Spring Clean Your Refrigerator

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on April 9, 2013

If you are like me, you probably do Spring Cleaning this time of year. And one of my least favorite but most rewarding projects is cleaning the refrigerator. It feels good to know what items you have stored in your refrigerator and freezer. It makes meal planning so much easier. Also, with summer right around the corner it is a good time to get rid of unhealthy foods and make healthy eating easier.

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National Walking Day

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on April 6, 2013

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My friend Michael sent me a picture of himself and his co-workers celebrating The American Heart Association’s National Walking Day this Wednesday, April 3rd.  I totally missed out on celebrating because I didn’t even know it existed, but you can still check out their website that has awesome info on the benefits of walking, finding walking paths, walking clubs, walking at work, etc.  Check it out at www.startwalkingnow.org

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WIAW #51

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on April 3, 2013

Hello Everyone. Happy What I Ate Wednesday!  I am sharing my meals from Easter, which were super simple. I had a midterm Friday night and Saturday, so I was just happy to have it very easy. Also, our day was filled with many little disasters from a dead battery and an exploding shower head, just to name a few. 🙂  Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:00am)

We picked up coffee at our local Starbuck’s, they make it so easy. We made scrambled eggs with onion, spinach and cheese with a few slices of lemon-pepper chicken and avocado. Also, we had assorted pastries I picked up the day before from 85C.

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PM Snacks (1:30pm)

My husband made his famous guacamole and we served it with potato chips and corn chips.

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Dinner (6:00pm)

Dinner was grilled steak, cauliflower mash, carrots and asparagus. And an un-pictured green salad.

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Dessert (7:00pm)

We picked up Lemon Dream Pie from Jongewaard’s Bake n’ Broil in Long Beach. It was rich and wonderful. 🙂

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

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Adding a Twist to Boring Potato Salad

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on April 1st, 2013

What’s the twist???…balsamic vinegar.  It’s a good way to add a burst of flavor and cut the fat out of your recipe.  I use a 1:3 ratio of vinegar to mayo.  But, you can add as little or as much as you want.   I usually make my potato salad the previous day so that the flavors can soak in.  Instead of adding more mayo the next day when the salad appears dry, I just add more vinegar.  Give it a try!  🙂

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