Posts Tagged ‘Yogurt’

Tuesday–ready to GO!

So all my eats are planned, calculated and ready to go!

Breakfast: 1C nonfat yogurt with 3/4C raspberries. I also plan on having a large coffee with milk in the morning.

Yogurt with Raspberries

Lunch: Salad with mixed greens, baby carrots, red bell pepper and kidney beans. Dressed in 1/8C balsamic and 1 tsp olive oil.

Bean Salad

Morning/Afternoon Snacks: an apple and baby carrots

Apple and baby carrots

Dinner: 5 oz cooked salmon and baby spinach, red bell pepper, shallots and sliced almonds. Dressed in 1/8C balsamic and 1 tsp olive oil.

Salmon and Spinach Salad

My plan is to hit the gym straight after work for at least 30 minutes of cardio. I’ll be having a clementine as a post workout snack.

I’ll check back later, stats to be updated later today!




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Snacky snacky….


Hope everyone is well! My day was a hodge podge of sorts–woke up late, grabbed coffee with a friend, picked out a recipe for a dinner party I’m throwing tomorrow, went grocery shopping….and then back to the grocer’s because I forgot one of my key ingredients! D’oh!

I started off my day with a yogurt bowl:

Yogurt Bowl

I used:

  • plain nonfat yogurt
  • 1 banana
  • handful of almonds
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder

It was full of chocolatey goodness! Then I met a friend for coffee–I had a large coffee from Tim Hortons with 2% milk. We had a great talk about reflecting on the past year and our goals for 2010.Ā  After my multiple trips to the grocers, I was ready to try out the recipe I had selected for tomorrow’s dinner party:

Baked Pasta Casserole

The recipe is from 101 Cookbooks–a gorgeous site I happened to stumble on today. Apart from not being able to find medium sized shell pasta at the grocers and adding some shredded chicken breast, I followed the recipe as is. I substituted penne rigate for the shells:

Baked Casserole Pasta

This was a lovely baked pasta but not what I had in mind for tomorrow. I was looking for something with a little more moisture. My plan is to combine this recipe with Giada’s Chicken Tetrazzini recipe. My goal is to make a baked pasta that has a slightly creamy (but not heavy) consistency, has lots of veggies in it and a bit of shredded chicken breast. I can see the recipe in my head, you’ll see it here later tomorrow evening! šŸ™‚

Gonna start working on tomorrow morning’sĀ  announcement post!



ps. I finally got around to updating my Blog Roll! Please check it out–lots of great blogs there! šŸ™‚

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Yummy Eats

So I’m going to try to do this all in one post with as few words as possible as I’m due to leave for work in 15 minutes:

Monday’s Eats

I started off the day with some vanilla yogurt with grated lemon:


This was wonderful and refreshing!

Lunch was a chicken pita with tomatoes, pickles, onions, whole grain mustard and hot sauce:

chicken pita

And dinner was a salad with tomatoes, chicken, 1/2 avocado and red onion.

chicken salad

Tuesday’s Eats:

I woke up late today and was VERY hungry. I wanted something really filling:

Oats with banana and blueberry

This was oatmeal topped with cooked blueberries and banana. I added 1 tsp almond hazelnut butter to it.

Lunch was the wonderful recipe I had been referring to earlier on in the week! Giada’s Basil & Orange arugula salad:

Arugula basil orange salad

Dinner I’ll have later tonight at work and it will most likely be some chicken breast with steamed rapini.

Have a great night!

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Friday Eats

Well hello everyone!

This morning I hit the gym and really enjoyed a 50 minute elliptical workout! I had to set the resistance to about 8-9 as it was feeling a bit too easy. HR 135-149 bpm. I did some stretching but just didn’t feel like doing anything else. I plan to do some ab work tomorrow though!

As I drove home, I thought about what I wanted for breakfast. I was craving something fresh, lemony and pretty looking: a lemon raspberry yogurt trifle.

Lemon raspberry yogurt trifle

I used about a half cup of fresh raspberries, layered them with vanilla yogurt and sprinkled lemon zest on top. This was sooo fresh and wonderful!

Lunch was about 3/4 of this roasted chicken breast (skin removed) and the majority of the grilled zucchini:

Chicken breast and grilled zucchini

Hope everyone’s having a great afternoon!

More to come later….

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Breakfast, Lunch…

Afternoon everyone!

So I started off my day with a quick cardio workout at the gym–33 minutes on the elliptical. HR 134-155 bpm. After cardio I did some stretching and booted it out of there!

Apple yogurt spoon

Hello lovah! I made apple cinnamon vanilla yogurt by baking a Pink Lady apple that I cut up and sprinkled cinnamon on. Once that was hot and toasty, I spooned that on top of my Stonyfield vanilla yogurt. YUM!

Apple yogurt 2

For lunch I wanted something filling so I had a veggie burger pita:

Veggie burger pita

This was super tasty! I filled my pita with greens, tomato, pickles, onions, hot sauce and whole grain mustard.

Veggie burger 2


On the menu tonight….Barefoot Contessa’s Guacamole Salad–essentially guacamole deconstructed!

Hope you’re having a wonderful afternoon šŸ™‚


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