Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Eggcellent Breakfast...

Good Morning,

This morning I woke up craving an iced coffee, hellloooo sunshine, and an omelet.

I stopped by Pret for my iced coffee. Once the coffee issue had been resolved, I moved on to my omelet craving, which I fulfilled at Bread and Butter (my new favorite "they have anything and it's fresh and tasty" joint). I ordered the egg white Mediterranean omelet which is made with egg whites (duh), olives, feta, roasted red peppers. I had them also add spinach, cuz I wanted it!!! The result...a tasty and filling omelet!

What did you guys have for breakfast?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Refreshing Breakfast...

Hey Hey All,

Today I woke up to a hot and muggy day. If you know me, you'll know I LOVE this weather! Nothing says summer than a hot and humid day!

This weather also makes me crave cold, fresh breakfasts such as the one I had this morning. This mornings breakfast was a Chobani yogurt with freshly sliced pineapple. Totally delish and sweet!

How was your breakfast?

Monday, May 23, 2011

Dinner tonight...

Dinner tonight was leftovers from yesterday. This was delicious grilled tilapia. I also had a hefty side of baby bell peppers!

Dessert: dark chocolate chips and peanut butter :-)


Today's lunch was a simple Greek salad, lightly dressed with olive oil and vinegar.

Dessert was a 2% Chobani yogurt with raspberries and papaya!

Workout and Smoothie Time...

Good Morning All,

This morning I woke up at 6:00am and did my Pure Cardio workout from INSANITY. I'm repeating the last week of month one workout because I did not really follow the workouts last week.

After my cardio busting workout I replenished my body with a vanilla hemp protein smoothie! I put 4TB of vanilla hemp protein powder, 1 cup of unsweetened almond milk and half a banana into my magic bullet and let it blend up till smooth. I think I would buy this vanilla hemp protein mix again. The only ingredients are raw hemp, evaporated cane juice and vanilla flavoring. The nutritional stats are pretty good also: 130 calories, 2.5g fat, 17g of carbs, 11 grams of fiber! I also love the slightly sweetened vanilla flavor of the smoothie.

What did you have for breakfast?

Stay tuned...I've been looking into Chia seeds and have a pudding snack coming up!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Yep, its yogurt time!

So, a couple of blocks from Subway is Bread and Butter where I nabbed some assorted berries. I'm talking about sweet raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. I paired this up 2% Chobani yogurt...ah, now I'm full :-)

Tryin to get my veggies in today...

After a very meaty lunch and heavy dinner yesterday, I am trying to get my share of fruits and veggies in today!

Breakfast was a Larabar today, because I was running late. Lunch was a 6in veggie packed sub on whole wheat from Subway. The innards of the sandwich contained lettuce,tomato,onions,cucumbers,hot peppers,sweet peppers,swiss cheese and oil and vinegar.

I sense a Greek yogurt coming up also :-p

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Undoing the day...

So, I started my day off well. I had the same breakfast as yesterday: hard boiled egg and my Peanut Butter Banana Muffin. Yes, breakfast was good. Dinner was extremely heavy.

Whenever I have a heavy meal, as full as I may be. I feel eating an apple or berries will sop up all the extra oil in me and clean me out. Of course this is all psychological but this makes me feel better. There's something about thinking of berries as a clean food, loaded with antioxidants and fiber. So, what did I do after my very heavy meal of Indian food (dessert included)? I made myself a very simple blackberry shake. In my hand held blender cup I put in a handful of frozen blackberries and about 2 cups of cold water. After a quick blend, I poured this into my juice jar and happily drank away!

Ah, now I can sleep easy tonight knowing the antioxidants from the blackberries is ridding my body of toxins :-p

Do you guys have any foods you eat to negate your food habits of the day?

It's an Indian Dinner

Dinner tonight was anything but healthy! Oh no, tonight's dinner was at the Dosa Hut. I could have gotten a dosa, but no, I decided to not only get papadi chaat but to also get samosa chat. Mmmm...this was delish.

I had half a plate of each. Definitely a heavy meal.

Dessert was a couple of pieces of milk cake from The Bengali Sweet House. I wolfed those down before taking a bad :-p

What did you have for dinner?

Good morning, good morning

Good Morning All,

A couple of days ago I realized I really need my morning cup of coffee, otherwise the whole day is bonkers!

Yes, I woke up late a couple of days and did not have time to make my morning cup of joe. By 11:00am, I had a headache :-( Luckily, I was able to mask the headache with some aspirin, but I realized this was caused by the lack of caffeine. So, am I addicted to coffee? I only have one VERY STRONG cup in the morning. I need it in the morning to jump start my day.

Every night I set up my coffee pot to go off just as I wake up. This way, as soon as I'm out of the shower, I have a fresh cup of coffee.

My coffee of choice? I love Trader Joe's coffee and these days I'm loving Godiva's breakfast blend. How strong is my coffee? If the carafe fills up 2 cups, I put 3.5TB of ground coffee. I like my coffee black.

So, one cup of coffee a day...I don't think I'm addicted, but the caffeine withdrawal I get when I don't have my morning cup is a killer!

Favorite spots to get a good cup of strong coffee:
Starbucks (duh)
Pret (dark roast rocks)

What are your favorite coffee hotspots?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Snack Attack time...

Around 7:00pm today I got a huge snack attack. I knew I needed to fill up quickly because I had a 7:30 dance class to get to.

After looking around at deli's and being unable to find some Greek yogurt, I found the next best thing at a Starbucks: Kind Bars.

I got a fruit and nut Kind Bar which consisted of Almonds, Brazil nuts, peanuts and walnuts. This filling snack had 4 grams of fiber and 180 calories. Most importantly, kept me full during dance class :-). I think I will be getting more Kind Bars!

Yep...still hungry

Lunch...the best chopped salad ever?

Lunch today was at Europa, where I had a salad made of spinach, onions,mushrooms,water chestnuts, broccoli and shredded cheese. I had them throw this in the chopper -it just tastes better and you get a little of everything in each bite :-) I also had this dressed with a little garlic pesto dressing....YUM! As massive as this salad is, I think I may be getting a Greek yogurt to hold me over.

I am really happy to be getting my veggies in. Fiber=Good :-)


Alright Guys,

I really want to get into the habit of documenting everything I eat. I have a goal to look good by June 23rd!

Breakfast this morning was my delicious Peanut Butter Banana Muffin and a hard boiled egg. I have to say, I LOVE these muffins and they are so convenient to take along. I'm definitely going to make another batch of these this weekend.

What did you guys have for breakfast?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Vanilla Hemp Protein Smoothie

Breakfast this morning: Vanilla hemp protein 1 cup of frozen berries 1/2 cup of water Blended together for a sweet shake! More go come later, bug here is a preview of what I used:

Recipe Alert: Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Hey Hey Everyone, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I spent the majority of my weekend eating and making recipes that involve bananas. Why bananas? I had about two ripe bunches that I did not want to go to waste! After freezing about 6 bananas for smoothies, I realized I needed to experiment and use the rest up in recipes. Now, if you know me, you'll realize one of my most favorite foods to pair up with bananas is PB. So, I went to work on creating some pretty good PB and banana recipes. Today, I will be giving you my incredibly easy Peanut Butter and Banana Muffins recipe. You will be blown away by this three ingredient recipe. Here are the deets:


One cup of peanut butter (I used creamy, no sugar added)

4 very ripe bananas 1tsp of baking powder Optional: cinnamon to taste

Preparation: Blend the bananas in a blender until smooth. Pour this in a bowl. Add the peanut butter and baking powder. If using cinnamon, add now. Stir to combine. Spray a medium sized muffin tin with oil. Pour the batter evenly, in eight muffin cups. Bake at 350 for 25 degrees.

Servings: 8
I added no sugar in these muffins and did not feel the need to because the bananas were so sweet. These muffins make a healthy breakfast or snack. Each serving has 2TB of PB and half a banana. Not bad! If you do feel you need to add a little sweetness, I suggest 1/4c of agave or honey in the batter. I hope you all make this recipe. I'm going to have to post pics later on!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Recipe Alert: Creamy Coconut Shrimp

Last night I made a wonderful Creamy Coconut Shrimp, which I had over a bed of steamed veggies!  Beware...this dish is spicy, but oh so delish :-)  Enjoy the recipe on The Ajnabee!

PS:  It's also low in fat!

Hey Hey....

Hello Everyone!

Wow, I know, it's been a long time since I've posted.  Well a some good things have happened.  I've started a new job, so I'm still getting myself situated.  I'm really excited to learn new things and make new friends.

Also, I am still doing INSANITY and am now into my third week!! YAY!  The only setback...I seemed to have caught a cold and have not been able to work out since Tuesday.  So, now I'm a couple days behind. I'm hoping tomorrow I'll be good enough to start off right where I left off.

I have also been cooking up a storm!  Hopefully I can post some recipes soon. are you guys doing?