Fully Loaded

This morning I loaded up my yogurt so much that I think there were more toppings than actual yogurt. But ya know what, that’s the only way I can enjoy thick, unsweetened greek yogurt.

I prefer to sweeten my food with my own variety of yumminess.

  • Oikos 0% Fat Yogurt
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Raw Almonds
  • Goji Berries
  • Wild Blueberries
  • Kashi Go Lean Crunch

Eh, yeah I guess there’s some yogurt under there.

Plus a juicy clemintine.

And green tea!

Altogether now…

Deliciously nutritious.

Das how I like it.

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The gym is a must-do today.

Last night I went out with some friends and we ended up splitting an order of ‘Everything Wings.’ I haven’t even heard of them until last night. It’s like a curse now, I have been dreaming about them ever since…I want more. After becoming recently obsessed with ‘Everything Prezel Thins,’ I now want everything all the time.

So yeah… I probably should go to the gym so I can eat EVERYTHING.

hehe

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Back to Normal

Yesterday (the day after Christmas) was definitely a relaxing day. I’ve been hearing that consensus from lots of people. I definitely wanted to make sure I didn’t succumb to all of the holiday leftovers, especially since I had the time to make my own food. The past few days was a huge sugar binge which resulted in tiredness and headaches. Time to get back to normal.

For breakfast I ate an egg white omelet with tomatoes, spring mix, and feta, along with an orange. I let myself digest for about 1.5-2 hours and then went for a run in the cold. My post-workout snack (lunch) was some fat free greek Oikos yogurt.

Green tea on the side to warm me up.

I topped the yogurt with blueberries, canned pineapple, Go Lean Crunch (Kashi cereal), Vanilla Extract (stirred in) and Cinnamon.

I don’t love nonfat greek yogurt, but I loved eating this.

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For dinner I wanted to incorporate roasted veggies (my favorite).

Butternut Squash & Orange Cauliflower

Never-ending tray of Asparagus

While these cooked I prepared a salad and snacked on dried papaya.

I love this stuff, the texture is addicting.

Salad preparings:

Spring mix with chopped sharp chedder cheese & homemade dressing.

It would’ve been delicious just like this.

But alas, I needed more protein so I added chopped chicken and some veg.

That’s a large plate, people. So yum.

Later on I had more papaya, piece of dark chocolate, hummus & crackers, and nuts. I was starving after not eating any cookies, candy, etc. all day.

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I should share a few more photos…

Sedgey was begging for food in the kitchen:

Emmy hopped in a box:

Izzy hopped out when my mom was too close for comfort:

K there are some of my pets (minus the other cat, Oscar).

I have too much fun with my new camera nowadays. Any cute moment, I’m there in a flash! Now I feel like I should update my blog a bit and make it less…bloggy and more websitey. Eventually…

K and as for today, it’s time for brekky.

Happy Tuesday!

Dog Attack

So after waiting a couple hours to digest my breakfast Skype with my sister, I went for a run. It’s extremely humid outside and going to thunderstorm any minute…which I am anxiously waiting for. Gotta love hardcore thunderstorms when you have nothing to do but cuddle up inside.

On my run, I came across a dog. There were two people (brother & sister I assume) walking a dog…sans leash. The dog was running straight toward me and it felt odd to keep running, but I did. It just kind of circled me and then finally went away and followed its walkers. I giggled and nodded nicely.

About 20 minutes pass and who do I run into again? No actually… the DOG runs into me. I literally see it sprinting around the corner towards me and because I already came across him, I figured he’d just circle me and go away. NOPE.

He legit ran into my legs, almost causing me to trip over onto my face. I gathered myself and kept running but he jumped on me again and I accidentally kicked him (oops). I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. It scared me!!! The brother and sister need to control their dog. Thank GOD I’m not afraid of dogs, otherwise I might’ve died from a heart attack from this dog attack. Here’s some evidence:

Dried slobber on my Victoria Secret Yoga Pants. Cute.

[YES that is my upper thigh…that dog went wild on me…]

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On a lighter note – I realized I had some thawed frozen fruit salad in the fridge waiting for me!

Along with cottage cheeeeeese! It’s been way too long.

Sprinkled with goji’s, soy beans, pepitas, and whatever else happened to be in the trail mix I bought yesterday. And cinnamon (duh). I’m going to turn into cinnamon soon…

The fruit at the bottom looks pretty gross but it’s just the concentrated juice that it’s been sitting in.

Tasty as can be! Pineapple and cottage cheese has always worked, so I figure it would be even better with all sorts of fruit. Perfect post-workout snack! Full of protein and healthy carbs.

I feel bad for those who dislike cottage cheese. Cheese (in general) completes me as a person. Truth.

Tune in later to find out what’s for dinner (and maybe a snack…or two)!

xoxo

Attack of the Siracha Sauce

After breakfast I headed outside for a walk. Halfway through it started to sprinkle on my head, but luckily it stopped. Seven hours later and it’s STILL not raining, I’m just waiting for a nice big thunderstorm.

When I got back I made some lunch & watched The View and Dr. Oz.

This definitely could have passed as a breakfast. But I like eggs anytime of the day, don’t you?

Siracha on the side…obv. With sesame rye crackers.

I actually learned this recipe from a friend.

  • Sauté zucchini and onion
  • Add whisked eggs (I used a whole egg, one egg white & a little skim milk)
  • Season as you go (salt and pepper)
The eggs are my favorite part. They absorb the flavors from the veggies and O-M-G. I don’t know why, but it tastes amazing. It is so simple yet one of my favorite dishes on planet earth. You must try it!

And make a lot so you have leftovers! That’s when the tastiness manifests into insanity.

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Steph and I headed down to the Rec Room to watch a couple episodes of Modern Family and Gossip Girl. Ooh another fun fact: a few years ago I met one of the stars of GG. Dan Humphrey anyone?

I was 18 years old here with my friend Cara to the right and Mr. Penn Badgley in the middle. Talk about throwback.

As we watched, I enjoyed some frozen fruit salad. I made a GIANT bowl of tons of cut up fruit (pineapple, grapes, nectarines, kiwi, apple, pear) and wanted it to last so I portioned it out into serving sizes and froze ’em. I just couldn’t wait for it to thaw, plus I love frozen grapes. So refreshing!

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And for dinner I made soup…again. Just like last night’s except I added cannellini beans.

And I pictured it with Siracha Sauce this time, just for you guys haha.

There must be something about soup that makes you feel good on the inside. Probably the warmth (and the great feeling that it is oh so healthy). Delish.

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Steph leaves tomorrow. For those of you who don’t know who Steph is…she’s my roommate. And my best friend here in Australia. Wahhhh I’m so sad, but we’ll be visiting each other back in the states! No worries, mate 😉

Have a good one!

Perfectly Balanced Meal

Ugh. Guess what happened? My camera broke. Actually it’s my Mom’s . . . sorry, Mom!!! She let me borrow her camera for my time abroad here in Australia because mine broke a month or so before I departed. I must be cursed. I went to turn it on and the lens just got stuck… out of nowhere! I’m charging it now, so hopefully the battery is just dead? Say your prayers…please. Otherwise, until I get a new camera (and um I’m broke… so it could be a while – unless my Dad let’s me use his…please?) I’ll be using my phone and/or webcam! Sad story.

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I woke up this morning feeling like I had mono again. I also felt like that last night. I actually got mono last March so it’s been about 9 months or so since I’ve had it. Once a person gets it, they can’t get it again. But that’s exactly how I felt, seriously achy and completely nauseated. Ick, I feel better now (2 hours later – I woke up at 5am!?!?) after taking Motrin, Tylenol, eating breakfast & drinking green tea. I wonder what the remedy was? Maybe a combo of all of them.

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Alright. Food. Reminder: the following photos were taken with my phone camera or webcam (this is a judgement free zone people).

K moving on. Has anyone tried tempeh? It’s like a soybean patty. That sounds so gross but it’s not that bad. I saw it in the store on sale (in the cheese section?), so I wanted to try it after hearing about it from Allie.

I had this yesterday for lunch. I cooked it with zucchini (the last of it…sad face) and onions. I also marinated it in the fridge with EVOO, garlic, salt & pepp for a bit before cooking. It can be eaten raw, but I’d rather not.

It turned out pretty good. For you texture-picky people out there…eh. Not sure if you’d like. It’s way different than tofu because it is more …beany. I am not sure I’ll purchase it again – didn’t love it.

But of course anything with tzatziki (and zucchini) is magnif. Love tzatziki.

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And for dinner I had some real meat! I think my body was craving it so I decided to have half of a burger.

I ate it with a bunch of basil leaves, raw tomatoes, and onions that I cooked in some of the fat from the burg.

I added some spicy mustard after I took these pics and that was quite delightful.

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And as for my favorite meal of the day – today’s BREAKFAST:

Wow – look at that perfectly balanced meal. We have one egg white, one over-easy egg (my very first time making over-easy eggs, I usually stick to sunny-side up because I’m afraid I’ll break the yolk but I didn’t!), brocooli & greens, sesame rye crisps, a nectarine, and green tea.

My favorite part of course is poking the egg to make it all runny. I layered it on a sesame rye crisp with some greens. The beautifully bright orange yolk tastes like cheese sauce. OH YES.

And the perfect sweet ending to this savory dish was a very juicy nectarine. I’ve had a bunch of these in the fridge for weeks and they are definitely staying fresh!

Sweet. Isn’t it funny to look back at our childhood’s and remember our parents begging us to finish our meals? Well, Mom… you have definitely won that battle. Nothin’ but pit!

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Hope everyone’s December is off to a kick-a$$ start. Christmas shopping? I love buying for others (ugh, but again I’m so broke…). Oh well, today Steph and I are going to a market to hopefully find some cheap souvenirs. Boomerang, anyone?

Seeya!