My journey to stay healthy and eat creatively (when possible) delicious (always) food!

Monday, May 31, 2010

New Yums, Stir Fry Queen X2 & A Happy Memorial Day!

What's up peeps?? Everyone having a wonderful Holiday weekend? My three day weekend, I off that I had today was great. I worked the other days. But hey, I'll take the day off compared to none since I am normally pulling the seven day work weeks! I made a little money and had a pretty chillaxed weekend. Of course, the Registered Dietitian train never ceases to steam roll through my head. Big decisions on the horizon, folks .... BIG TIME DECISIONS!

Well, let's get to the eatz, shall we? Let me preface by saying, this post is going to be somewhat inspired by and copy-catory (I made that word up, deal with it) of one of my favorite FABU FOOD~ISTAS. 'Tis true, she really got my creative, whole foodie juices flowing after reading earlier in the weekend.

So - I worked my heart out on Saturday then went to SPROUTS. Love me some SPROUTS! It's like Whole Foods, only ... not quite as cool or pricey, on a smaller scale and closer to home. I had to pick up some staples for my morning Monster ritual. I've really found that these jjjjuuummmppp start my day. I always use my Amazing Grass, Superfood packets, but finally ventured into the protein powder world. I decided on the Manitoba Harvest, Hemp Protein, Vanilla. Does anyone out there do both the wheat grass/superfood AND the protein pows in their smoothies? After checking the facts on both, I believe I am gaining many benefits from each that offer separate sets of awesomeness even when combined. Also, I'm more into the protein pow for sustenance, not bulk or weight gain. I plan to only use one serving a day -- any thoughts or input on this would be helpful! I also picked up some Organic Puffed Kamut! Thanks again, to Katie's post!!
Dear Kamut,
Where have you been my whole life? I'm so happy to have found you!
Love, Liz
I had to throw some Luna bars in the mix too. I mean, 4/$5...yes, please! Luna bars take hunger and pretty much stomp it out for a good 3-5 hours for me. Anything that can do that is worth more than a hill of beans to me! Ha! I should mention that I ravenously attacked my Iced Oatmeal Raisin Luna the minute I was back in my car. Staple around here = Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze, 'nuff said. Please allow me to explain that I sincerely had high hopes for bringing the loot in and photographing it immediately. That plan went down hill upon said encounter with Luna bar #1 and then only further tanked when I had to quick fast get ready to head out the door to see a movie. Hence, you get a photo of foods that have all been opened and sampled already! Sex and the City 2 .... you disappointed me.

Remember months ago when I made the best stir fry ever? Welllllll..... I. Was. Wrong. !!! Feast your eyes on the glory below!

Sssshhhhhhaaaaaaa BABY!!

Joseph's Pita (first time on this, a little thin but OH SO GOOD. It ate like a folded up, stuffed burrito.)
Sugar Snapz
Broc Slaw
Green Bells
Gardein Home Style Beefless Tips
Cedar's Tzatziki Dip, Cucumber Garlic

Ok ladies and gents, time for some QT with my SO. We are going to watch some TV and go to bed. Sorry for the small pics, they didn't go unnoticed, but I did come with a fair share of the lazies tonight. Womp womp!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Busy Thoughts All Dancing Around In My Head

Hello Loves!

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying some wonderful foods. I have been! Sadly, I haven't been documenting much. You'd think that camera that Matt got me for Christmas would be helping. I really need to crack that thing out of my purse and take it on several daily spins.

So, what's new with me?
Well....I've been doing a lot of soul searching, researching, talking to loved ones, etc. I have decided that I want to pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian. What do you all think? While we are on this topic, are any of you RDs? Who knows?! It's worth askin'! Anyway, this is going to take a big leap of faith. I am ready for the challenge or, at the very least, ready for the phone call to make an appointment with the school(s) I'm looking to attend. Anyway - thoughts on this?

I did capture one HOT meal this week! Here...this is what I'm really on this blog to do, right? RIGHT! I will not tease you any longer! I now present the ...

OMG Pizza Deluxe

1 Flatout
2 Tbsp. Cedar's Roasted Rep Pepper Hommus
1/4 Cup Hunt's Basil, Garlic & Oregano tomato sauce
1/4 Cup Kraft FF Shredded Mozz
1 Slice Sargento Reduced Fat Colby-Jack Slice
2/3 Cup Morningstar Farm's Sausage Style Crumbles

WHAT WHAT!! So tasty! I was very, very proud of this 5 minute creation! It was filling, scrumptious, inspiring and MORE!

Question: What do you do for a living? Have you ever wished you went back to school for something else?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Beginnings . . . ??

Here I am again. Long lost poster extraordinaire. Please do not think I don't miss each of you I read and those of that are sweet enough to read me! I miss you all a BUNCH!!!! I have some exciting news that I plan to share soon. I have to share the news at ground level first though before I go blasting to the universe of foodies.

Anyway - just checking in while enjoying a Smart Ones Angel Hair Marinara, Cauliflower w/ cheese sauce, Emerald Natural Almonds and Applesauce ((JEEZ!! Can you say BIG LUNCH?)) ... I also need some help. I am on the hunt for either student Registered Dietitians, student Registered Dietitian bloggers, Registered Dietitians, Registered Dietitian bloggers or anyone who knows any combo of those qualities. I believe I had once stumbled upon a few RD student blogs but did not add them to my roll.