I consider myself an average person. A daughter, a sister, a wife and a busy mother of 2. Nothing special, just a good person trying to live an honest, good life. I LOVE to be in the kitchen. I LOVE to share good food with family and friends. I LOVE to be creative. On this adventure, I will share my ideas of healthy eating, healthy tips and inspiring words.
I HOPE, by doing this, it will inspire me to be healthier.....to...ugh....dare I say it.......exercise. There, I said it......exercise. Exercise. I do know that it is not enough in life to eat healthy, i need to exercise. Problem is, where do i fit it in? After a full day of playing mommy, cleaning lady, personal shopper, emergency room RN, business owner, personal short order cook, expert Lego builder, homework helper and chauffeur. REALLY??? EXERCISE. OK. I WILL fit it in. Promise!
Here i will post everything i am doing to try and be healthier in a busy world! PLEASE post back with what you are doing, I love to gather tips, tricks and shortcuts! My goal is to make this easy and fun for me. Reading blogs is fun right? I thought i might see how much fun it is to write one!!!
Today's post will be quite long, i have to catch you up on the past 3 days!
Monday Jan 9th.....
Started the day making Egg Beater patties! I thought breakfast should be a no brainer! I made 12 egg patties using my round metal egg form. (12 you say?? I am not the only one in this house in need of a healthier lifestyle!)
I made each one with 1/4 cup of egg beaters (50 calories each). I layered them on parchment paper in an airtight container. In the morning, I heat one up for a quick breakfast that keeps hunger at bay until lunch. I top it with 2 tablespoons of Weight Watcher brand shredded cheese (40 calories) and I put it on a toasted english muffin (the kind that says "light" and has at least 9 grams of fiber and 90 calories). How is that for a 180 calorie breakfast!
I also want to share, for the chip lover, a super snack i found! Special K Cracker Chips, Sea Salt Flavor .......you can have 30 of those little crunchers for only 110 calories.
Tuesday Jan 10th.....
Yummy! Egg Sammy for breakfast!
Decided to create my own version of my mom's amazing vegetable beef soup, without the beef! It is loaded with non starchy veggies and a few kidney beans! My guess is 100 calories per 2 cup serving. WOW! Paired with Wasa Rosemary Thin and Crispy Flatbread (2 pieces for only 70 calories), that's a hearty lunch! Here's the Recipe.....It makes ALOT, so half it or freeze it if you need to, or give some to a friend!
One Last recipe.....This is my go to for something sweet...
You will need:
1 box graham crackers, reduced fat
1 (8 oz) carton cool whip, fat free
cookie sheet pan
Now break graham crackers in half and put about a tablespoon of cool whip on half of the graham crackers (you might want to put on a little more cool whip to make thick). Place halves without cool whip on top of the covered halves to make "sandwiches". You can do this to all the graham crackers or just a few, or until you run out of cool whip.
Place on cookie sheet and freeze for about 1 hour or until they are frozen. Yummeeeeee!!!!