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Dos & Don’ts of Healthy Living

Dinner

I wanted something for dinner that wasn’t leftovers for once, but was just as simple. I opted for spaghetti, but of course I had to throw in some veggies.

First I shredded some zucchini.

zucchini

Then heated it up with some spinach. Seasoned with pepper, garlic & onion powders, and nutmeg. I love zucchini and nutmeg together.spinach and zucchini

Plus a little assistance from Mr. Bertolli. Fire Roasted Spaghetti sauce. pasta sauce

Topped with some parmesan cheese and shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

sghetti

Mmm. So good. So easy. So not leftovers.

veggie spaghetti

Some advice in the form of:

Dos & Don’ts

Don’t

Eat spicy buffalo pizza and then decide to run 7.5 miles.

Do

Follow up a run with fro you. (Georgia peach & tart pina colada with coconut & rainbow sprinkles.

fro yo

Don’t

Play pick up sticks with your dinner

Do

Pick them up and put them in the pot.

Oops I probably should have put that under don’t and not admitted to the world that I firmly believe in the 5 second rule… and the 10 second rule….

pick up sticks

Do

Make good use of time and do the dishes while waiting for the water to boil.

Don’t

Confuse the dishwasher detergent with parmesan cheese (Don’t worry, I didn’t- but I had to think about it for a minute)

Don’t

Chug water out of plastic bottle that’s been sitting in your car for who knows how long

Do

Drink wine with girlfriends….gonna go do that one now 🙂

March 6, 2010 at 7:59 pm 10 comments

Dos & Don’ts of Healthy Living

Dinner

I wanted something for dinner that wasn’t leftovers for once, but was just as simple. I opted for spaghetti, but of course I had to throw in some veggies.

First I shredded some zucchini.

zucchini

Then heated it up with some spinach. Seasoned with pepper, garlic & onion powders, and nutmeg. I love zucchini and nutmeg together.spinach and zucchini

Plus a little assistance from Mr. Bertolli. Fire Roasted Spaghetti sauce. pasta sauce

Topped with some parmesan cheese and shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

sghetti

Mmm. So good. So easy. So not leftovers.

veggie spaghetti

Some advice in the form of:

Dos & Don’ts

Don’t

Eat spicy buffalo pizza and then decide to run 7.5 miles.

Do

Follow up a run with fro you. (Georgia peach & tart pina colada with coconut & rainbow sprinkles.

fro yo

Don’t

Play pick up sticks with your dinner

Do

Pick them up and put them in the pot.

Oops I probably should have put that under don’t and not admitted to the world that I firmly believe in the 5 second rule… and the 10 second rule….

pick up sticks

Do

Make good use of time and do the dishes while waiting for the water to boil.

Don’t

Confuse the dishwasher detergent with parmesan cheese (Don’t worry, I didn’t- but I had to think about it for a minute)

Don’t

Chug water out of plastic bottle that’s been sitting in your car for who knows how long

Do

Drink wine with girlfriends….gonna go do that one now 🙂

March 6, 2010 at 7:59 pm 10 comments

Lemonade Stands

Nothing says summertime like lemonade. Oh, it’s not summer yet? Shhhhh don’t tell me that.

The sunshine was making me really want some lemonade, so I stopped by Chick-fil-a and grabbed a diet lemonade on my way home from work. Yowza that stuff will hit you in the back of the throat—so tart!!

lemonade

The amount of leftovers in my fridge is really going on borderline embarassing. I think they’re magically replicating in the middle of the night- I have no idea where they’re coming from. I can’t remember the last time I cooked….

My lunch of leftovers started with some delicious leftover buffalo pizza. Last night this was the spiciest pizza I’d ever eaten- a night in the fridge cooled it down enough so it was just perfect today!

buffalo pizza pizza

There wasn’t much pizza left, so I also threw together the two salads left in the fridge: some tropical wheat berry salad and some of the salad leftover from our his & hers dinner the other night.

salad

I guess that means this salad had romaine lettuce, celery, granny smith apples, red pepper, wheat berries, coconut, and dressing. Interesting.

Did you ever have a lemonade stand as I kid? I did once…we never figured out that no traffic was ever going to go by our long hidden driveway hahaa.

March 6, 2010 at 2:34 pm 12 comments

Pumpkin Cheesecake for Breakfast

Pumpkin cheesecake oatmeal that is!! Of course!

It’s not often that the husband sees what I eat for breakfast, but on the rare occasion he does, all he has to say is “Eww”.

I think perhaps I can understand why:

gross oats

But it’s not “eww” it’s “yummm!”

This morning’s mix was my oat combo with Amazing Grass powder, pumpkin, cottage cheese, and pecans.

Topped with wheat berries and extra pecans & coconut, along with the obligatory spoonful of peanut butter.

pumpkin oatmeal pumpkin pie oats oats and pumpkin

Side note: for everyone that says they can’t taste the peanut butter in their oats, here’s my secret: Don’t stir it in! Let it melt a little in the spoon and slide it off on top of the oats. Then you have a peanut butter coated spoon for the first few bites, and then you can scoop up a little more PB with each bite after that. I always have enough to get through even the very last bite!

(Gee who knew it was such a process to eat oatmeal haha).

Yay for a sunny Saturday!!! It’s almost trying to be spring!

March 6, 2010 at 8:38 am 12 comments


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