Monday, December 12, 2011

Healthy Cookies? Here's how!

What a nicely written article with great tips to lighten up cookie recipes. I already do all of these things and they help without sacrificing flavor!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Holiday Food Safety

This is a cool site I found that talks about Food Safety during the holidays. Alot of the tips can and should be applied all year long.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Apple Streusel

This is a Weight Watchers recipe, not mine, but I had to share! My wicked sweet tooth only lets me hold back for so long!

Baked Apple Cobbler
Photo & recipe are from a great
blog with all Weight Watchers style recipes!

Weight Watchers Apple Streusel Recipe

- 4 medium apples
- 1/4 cup unpacked brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cups uncooked old fashioned oats
- 1  tbsp coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Stir together apples, 1/4 cup of brown sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice; pour into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
Cut flour, oatmeal, remaining brown sugar and coconut oil together with a pastry blender or fork in a medium bowl; sprinkle over apple mixture.
Bake until apples are tender and top is browned, about 45 minutes.
Serving size = 1/2 cup
Each serving = 3 Weight Watchers Points

Well this looks delish!!! What a perfect holiday dessert that does not pack a calorie punch. I'd use whole wheat flour instead of white, but its so little flour white still works.

Diabetics can utilize a brown sugar/sweetener blend like Splenda's here.

Check back soon for more recipes!

Have a delicious day!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sauteed Cranberry Kale over Quinoa

This recipe was suggested to me verbally by a co-worker. I am not sure if it turned out just as she explained but I really enjoyed it anyway!

Ingredients4 stems of kale
1 clove garlic
1/2 cup craisins
3/4 cup cole slaw mix
3 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup quinoa
black pepper to taste
onion powder to taste

Cut the kale leaves from the stems and roughly chop leaves. Discard stems or save for vegetable stock by freezing in a ziploc bag.

Drizzle approximately 1 tbsp of olive oil onto a frying pan. Heat pan on medium heat.

Add garlic clove and allow to marinate oil.

Add kale leaves and gently stir in oil & garlic.

Add cole slaw mix & stir.

Add craisin, pepper and onion powder and let vegetables cook for 10-15 minutes. The kale will brighten in color and you may see some browning of leaves.

Add additional oil as necessary if the mix begins to dry out.

Prepare quinoa plain or with vegetable stock for added flavor.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Day 1: West Coast Trip

The first non-travel day of our trip was yesterday. We went to my friends wedding which was beautiful. The ceremony was held outside at the Rockin J Ranch. The reception was great with dancing and even a pinata! So to the food: the ranch catered with beef and chicken, baked potato, biscuits and salad. My friend and his new wife (being as fabulous as they are) provided an outstanding meatless chili. It was made by the brides mother for the vegetarians at the wedding. The chili was hearty, smooth and spicy as hell! I ate my biscuit and my boyfriends biscuit(it was an emergency).
The wedding cake was made by a local brewery and was their classic tiramisu made with oatmeal stout beer. Superb! Mosit but it had a good consistency and didn't fall apart on the plate.
They offered smores kits as their gift to all guests. The kit was for the afterparty that was held at a very cool restaurant that had firepits for roasting marshmallows called San Tan Flats. We waited in line for what seemed an eternity which allowed is to get nice and loose (thanks to the beer). I got a salmon dish that was chargrilled to perfection. On the side potato pancakes and the worlds greatest creamed corn.

We danced under the moonlight to a local country band, ate, drank and chatted with our wonderful company. All in all: day 1 was great! I didn't take any pics but I will from here out.

See ya!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Three Bean Chili with Low-fat mozzarella

Three bean chili w/ low-fat mozz

Here is the recipe: 1 can crushed tomato
1 can whole peeled tomato
1 can kidney beans (No added salt,in water)
1 can chick peas (No added salt, in water)
1 can cannellini beans (No added salt, in water)
1 tbsp red pepper flakes
3 cloves garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
5 stalks celery
2 carrots
1/2 onion
2 sprigs of basil
1/2 green pepper
1 tbsp black pepper
salt to taste

Pour oil into a large pot and add garlic cloves. 
Allow oil to simmer and add the whole can of crushed tomato.
Using a knife, roughly chop the whole tomatoes into the pot. 
Gently rinse both cans with a small amount of water and add to pot. 
Drain all 3 cans of beans and add to the pot. 
In a food processor grind up the celery, carrot and onion. Add. 
Tear basil off of the stems and add. 
Add remaining seasonings and stir. 
Reduce heat to low and sit for 1.5 to 2 hours. 
Add low-fat mozzarella cheese to top or serve with a freshly baked corn muffin! 

** Using cans packed in water with no salt greatly reduces sodium intake of a normal chili. If you prefer to use dried beans: soak beans overnight in bowl. Be sure the beans are covered by an additional 1/2 amount of water to absorb. Cook the beans in the tomato mixture. 

** This dish is super flavorful and does not need a lot of salt, so taste it first and then add salt sparingly.

Sorry about the weird font/highlight color. I copied my recipe from my Facebook page!  Enjoy!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Great article about what oils are healthier than others!

Check out this great article on the different types of oils out there. You'll find that using olive oil and even butter in recipes offers greater heart healthy outcomes than fat free or tub margarines!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Quick Snack: Banana Parfait

Here is a hearty snack that is packed with protein, vitamins and minerals.
About 1 cup Greek yogurt vanilla flavor, granola and a sliced banana!
Hearty and filling!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Quick and Easy Italian

I was pretty hungry when I got home from work today so I whipped up a quick and easy Italian style veggie sandwich! I am definetely the kind of person that has to couple a sandwich with something so I chose some "Food Should Tasta Good" multi-grain chips. Here is what I put on the sandwich and how I made it.

1 Arnolds 100calorie roll
1 sliced plum tomato (from my dad's garden!)
1 slice romaine lettuce halved
thinly sliced red onion

shredded red cabbage
4 basil leaves (from my garden!)
olive oil
garlic powder
black pepper
sprinkle of salt

I have a fantastic little oil sprayer from The Pampered Chef. It allows you to use your own oil and convert it to a spray oil. This helps cut calories but mainain flavor. I sprayed the bun with oil and sprinkled my seasonings on it. I toasted it for about 5 minutes.

Slice the tomato and lay the slices onto the bread. Top with cabbage, onion and lettuce. Spray the vegetables again with a bit of oil.

Add a handful of chips. I coupled the chips with a Laughing Cow Tomato Basil Cheese wedge.

Enjoy!! Yum!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

My pumpkin obsession continues! I have been wanting to dive into my pumpkin baking but always end up with excess pure pumpkin. I found a great recipe from Lisa Lillien's first recipe book, Hungry Girl- Recipes and Survival Strategies for Guilt Free Eating in the Real World ( Link!). The book is really good and offers recipe ideas that are practical and often include kitchen staples! Love it!

So I modified the recipe a little bit because I did not have some of the ingredients but it turned out to be a hearty but not heavy soup that will be delightful tomorrow during our rainy day.

-16 oz. pure pumpkin
-16 oz. low-sodium vegetable broth (or chicken broth if you like)
-15 oz. black beans drained and rinsed (1 average size can)
-1 cup sweet corn (I used canned but use a fresh ear if you have it!)
-1/2 tsp cumin
-2 cloves of garlic minced
-1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
-1/4 cup prepared salsa (any spice level you prefer)
-8 oz water
-1 tsp olive oil
-Optional- dollop of fat-free sour cream or plain fat free Greek yogurt

Pour oil into a medium saucepan. Add garlic and allow to simmer.

Add chicken broth, water, cumin and red pepper. Bring to a simmer.

Mix pumpkin until smooth (will look watery). Add in corn, beans and salsa.

Stir and simmer for 15 minutes.

Serve with/without sour cream and enjoy!!

My Love Affair with Pumpkin continues.....

Fibery, pumpkiny goodness!!!!
I cannot express enough how much I LOVE pumpkin sweets. This time of year offers a wide variety of sweet pumpkin treats that also pack a calorie punch! I opted to make 2 different pumpkin dishes with a large can of pure pumpkin.
I started out with Pumpkin Pecan Muffins.

3 cups whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
3 eggs + 1 egg white
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup veg. oil
3/4 cup applesauce
2 cups pure pumpkin
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cupcake pan with liners.
Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
In a mixing bowl combine pumpkin, sugar, oil and applesauce. Mix on a low speed and add eggs one by one.
Slowly add dry ingredients until batter is thick and smooth. Fold in pecans.

Baked for 15-18 minutes or until the batter no longer comes off onto a fork when tested.

Yummy Pumpkin goodness!!

I also made a cream cheese glaze for the topping. Mix 1 stick of cream cheese with about 1/2 cup of confectionary sugar, 1 tbsp of vanilla and 1/4 cup water. Mix until smooth and drizzle over the muffins.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Honey-Lime Fish Tacos

Since today is Labor Day and the official end to summer, I decided to make a delicious SoCal favorite.

- 1lb fresh Cod
- 1 cup honey
-1 cup olive oil divided
-1 1/2 limes- 1/2 red cabbage
- 2 plum tomatoes- sliced
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- small bushel of cilantro (optional)
- salt
-pinch thyme
-4 tortillas

Zest the limes into a bowl. Squeeze the juice from one of the lime into the bowl. Add honey and 1/2 cup olive oil.Chop cilantro and add a pinch of salt and pepper.  Mix until smoothe.

Filet cod into 2x3 sections. Add filets to honey-lime marinad Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
Time to marinate!

Fish tacos and a margarita! Adios summer!
Slice cabbage into thin strips. Add remaining olive oil, vinegar, pinch of salt, thyme and any additional cilantro if you like.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Once fish is marinated, place on parchment paper on a baking sheet. Wrap tortillas in aluminum foil. Put fish and tortillas in the oven for 10 minutes.

Place the cod on the tortillas and top with cabbage slaw and tomato slices.

I would have loved to put some avocado on this but I didn't have any.
You can add tortilla chips on the side like I did or a salad! Whatever
you prefer.

Isn't my lil girl cute?? :)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Nutella Oat Pancakes with peanut butter, banana and Nutella drizzle

Happy Sunday everyone! This recipe was inspired by my friend Matt! He went to a diner in Philadelphia that had a similar style pancake recipe on the menu. In the photo he posted on facebook there was more nutella and PB on the pancakes. I personally love the bready taste of pancakes so I didn't try to overwhelm them with the toppings, but add as much as you prefer based on your preferences. Here we go!

There are 2 ways to make these pancakes, the short-cut route or the from scratch way. I went a little half and half. I really like the pancake mixes from the New Hope Mills and I used the Oat Bran mix for this recipe.

2 cups Oat Bran pancake mix
1 3/4 cups cold water
1/4 cup egg beaters (or 1 egg)
4 tbsp Nutella
1 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp skim milk
1/2 banana

Add pancake mix, water and egg in a large bowl. Mix in 2 tbsp nutella and mix until batter turns a light brown.

Cook pancakes on medium heat until both sides are browned.

In a small saucepan add the remaining nutella with 1 tbsp milk. Warm on very low heat and stir continuously to remove lumps and prevent from burning.

Cut the banana into slices and layer on top of pancakes.

Using a large spoon, drizzle the warmed nutella over the pancakes.

Top with peanut butter and enjoy!

- When making pancakes, cover cooked pancakes with a pot lid to keep pancakes moist and warm.
- You can top this recipe with maple syrup, but taste it first because it is already deliciously sweet!
- If you want to make your pancakes from scratch, here is a good recipe . Just add in the Nutella.

- You can use any pancake mix and add in the additional ingredients.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are so good and were easy to make (since I had all the ingredients in my pea-sized kitchen!). I adapted this recipe from to add a little bit more fiber and protein.

Dry Ingredients
-1 cup whole wheat flour
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-1 tbsp ground cinnamon
-2 cups quick oats

Wet Ingredients
-1 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 packets monk fruit/ stevia
-2 tbsp unpacked brown sugar
-1/4 cup egg beaters/ egg substitute
-1/4 cup apple sauce
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350°; line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking sheets.

In a medium bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and quick oats.
In a large bowl, with a mixer, cream together the butter and the sweetener, sugars on medium speed.
Add the egg, followed by the applesauce and vanilla extract.

Add the chocolate chips.

Drop heaping tablespoonfuls (approx 1 tbsp each) of the dough onto prepared baking sheets, flattening each cookie slightly.
Bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until cookies become light brown at the edges.

Let cool on baking sheet for 3 or 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Little bundles of fibery goodness!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Great program!

While being forced into hibernation by hurricane Irene I saw this video on!

It seems like a fantastic program and it always helps if it is backed by a celeb!

Check it out!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

A new challenge

So I am a nutrition/food geek but I do like to exercise too. In one of my late night, informercial binges I bought the Tracy Anderson method of "in-home personal training". Her method combines cardio/toning and a diet plan. I did day 1 of the "Hipcentric" plan (since my tush is the biggest part of my body). I have to say, the cardio portion was good. Alot of dancey, jumpy movements pretty much summed up the cardio segment. I worked up a good sweat and enjoyed myself. The toning portion was good but the section that focused on my problem area was KILLER! It was very repetitive and hard to get through but I know I will feel it.

The program requires you to do the same workout for 6 days straight, 1 day rest, then four more days. At the 10th day, you change into a different group of exercises.
I'll update my status periodically!

Here we go!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Eggplant Parm

Big mama eggplant!
I made eggplant parm tonight that I adapted from the Moosewood Cookbook. I thought I had some breadcrumbs but was out. What to do?? Improvise! I always have some kind of carby, crunchy stuff in my cabinets. I used Wasa crackers, whole wheat saltines, ground flaxseed and bran meal. I tossed all of it in a food processor with onion powder, dried oregano and 1 large minced onion. I then sliced up my huge eggplant and dipped the slices into the egg, then into the "breadcrumb" mixture. I made sure I patted down both sides so the crumbs would stick well. 
Like my official "chinese takeout" mixing bowl?
I baked the eggplant for 25 minutes ate 350 degrees. I utilized some sauce I made last week and froze. Pour a little on the bottom of a glass baking pan and place the baked eggplant slices on top. I then poured a heavenly amount sauce over top of the eggplant and topped it with low-fat mozzarella cheese.
Put the eggplant back into the oven for about 20 minutes. The cheese will become bubbly and begin to brown on the edges. I made some fettuccine as a side dish to complete the meal.

While my eggplant was cooking I decided to try make beignets from the show "Secrets of a Restaurant Chef" on the food network. The recipe was super easy to make As you can see by the pictures, I had some trouble maintaining the oil temperature and the little beignets came out somewhat well done :)  . I sprinkled them with powdered sugar for good measure.
I also hate to waste food so I cooked the egg that remained from my eggplant. I made it into a little omelette for breakfast tomorrow.
My eggs are in the shape of a steak!

My Review
The eggplant came out great! The breadcrumb mixture added more depth of flavor than I expected. The eggplant was nice and tender and cut easily. The dinner was a success! I brought some to my parents for a quick taste and they loved it as well.
I need to work on my plating. I was so hungry!

A bit crispy, huh?
The beignets were pretty good but as I said; a little well done. The flavor was nice and they were surprisingly filling. I would like to try them with a nice cappucino or latte. Mmmmm!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Sharing garden goodies!

So tonight I ate leftover frittata for dinner and didn't make much of anything. I did want to share my thoughts on summer gardening. I just love that summer brings out the green thumb and sharing in people. A lovely co-worker in my office gave me a giant eggplant today because she has excess. I have gotten some wonderful gifts this summer such as onions, scallions, squash, tomatoes, red peppers, habanero peppers, basil, mint and rosemary!! Its wonderful that we can all share our love for fresh, organic produce with one another!

By the way, I accidentally ate part of a habanero tonight while making my lunch for tomorrow and it nearly burnt my tounge off!!!! Anyone want them?? I have about 8!!!!

That's it for tonight! Tomorrow I am making eggplant parm!! Pictures to come!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Vegetable Frittata!

This is a super easy recipe that works for any meal! You can use the the vegetables I listed below or whatever you have around your kitchen.
I only put tomato on half of the frittata
because my boyfriend doesn't like them.
Customize it like a pizza!
Vegetable Frittata Recipe
- 5 eggs (or 5 svgs egg substitute)
- 5 baby carrots
- 1 small zucchini
-1/2 small onion
-1/2 cup cooked spinach

-8 grape tomatoes
-1/4 green pepper & 1/4 red pepper
-8 yellow grape tomatoes
-1/2 cup low-fat shredded cheese

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Using a food processor, shred all vegetables except the spinach & tomato.
In a bowl, beat eggs until fluffy.
Grease a 9 inch round baking pan with butter or a non-stick spray.
Add all shredded vegetables to egg mixture.
Pour mixture into baking pan.
Cut tomatoes in half and place on the top or chop and add to mixture.
Bake for 20 minutes or until egg is firm.

** Season the frittata based on your preferences. I use rosemary, thyme, oregano and garlic powder. Try adding your favorite seasonings!

Ideas and food love!

I have been getting so many ideas for my blog lately. I am in a "food inspired" mood. This summer has been filled with new recipes and foods I have tried. I have mostly been adding pics to my facebook. I am going to start listing recipes To find them you can use the search box I just added or click under the label "Recipes".
Tonight I was given a wonderfully huge zucchini from a co-worker. I decided to make a lovely zucchini bread.

Zucchini Bread Recipe

This is only 1/2 the zucchini!

3 cups all purpose flour (you can try 1.5 cups wheat flour instead of all white flour)
1 3/4 cups brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1Tbsp cinnamon
3 eggs (or 3 svgs egg sub to cut calories/cholesterol)
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup veg oil/canola oil
2 cups shredded zucchini
1.5 cups crushed walnuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.Mix all wet ingredients together with brown sugar (eggs, oil, vanilla and brown sugar). In a bowl gently mix all dry ingredients with a wisk (flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon).
Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. I used a stand mixer to mix all of the ingredients. As it mixes the batter will become thicker. Add the shredded zucchini and mix slowly. Fold in crushed walnuts.
Grease and flour a baking dish. If using a loaf pan use 2 pans, as this recipe yeilds a nice quantity of batter.
Bake it for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick/fork comes dry from the center of the loaf. Let cool before eating.
My Review
This was so good! The bread was moist and sweet with a crispy top. I thought that it may have been too sweet with all of that brown sugar but it wasn't. The flavor was mild and just a bit spicy.

Coming up next, my vegetable frittata recipe!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

New job, new inspiration and breakfast!

So, I have started a new job! Yay! It's been great so far! The people are great and I really think I am going to like it!

I have been in a food lull for a while now so I am challenging myself to cook some new recipes from my favorite cookbook, Moosewood Restaurant Low-Fat Favorites. You'll be seeing new recipes up and my review!

This morning I didn't feel like preparing anything intricate (even though it's Sunday). I had some old-fashioned Muesli with chopped bananas and skim milk. I always let the muesli sit so it softens then add the fruit. It was slightly sweet with a nice thickness to it. I washed it all down with a cup of Kona coffee right from Hawaii! My boyfriend's cousins sent it to us and it is the best coffee ever!

I'll be posting my lunch shortly!

Have a Delicious day!


Saturday, April 2, 2011


My man and I are heading to NYC today! Ill be sure to supply you guys with pics of honey roasted nuts and whatever adventure we end up on!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Authentic Italian Baking Day

I spent the majority of my day today in the company of my wonderful Nonna (grandmother) and my lovely mom. I have been wanting to learn some of our family recipes so I am able to pass down our traditions. My mom's side of the family is from a tiny town in the region of Abruzzo in Italy. Abruzzo is famous for bocconotti, chocolate cream tartlets. Whenever our family goes or comes to visit from that side of the family, they always bring bocconotti and my immediate family goes nuts for them! Nonna makes them around the holidays each year (not because they are a Christmas treat, but because they are so much work!).
I learned the recipe and translated our handwritten Italian recipe to English.
I can't completely describe what they taste like. The exterior is a dense, lemon cookie-like crust that isn't overly crunchy and is still somewhat soft at the same time. The interior is a chocolate mixture that is so satisfyingly delicious that you cannot help but want more.
The Final Products! Yum!
While we baked the bocconotti, we whipped up some pizzelle. I've made these before from recipes I've pulled from the internet but they are no comparison to Nonna's recipe. It was so simple, yet so different. We kept some plain and rolled some into little cannoli-like rolls filled with extra creme from the bocconotti. The way Nonna makes them actually keeps the pizzelle much softer than your run of the mill variety from a bakery or supermarket. The typical version are crunchy, sweet crackers while these are more like super thin waffles or crepes.
I have been running a variety of changes to make like using the pizzelle rolls to make cannolis (which I make often). I also have been thinking about a way to make reversed bocconotti (chocolate crust with a lemon/vanilla cream).
Anyway, I had to blog about this fun experience today because I had a ball!

Have a delicious evening!!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I have been so busy organizing a mini-baby shower for a friend at my now ex-job, but I wanted to share my fun meals from yesterday!

I absolutely LOVE breakfast food! It makes being a healthy eater in the morning a little difficult for most, but I have some ideas to slim down some classics! Yesterday I enjoyed Chocolate Chip Banana French Toast.
 It was DELISH!!!! (I know delish isn't a real word, but they were just that good.) I made them with 35 calorie whole wheat bread, egg beaters and skim milk. I try to make everything a "one pot" meal so I actually mix the milk, beaters, cinnamon, and brown sugar into 1 bowl. Dunk the bread and grill in a frying pan. I had to take a picture of my pan because its hot pink and totally cute!
As I cooked the slices(individually) I pressed 6-8 chocolate chips into the already cooked toast. I made 3 pieces and topped them off with a whole sliced banana and a drizzle of maple syrup. I washed it all down with a cold glass of milk! Yum!!!

For lunch I ate at Wegman's and should have taken a picture of my Indian cuisine but I was starved and ate it up.

My boyfriend has been asking me to make tacos for a while so since I had some time last night, I made tacos. I sauteed a bunch of veggies (asparagus, red peppers, zucchini & onions), cooked up the ground beef and prepped several sides. The sides includes low-fat shredded mozzarella, low-fat sour cream, guacamole, and diced tomatoes. I am a vegetarian so I just ate the veggie portion but he told me the meat was tasty.

Enjoy the photos! I'll post more from my adventures tomorrow. I am baking some old family recipes with my mom and grandmom! Yay!!

Have a delicious evening!!
The HealthyAngel

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tuna Waldorf Salad

I have off this week so I decided to make something different each day. Today I decided to make a tuna waldorf salad for lunch. I didn't have any walnuts so I subbed them for almonds. I used a pink lady apple and light mayo.
It was delicious and I ate it in record time!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Its been rainy and snowing around here lately so I decided to have some heart-warming oatmeal for breakfast. I mixed old-fashioned oats with a chopped pink lady apple, ground flaxseed, almonds, brown sugar and cinnamon.
It is cozy and comfy with a slight sweetness. It was very good!
See you at lunch!
Have a delicious day!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


I love breakfast food and cereal is one of my weaknesses. I saw this new Special K Oats and Honey the other day and decided to check it out. I liked it because its one of the only Special K cereals that doesn't have high fructose corn syrup or corn syrup in it.
Its so good! I added chopped bananas and blueberries for some added sweetness! The cereal stays pretty crunchy, too!
Have a delicious day!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

This should be posted as TheUnhealthyAngel

Happy first day of Spring! I spent some QT with my boyfriend today. We drove around and spent time in the beautiful sunshine. To top it off we got rootbeer floats at a local drive-in restaurant. I asked for diet root beer but they didn't have any. I don't even want to know how many calories were in it but it was good! I only drank half because I got full.
So this is a sign that warm weather is on its way! Beware of "summer foods" that are calorie rich and nutrient deficient. Ill be blogging much more frequently!
Have a delicious first day of Spring!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


This morning I made a quicky oatmeal breakfast! Oatmeal is one of my favorite foods. This morning I put a scoop of ground flaxseed, 12 almonds, about 2 tbsp dried blueberries, cinnamon and brown sugar. It was so yummy! As you can see, I was not being very green with my styrofoam cup, but I was at work. Try it out! Its yummy!

Have a delicious day, bloggers!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Oh my goodness! Well after about a week of having the flu, I am back! Sorry I only blogged for like 2 days and then fell under the weather! I'll be blogging all of my meals again as of tomorrow. Today was pretty plain for dinner, 1/2 Progresso soup. :(   My appetite has been so awful and my tummy shrank a bit. Hopefully, the last bit of scratchy cough goes away so I can start exercising again! Any heavy breathy and I go into a coughing fit (seriously no fun).

Off to bed!

Sweet delicious dreams!!!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sickly lunch

So my planned lunch turned into saltines and tea in bed. Hopefully I can push it to dinner. Overall I haven't eaten much today which is no good on the basal metabolic rate front. You have to eat to burn! So here is a pic of my cracker and also of one of my dog, Tini eating my cracker lol!

Have a delicious day!