Day with Mom!

Hey everyone!

So, as you can see I bought a new theme! This one is called Pretty Young Thing and I absolutely love it because its super girly and fun!

Anyways, I woke up this morning from the most awful sleep I’ve had in a long time. The winds were so strong last night that they were shaking my balcony doors constantly! I hardly got any sleep! Hopefully the winds will be tamer tonight!

Breakfast

On the bright side, Alana made a delicious breakfast this morning. In the mix? All of my favorite things!

Oats with dried fruit (cherries, raisins, and apricots), cinnamon, milk, a touch of brown sugar, a chopped apple,and toasted pecans! What better way to start off the day? 🙂

After breakfast, I showered and got ready to go shopping with my mom. We went to a new store that opened while I was at school and then we stopped at Trader Joe’s to buy some cookie butter that Allie raves about!

We were disappointed to hear that they were all out for a month! 😦

I’m checking 2 other locations tomorrow! HA!

Lunch

We got home and we were all starving so I quickly made my homemade soup! So healthy and perfect for the cold weather!

Tofu Shirataki Vegetable Soup

makes 5 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 bags of Tofu Shirataki Noodles
  • 4 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 small zucchini
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1/2 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • pepper for taste
  • cooked chicken or turkey cut into chunks

Procedure:

  1. Drain the noodles and set aside to dry.
  2. Bring chicken broth to a boil.
  3. Add chopped veggies and let cook for about 5 minutes.
  4. Add in the noodles and chicken or turkey meat.
  5. Season with pepper to taste and serve!

Sadly, I didn’t get to fit in any exercise today but I’m glad I’ve been exercising more than I did while I was at school!

I’m off to see my best friend and catch up on college life! We’re going out to Indian later, so I’ll be back with another post 🙂

But until then, here are some eats from the past few days that you may enjoy.

Failed attempt at a salad from AEPhi. But still satisfying!

In the mix: romaine lettuce, beets, broccoli, mushrooms, carrots, green beans, dried fruit, cashews, feta, and parmesan cheese.

Nana’s Swedish Meatballs over whole wheat Ezekiel Sprouted Grain Pasta. Sprinkled with parmesan and shredded cheddar!

Turkey, cheese, lettuce, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and whole grain mustard spread on squaw bread! DELISHHHH!

And in case anyone is wondering about my Recipe Page, I’m working on it! I promise!

See you all tonight with a dinner post! xo

 

 

Peaches N Cream Recipe

Alana woke up this morning and said to me, ” I’m making you breakfast.” I’m like, “OKAY!! What are you making?”

She made PEACHES & CREAM! and I’m not talking about those sugar-laden Quaker packets.

Breakfast

Topped with a pinch of brown sugar + a tablespoon of Half&Half = perfection.

Later on, Dad took Alana and I out for lunch for some quality time 🙂 I LEAVE FOR U of A in 1 MONTH!

Lunch

Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos. They were kind of bland. Just the fish, cabbage, pico de gallo, and some chipotle dressing that got all over my hands! The fish is under there somewhere…

After lunch, I went to take a few tennis pics of Jeremy for the bar mitzvah. He was very embarrassed to be having a little photo shoot 🙂

Dad wanted to take a bike ride around the neighborhood, so I grabbed I quick snack.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I haven’t ridden my bike in so long. We were both pretty rusty!

Dinner

Chicken, corn, and edamame beans. (If you haven’t heard of them, they’re made from soy and have tons of protein!)

After dinner, Alana and I watched some TV and remembered we still had 2 of my favorite cookies in the pantry that were just waiting to be eaten.

They’re from The Cravory! And let me tell you… after your first bite, you’ll fall in love.

This one is the Birthday Cake flavor. Mmmm.

With half of a gala apple…

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

A Day In LA

After a busy week preparing for my brother’s Bar Mitzvah, I decided that I needed a break! SO… yesterday, Alana, Ali and I went to LA to do some shopping. Breakfast was my usual bowl of oats with bananas on top 🙂

              

I crave this breakfast at least three days a week. It’s boring, but ALWAYS satisfying!

Sometimes, I’ll add a splash of low-fat milk and a few raisins on top! Just to mix it up a little bit!

Old Fashioned Oats & Bananas

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 a banana
Method:
  1. Bring water to boil and add in the oats.
  2. Cook for about five minutes and make sure all of the water is absorbed.
  3. Then, mix in the brown sugar.
  4. Slice 1/2 a banana and place on top of oats.
Note: This oatmeal recipe has a thick consistency, so add more water if you like yours thinner.
When we got to LA the first stop was KITSON! It’s one of my favorite stores.

After not finding anything… which is very unusual for me… we were starving, so we decided to stop at Jack n’ Jill’s Bakery, Cafe for lunch. Getting there was quite the adventure… an iPhone with navigation is much-needed for next time!

We all custom ordered the tuna sandwich. Mine had albacore tuna salad, cucumbers, tomato, and cheddar cheese on cracked whole wheat bread. YAY for starch, protein, and vegetable all in one! Avocado for some healthy fat on the side 🙂

Some warm cornbread… Mmm.

The check came in a little glass jar with three Tootsie pops! How cute!

After lunch, we walked around Robertson Blvd some more (there are TONS of cute clothing stores on this street!) but still didn’t find anything I really liked!

On the way home, I picked up some ground turkey and whole wheat penne pasta for dinner. My mom made homemade meat sauce for the pasta. I can’t believe I forgot to snap a picture! We also had broccoli and a small salad.

We spent some time talking with the family for a good hour after eating which was a lot of fun. I’ll miss them when I’m at school in Arizona 😦

Then we made COOKIES!! As usual, I wanted to use a healthified recipe. Sometimes my tweaks work and sometimes they don’t. This one didn’t. And Alana just HAD to  make a back-up batch that we had in the freezer just in case.

Guess which ones were healthy?

The ones on the left! These were Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip and the ones on the right were just plain chocolate chip cookies. I adapted the Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies by using half spelt flour and half whole wheat. (Spelt is another type of whole grain flour.) I also pulsed the oats in a food processor to change the texture a little bit. Unfortunately, they ended up being a tad dense and thick, but they still tasted delicious!

After dessert, I stayed up late watching tv then decided to go to sleep. I realized I was super tired from today’s festivities.

Now that my break is over, it’s time to continue the party planning. Have a great day!

What is your go to chocolate chip cookie recipe?

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