Week 10: Day 6

March 27, 2015

After a week and a half out of the gym because of a messed up foot, I was back in the gym and extremely stoked. I was amazed at how good I felt after working out. I was excited about working out again, but I think it just helped my mood in general. I am hoping for no more foot issues, so that doesn’t happen again.

Also, weight update: I haven’t lost anymore, but I also haven’t gained any back. I thought for sure with spring break and no working out thrown in there I would have gained something back. But I guess I have been doing better than I thought I was going to.

aaaaand I made a super tasty healthy dinner. I think I am back on track.

Dinner

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Southwest eggrolls. I am quite the sucker for egg rolls, so I was super excited about this recipe. Each roll is stuffed with spinach, black beans, corn, cheese, onions, and I added some chicken. They had a wonderfully fresh flavor and were nice and moist. I added the chicken because I was having them as a meal. I only ate three, which meant muchos leftovers. I will be partaking in them again for dinner tonight. It may have been my oven, but I had to more than double the cooking time to get them semi-golden brown.

I am excited to try new ingredient combos and come up with my own egg roll recipes.

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Week 9: Days 1-4

March 16-19

I am back with some food I ate! Despite, my absence I have been eating healthy food this week and really took advantage of some Pinterest recipes to mix things up a bit. Here is a rundown of my pretty tasty dinners so far this week.

Day 1

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This may look like a sad piece of chicken, but it was so tasty. I followed this easy garlic chicken recipe and just added some italian seasoning. With only around four ingredients it was also really easy. After baking it in the oven, the garlic and brown sugar created a sweet caramelized glazed which was delectable.

Day 2

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I was a little adventurous today. I am a huge fan of fried rice, but with rice no longer being in my diet I went with this alternative. Following this recipe, I made some quinoa fried rice. It was decent, but it wasn’t great. It didn’t have as much flavor as I would have liked, and I think the texture was throwing me off a little. I think I would try a different recipe next time, to try and help with the lack of flavor problem.

Day 3

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An easy one after a late class. Tomato tuna melts. Instead of broiling for a few minutes like I did before, I did 10 minutes at 400 degrees to actually heat up the entire melt. A much better option.

Day 4

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This was one of the first recipes I used on the blog, and it has made a return. This time instead of using ground turkey, I used ground chicken because I like it better. I also didn’t have enough ketchup for the sauce, so it was a little heavy on the balsamic. These spinach-chicken meatballs are definitely a pleaser.

Week 2: Day 6

Jan. 30, 2015

I think this day was a continuation of my wall hitting. Not has hard, but still not so hot.

Breakfast

BAD. BAD. BAD. I decided to try this healthy banana pancake recipe. They didn’t look half bad, but tasted like soggy mush. There was no flavor, and they were just plain bad. I don’t recommend them at all. I didn’t even eat them, they were so bad. Needless to say, not the best way to start my day.

Lunch

After working two hours in the blustery wind and snow, all I wanted was soup. Unfortunately I was unable to make some healthy homemade soup, so I cracked open a can of Campbell’s and went for it. I know, I know, not the best choice but I was desperate. I couldn’t feel my face. It was a chipotle chicken corn chowder, so there was some celery, corn and peppers thrown in there.

Dinner

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Again, a pretty lame meal on the scale of meals. I don’t think I have perfected how I like my tilapia. I think I will get there but it may take some time. I seasoned my tilapia with some italian seasoning, onions, salt, pepper, garlic, butter and lemon juice. I had that with a scoop of corn. Definitely not one of my finer cooking moments

This week was a little rough, but I have some great meals planned for the next week.