WOW! WIAW # 19

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on August 22, 2012

 Hi, Everyone!  ” Happy “What I Ate Wednesday!”  These are my meals from last Wednesday. This day we attended the last outdoor concert of the summer season in our town. We have attended most of them and we enjoy being outside and picnicking. Tanner, our dog, loves the concert more than we do and I am sad the season is over for him. 🙁  Hope you enjoy my day. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW!

This month’s theme is summer staples and this day does feature some my summer staples. Blueberries, salads (all kinds), water  and summer concerts are some of my summer staples.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (6:30am)

I started the day with a coffee and two poached eggs with some melted cheese, green salsa and fresh ground pepper.

Am Snack (10:00am)

Ricotta cheese, blueberries, slivered almonds and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Yummy 🙂

Lunch (11:30am)

Salad with brisket (leftover from the night before), butter lettuce, spinach, red bell pepper, tomato (home-grown), feta cheese and Italian dressing.

Dinner (5:30 pm)

I didn’t have time to pack a picnic, so we picked up dinner from Healthy Junk. I had a vegan Philly Cheese Steak with sparkling water.

 Before the Concert

 Tanner Taking in the Sites

 My Dinner


Beautiful Sunset 

Dessert (9:00pm)

My sister brought us a mini lemon bundt cake, that my husband and I shared.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope your day was full of healthy meals!

Here is a link to my exercise log for the week.

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Reasons to Take a Cooking Class

Pictures from my cooking class

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on August 20, 2012

My good friend Soo invited me to attend a cooking class with her and it was so much fun that I feel like I have to share my experience with you.  Going to a cooking class was much more fun than anything I’ve done in a long time.  I had a blast.  I’ve been thinking of some of the reasons I had such a good time.   Here they are:

  • It motivated all of us to try something new.  The seasoned cooks were in love with the new recipes and techniques learned and the beginning cooks were inspired to learn more!
  • It was a great chance to socialize.  I met so many nice people and had a chance to bond while creating our wonderful meal.  We even noticed that one of the guys at our table got a phone number out of it!
  • It was a great way to experience healthy food that tastes good too.  If you pick the right class, you can walk out of it feeling like you are not only prepared to try out some new recipes for your friends of families, but can also be assured that they are healthy also!
  • It was fun to sample the fruits of our labor.  After the completion of the hands on portion of the class, we were all able to sample our creations…such fun!

Would anyone else like to share their cooking class experiences?

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