from exercise – so it feels lazy.

Breakfast was the usual Sunday bagel!  Whole wheat with shared maple nut cream cheese.  T’was good!


Lunch was my beloved Fage!  Mixed with some Kashi Go Lean Crunch and strawberries.  I love my Fage!


Snack was a soy milk latte for a change.  This soy was pretty mild tasting, although it was vanilla flavored and I don’t usually have sweetened lattes other than a bit of honey drizzled on top (which I did).


Plus a Zone bar.


Dinner was a fantabulous wrap.  Smart Carb tortilla (8 grams of fiber!) with sauteed chicken breast, roasted red pepper hummus and spring mix.  Delicious!  Plus some baby carrots and a whole container of blackberries.  It’s only a cup, but I wanted to eat them all LOL.  And so I did.


Friday, May 22, 2009

Hello beautiful!

Been busy!  I am trying to consolidate blogs with my other one under its own domain to help myself.  Hope to have that done soon.

Anyway, today is the start of my weekend.  After my Y workout I came home and made some pumpkin oats!


Yummers.  I wish I had nuts, though instead of nut butter.  I like straight up nuts with the pumpkin.  Or cranberry sauce!

With cafe au lait.

au lait

Lunch was some Stonyfield probiotic yogurt with Optimum blueberry granola and strawberries.  Very good, although I don’t like this yogurt anywhere near as much as I like greek.


Got a postcard in the mail for a free iced coffee – so that is where I went this afternoon!


Dinner was at East End Eatery, where I got a fresh and delicious salad.  Rode the scooter, here is my lovely helmet!



plus a pizza wrap on a whole wheat wrap.  Lots of cheese, but at least not a ton of dough.


Snack, one of those yummy fudgy ‘brownies’ with PB.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bean Brownies


A tasty treat was made in the kitchen today!  I got the recipe from Happy Herbivore.


Secret ingredient is beans!

My slight variant on this recipe was:

1 can of cannelini beans, drained (I don’t do black beans)

2 ripe nanas

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts

1/4 cup oat bran

2 tbsp sugar.

Blend everything except the oat bran, walnuts, and chocolate chips in a food processor until smooth.


Stir all the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl with the batter. 


Pour into a 9x9 pan sprayed with nonstick spray and bake for 40 minutes in a 350 degree oven.


Very fudgy and a fairly strong banana flavor, so not super brownie-like, but really tasty and very good for you.  They pack fiber, protein and very little fat (Omega3 from walnuts)!  And there is no trace of any bean flavor at all, so don’t be afraid to try them!

When cut into 9 pieces – approx 110 calories per brownie.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Brussel Sprouts with Walnuts & Cranberries


Alton Brown did a show on Brussel sprouts, and this recipe sounded really good!


I tweaked it a little, using less butter and using walnuts instead of pecans.


8 ounces of fresh brussel sprouts

1 tablespoon of butter

1 ounce of walnuts, chopped

1/6 cup of craisins. (20 grams)

Shred the brussel sprouts with a grater or food processor.  In a saute pan, melt the butter and add the nuts.  Toast for several minutes, then add the shredded brussel sprouts. Salt and pepper to taste, and cook over medium high heat for 4 to 5 minutes.  Keep turning to evenly cook the brussels.

Divide into 2 servings and top each with half of the craisins. 

So good!


Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lovely salad

Sorry for the lack of meal posts, I have been swamped and while I have pictures, not all of them will end up here. I am going to be putting my recipes on a new site soon, should I actually get time to do so!
Anyway, we had a picnic at my parent's house today for my dad's birthday. My sister brought the salad and she brought the best fixin's to make our own! She is the best!

My salad had spring mix with toasted sunflower seeds, goat milk feta cheese, craisins and a caeser-type dressing. It was soooo good!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Breakfast cookie/cobbler


Decided to try my hand at this breakfast cookie recipe:


My mix:

1/3 cup of oats

15 grams vanilla PP

1/8 cup vanilla soy milk

2 tsp walnut butter


1/4 cup of pumpkin


Mixed and spread on a plate overnight.  I got it out of the fridge this morning along with the can of cat food to feed Pixie and just thought they both looked a lot the same:


So, I was skeptical. I tasted a little (breakfast cookie, not cat food) and the flavor is quite good,  but not anything like a cookie.  I couldn’t pick it up, and it seemed to be missing something.  I also decided I wasn’t ready for a cold brekkie.  My thought?  Turn it into breakfast cobbler!

In the microwave, I had a cup of frozen Wyman’s blueberries.  Heated those until just bubbling.  Stirred 1 tsp of cornstarch with one tbsp of water and added to the blueberries.  Microwaved for another 30 seconds (this is the recipe for my quick blueberry sauce for pancakes).


Then I dolloped the breakfast cookie on top and *this* was such a yummy breakfast!  Just like blueberry cobbler!


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Upside down day.


I really tried to sleep in today since I didn’t get to bed until almost midnight, but couldn’t quite make it.  However, I stayed home in the morning instead of working out and got started on work early.   That made my day start backwards!  So – breakfast first!

Oats with 1/2 a banana, chocolate protein powder, topped with some walnut butter and a dusting of coconut.


au lait Lunch was breakfast!  Took a break from work and decided I wanted protein pancakes.  These are super fast to make and today is a cold and dreary day, so they were comforting.



latte soy

Dinner:  Barber Foods Chicken stuffed with Broccoli.  These are pretty good, and easy to cook because you just stick them in the toaster oven!  With even more broccoli and applesauce (we are out of strawberries).


A few of these:


Then off to the gym to do my workout at night.


Stopped at Dunkin Donuts to grab some decaf for myself and bring one home to John.  Now we are going to watch a movie!  (MST 3K)