Saturday, October 11, 2014

Breakfast - Snack Idea ... Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla




Ingredients
  • 1 8-inch whole wheat tortilla
  • 2 Tbsp natural peanut butter
  • ½ medium banana
  • 1 Tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Spread the peanut butter over the surface of the tortilla.
  2. Slice the banana very thinly and then arrange the slices over half of the tortilla. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the banana slices and then fold the tortilla in half. (I didn't have chocolate chips so I used white-chocolate chips)
  3. Cook the quesadilla in a skillet over medium-low heat until golden brown and crispy on both sides.
Enjoy with a glass of milk.... 


Thursday, August 28, 2014

Armenian Itch Salad Recipe

Itch Salad 


Ingredients

  • 2 cups fine cracked wheat (bulghur)
  • 1/4 cup corn oil (use as needed)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 bunch mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (use to your taste)
  • Juice of 1-2 lemons (use to your taste)
  • 1 Tbs. pepper paste
  • 1 1/2 cups tomato sauce
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 hot chili pepper, chopped (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion until pale in color. Stir in the cracked wheat (bulghur)
  2. Blend in the tomato sauce, lemon juice and pepper paste and leave aside for 15 minutes until cold.
  3. Add the parsley, green onions, tomatoes, mint, olive oil, and salt. Mix to obtain a soft salad.
  4. Add 1 chopped hot chili pepper to the salad, if you like.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Foods You Should Never Buy

Foods You Should Never Buy Again


We are all guilty of purchases items at the grocery store that we all know we shouldn't buy. It isn't healthy but we still do. There are also some items that we buy and never really realized how bad they are for you and here are a few to think about crossing off your grocery list.

Smoked and Cured Meats



Pass on cured meats in any form. They've been linked to cancer, disease, high blood pressure, and migraines. Plus they're packed with artery clogging grease: regulations allow up to 50% of fresh pork susage to be fat.

Blueberry Items


Blueberries are in everything now, from breakfast cereal to muffins, granola bars, and sauces. Turns out that most of the blueberry-flavored items on grocery store shelves don't have a single blueberry. Just artificial blueberry flavor. Buy your own berries and add them to plain cereal for a real health boost.


Multi-grain bread



Multi- grain bread sounds great but are they? Most of them only have a few grains mixed into regular white bread. Check the ingredient list to make sure whole wheat is the first, and main ingredient in any bread. 

Bottled Tea


Store bought bottle iced teas are all sugar, they can have more sugar than soda or even a slice of pie. To save your sugar level and money, brew your own iced tea at home.

Energy Drinks

Energy drinks are very high in sugar and FDA has received numerous reports linking brands like 5 Hour Energy and Monster Energy to heart attacks, convulsion and even death. In place of an energy drink reach for a cup of coffee for your afternoon boost.

White Rice


Skip the refined grains and go for whole; 17% higher risk of diabetes is associated with eating five or more servings of white rice per week, compared to eating white rice less than once a month.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Easy Simple Egg Sandwich Breakfast

Simple Egg Sandwich Breakfast

Don't know what to eat in the morning before work, that's fast and healthy? You can try out this egg sandwich that's super easy to do and very healthy.



Ingredients

  • Toast of your choice
  • 1/4 of a tomato, sliced (can be done the night before)
  • hard boiled egg (which can be boiled the night before)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Toast bread
  2. Peel egg
  3. Slice tomato in thin slices and place on the toast fallowed by the egg
  4. Season with salt and pepper and can garnish with mint if you choice
  5. ENJOY!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Healthy Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Do you love chips?

Have you tried sweet potato chips?

Have to say its amazing!!!!

I can't believe how great they turned out and everyone loved it. I should have made more it was gone before the my guests even arrived...


Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Ingredients:

  • 2 organic sweet potatoes
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt (you are able to add any seasoning you like)

Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  2. Wash and dry your sweet potatoes and slice them as uniformly thin as possible.
  3. Drizzle olive oil over the sweet potatoes. Then sprinkle with salt (seasoning of your choice)
  4. Lay the sweet potatoes in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for about 2 hours. Flipping chips once at halfway point to ensure even cooking.
  5. Remove once crisp and golden brown. Some may feel a little tender in the middle but take them out and let them rest for 10 minutes or so to crisp up before sampling.
**Cooking time might be different for all depending on how thin your slices are and on your oven. Keep an eye on the potatoes so you don't burn them.
**You are able to wash the potatoes very well and not peel them or you can go ahead and peel them then cut into thin slices. I choice to peel my potatoes before I slice them.
**Reason why I choice to bake at 250 degrees is because the low temperature helps to bake the chips more evenly.

Blog Slacker

So as you can tell I had promised to blog more but haven’t.... also I was going to start the 21 day challenge and that didn’t work so well either...... yea this doesn’t look like it’s going so well....

Mmmmmmmm

No bueno.....

Well on a positive note..... I have transferred to a new department at work, which I am enjoying a lot more.....

J
Let’s see what else is new.... so the thing is that I keep hearing is that it’s bad to wash your hair everyday and guess what I wash my hair everyday... if I don’t it just feels disgusting and itchy... also it looks so oiling like i have not showed for weeks....
So, what to do? What do you guys do? Do you shower everyday or what?
Any advice?


I did go out and buy those dry shampoos so I am going to try it out and let you guys know what happens.... 

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

21 Day Fix


To get back on track I decided to go ahead and get the new 21 Day Fix from Beach Bodies..... the reason why I choice this plan because I loved the idea of having the Tupperware to measure my food intake. I have always found it hard to measure how much is the correct portion size. With the size of dinner plates we have now a days they should be the size that serves an entire family not an individual.

Have you tried the 21 Day Fix? What did you think of it?

I am going to start mine on June 9th. I recently was in a car accident which now I need a little time off to rest and get better before I can start my journey. If there is anyone interested in joining me please lets start together....... I think having a support group and others that have the same goals as you is very helpful. I know trying to make a life change and improve yourselves can be a very hard thing in the society that we live in which everything either comes in Large or Extra Large.