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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It’s New to Me – Powder Chocolate Peanut Butter

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on March 28, 2013
 
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I have been using Powdered Peanut Butter for a while now but recently I came across Chocolate Powdered Peanut Butter. It is just as good as the original with the added chocolate flavor. Just Great Stuff Chocolate Powdered Peanut Butter is a healthier alternative to traditional peanut butter because it only has 1 gram of fat and 40 calories for 2 tablespoons, compared with regular peanut butter usually has 16 grams of fat and 190 calories. Also, it is 100% organic with no cholesterol and it is low in sodium. So far, I have just used the Chocolate Powdered Peanut Butter for smoothies, which adds a rich creaminess to them. This summer I plan to experiment more but for now I  love my smoothies.

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WIAW #50

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on March 27, 2013

Hello Everyone. Happy What I Ate Wednesday!  I am sharing my meals from Friday, I was on spring break last week but I was still just as busy. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:00am)

I started the day with coffee and a“Oat Bran” Without The Oats, a recipe I just tried and really enjoyed. You can find the recipe at Massachuseats.com.

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Lunch (11:30am)

I had left-over grilled steak and broccoli.

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Dinner (6:00pm)

My husband and I were celebrating his first week at a new job. We had dinner at Fish in a Bottle, we started with a tasty salad. I had the sea bass and it was so good I almost for got to take a picture. 🙂

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Dessert (8:00pm)

We continued the celebration at home with Oreo Truffle Cupcakes from WildFlour Cupcakes. YUM!

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

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It’s New to Me – Rainbow Juices

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on March 22, 2013

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I was introduced to these yummy juices from one of the students in my classes.  They are made locally (Long Beach), organic, raw, and cold pressed.  You can find them on www.rainbowjuices.com

I especially liked “Lucky Star.”   The ginger in it gives it a real kick, but all three that I tasted were yummy!

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WIAW #49

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on March 20, 2013

Hello Everyone. Happy What I Ate Wednesday!  I am sharing my meals from Monday. This week is busy for me, I am preparing for an important midterm and a new job. Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:00am)

I started the day with coffee and a poached egg on whole wheat toast with a sprinkle of cheese.

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AM Snacks (9:30am)

I had a Sweet Peanut Sesame Shoa Bing from the Asian market. I found these by accident once and we liked them so much, now I pick them up for a treat occasionally.

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Lunch (1:00pm)

I was at Mother’s Market doing some marketing, I noticed they were filling the hot bar with lunch items that smelled really good. I picked up one of these Soy and Mozzarella Cheese Tacos to take home and it was as good as they smelled.

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Dinner (5:30pm)

For dinner, we had a recipe I was trying out for the Surprise Recipe Swap at Hungry Little Girl. I made Bacon Parmesan Broiler Avocados and they were very tasty (recipe here).

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Dessert (7:00pm)

I was still a little hungry and I wanted something sweet. This Power Crunch bar did the trick.

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

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Okinawan Sweet Potatoes

Posted by Jennifer (the RD) on March 18th, 2013

 

I went to a really fun charity event with a friend of mine yesterday.  The event had an asian theme and every single course had something on it that I haven’t tried before.  On the upper left hand of the plate is an Okinawan potato puree…yes, purple mashed potatoes!  🙂  It was sweet just like regular sweet potatoes but had a smoother texture.  These potatoes are originally from Japan, but are very popular in Hawaii. I’ve been to Hawaii so many times and have never tried them!  They are also PACKED with antioxidants and I noticed they were  on Doctor Oz’s superfoods list!

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WIAW #48

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on March 13, 2013

Hello Everyone. Happy What I Ate Wednesday!  I am sharing my meals from Saturday. This semester I have a class right in the middle of the day, so I eat a lot early and then a early dinner.  Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:00am)

I started the day with coffee and scrambled eggs with spinach and cheese with potato patties.

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Lunch (11:00am)

A quick meal of leftover noodles from a Chinese restaurant, some roasted cabbage with a poached egg for some protein.

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Dinner (5:30pm)

After my class I was starving so my husband took me out to dinner at Umami. I started with a strawberry lemonade and we shared brussel sprouts. I am trying to not order the same dish all the time, so I tried the Manly Burger and it was good.

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Dessert (7:30pm)

After dinner, we came home to relax and watch some TV. And of course, we had  a few chocolates. 🙂

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

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It’s New to Me – Trader Joe’s Roasted Coconut Chips

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on March 11, 2013

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I recently picked up a bag of Trader Joe’s Roasted Coconut Chips and after my first taste I started to think of different uses for these tasty chips. So far, I have added them to salads and topped chocolate ice cream with them and both were quite good. These crunchy little chips are made of mature coconuts soaked in fresh, young coconut milk with a touch of salt and sugar. I like them a lot but I will try to have them just as a treat because a 1 oz serving contains 160 calories and 10 grams of saturated fat. If you enjoy the combination of sweet and salty, like I do, I recommend these.

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WIAW #47

Posted by Jennifer (the student) on February 6, 2013

Hello Everyone. Happy What I Ate Wednesday!  I am sharing my meals from Monday. The new theme for March is  “WIAW Goes Green!” and accidently I was already following the new theme. 🙂   Thank you to Jenn at Peas and Crayons for hosting the WIAW.

This is what I ate:

Breakfast (7:30am)

I started the day with coffee and baked eggs with spinach and cheese.

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Lunch (1:30pm)

A bowl of my homemade broccoli soup with sauteed veggies and chicken.

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PM Snacks (3:30pm)

A green apple.

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Dinner (7:30pm)

My new favorite dinner, that I have been making several nights a week for some time now. Roasted onion, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, zucchini, some sort of meat, artichoke hummus, tzatziki and avocado. This makes me so happy, sometimes I mix-up the vegetables or add chicken or tofu but basically I use the some formula.

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Dessert (7:00pm)

For Valentine’s Day, I received a bag of these Hot Chocolates on a stick from Ticket Kitchen. I got the flavor Salted Carmel Hot Chocolate and it is so tasty, I have been saving them.

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

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