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WIAW week {26}

20 Jul
Hi guys! Happy Wednesday. Hope everyone is having a great week! Mine is pretty busy, as usual. Just catching up on some sleep, baking, school stuff, and experiencing a massive heat wave! I love the sun but when I don’t have time to go swimming or lay out by a pool, a heat wave is slightly annoying! But I’m not complaining, I’d pick a heat wave over a snow storm any day.

So here we are, another weekly WIAW, my favorite time of the week for blogging! Jenn does such a great job hosting the link parties each week, I love the post WIAW blog stalking, so start your own WIAW post today and be sure to link up to the party!

Breakfast

Tofu scramb, whole wheat chocolate chunk scone, a 3 pound bag of the ‘stashies.

Just joking, but seriously, look at how many I ate in the last 4 days! At least half the bag.

Lunch

Bean burrito, nothing too fancy.

Snackage

Peach donut? Enough said.

I’ve never seen these before but they were pretty good. The inside is white and hard like a peach, but I like my peaches mushy! I’ve also squeezed in a green smoothie for a snack too, perfect for this heat wave.

Dinner

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Yellow zucchini (not yellow squash!) mixed with artichokes and a few seasoning made my the chef boyfriend. He also made me a kick butt tempeh BBQ sammich that was sooo yummy!

Favor

Scott and I are taking our yearly camping vacation out in the middle of no where with no phone, internet, or cable action. I am really looking forward to being “unplugged” for a week, however, I will still keep up on posting with scheduled posts. I know it is still a little over a week away, but I would really like some guest postage while I’m gone! If you are interested in doing a guest post for me (not until July 30th) please please please contact me at whitney10@comcast.net or just comment below and we can discuss topics. 🙂

Thank you!

Feature Friday: Blueberries!

15 Jul

Because I went blueberry picking yesterday, I thought it would be completely necessary to do my first ever Feature Friday on BLUEBS!

Afterall, blueberries are one of my all-time favorites. I like the hard sour bluebs personally! We saw a lot of those on our blueberry picking aventure yesterday. I ended up picking 1.4 pounds of bluebs, and that’s not even accounting the ones I ate!

You would eat that many too if your were in this field!

The Good News:

  • Blueberries are ranked as one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits, vegetables, spices and seasonings. (1)
  • Some studies show that blueberries have been proved to improve memory. (2)
  • Like most fruit, raw blueberries are considered low on the glycemic index.
  • One serving of blueberries contains over 30% of your daily value of vitamin C.
  • Blueberries are great for the nervous and cardiovascular system.

The Bad News:

  • Be aware when not chosing organic. Like most fruit, blueberries are heavily sprayed with pesticides.

What to do with blueberries:

  • Stir them into your oatmeal for a sweet breakfast
  • Use them in your favorite pancake recipe for something different and colorful

 

 

 

 

 

GREEN Blueberry Vanilla Pancakes

  • Toss them into a salad
  • Bake me a pie… (no really, I love pie…) 😉
  • Make these awesome blueberry bars for dessert!

Wait, did someone say pie?

 

Blueberry Pie Boatmeal Cake

(inspired by the chocolate covered queen 😉 )

  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 small mashed very ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon oil (I used safflower)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • dash of salt

Preheat oven to 380 degrees. In a blow, combine dry ingredients and then add in the wet. Pour in one ramekin. After 18 minutes of baking, turn the oven on broil for about 3 minutes, not longer than 5. When you pull out your super cute blueberry pie, add whatever toppings you want. Personally, I am on a blueberry + coconut kick, but that’s just me.

Have you ever gone blueberry picking?

WIAW week 24

6 Jul

Breakfast

Green SIAB topped with mulberries, goji berries, chia seeds, and flax seeds.

Lunch

Grilled “cheeze” with tomato soup! Classic!

Dinner

Unpictured veggie burritos 🙂

Snacks

Lots of fresh summer fruit!

Basic Pancakes & Anythingbutchalkforbreakfastplease

14 Apr

Hi friends! Thank you all for your “get-well-soons” on my last post. I think it’s working, I’m feeling better! 🙂

I’m so ready for spring! I hate this food rut that I’m in! I’ve been eating so much crap, it’s terrible. My body is craving fresh foods. Hurry up and get in season! It is sad that I eat so much crap in the late winter. It’s my worst time of year for everything. I would like to think of my blog as a “health food blog” but lately I’ve felt like that is a lie! :X

So, although I have been trying to eat better, I’ve really been digging pancakes lately.

My basic pancake recipe:

Serves two

I use this pancake recipe on my “chill” days when I feel that it is okay to eat a not so nutritious meal for breakfast.

Remember breakfast = the day’s fuel!

  1 cup flour, sifted (I use half white, half whole wheat)
    1 tablespoon vegan sugar
    3 teaspoons baking powder
    1 teaspoon cinnamon 
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup nondairy milk 
    1 egg replacer, prepared
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

You know what to do.

This mix can be used for just about any type of pancake: blueberry, strawberry, chocolate chip, you name it.

Just add in whatever you like!


But speaking of a nutritious breakfast…

!!!REVIEW!!!

Vega’s Shake & Go Tropical Smoothie

Literally, you mix it with water, shake & go.

I really like how simple this was! You just add it to 1/2 to 1 cup of water, that’s it! The taste was actually pretty impressive. Not too chalky at all! Finally! I didn’t feel like I was forced to chug down a nasty chalky vitamin drink, I could totally taste the pineapple.

Would I buy it? Maybe for a treat. I think these run about $2-3 at Whole Foods, I don’t think I would pay that much for this. But I guess once you think about it, $3 can’t really but you a very nutritious meal anywhere else.

Check out all of that iron, 30% in that little drink! Not to mention 11 grams of protein. I think I might start buying Vega products online once I start running this summer.

Have you tried any Vega products?

The Recreation

3 Apr

Remember my post about my love for Mexican food?

Well, if you still don’t believe me, here is some more proof!

I was craving Don Pablo’s mushroom/veggie fajita so I decided to make my own.

I made mine with sauteed portobello mushrooms, green and red peppers, spinach and corn topped with avocado slices and mild salsa. Some where underneath this massive pile of veggies is a nice scoop of refried beans.

Sorry Mr. Pablo, you ain’t got nothing on these. 😉

Have you ever recreated a favorite restaurant dish?

Whenever I try to, I usually end up disappointed. I was pretty impressed this time though! You know me, I cannot cook! So if I can make this, you can too, I promise. This goes under “easy vegan meals” for sure. 🙂

Hmmm what else did I eat today….

I planned on making pancakes for breakfast this morning but, when I saw a big bag of spinach in the fridge I changed my mind!

GREEN MONSTER TIME

 

Today’s GM contained…

  • Banana (speaking of which…)
  • Spinach
  • Pear
  • Apple
  • Strawberries
  • Coconut Milk
  • Spirulina powder

Topped with fiber twigs, dried apple, fresh apple, strawberries and almonds.

What is your favorite S u n d a y  b r e a k f a s t ?

ILOVEBREAKFAST. Tofu Scramble is probably my all-time fave. Next, PANCAKES, chocolate chip, peanut butter chocolate, blueberry, strawberry banana, pumpkin, pumpkin with CHOCOLATE, okay… I’ll stop. 😉 I won’t EVEN get started on oatmeal.

I’m cool like that.

26 Mar

Honestly, I don’t know whats cooler; going to the bar with your parents on a Friday night, or staying home and getting caught up on some housework/baking.

Last night, I went with the second option.

What was on the menu for tonight? 

Gluten-free raspberry oat bars

The recipe was on the back of Bob’s Red Mill oat flour, it just reminded me of a Nutrigrain bar my grandma and I used to eat together. Not really worth posting the recipe, sorry Bob.

Vegan chocolate chip muffins

Finally, muffin success. Check out the recipe I used here.

& Four flavors of vegan yogurt.

Peach, raspberry, cranberry, & mixed berry all made with Stevia to help ween me off sugar. 😉 This time I used Xanthan Gum in my yogurt to thicken it up! Loved it!

Yes, I think I’m actually going to go a week without any sugar starting April 1st. However, I will be consuming minimal amounts of Stevia and maybe some agave if needed. This should be interesting. 

Oh, and special thanks to my buddy Jen for this lovely feature!

Thanks Jenny! I have so much fun doing the What I Ate Wednesday every week, it forces me to eat pretty, healthy food. Not that I don’t like doing that anyway!

Cannot wait for tomorrow! ♥

Fruit & Fitness Routines

22 Sep

‘Morning friends 😉

How is everybody today? I hope your week is going well. I am currently blogging from my college campus which is pretty sweet. I hate hauling my laptop around because it weights a ton but hey, I am making great use of my break time. Not only by blogging but by eating a yummy lunch I prepped last night:

Spinach tortilla with avocado, black beans and romaine lettuce inside

Organic fruit salad made by your truly using all fresh fruits from the Flint Farmer’s Market.

Mmmm organic strawberries…. so little and sweet.

This guy is far to wittle and cute to eat! ♥

Nahh, just kidding. I ate him anyway. >:D

Don’t you agree that fresh, organic fruit taste so much better than the store-bought stuff? I could go on and on about why you should buy from farmers but I wont get into it today. All I’m saying is I bought peaches, nectarines, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries yesterday for less than $15 and made a huge bowl of fruit salad that will last me a few days. Not only does the fruit taste better from a farmer’s market but its good to support the farmer’s that grow the produce.

In other news, I am planing out a workout routine to get me back and shape, or just back to being slightly active anyway. I’m getting much too lazy these days. My workout plan is starting to look something like this:

One day a week I will pick one of these activities of the day. I must choose one and use only one per day.

  • Rest day

  • Mild exercise (such as walking)

  • Mild exercise (again)

  • Cardio and arms

  • Cardio and legs

  • Cardio and core

  • Core and arms

Sounds like a pretty good plan for me. I found out that I don’t do so well when I plan things like, “Tuesday = cardio and core ONLY” This makes me not want to go to the gym on Tuesdays! Do you have a workout routine? If so what is it?

I have not tried more ways to eat my coconut butter yet, but I’m really excited to do so. I’m still up for anybody’s ideas!