Wednesday, October 31, 2012
|Breakfast! Oatmeal with Chia (for anyone wondering what chia looks like)|
|My FAVORITE yogurt! Vanilla Bean YUMM 1/2 cup and a banana for my morning snack|
|Lunch! I sauteed onion and mushroom on medium heat for about 10 minutes, turned stove to medium low and added spinach and tomatoes until it wilted down. Mix with couscous and you a have a super yummy lunch! (I make this once a week at least!) lol|
My snack in between lunch and dinner was an orange and a few prunes. I could eat a whole tub of prunes in a week if i let myself lol weird i know.
Dinner Time! Not much time for cooking since it was Halloween :) The Mukimame soybeans are something new i tried tonight.. Not organic and no label saying it isnt a GMO.. and most soybeans are GMOs sadly. (VOTE YES TO PROP 37) lol buttt i was at target and they caught my eye.. maybe I can find them at Barrons(a fresh market) next week... ones that are not genetically modified.. because they are GREAT! I loveee them! Similar to edamame soybeans.. I also had a slice of Sara lees 45 calorie honey whole wheat bread toasted with avocado, tomato, salt and pepper. YUM!
I think I'll post a full days worth of my meals once a week or just new recipes i come up with every few days .. I'm pretty boring with breakfast and snacks. Ive had oatmeal and chia every morning (except weekends with i cook for the hubby) for the past 3 months LOL and still wake up excited to eat it. haha
1. Stevia is GREAT if you love sugar and don't want the calories. Its all natural and one of the few safe artificial sweeteners :) I've never been big on the taste of "fake sugar" but this is great! I put it in my oatmeal and coffee every morning. http://www.stevia.com/Stevia_article/A_Natural_Sweetener_Thats_Also_Calorie_Free/2415
2. CHIA SEEDS! :D You can get them on Amazon.com or Gnc. I think any health food store would carry them. They are packed full of antioxidants, omegas, and fiber! I eat 1 to 2 tbs every morning with my oatmeal or smoothie. They are very filling.. I'm a snacker and could graze in the kitchen all day long but these help me feel satisfied so I don't eat my weight in food every day. lol You mix them with water before adding to a meal and they turn into a gel like substance. I cant live without them! http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/lindsey-duncan-nd-cn/chia-ancient-super-secret
Coconut Oil... Something new I just got this week... Ive made my own toothpaste, body lotion, hair mask, and cook with it also. I think that's a big reason its one of my favorites. Its so versatile! I LOVE the smell of coconut so i don't need any extra fragrance added for my lotion. It reminds me of baby oil gel mixed with lotion. (it stays on for a long time too!) This link will give you 122 uses for coconut oil! http://www.deliciousobsessions.com/2012/05/122-uses-for-coconut-oil-even-more-of-the-simple-the-strange-and-the-downright-odd/
Super excited I have switched my toothpaste and lotion to all natural, organic products! I had read last week that chemicals absorbed through your skin are more dangerous to your body than chemicals you consume. Even said that deodorant with parabens could link to breast cancer. 99% of breast cancer patients had parabens in their body.. Toms is a great all natural brand.(FREE of parabens) http://www.breastcancerfund.org/clear-science/chemicals-glossary/parabens.html
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I came across this great idea to store my home made baby food! After cooking and pureeing.. freeze in ice cube trays and pop out after so you can keep making more! He has now tried every food in the 4-6 month section of my baby recipe book! He doesn't like pumpkin or zucchini.. I'll try mixing them in a few weeks with apple to see if he changes his mind. lol The teething biscuits are GREAT! I eyeball the recipe.. I mill old fashioned oats and add pureed apple with cinnamon. you want to be able to form a ball with the mixture.make what ever shape you want with them. cook at 325 for 30 minutes at least. MAKE SURE they are rock hard or they could crumble in their mouth and cause them to choke. They don't eat the cookies, just use them as a teether. Parker loves the smell of them. It makes to whole house smell like cookies too. So that's a plus!
I wish I had kept better track of my postpartum pictures. The past week or two i've tried to start working my abs. NOT EASY. I had no idea pregnancy would take such a tole on your body.. I gained 19.5 lbs total and am now about 7 lbs lighter than I was before pregnancy. I'm posting this so in 6 weeks i can see my progress. Its time to kick it in high gear with working my abs!